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Specialised Mental Health Rehabilitation Programme Career Opportunities

We have developed a new National Rehabilitative service in Mental Health and are inviting applications for the following position:

  • Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Staff Nurse
  • Senior Occupational Therapist

The Specialised Mental Health Rehabilitation Programme at Bloomfield Mental Health Service is a person centred service designed to assist individuals with severe and enduring mental illness and complex needs who have had prolonged episodes of severe and enduring mental illness to recover and to regain the skills and confidence required to live an independent life. The programme approach is aimed to meet the needs of a small but significant number of individuals who attend mental health services. It is estimated as many as 10% of people entering mental health services will have complex needs that require rehabilitation and support over many years. The service is funded by the HSE and takes referrals through the HSE from all over Ireland.

Please apply with CV and cover letter to the HR Department hr@bloomfield.ie. For enquiries or further information please contact a member of our HR Team or email: hr@bloomfield.ie

Consultant Psychiatrist

Bloomfield Health Services provide a spectrum of neuropsychiatric services to adults with a range of serious and enduring mental health issues and neuropsychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer`s disease, Schizophrenia, Parkinson`s and Huntington`s Diseases. As a teaching hospital affiliated with Trinity College, Dublin, and engaging in transnational research programmes through, amongst others, the European JPND (Joint Programme Neurogenerative Disease Research), Bloomfield is committed to being a leader in providing best practice in the treatment and care of a range of severe and enduring mental health conditions. A specialist inpatient rehabilitation mental health service has recently been developed to as a component of the range of neuropsychiatric mental health services provided by Bloomfield Health Services in collaboration with the HSE mental health services.

The Specialised Mental Health Rehabilitation Programme at Bloomfield Mental Health Service is a person centred service designed to assist individuals with severe and enduring mental illness and complex needs who have had prolonged periods of hospital admissions to acute mental health services and who have found it difficult to progress back towards community living.  There is a focus on creating a therapeutic milieu utilising recovery oriented clinical practices and therapeutic interventions which are evidence based to enable and support patients to progress on towards community living with support depending on their individual needs.  The Specialist Rehabilitation Unit has 15 inpatient beds and the Continuing Care Unit has 15 inpatient beds.

Bloomfield Health Services are inviting applications for the position of a Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry with a Special Interest in Rehabilitation Psychiatry for a permanent full-time role.

The Consultant Psychiatrist role will be to lead and develop a multi-disciplinary team to support the Specialised Mental Health Rehabilitation Programme and to provide continuing care to our residents with severe and enduring mental illness in Bloomfield Hospital.

The post will service Bloomfield Health Services to lead and develop a multidisciplinary clinical team in the inpatient specialist rehabilitation psychosis service and will work closely with the existing neuropsychiatry services in Bloomfield Health Services to provide in-patient mental health services for adults with severe and enduring mental illness and complex needs. Referrals are accepted to Bloomfield Hospital nationally.  There is an overlap in the care of inpatients and cross cover for leave.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Overall responsibility for the provision of the services of a Psychiatrist to patients and residents and for the purpose of regulatory compliance.
  • There is an overlap in the care of inpatients and cross cover for leave.
  • Support the continued development of Clinical Governance and to assist in the implementation of the strategic and operational plans of Bloomfield Health Services.
  • Provision by Bloomfield Health Services of Clinical Services within a legally compliant framework.
  • Efficient, effective and economic provision of clinical services within a defined budgetary framework.
  • Provision of teaching, research and academic support at a senior level as developed at associated educational facilities, e.g. Trinity College Dublin

Reporting Relationship

The post holder will report to the Clinical Director and will work closely with the Clinical Director of the Bloomfield Health Services to ensure provision of a comprehensive and responsive service.

Additional Information:

The post is based on a 37 hour working week and an on call commitment will be delivered to the service.

The successful candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • Full registration in the Specialist Register (Psychiatrist) of Medical Practitioners. maintained by the Medical Council in Ireland or entitlement to be so registered.
  • Seven years post-graduation experience.
  • Registered as a general adult psychiatrist with a sub specialised interest in either rehabilitation psychiatry or neuropsychiatry desirable.
  • Have a management level or position of additional responsibility to their clinical area.
  • Demonstrate an ability to lead change and to develop clinical services.
  • Energetic individual with solid clinical experience in working with a team of diverse clinicians and strong knowledge of the concepts and operation of Clinical Governance.
  • Strong ability to teach, manage, participate and play a key role in the practice education of medical students, medical staff, nursing and other professions and promote and engage in the teaching/training/support of others as appropriate.
  • Have a good knowledge and experience of health, safety and other statutory regulations affecting a healthcare organisation.
  • Ability to deliver core contracted hours and to undertake on call as a member of a rota.

Bloomfield Health Services offers a competitive package inclusive of support for further professional development.

Informal enquiries and arrangements to visit Bloomfield Health Services are welcomed by Dr Jennifer Hoblyn, Clinical Director on 0035314950021, jhoblyn@bloomfield.ie.

CV and cover letter should be sent to the HR Department hr@bloomfield.ie. Closing date for receipt of applications is the 17th May 2019

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Staff Nurse (Registered Psychiatric Nurse)

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and newly qualified Staff Nurses (RPN) to play an integral and active role in a committed Multidisciplinary Team to make a significant contribution in the development of mental health rehabilitation.

