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Clinical Co-ordinator - Dublin South - Intensive Care Unit (Permanent)

Dublin, Ireland
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Clinical Co-ordinator

Location: Dublin South

Department: Intensive Care Unit

Reports to: Nurse Manager


Overall Purpose of Job

The Clinical Co-Coordinator is responsible for directing and overseeing the daily activities of the Critical Care unit on an assigned shift.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables:

  • Co-ordinates and directs the daily patient care operations of the Intensive Care Unit.
  • Analyses workloads and skill requirements to meet patient care needs.
  • Assesses staff competencies and makes patient care assignments.
  • Delegates appropriate tasks to appropriate personnel, consistent with legal and professional guidelines and departmental standards.
  • Maintains clear communications with the Nurse Manager regarding unit needs and incidents.
  • Serves as a resource person on the unit.
  • Assists with patient care as needed.
  • Identifies appropriate internal controls for department; provides mechanisms to monitor and enforce compliance.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Clinical Responsibilities:

You will be familiar with and adhere to The Professional Scope of Practice Framework (NMBI 2000).

You will partake in the Total Quality Management processes thereby contributing to:

  • The identification of quality, policy & guideline issues.
  • The evaluation of current practices to best practice.
  • The setting of standards utilising structure, process and outcome.
  • All hospital, regional and national audit processes.
  • The Hospital Wide Accreditation Cycle.

Managerial Responsibilities:

  • The timely identification and communication of any issues to the Nurse Manager.
  • Demonstrate a confidence and competence in all hospital policies and guidelines.
  • Efficient recording of all necessary documentation.
  • Effective managements of complaints.
  • Monitoring of all risk management processes.
  • Maintaining an effective interdisciplinary communication processes.
  • Efficient utilisation of pay and non-pay resources.
  • Participate in all Critical Care Unit and hospital nursing communication processes.

Personal & Professional Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a professional portfolio.
  • Ensure their professional and personal persona positively reflects the profession of nursing and the hospital.
  • Identify potential and beneficial topics for nursing research.
  • Utilise all practical opportunities to educate the patient and their families.
  • Identify potential and beneficial topics for nursing research.
  • Utilise all practical opportunities to educate the patient and their families.
  • Be a preceptor and or supervisor to students & newly appointed staff.
  • Participate in their performance review with their Nurse Manager.

Educational Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Nurse Managers you will:

  • Develop teaching skills and participate in the planning implementation of orientation and teaching programmes for student nurses in the clinical setting.
  • Provide feedback to Nurse Managers in the compilation of proficiency assessments for student nurses in the clinical setting.
  • Contribute to the identification of training needs pertinent to the clinical area.
  • Identify and contribute to the continual enhancement of learning opportunities in the clinical area.
  • Participate in the clinical induction of all new nursing and support staff.
  • Develop leadership ability in order to act as an effective role model.
  • Assume responsibility for own learning and development needs.


  • Maintain good working relationships with other departments and with physicians, patients, families and outside agencies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to delegate tasks and responsibilities.
  • Participate in ongoing consultation and collaboration with physicians and other care.
  • Provides to maximise patient outcomes and unit specific goals.
  • Participate in unit-based and interdepartmental QI activities.
  • Demonstrate willingness to assist co-workers whenever needed.

Job Specific Competencies and Knowledge:


  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Motivated and an innovative approach to job.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills:

  • Effective communication skills including the ability to present information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Have an understanding of change management.

Planning & Organising:

  • Demonstrate evidence of effective planning, organising and time management skills.
  • Have flexible approach to internal rotations, rostering, e.g. night duty, theatre on call, attitude to work.


  • Demonstrate evidence of recent and relevant experience in the specialised area and in an acute hospital setting.
  • Knowledge of new developments in specialised area.
  • Knowledge of national strategies where appropriate to nursing care.

Candidate Requirements


  • NMBI Registered General Nurse licence in good standing.


  • Five years clinical ICU experience preferred.
  • Must possess teaching abilities, leadership qualities, professional judgment, critical thinking and problem solving abilities, and a sense of professional development.  
  • Must demonstrate multi-tasking ability.
  • Use effective time management skills.



Karen McConn

Recruitment Consultant

Firstaff Ltd

85/86 Grafton Street

Dublin 2

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Phone: 01 6797766

Mobile:085 7878211

Web page: https://www.firstaff.ie/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-mcconn-3a9604148/

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