General Nurse in St. Joseph's Nursing Home

St. Joseph's Nursing Home Published: 3rd December 2015
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Employer will pay €10 hourly rate for Pre-Reg Nurses and €17 hourly rate for Registered Nurses.
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St. Joseph's Nursing Home, Kenmare is situated in a beautiful countryside location which is private and secure. It is a newly extended and state-of-the-art nursing home.

The Nursing Home has been designed specifically to cater to the needs of the residents and offers both long term and short term (respite and convalescence) facilities in a friendly, home from home environment. St. Joseph’s offers the very best of facilities and professional care. The care is individualised and planned in conjunction with the resident and family members, to ensure that residents enjoy optimum quality of life.


St. Joseph’s Nursing Home is situated in Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland. St Joseph’s Nursing Home is located on the outskirts of the scenic heritage town of Kenmare. It is near all local amenities such as Restaurants, Golf courses, GAA grounds and Library. The Carnegie Hall Arts Centre located in the town also hosts plays and concerts on a regular basis.

Kenmare is a seaside town, with beautiful scenic walks, such as Reen Na Gros. Kenmare is steeped in history with stone circles, fairy forts, St. Clare’s Convent where the Nun of Kenmare wrote her books. They have a wonderful tourist office in Kenmare which provides an excellent history on Kenmare.


Staff at St Joseph's encourage all residents (where physically possible) to take advantage of all that Kenmare has to offer. They also encourage families to take residents out when possible. There are tours organised, with lunch and drinks for residents.

St. Joseph’s Nursing Home provides next services:

• Full Time care
• Part Time Affordable Care – Convalescing
• Respite care
• The Fair Deal (Nursing Home Support Scheme)

The setting of the home is such that all of the rooms have views of the gardens which comprise of three enclosed courtyards and 2 acres of lawns and shrubs. The gardens also have a lazy woodland walk which is ideal for residents and visitors who like to take a stroll in a beautiful country setting.

There is a chapel which is used for weekly masses and also other religious denominations are catered for. Nursing home has 2 large day rooms which are ideal for communal living. There is also a visitor’s room which is ideal when a large group is visiting a Resident, or a private party.

Here are some Facilities in the Nursing Home:

• Music, Reminiscence and Sonars therapy
• Birthday, special occasions and Christmas parties
• Hairstylist in house, or by appointment
• Weekly Mass in their Chapel
• Daily exercise and activity, by one of their coordinators and many others


• Shifts work in rotation (one night, two days or 3 days per week)
• Shifts are variable - employer always considers staffs requests while creating roster
• 38 hours per week
• Bank holidays are paid
• Lunches/meals are provided in Nursing Home
• 20 days annual leave
• Cost of flight is covered/reimbursed to the value of €300
• NMBI Registration is paid/reimbursed and will be recouped only if the candidate leaves within 2 years
• Assistance with accommodation
• Assistance with PPS Numbers and Bank Account
• Significant training and Continual Professional Development provided
• Meet and greet at the airport (if it’s Cork or Kerry airport)
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