The Staff Nurse will work with residents with severe and enduring mental illness and complex needs who have had prolonged episodes of severe and enduring mental illness to recover and to regain the skills and confidence required to live an independent life.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Accountability for the provision of a professional, efficient and effective nursing service of the highest standard and ethical responsibility.
  • Practice nursing in accordance with the professional code as laid down by An Bord Altranais and the organisations policies and procedures.
  • Ensure safe custody, accurate recording and administration of drugs in accordance with established policy.
  • Assess the physical, psychological, sociocultural, spiritual and vocational needs of the patient/resident. Plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care programmes within the agreed framework for practice.
  • Adapt a collaborative approach to patient care through the co-ordination of care and interventions provided by other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Participate in clinical induction, teaching and education programmes for support staff.
  • Maintain appropriate and accurate records regarding patient care.
  • Follow appropriate rules of authority within the nurse management structure.
  • Take management responsibility for the unit in the absence of the clinical nurse manager.
  • Participate as a team member in all aspects of patient care and delegate work to team members as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of motivation and assume responsibility for professional self-development.
  • Maintain good interpersonal relationships with patients, families, visitors and staff.
  • Act as an advocate for the patient and their families to ensure that they are appropriately informed and counselled regarding their care needs.
  • Participate in the setting of professional standards, understand and co-operate with the need to measure and audit the effectiveness of care delivery.
  • Utilise the resources provided in an effective and economic manner. Co-operate in the rostering of nursing and support staff to ensure optimum use of nursing resources.

The successful candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • A Registered Psychiatric Nurse (with An Bord Altranais or with eligibility to register).
  • Possess post registration nursing experience in adult mental health services/rehabilitation mental services services/community based mental health services.
  • Have established clinical experience in the area of mental health rehabilitation and serious and enduring mental health conditions.
  • Possess the requisite knowledge and ability including a high standard of suitability and clinical, managerial and administrative competencies.
  • Possess a strong knowledge of the Mental Health Commission requirements.
  • Energetic individual with clinical experience in working with a team of diverse clinicians and strong knowledge of the concepts and operation of clinical governance.
  • Ability to lead, teach, manage, participate and play a key role in the practice education of student nurses and healthcare staff and promote and engage in the teaching/training/support of others as appropriate.
  • Have a good knowledge and experience of health, safety and other statutory regulations affecting a healthcare organisation.
  • Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development.

Bloomfield Health Services offers a competitive package and the salary will be aligned to the HSE Consolidated Pay Scale for Mental Health Staff Nurse.

Our benefits include:

  • Family friendly working arrangements
  • Fixed roster patterns
  • Generous healthcare staff shift premiums (25% night duty, double time Sundays and bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension
  • Career development
  • Comprehensive training programmes
  • Further education supports
  • On-site library and research facility
  • Bloom Together employee well-being programme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free onsite staff parking
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Tax saver commuter tickets

CV and cover letter should be sent to the HR Department hr@bloomfield.ie.

For enquiries or further information please contact a member of our HR Team on 01-4950021 or email: hr@bloomfield.ie

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Senior Occupational Therapist

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to play an integral and active role in a committed Multidisciplinary Team to make a significant contribution in the area of rehabilitative Occupational Therapy.

The Senior Occupational Therapist will work with residents with severe and enduring mental illness and complex needs who have had prolonged episodes of severe and enduring mental illness to recover and to regain the skills and confidence required to live an independent life.

Key responsibilities will include:

·        Assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment/intervention programmes for residents according to professional standards.

·        Collaboration with resident, family, carers and other staff in goal setting and treatment/intervention planning.

·        Participate in the multi-disciplinary/healthcare team and work in co-operation and collaboration with team members.

·        Maintain comprehensive clinical records of assessments, interventions carried out, communications relating to residents.

·        Manage, participate and play a key role in the practice education of student therapists and promote and engage in the teaching/training/support of others as appropriate.

The successful candidates will meet the following requirements:

·        Be registered on the Occupational Therapists Register maintained by the Occupational Therapists Registration Board at CORU.

·        Hold a degree in Occupational Therapy or an equivalent qualification and be eligible for membership with the AOTI.

·        Have three years full time (or an aggregate of three years) post qualification clinical experience.

·        Have established clinical experience in the area of mental health rehabilitation and serious and enduring mental health conditions.

·        Energetic individual with solid clinical experience in working with a team of diverse clinicians and strong knowledge of the concepts and operation of Clinical Governance.

·        Strong ability to teach, manage, participate and play a key role in the practice education of student therapists and promote and engage in the teaching/training/support of others as appropriate.

·        Have a good knowledge and experience of health, safety and other statutory regulations affecting a healthcare organisation.

The Specialised Mental Health Rehabilitation Programme at Bloomfield Mental Health Service is a person centred service designed to assist individuals with severe and enduring mental illness and complex needs who have had prolonged episodes of severe and enduring mental illness to recover and to regain the skills and confidence required to live an independent life. The programme approach is aimed to meet the needs of a small but significant number of individuals who attend mental health services. It is estimated as many as 10% of people entering mental health services will have complex needs that require rehabilitation and support over many years. The service is funded by the HSE and takes referrals through the HSE from all over Ireland.

Bloomfield Health Services offers a competitive package and the salary will be aligned to the HSE Consolidated Pay Scale for a Senior Occupational Therapist.

Our Benefits Include:

·        Family friendly working arrangements

·        Fixed roster patterns

·        Generous healthcare staff shift premiums (25% night duty, double time Sundays and bank holidays)

·        Contributory pension

·        Career development

·        Comprehensive training programmes

·        Further education supports

·        On-site library and research facility

·        Bloom Together employee well-being programme

·        Employee assistance programme

·        Free onsite staff parking

·        Subsidised restaurant

·        Cycle to work scheme

·        Tax saver commuter tickets

CV and cover letter should be sent to the HR Department hr@bloomfield.ie

For enquiries or further information please contact a member of our HR Team on 01-4950021 or email: hr@bloomfield.ie

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