As with all the disciplines the Nursing Staff work within the Multidisciplinary Team.
Usually a Nurse will be part of the team who meet you at your first assessment. The nurse will play a part in assessing the needs of the child or young person and will help plan a specialist therapeutic intervention. Nursing staff are involved in specialised therapeutic work with children/adolescent and their families’ i.e family work, group work and individualised care and the Incredible Years Programme is run several times per year. Nursing staff are involved in providing information, education and support for families where appropriate.
Nurse prescribing has been available in Ireland since 2007 and has enabled thousands of patients to receive rapid and accessible pharmacological intervention from Nurses that they have long standing relationshps with. In 2017 Methylphenidate (a medication commonly prescribed to young people with ADHD) was added to the list of medications which can be prescribed by Registered Nurse Prescribers. Three Clinical Nurse Specialists working in Lucena Clinic Services have since completed the Professional Diploma in the Prescriptoin of Medication. The management team and medical board at Lucena Clinic Services support our Registered Nurse Prescribers in running Nurse led medication management clinics. The Saint John of God Community Service operates a Drugs and Therapeutics Commitee which provides clinical governance and oversight to the process of Nurse prescribing.
The Nursing Department in Lucena Clinic Services consists of a Director of Nursing and Social Care,Clinical Nurse Managers, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Community Mental Health Nurses and Staff Nurses.
Director Of Nursing