Job Alert: Two Part-Time Nurses Needed

The Marie Keating Foundation provides cancer information, awareness and support services free of charge to the general public throughout Ireland.  As part of its ongoing development the Foundation wishes to recruit two part-time nurses for our cancer awareness, support and survivorship services in community and online settings.

We require a part-time Nurse for our Mobile Cancer Information Unit based in the Western Region (Galway, Mayo, Clare, North Tipperary, Leitrim, Donegal, Sligo, Roscommon) and a part time Nurse for our service in the Southern Region ((South Tipperary, Limerick, Cork ,Kerry, Waterford).

You should be available approximately six to eight days per month and have the flexibility to travel within your region. You must be currently registered with National and Midwifery Board Ireland (NMBI) you should have 5 years post registration experience in  oncology as well as an interest in the area of health promotion.

To apply, please forward your CV and covering letter to Helen Forristal, Director of Nursing Services at [email protected], by close of business Friday 21st January 2021. Interviews will take place on Thursday 28th January 2021.


Role Profile – community and online cancer awareness and support services nurse:

Role Title: Community and Online Cancer Awareness and Support Services Nurse
Reporting To: Director of Nursing Services
Responsible For:             Provide cancer awareness/health promotion/ risk reduction information as part of the Foundation’s national mobile unit information service in community settings through presentations and talks.  Providing face to face information to individuals availing of the mobile unit service. Providing online webinars to community groups, corporates and schools.
Main Purpose of the Role: Provide cancer awareness/health promotion /risk reduction information to men and women in community settings and online focusing on targeted groups most vulnerable to poor health. Assist in the facilitation of the Foundation’s Survivorship programmes and support services.
Location: Within a defined HSE region in a community setting


Key Responsibilities:

Community and Online Information:

·       Working with both Nursing Services Co-ordinators within the Marie Keating Foundation  and designated driver to plan and organise each venue (schools, corporates and community groups )

·       Provide face-to-face or online cancer awareness/health promotion/risk reduction information/education within the community, school or corporate setting using MKF resources and presentations.

·       Familiarise yourself on MKF educational and information materials, campaigns and resources e.g. the School’s Cancer Awareness Programme; Corporate presentations etc.

·       From time to time provide the service at a planned number of MKF fundraising events, which may occasionally involve some weekend/after hours working.

·       Maintain appropriate stocks of health promotion materials alerting Head Office when stocks need to be replenished or replaced by new or additional materials. Ensure that the Mobile Unit is always well presented and materials on display are laminated.

·       Refer users to other services when information outside the remit of the Foundation is requested.

·       Refer users to local health promotion services and be prepared to work alongside locally based non Foundation health care professionals.

·       Work alongside other locally based Foundation staff.

·       Always look to develop new partnerships with local communities and marginalised communities where these opportunities arise.

·       Be a positive ambassador and advocate for the Foundation


Data Collection and Evaluation:

·       Collect information on a periodic basis about the numbers and characteristics of people availing of the service; type of enquiries received as required by the Foundation

·       Collect information on uptake for Bowel Screening by MKF nursing staff

·       Contribute to the evaluation of the service and participate in quality assurance activities as required.

·       Participate in training and education activities.

·       Represent the organisation in a professional manner and adhere to the dress code as laid out by the Foundation.

Media Opportunities:

Participate in any interviews/media locally or nationally as required to enhance the work of the Foundation. Promote all MKF health awareness campaigns in the community.



  • Assist with Survive and Thrive programmes in the local region or online as a facilitator/co-facilitator to help those who have completed cancer treatment to improve their Quality of Life, directed and supported by the programme co-ordinator.
  • Support other MKF Cancer support services e.g. Comfort Fund etc.



Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Competencies:


·       Registered Nurse with Nursing/Midwifery Board Ireland (NMBI).

·       Have a minimum of five years’ experience post registration in one or more of the following areas: breast women’s health, men’s health, care nursing /oncology; acute medical/surgical nursing; practice or district nursing/public health.

·       Excellent communication and presentation skills

·       Have an interest or experience in education and health promotion

·       Ability to work individually and as a member of a team.

·       Ability to work with different online platforms and to present to groups directly and via webinar

·       A good understanding of the need for audit and quality assurance.

·       An understanding of the potential challenges of working remotely and online

·       A clear understanding of own boundaries and the boundaries and limits of the Foundation’s service.



Good levels of  computer/digital literacy


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