Psychiatric nurse

Co. Cork, Ireland
 Salary:  As per Company scale


Job Summary

The post of Psychiatric Nurse is to be clinically and professionally responsible for co-ordinating the multidisciplinary care of residents in accordance with the Mental Health Act 2001 and 2008

Job Objectives


  • Safe Management and Administration of Medications
  • Utilising nursing skills to support the delivery of effective front-line support to all Service Users
  • Support the development and implementation of Health Assessments, Medication Plans and all supporting documents outlining supports for individuals including: personal plans, epilepsy plans, diabetic plans etc.
  • Ensure that all Health Action Plans are delivered appropriately to all Service Users
  • Promote good relationships with primary health care services in each individual’s community.
  • Communicate and liaise with the Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Identify supports and work in partnership with the individual, their family and other supports as outlined within individual Personal Plans
  • Support service users with health appointments and follow through on recommendations.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in relation to service users.
  • Promote & nurture person centred planning using key worker systems and shared goal setting, maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Support the development and implementation of relevant documents outlining supports for individuals including: personal plans, standard operating procedures etc.
  • Support and promote maximum opportunities for community involvement for people who use the service
  • Deliver training as advised by management



  • Assist DON in regard to compiling and presenting reports as required
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in relation to staff and service users.


The list of key duties is not exhaustive.


Skills Required

  • Be registered on the Psychiatric Division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). 
  • Extensive knowledge of the Mental Health Act 2001 and 2008.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in mental health
  • Must be able to demonstrate Leadership and Management skills
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring staff team of up to 30 members.
  • Experience of reporting on monthly KPI’s linked to key business objectives  
  • Experience of budget management
  • Be a highly motivated, proactive individual who can organize and lead a team effectively
  • Strong organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Full, Clean Driver’s License
  • Excellent IT skills.

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