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The Enneagram with Prof. Richard Groves

Through a highly interactive programme participants will explore the nine different personality types of the Enneagram and their own personality through the fields of philosophy, psychology and spirituality.

The workshop is led by the experienced Professor Richard Groves. Professor Groves has been studying the Enneagram for over 20 years and has worked closely with the esteemed Richard Rohr.

Day 1: An introduction to the history, traditional and evolution of the Enneagram. Professor Groves will introduce each of the 9 styles and offer classic examples through multi media and personal testimony.

Day 2: As the participants have a more significant understanding of the styles they begin to focus in on their own core type. Through a process of ‘panels’ and personal discovery the search become more refined.

This workshop provides an intimate and accessible introduction to the Enneagram tool.

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By |2019-10-04T15:05:27+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Course, Psycho-Social|0 Comments

Health Care Assistant Training Course

Discounts

Early bird discount (€50 off) available for payment of first instalment

Discount (€150 off) if full fees paid  – €1,545

Programme

Our course begins with a 4 day ‘block week’. Then the programme runs just one day a week – almost every Thursday until March – this allows you to continue with work.

To complete the major award, learners are required to undertake 206 hours of clinical work experience in a healthcare environment. Learners must secure their own work experience placement with a healthcare provider. Learners who are employed by a home care provider must complete 100 hours of work experience in a nursing home/hospital environment.

When you study as part of our QQI Level 5 Healthcare Assistant course, you will be provded with;

  • 8 QQI Level 5 modules delivered in the classroom.
  • Full course outline can be found here
  • Full-day Person Manual handling training course  (included in your fees)
  • Access to state of the art learning centre; full library, WiFi, printing, study room.
  • Free parking and on-site subsidised restaurant
By |2019-08-23T15:31:58+00:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Course, Gerontology, Palliative|0 Comments

Graduate Diploma/Certificate/Masters in Palliative Care (with UCD)

Please note that this course is administered by UCD and we do not take bookings. To book on for these courses please click on the relevant link below:

For further information see below:

http://www.nmhs.ucd.ie/study-with-us/graduate-programmes/palliative-care

MSc Palliative Care

http://www.nmhs.ucd.ie/study-with-us/graduate-programmes/courses/msc-palliative-care

Graduate  Diploma in Palliative Care

http://www.nmhs.ucd.ie/study-with-us/graduate-programmes/courses/graduate-diploma-palliative-care

Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care

http://www.nmhs.ucd.ie/study-with-us/graduate-programmes/courses/graduate-certificate-palliative-care

For full information on each module complete the details here.

By |2019-05-09T11:36:02+00:00March 31st, 2017|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Management of Intra-Articular and Soft Tissue Injection Techniques

Enter details below for more information

Online applications to nmhs@ucd.ie (module code for Jan entry x738)

If you wish to be directed to the UCD website please click on the following link

Professional Certificate Management of Intra-articular and Soft Tissue Injection Techniques

For full information on each module complete the details here.

By |2017-10-20T12:08:21+00:00March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Course|0 Comments

Volunteer Driver

Location: Dublin South City, County and Wicklow
Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator

Main Purpose:

To drive patients, and on occasion visitors, to and from Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s Cross and Blackrock and to carry out driving assignments as arranged by the Hospice Volunteer Coordinators.

Skills Required:

• Valid full driver’s license and safe driving record
• Comprehensive Insurance
• Access to a vehicle that is roadworthy, reliable, clean and suitable for client’s needs i.e. that a person with limited mobility can get in and out of vehicle without too much stress
• No health conditions that may impair ability to drive safely

Responsibilities:

• To provide patient transport for Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services and Blackrock Hospice Day Hospice. This service will include where necessary and appropriate all areas within both hospices.
• Prior to patients/clients appointments drivers will be given as much notice as possible regarding collection times etc. When necessary drivers may be given confidential information relating to the patients name and appointments.
• To make patients/relatives feel comfortable at all times e.g. gentle conversation
• To be a representative of the Hospice by having a friendly, sensitive and courteous manner in all dealings with patients, staff and the public
• To comply with legislation by keeping your car in legally good condition while driving safely and competently at all times
• All drivers must ensure they have written confirmation from their insurance companies stating they are covered to carry Hospice patients. This must be renewed on an annual basis. Drivers must check this is maintained as a priority.
• To comply with Risk and Safety Policy you will be allocated one to two patients per journey – depending upon the physical and medical condition of the patients you are asked to carry. In a situation or circumstance where you deem it unsafe to carry a second patient in your car do please inform the Volunteer Coordinator. We will insure your decision is respected at all times.

