To speak to a specialist cancer nurse,
freefone the National Cancer Helpline
1800 200 700
Mon—Thurs 9am—7pm Fri 9am—5pm
Reports to: Night Nursing Manager
Relationship: The Community Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist or Public Health Nurse involved in the patient’s care
Accountability: Professionally accountable, as described in An Bord Altranais Code of Professional Conduct (2000) and Scope of Practice Framework for Nursing/Midwifery (2000), Irish Cancer Society.
Hours: On a required and agreed basis
The Irish Cancer Society offers a free Night Nursing Service to palliative patients in their homes, cared for by their families and friends. The Service gives help and support to these carers, especially at the advanced stage of the patient’s illness.
The Irish Cancer Society Night Nursing Service is always complementary to and should follow instructions given by the community Palliative Care Team or the community Primary Care Team, i.e., GP or PHN.
There must be absolute confidentiality regarding the patient’s diagnosis, prognosis and other information that the nurse may be told or become aware of. This information must only be shared with the health care professionals directly involved in the patient’s management.
This job description applies to those providing nursing care on behalf of the Society and is not exhaustive. It merely acts as a guide and may be amended to meet the changing requirements of this service.
Please send curriculum vitae (quoting An Bord Altranais pin number) and cover letter to:
Jenny Mulry, HR Manager
Irish Cancer Society
43-45 Northumberland Road
Fax: 01 231 0555
For informal enquiries please contact:
Mary Ferns, Night Nursing Manager
The Irish Cancer Society is an equal opportunities employer.
In relation to speculative applications the policy of the Society is to include the following on the recruitment section of the ICS website: "The Society regularly receives a number of ad hoc applications for various positions. These applications will not be retained on file when considering future vacancies."
We do not require the assistance of agencies with this role.