Reports To:
Director of Nursing / Clinical Nurse Manager/ Staff Nurse on Duty
Responsible To:
Director of Nursing
Fetac Level 5 in Care of the Older Person or equivalent


The ideal candidate should have the following attributes:

  • Cheerful and compassionate by nature, you will possess sound judgment, initiative and problem-solving abilities and be able to pay attention to the details. Reading, writing and communicating clearly in English is vital.
  • Experience is preferred, but not as essential as your genuine desire to develop or progress a career in this field is a vital attribute. A respectful and courteous attitude to seniors is required, and weekend availability is highly desirable.

The following skills are also desirable;

  • Skill sets that could be value adding to social programmes and activities and willingness to use them.
  • Someone that would be a good team member and would respond positively to management and direction.
  • Hold a qualification in Healthcare (qualified nurses, physiotherapists can apply)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in a similar working environment an advantage
  • Be caring, patient, empathetic and have a strong interest in care of the elderly


  • To work as part of a team of Health Care Assistants, under the direction of the Nursing team
  • To provide quality person-centred care to meet the needs of residents
  • To provide high standard services as specified in agreed care plans and to contribute to the continual review of resident’s needs
  • Enable and assist resident to maintain their personal hygiene and appearance
  • Enable and assist resident to eat and drink
  • Enable and assist resident to access and use toilet facilities, participating in individual continence promotion programmes
  • Contribute to the movement and treatment of resident to maximise their physical comfort
  • Promote mobility of resident, supervising and assisting as necessary to ensure resident retains optimum mobility
  • Maintain high level of communication between resident’s family and staff developing good relationships
  • To work closely with the activity co-ordinator/social care leader of the nursing home and ensure engagement of the residents at arranged activities where possible and suitable.
  • To escort/Accompany residents to the hospital or for other appointments when directed by the senior nursing staff.


The candidate should be a flexible, enthusiastic, self-starter who is looking for an opportunity to progress their career and grow with the company.

  • Full time & permanent employment contracts.
  • Competitive Salary
  • Career opportunities
  • Nurses who are not NMBI registered who apply will work as a care assistant for 12 months and then subject to review and registration with the Irish Nursing board, will be promoted to Staff Nurse
  • Free ongoing training and development
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive induction, mandatory training (Relevant courses, such as moving and handling, infection control, fire training and food hygiene, ensure all employees continually update their skills and knowledge.) and Garda vetting.

Empath Ltd
Rockford House, Deans Grange Road, Blackrock, Co.Dublin
Tel: 016754369

Rockford House, Dean's Grange Rd, Deansgrange, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland

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