Current Vacancies at Castleross


Current Vacancies are below

Household Coordinator

Purpose of the role

  • The Household Coordinator's role is to work with the Clinical Coordinator and Senior Household Coordinator to oversee all aspects of the household that has an impact on the delivery of direct care to the person that lives in Castleross.

  • Key Responsibilities of the role

  • The holder of this post is responsible for providing support, guidance, and advice to
  • their team.

  • Exhibit fairness & consistency in dealing with all staff
  • This leadership function should be underpinned by the provision of safe practices in
  • line with the National Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in

    Ireland (2016) as laid down by the Health Information and Quality Authority. These

    standards are enacted by the Health Act 2007 (Care and Welfare of Residents in

    Designated Centres for Older People) Regulations 2009.

  • To Maintain open, professional communication at all times, with residents,
  • Visitors and staff

    Risk Management
  • The holder of this post has the responsibility to ensure they report any accident or
  • incident involving Staff members or residents in line with company policies and


  • To ensure the highest standards of cleanliness and tidiness within your households
  • Education

  • They are responsible for their own professional accountability and ensuring their
  • own professional development plan (PDP),

  • To recognise skills and strengths of their team while promoting continuing
  • education and personal development

    Health and Safety
  • The holder of this post has a responsibility to ensure compliance with Castleross
  • Health and safety policies and procedures at all time to ensure a safe environment

    for both staff and Residents

    Professional Responsibilities
  • The holder of this post must exhibit knowledge of quality standards and Person-
  • centered care in accordance with the household model and HIQA standards.

  • Use initiative and take ownership of tasks to completion
  • Manage conflict objectively and calmly
  • To maintain Confidentiality regarding all issues and information relating to
  • residents, staff and the company

  • Castleross Mission is to preserve the dignity, individuality and privacy of the
  • people who live in Castleross,

  • To remove preconceived ideas that limit participation in daily living
  • To promote provision of positive social interactions.
  • To encourage their team to establish and maintain relationships with residents
  • that are based on respect and equality and that promote their independence.

  • Prepare monthly rosters to meet the needs of the household while demonstrating
  • fairness and transparency

  • Implement Change in an appropriate timeframe and motive others towards change
  • To provide mentorship to those on the path, to the role of Household coordinator
  • To provide induction and support for new staff members and volunteers
  • Conduct Audits to ensure continuous quality improvement

  • Reports to:
  • Senior Household Coordinator.

  • Knowledge & Understanding

    Essential: The holder of the post must demonstrate an understanding and a knowledge

    base of Person Centered care in a residential setting.

    Desirable: It would be desirable for the post holder to demonstrate an understanding of

    leadership within the residential care setting.

    Qualifications, Certifications & Experience Qualifications & Certifications:


    • Fetac Level 5 or higher qualification Experience

    • Working experience in the residential care setting for long-term care



    Role: Clinical Coordinator

    Reports to: Director of Care(PIC) /Care Manager

    In addition to your nursing duties, you will all be required to manage the day to day

    clinical governance of your assigned house in consultation with the DOS & Care

    Managers. To plan and coordinate the provision of Care to the people living in



    ❖ To assist in the planning, directing, and delivery of high-quality person

    ❖ centered care

    ❖ To assist in the promotion of independence and well-being through the

    physical environment and in the general day-to-day activities within all


    ❖ To establish and maintain relationships with Residents that are based on

    respect and equality and that promote their independence.

    ❖ To encourage positive social interactions between staff and people who live

    here at all times

    ❖ To demonstrate a “feelings matter most” approach to people adapting to

    changes in their lives

    ❖ To maintain a positive person-centered culture within the households.