• If collecting patients for hospice appointments, be punctual at all times
• Ensure you have a map or clear directions to the persons house
• It is useful to keep a “Drivers Emergency Pack” in your car at all times, in the event of a patient becoming nauseous. Ask the Volunteer Coordinator for a pack at any stage.
• To maintain contact with Volunteer Coordinator while on duty in the event of being delayed, or any emergency while on hospice duty but do not use mobile while driving.
To honour confidentiality at all times
• To attend volunteer meetings whenever possible and keep informed re services at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services
• To abide by Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services and Blackrock Hospice Policies and attend mandatory training as required e.g. patient handling, manual handling etc.
• Do not handle any money belonging to patients/residents.
• Do not offer any physical contact beyond hand holding: do not visit outside volunteer hours:
• Only carry out your role as requested by the Volunteer Co-Ordinator and refrain from fulfilling another role in the patient’s life eg:
□ regular shopping
□ visiting person in their home
□ continuing to visit the family following the death of the patient
□ looking after the property of a patient
NB Drivers must comply with Data Protection legislation in relation to personal details of patients given specifically for the purpose of transportation. They must sign an Agreement to abide by the receiving and disposing of personal information.

Additional Personal Qualities:

• Good communication skills
• Be responsible in all duties carried out
• Be flexible and adaptable
• Be reliable and trustworthy
• Be willing to work on your own and/or as part of a team

Personal Support:

• Refer to the “Drivers Tips” Leaflet for any further details regarding your role, incidents, assisting patients etc
• Induction, training and supervision for this role will be provided.
Contact Details:
Walter Walsh, Volunteer Coordinator mobile: 085 7110443

This role description may be subject to alteration or alternative duties following appropriate risk assessment and consultation between the Volunteer and Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services.

By |2017-02-13T11:03:52+00:00February 13th, 2017|Categories: Volunteer Roles|0 Comments

Reception Volunteer – Blackrock Hospice

Location: Blackrock Hospice
Reports to: Nurse on Duty
Volunteer Coordinator
Time Commitment: 9am until 3pm (Saturday & Sunday)

Main Purpose:

Volunteers welcome patients, families, staff and visitors into Blackrock Hospice on Saturday and Sunday. They are the first person to greet all visitors. Volunteers are required to be in Blackrock Hospice by 9am until 3pm approximately on their requested day.

Skills Required:

• Good communication skills
• No health conditions that may impair ability to interact with patients

Duties:

• On arrival check if the Home Care Nurse is on duty. She may be working on site or on house calls. Her number and extension numbers are in the book in the basket beside the cash register. It is a good idea to have these in front of you.
• If there was no receptionist prior to your arrival, the telephone will have been diverted to the Nurses’ station, cancel this diversion.
• Full phone instructions are located on the chart in front of you beside the computer screen. Additional information regarding switchboard instructions (i.e.: transfer calls, log calls etc.) are also located here.
• There is a signing in book for visitors at reception (Health, Safety and Fire Regulations) When visitors are coming for the first time walk them directly to the Nurses’ station.
• A receipt must be given for any donations given to you by the public.
• The receipt book is in the second drawer beside the monitor, cash/cheque to be put in to an envelope and placed in the safe slot on the desk.

Responsibilities:

• To communicate, in confidence, directly with the Volunteer Coordinator any issues or concerns you may have
• To be flexible in your role as a volunteer
• To be a representative of the Hospice by having a friendly, sensitive and courteous manner in all dealings with visitors, patients, staff and the public
• Be punctual at all times
• To alert ward and/or security in case of emergency
• To honour confidentiality at all times
• To attend volunteer meetings whenever possible and keep informed of services in Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services
• To abide by Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services Policies and attend mandatory training as required e.g. Hand Hygiene, Manual Handling, Child Protection, Protection of Older People
• The use of mobile phones is restricted while on duty and do not give your number to any patient or their family member
• The taking of photographs of patients is strictly forbidden
• No food to be consumed while on duty
• Do not engage in physical contact beyond hand holding: do not visit outside volunteer hours
• Only carry out your role as requested by the Volunteer Co-Ordinator and refrain from fulfilling another role in the patient’s life eg:
o Shopping on regular basis
o Visiting person in their home
o Continuing to visit the family following the death of the patient
o Looking after the property of a patient

Additional Personal Qualities:

• Good communication skills
• Be responsible in all duties carried out
• Be flexible and adaptable to tasks at hand
• Be reliable and trustworthy
• Be willing to work on your own

Personal Support:
• Induction, training and supervision for this role will be provided.

Contact Details:
Blackrock Hospice Reception: 206 4000
Volunteers Office 406 8822 / 406 8898

This role description may be subject to alteration or alternative duties following appropriate risk assessment and consultation between the Volunteer and Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services.

By |2017-02-13T11:04:07+00:00February 13th, 2017|Categories: Volunteer Roles|0 Comments
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