Clinical Nurse Specialist in Skull Base and Neuro Otology

Beaumont Hospital (Dublin, Ireland) 6 days ago

Post Title:

Neuro – Otology and Skull Base – CNM2

Post Status:

Temporary S.P.C.

Department:

NeuroCent Directorate

Location:

Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland

Reports to:

Mr D. Rawluk Consultant Neurosurgeon, Mr M. Javadpour Consultant Neurosurgeon and Prof. R. McConn-Walsh Consultant ENT Surgeon

Salary:

Appointment will be made on Clinical Nurse Manager 2 Grade (€50,912- €60,190) at a point in line with Government pay policy.

Hours of work:

Full Time 39 hours per week

Closing Date:

Thursday 22nd April, 2021


Position Summary:

The post-holder will:

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

· Practice nursing according to the Code of Professional Conduct and the Scope of Practice Framework as stated by the Nursing Board of Ireland Work within their scope of practice and take measures to develop and maintain the competence necessary for professional practice

· Maintain a high standard of professional behaviour and be accountable for their practice. Ensure the provision of a high standard of care to the patient and families is consistent with the mission, vision, values and strategic plan of the Hospital

· Be aware of ethical policies and procedures which pertain to their area of practice

· Follow appropriate lines of authority within the Nurse Management structure

· Comply with all existing Hospital policies.

Professional /Clinical Responsibilities

The CNM2 Neuro-Otology and Skull Base will:

  • Work in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary team in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating plan of care for patients with:

Acoustic Neuroma

Skull Base tumours – Glomus, cholesteatoma, jugular foramen etc

Neurofibromatosis Type 2

Auditory Brainstem Implant

Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Facial Reanimation

  • Maintain Data Base

· Planning patient care - the CNM 2 (Neuro-Otology) will work closely alongside the multidisciplinary team (MDT) and within agreed policy and protocol drive guidelines to develop an individualised plan of care

· Evaluation of patient care -through audit and research to evaluate quality of patient care. Outcomes of audit / research should also contribute to the service plan of care to the neuro-otology patients, clients and families in the hospital community and outpatient settings.

  • Actively promote the liaison and co-ordination of care for patients between neuro-otology service, the hospital and other hospitals

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of information sharing protocols, audit systems, referral pathways, individual care plans and shared care arrangements through regular meetings and liaison with other nurse specialists nationally alongside IHF and the HSE

  • Identify and utilise professional and voluntary resources and facilities at local and national level by direct or indirect referral

  • Participate in the Departmental Clinical Governance processes, working in partnership with the Head of Department, Assistant Director of Nursing / CNM3, Clinical Governance lead and local and national stroke governance group

  • Ensure that effective clinical governance procedures are maintained and evolve according to defined needs and demands in neuro-otology service.

  • Contribute to the provision of an efficient, effective, and high quality service, respecting the needs of each patient. Providing information and education to both patient, staff and family

  • Accept appropriate referrals from members of the multidisciplinary team and other allied health professionals, liaise with neuro-access office and prioritise patient clinic appointments

  • Effectively manage caseload e.g., attend neuro-otology and skull base clinic 2nd & 4th Monday per month. Present patient caseload at MDM meeting prior to clinic.

Ensure all external scans are sourced and uploaded to NIMIS prior to clinics

· In collaboration with Consultant staff, with other members of the multidisciplinary team continue: on-going monitoring of scan requests, dates and follow up clinic appointments,

organising the re programming of Auditory Brainstem Implant

Patient Advocate Role

The CNM2 Neuro-Otology and Skull Base will:

· Act as patient advocate, involving communication, negotiation and representation of Neuro-Otology & Skull Base values and decisions in collaboration with other members of the MDT

· Liaise with other health service providers in the development and ongoing delivery of this service by co-ordinating bi-monthly MDT meetings

· Develop and support the concept of advocacy particularly in relation to patients' participation in decision making thereby enabling informed choice of treatment options through education and information

· Establish, maintain and improve procedures for collaboration and co-operation between acute hospital services

· Take appropriate action on any matter identified as being detrimental to staff and / or service user care or well being which may be inhibiting the efficient provision of care

Educational role


The CNM2 Neuro-Otology and Skull Base will:

· Maintain clinical, nursing and managerial competence, in current developments, in the field of neuro-otology to include keeping up to date with relevant research to ensure evidence-based practice and research utilisation

· Keep abreast of current trends in nursing through reading, attending seminars and having thorough knowledge of nursing policy and standards

· Identify the educational needs of patients, their carers, other professionals and students and participate in training programmes as required

· Work with and supervise the care given by student nurses and provide for their personal and professional development

· Co-operate with colleagues in providing learning opportunities for all staff and students

· Assist in the educational programme of all staff who may care for patients affected by skull base tumours, including student nurses

· Use every opportunity for discussion, demonstrations and teaching for both patients and staff

· Liaise and foster good communications with the Nurse Education Centre

· Participate in the orientation programmes of all new staff within the department and

in-service programmes

· Educate and provide supportive care to the patient and their family through all stages of individual surgery or stereotactic radiosurgery.

