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Prevention Nurse Co-ordinator
Croí is a registered Irish heart and stroke charity, committed to excellence in
cardiovascular disease prevention, early detection, rehabilitation, education and
It’s record of innovation in promoting cardiovascular health and well-being, has
achieved recognition through a variety of health care and innovation awards.
Croí has recently opened a dedicated ‘Heart and Stroke Centre’, being the first of its
kind in Europe. This centre provides a range of cardiovascular health and lifestyle
programmes, and is committed to developing substantial education and research
Primary Role
To co-ordinate and deliver a range of cardiovascular disease prevention & education
initiatives and to co-ordinate collaborative clinical research in the areas of stroke,
diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
Co-ordinate, plan and implement newly developed Croí Community
Cardiovascular Health programmes which include; cardiovascular risk factor
screening, lifestyle and behaviour change; public awareness campaigns and
general cardiovascular health promotion;
Co-ordinate and manage clinical research and audit;
Deliver to an established protocol, full clinical assessment, management and
evaluation of individuals and families enrolled on Croi Prevention
programmes, providing expert nursing advice, support and counselling;
Co-ordinate and deliver health promotion information sessions to members
of the general public;
Facilitate behaviour change using motivational interviewing, brief
intervention techniques and goal setting;
Be responsible for your own continuing professional development;
Skills and Competencies
The post holder will be required to demonstrate:
 A proficient knowledge of current guidelines for prevention and
management of cardiovascular disease;
 An understanding of clinical research methods;
 Effective communication and interpersonal skills;
 The ability to work autonomously, as well as part of multi disciplinary team to
achieve key performance outputs;
 Motivation and initiative and in service delivery;
 Confidence, assertiveness and flexibility;
 Excellent IT skills to include use of Email, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and
 Excellent organisational skills with an aptitude for effective time
management, problem solving, project planning, delivery and execution;
 Advanced clinical reasoning;
 A commitment to quality measurable through audit and research.
The post holder must be suitably qualified as follows:
 Be registered with An Bord Altranais;
 Have at least 4 years relevant post registration experience, one of which
must be in the area of cardiovascular disease prevention/health
promotion/clinical research;
 Have the clinical, managerial and administrative capacity to fulfil the
functions of the role;
 Demonstrate evidence of a commitment to continuing professional
Experience in the area of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Health Promotion or Clinical
Research as well as a postgraduate qualification in any of the following is desirable:
 Cardiac Nursing
 Cardiac Rehabilitation
 Practice Nursing
 Clinical Research
 Diabetes
 Health Promotion
 Health Psychology
This appointment will be made as a fixed term contract of 12 months.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Applicants must be available to commence employment immediately. Applications
are by email only, CV with cover letter to be sent to
This job profile will be subject to review in accordance with service developments
and is neither restrictive nor definitive, but rather a guide to the general range of
duties required.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 17th of July