Josephine Devlin - Rapid Response Nursing Team
When did you start the HSC?
1979 prior to that I worked 3 years for a Dentist and 1 year for a Solicitor
Why did you choose to work in the HSC?
From as far as I remember I have always wanted to be a Nurse from a young age. As a child I was in and out of hospital with ear problems and always admired the work of the staff.
Describe what you do?
Our Team prevent admissions to hospital and also facilitate early discharges from hospital. We administer IV Antibiotics, carry out blood transfusions, deliver specialist treatments to people with complex conditions. We support the GP Out of Hours Service and district nursing team, as well as providing End of Life Care to Palliative patients out of hours in their own home.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
I love the fact that I work in the hospital and also in the community. I also enjoy the autonomy and been able to make decisions in relation to patient care. I enjoy the variety of care we provide within the Rapid Response Team.