Occupational Health Nurse CNM2 – (0.75WTE – 1.0WTE)

Description of the hospital

The Royal Hospital Donnybrook is a 178 bedded hospital that provides Post-Acute, Stroke Rehabilitation, Neuro-rehabilitation and General Rehabilitation services, Day Hospital services, Respite and Residential Care services to adults.

Purpose of the post

The primary purpose of this post is to provide in-depth knowledge of Occupational Health and to plan and co-ordinate an effective Occupational Health Service for all hospital staff. The post holder will work closely with our Occupational Health service provider and their associated team and Physicians, hospital management, Human Resources, Risk, Health and Safety Manager and local managers in the hospital to meet the demands of the organisation in regards to Occupational Health and current legislation/guidelines. The role of the Occupational Health Nurse is to be responsible for providing a comprehensive and proactive range of occupational health & wellbeing services while overseeing and managing the administrative and operational activities of occupational health services.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be flexible in their approach and open to change. The job description must therefore be regarded as an outline of the major responsibilities at the present time and subject to ongoing change in line with service developments.

Candidates must have at the latest date of application: 

  1. Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc.
  2. Be a registered nurse/midwife on the active General Register of Nurses and Midwives held by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland) or be eligible to be so registered.


  • Have at least 5 years post registration experience full time (or an aggregate of 5 years post registration full time) experience of which 2 years (or an aggregate of 2 years post registration full time experience) must be in the specialty of Occupational Health or related area.


  • Have successfully completed a post registration programme of study, as certified by the education provider, which verifies that the applicant has achieved a Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) major academic Level 8 award, or higher in Occupational Health prior to application.


  • Have the ability to practice safely and effectively fulfilling his/her professional responsibility

within his/her scope of practice.

2. Annual Registration

  • Practitioners must maintain live annual registration on the appropriate/relevant Division of the register of Nurses and Midwives maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann) for the role.


  • Confirm annual registration with NMBI to the HSE by way of the annual Patient Safety Assurance Certificate (PSAC).

3.  Health

  • Candidates for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.

4.  Character

  • Candidates for and any person holding the office must be of good character.

Informal enquiries are welcome.  Please contact John Lavelle on 01 406 6644 or email [email protected] Applications in writing enclosing current CV, together with the names and addresses of three work-related referees should be forwarded to: Sharon Lawlor, Human Resources Manager, The Royal Hospital Donnybrook, Morehampton Road, Dublin 4 or by email to [email protected]     

Closing Date for Applications: 5pm, Monday, 31st January 2022.


The Royal Hospital Donnybrook is an equal opportunities employer.

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