Consultant

The CNM2 Neuro-Otology & Skull Base will:

· Act as resource in providing specialist knowledge, expertise and care in liaison with the multidisciplinary team

· Promote the role of Neuro-Otology & Skull Base Services among health care staff

· Work with, support, advise and help build up the knowledge and expertise of the other healthcare professionals involved in providing care for Neuro-Otology & Skull Base Patients, through regular formal and informal education.

· Act as a resource to General Practitioners and other Medical Professionals for patients who have received Stereotactic Radiosurgery procedure with regard to education and advice

Audit and Research

The CNM2 Neuro-Otology & Skull Base will:

· Manage the information required for the Acoustic Neuroma and Skull Base Programme, keeping an up-to date monthly account of the service statistics that will include data on referrals, monitoring and outcomes of Acoustic Neuroma, Skull Base, Neurofibromotosis Type 2, Stereotactic Radiosurgery and facial reanimation patients, Promote individual best practice interventions in accordance with the identified needs of patients

· Undertake and lead in clinical and organisational audit to continually evaluate the effectiveness of the service provided against established research / evidence

· Participate and promote nursing research and associated research in this specialist area, identifying nursing topics and issues, involving the MDT through presentations

· Ensure the views of all consumers are effectively sought, channelled and acted upon

· Implement and manage changes identified by audit and research and required within neuro-otology and skull base services

· Contribute to the development of key performance indicators and monitoring of same within neuro-otology and skull base services

Health & Safety – Managers

The CNM2 Neuro-Otology & Skull Base will:

· Comply with the policies, procedures and safe professional practice of the Irish Healthcare System by adhering to relevant legislation, regulations and standards

· Document appropriately and report any near misses, hazards and accidents and bring them to the attention of relevant / designated individual(s) in line with best practice

· Work in a safe manner with due care and attention to the safety of self and others

· Be aware of risk management issues, identify risks and take appropriate action

· Comply with department procedures with regard to assessment, recommendation and / or manufacturing of all assistive devices

· Promote a culture that values diversity and respect

· Have a working knowledge of HIQA Standards as they apply to the role, for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc.

Administration

The CNM2 Neuro-Otology & Skull Base will:

· Ensure the efficient action of complaints in accordance with Beaumont hospital Policy

· Contribute to policy development and formulation, performance monitoring, business planning and budgetary control

· Ensure that records are safeguarded and managed as per local policy and in accordance with relevant legislation

· Maintain accurate and contemporaneous records / data on all matters pertaining to the planning, management, delivery and evaluation of this service in line with Health Service Executive / Beaumont Hospital requirements

· Participate in the implementation of Information Technology developments

· Undertake other duties as required by the Director of Nursing or his / her designate

The extent and speed of change in the delivery of health care is such that adaptability is essential at this level of appointment. The above Job Specification is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him / her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office

Education and Training

The CNM2 Neuro-Otology and Skull Base will:

· Maintain clinical, nursing and managerial competence, in current developments, in the field of neuro-otology to include keeping up to date with relevant research to ensure evidence-based practice and research utilisation

· Keep abreast of current trends in nursing through reading, attending seminars and having thorough knowledge of nursing policy and standards

· Identify the educational needs of patients, their carers, other professionals and students and participate in training programmes as required

· Work with and supervise the care given by student nurses and provide for their personal and professional development

· Co-operate with colleagues in providing learning opportunities for all staff and students

· Assist in the educational programme of all staff who may care for patients affected by skull base tumours, including student nurses

· Use every opportunity for discussion, demonstrations and teaching for both patients and staff

· Liaise and foster good communications with the Nurse Education Centre

· Participate in the orientation programmes of all new staff within the department and

in-service programmes

· Educate and provide supportive care to the patient and their family through all stages of individual surgery or stereotactic radiosurgery.

The job description indicates the main functions and responsibilities of the post and is subject to review and amendment. Other specific work not covered in this job description may also be assigned by the Director of Nursing from time to time.

Selection Criteria:

Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post.

Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.


Mandatory

· A minimum of 5 years post registration experience, with a minimum of 2 years experience in neurosciences nursing.

· Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development at the appropriate level

· Have the clinical, managerial and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role

Desirable

· A post graduate qualification in Neuroscience

· A management qualification

Applicants must be registered on the General Register of Nurses by the Nursing Board of Ireland

Further Information for Candidates

Supplementary information:

The Hospital

www.beaumont.ie

Management Unit:

www.beaumont.ie/hr

Informal Enquiries ONLY to:

Name:

Fiona Markey

Title:

Directorate Nurse Manager

Email address:

fionamarkey@beaumont.ie

Telephone:

01-8092137

Application Procedure:

To apply, please click here.

A short listing exercise may be carried out on the basis of information supplied in your application. The criteria for ranking and or short listing are based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the eligibility criteria and skills, competencies and/or knowledge section of this job specification.

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