Registered Intellectual Disabilities Nurse - Cork

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Job Description

About the Role: We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Registered Intellectual Disabilities Nurse to join our client's team in various locations across Cork, including Cork City, West Cork, and Kinsale. As a vital member of our client's healthcare team, you will provide specialized nursing care and support to individuals with intellectual disabilities, ensuring their physical, emotional, and social needs are met.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care for individuals with intellectual disabilities, in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Supporting people we support with engaging in activities in their local community.
  • Supporting with all levels of care including personal care needs, engaging in activities, medication administration, general health monitoring, support with meal preparation and eating and drinking as required.
  • Providing support and guidance to individuals and their families to promote independence, health, and wellbeing.
  • Administering medications and treatments as prescribed, and maintaining accurate and up-to-date medical records.
  • Monitoring and managing any changes in the health status of individuals, and responding promptly to emergencies or crises.
  • Advocating for the rights and needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities, promoting inclusion and equal opportunities.
  • Participating in the development and implementation of individual care plans and therapeutic interventions.
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, policies, and procedures, including those set by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).


  • Registered Nurse with active NMBI registration, preferably registered under the intellectual disability division, applications will also be considered from registered general nurses.
  • Minimum of 1 years of experience working in intellectual disabilities nursing, preferably in a community or residential setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and trust with individuals, families, and colleagues.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Valid driving license and access to own transportation.


  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
  • Supportive work environment with a collaborative multidisciplinary team.