    ❖ To see all behaviour and communication by residents as meaningful

    ❖ To recognise signs of well-being and ill being in residents and react


    ❖ To work as part of a team ensuring the quality of service meets with H.I.Q.A

    Standards, Health and Safety Requirements, good hygiene practices, drug

    management procedures and Castleross' s Statement of Purpose and

    function and its policies and procedures and to ensure best practice of

    policies and protocols as devised by the Nursing and Midwives council of An

    Bord Altranais in accordance with legislation

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    ❖ Accurately assess and document the needs of residents, with the emphasis

    on their strengths, abilities, qualities and feelings.

    ❖ Represent Castleross in a professional and positive manner at all times and

    in all communications with residents, visitors and staff.

    ❖ Ensure safe administration of medication and treatments in compliance with

    H.I.Q.A Standards, with An Bord Altranais Guidelines on Medication

    Management and Castleross' s medication policy.

    ❖ Report any ill-health amongst residents and make appropriate requests for

    GP and allied health professional visits when necessary.

    ❖ Ensure that residents' care plans and all documentation is completed and

    maintained in conjunction with residents, relatives and other healthcare

    professionals and in accordance with H.I.Q.A Standards and Castleross' s

    policy and procedures.

    ❖ Assess all aspects of residents' needs and provide health supervision and

    nursing when required.

    ❖ Maintain professional development through attending and contributing

    towards staff training, supervisions and meetings.

    ❖ Comply with Castleross' s Health and Safety Policy and procedures at all


    ❖ Maintain confidentiality regarding all issues and information relating to

    residents and the company.


    ❖ Undertake a comprehensive social and health care assessment on all new

    residents, and maintain ongoing assessment and review of other residents'


    ❖ Maintain accurate records and ensure each resident has an individualized,

    person-centred care plan. Residents' care plans to be reviewed on a 3

    monthly basis or more frequently if changes occur, in accordance with

    H.I.Q.A Standards and company policy.

    ❖ Ensure a clear and concise handover is given to all staff at the changeover of

    each shift.

    ❖ Assist in the care of residents who are terminally ill or who have a

    progressive illness.

    ❖ To contribute to the protection of vulnerable adults from abuse.

    ❖ To answer assistance calls, telephones take and pass on accurate messages.

    ❖ Carry out regular checks on residents to ensure their health, safety and


    ❖ Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained, complying with local and

    national infection control guidelines.

    ❖ To act in accordance with the An Bord Altranais code of conduct at all times.

    ❖ Ensure that all residents are receiving the highest standard of nursing and

    social well being, which directly relates to care plans and the regularly

    reassessed needs of the residents.

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    ❖ Record and report resident observations within care plans to ensure

    maintenance of accurate and up to date records.

    ❖ Report immediately to the manager or person in charge, any illness of an

    infectious nature or accident incurred by a resident, colleague, self or


    ❖ Follow security measures to ensure the safety and well being of residents,

    visitors, belongings and the property as a whole.

    ❖ To maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and tidiness within your

    household at all times.

    ❖ To uphold the Values of your household.

    ❖ To carry out such other reasonable duties, appropriate to the role according

    to the needs of the residents and the needs of the service.


    ❖ Ensure all commodities used in and around the households are sensibly

    utilised by all staff – i.e. monitor the usage of incontinence aids, wipes,

    dressings, electricity etc.

    ❖ Report misuse, damage or breakages of equipment, fixtures and fittings.


    ❖ Provide support for new staff members and Volunteers and provide help and

    guidance where appropriate.

    Health & Safety:

    ❖ Staff Nurse must report any risks to the health and safety of the employees

    or people who live here to the Director of Care or the Safety Coordinator

    without unreasonable delay.

    ❖ They will supervise all activates in public areas in the residence houses, this

    includes Dining, sitting and family areas.

    ❖ The Staff Nurse will control all day-to-day clinical administration as well as

    access and control of medications.

    ❖ Any Manager(s) and supervisor(s) employed by Castleross, regardless of the

    level, are responsible for the health, safety and welfare for all employees who

    report to them.

    ❖ Employees are required to exercise all caution and protect themselves at all

    times. They must use all equipment correctly and follow all directions issued

    by their employer or the Safety Officer or Line Manager



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