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Nursing In The Emergency Department


Nursing services in the Emergency Department (ED) focuses on maintaining clinical credibility and articulates the vision and philosophy of St Vincent's University Hospital as well as to promote the art and science of Emergency Nursibng.

Nursing is striving to deliver a high quality service that the patient/client deserves using new concepts of care. Nursing services in the Emergency Department believe that the patient must become an active participant in identifying healthcare needs and the appropriate use of resources, not just recipients of healthcare. The Emergency services at SVUH will ensure that the right patient is in the right place and receives the appropriate form of care from the right person.

Thinking about a Career in Emergency Nursing?

How would you like to be part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team, which offers a unique experience in the care of medical, surgical emergencies and trauma patients in the Emergency Department? We moved to a new and modern building on the 18th January 2006 and we are recruiting nurses to work as members of the team providing care to patients in the Emergency Department setting.

Nursing Structure for Emergency Department

  • Divisional Nurse Manager
  • Clinical Nurse Manager 3
  • Clinical Nurse Manager 2
  • Shift Leaders (CNM2) X6
  • Clinical Facilitator
  • GP Liaison Nurse
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Candidate)
  • Staff Nurses with/without Higher Diploma
  • Clinical Placement Co-ordinator
  • BSc Undergraduates Students (Supernumerary)

Each shift is led by either the CNM2 or a Shift Leader. The remainder of the nursing team consists of CNM3, Registered Nurses, Health Care Assistants and BSc Undergraduates Students on placement at set times of the year. Staff are assigned to the different Zones in the department on a daily basis. Three Emergency Department Consultants are based in the department. They provide cover for this department and undertake sessions in St Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown. The remainder of the team consists of the ED medical team, Pharmacist, Radiographer, Medical Social Worker, Portering staff, Ward Clerks, Reception Staff/ Physiotherapist, Clinical Engineers, Catering Staff, Cleaners and members of the Chaplaincy service.