The Life Of A Sous Chef In A Five Star Hotel

Ever wondered what the life of a sous chef in a five star hotel is like? Here at Three Q we have 19 years of experience in helping sous chef’s and culinary staff to find their dream job. Here at Three Q we’re a hands on recruitment team who work to match our clients with the perfect Sous Chef for the job.  How hands on are we? We go out on site on help to train our temps and perms so that they have a great start to their new job. Our consultants are ex hospitality professionals, we undertake training in healthcare and hospitality training and we have served at events. We know what it’s like to be a Sous Chef in a busy Dublin 5 star hotel. so if you’d like to know more, so if you want to know what the life of a sous chef in a five star hotel is like, read on to find out more.

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How To Advance Your Career As A Staff Nurse

One thing that we are often asked here at Three Q is how to advance your career as a staff nurse. This month we are celebrating Three Q’s 19th birthday, so you know that we have years of experience in helping Staff Nurses to advance their careers. You may love your job as a staff nurse, but sometimes you may feel like you have more potential than your current position.So without any further ado, here are our top tips on how to advance your career as a staff nurse.

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Questions To Ask Yourself When Considering Moving Jobs

Moving for a job is by no means a small decision, and there are plenty of questions to ask yourself when considering moving jobs. If not just for your own peace of mind and knowing what’s right for you and what you want, but also if your current employer comes to you with a counter offer, you’ll know what the right decision is. Here at Three Q, we’re celebrating our 19th year in business this September, so we know that moving jobs isn’t just about more money, it’s also about your job satisfaction and work-life balance.

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How To Prepare For Your First Job After You Graduate

One thing that we always are asked here at Three Q is how to prepare for your first job after you graduate. Although you may have had a part time job before and have some experience in the workforce- your first ‘real’ job can be scary! Here at Three Q we have years of experience of helping new graduates to find their dream job and get on the career ladder. Now that Graduation season has begun, we have decided to put together our tips to prepare you for your first job after you graduate.

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The Best Questions To Ask Your Potential Boss At A Job Interview

Ever wondered what are the best questions to ask your potential boss at a job interview? Here at Three Q we’ve been helping Job Seekers to land their dream jobs and overcome interview stress for over 18 years, so we know a thing about interviews. Sometimes candidates can be great throughout the actual interview but get stumped when it comes to end and the interviewer ask if they have any questions. If you feel like this situation relates to you: you’re in luck. We’ve put together some sample questions to ask when it comes to it.

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Clinical Nurse Managers- Two Difficulties They Face Managing in Hospitals

Clinical Nurse Managers- Two Difficulties They Face Managing in Hospitals

 

The Clinical Nurse Manager has a tough role – they have to manage a department’s staff to provide the best care possible to its patients. This job of managing a team of nurses comes with problems that the clinical nurse manager must overcome. I’m going to be talking about some of the areas that a CNM will have to deal with working in a hospital with a  team of nurses.

 

 

The clinical nurse manager has a reoccurring problem. That problem is understaffing. The CNM has to manage their team effectively to treat their patients which will continually prove to be a challenge. Many hospitals struggle with staffing problems and CNM’s often have to manage it by giving overtime to their nurses and sometimes  involves the unpleasant task of asking their team to work on their days off.

 

Dealing with Conflict

Fortunately, this problem that management in nursing deals with is not as common as it could be considering the stakes can be very high in the hospital. Conflict in the hospital staff is often dealt with by the nurse manager. The clinical nurse manager will have to become adept at dealing with conflict appropriately. There is considerable pressure on nurses which can ignite conflict or balloon it’s size making it essential that the CNM can treat conflicts in her team or with management effectively.

 

Here’s a helpful link to a really informative journal article on conflict management strategies for nurse managers:  https://journals.lww.com/nursingmanagement/fulltext/2012/02000/Keeping_the_peace___Conflict_management_strategies.13.aspx

 

You could imagine how the two mentioned challenges faced by clinical nurse managers can be interrelated. A shortage in staff causing a conflict. A conflict causing a shortage in staff. It is fortunate that conflicts among the team are rare and treated carefully and nurses are flexible in work often taking on overtime and extra days when it’s unwelcome. This certainly makes the job of the clinical nurse manager that bit easier.

 

Detox Nurses – Treating Compulsive Gamblers

Detox nurses are mostly commonly understood to help those who are looking for aid with dealing with their alcohol and drug abuse. However, alcohol and illegal substance abuse are not the only addictions that detox nurses treat. After all, the science is in on gambling addiction and brain activity for gambling addicts is comparable to substance addicts such as heroin and cocaine and they suffer similar withdrawal symptoms to drugs abusers too. I will be discussing how a detox nurse treats patients that suffer from gambling addiction.

 

 

Acceptance

Unlike with other addictions, compulsive gambling will not drastically affect physical appearance and physical health, so it can often go unnoticed and untreated. The addict themselves may also be reluctant to admit that they are addicted and it is the work of the detox nurse to help their patient come to the realisation that they are addicted and they need help before treatment can start. The detox nurse needs to know that their patient truly wants to help themselves work on controlling their compulsive gambling.

 

Changing Behaviour

The detox nurse knows that a patient acknowledging their addiction, and acknowledging that it is a problem and sincerely wanting it to change is the first step, but it is not enough. Nurses that specialise in addiction will work on helping their patients’ habitual behaviour that is not helping their pursuit to control their addiction. There will be activities and behaviours for a gambling addict that make it difficult to resist their urges. The detox nurse will help their patients recognise their behaviours that do not help their treatment.

 

Treatment Plan

A detox nurse develops a treatment plan that’s tailored to their patient’s needs. A treatment plan a detox nurse prescribes will be the roadmap for their patient. They have a plan that they issue to their patients and will explain to their patients each step and action involved and continually manage the patient’s progress.

 

Detox nurses treat all kinds of addiction in their patients. As you can imagine, they all require different approaches and treatments. This means detox nursing requires a wide range of knowledge on addiction and many ways to treat it. Gambling addiction provides its own specific problems to patients and to the nurse treating them. It is remarkable that detox nurses can treat a wide variety of patients effectively.

Experience of a Fertility Nurse

Quite often, when one thinks about changing career or looking to get a similar position in the same industry, we think about the responsibilities involved and if our interests, skills and personality are well suited for it. We are focused on the task of gauging if we would like that job more than the one we currently hold.

It’s common for nurses to move into different units in the hospital. Staying in healthcare and for many, the same hospital means little has to be left to the imagination regarding the tasks they’ll be asked to do, the people they’ll be working with and the environment they’ll be working in. Knowing a lot about a job change like this means you can focus on other variables that are just as important – does the position involve shift work, the salary, the qualifications required.

A nurse I was speaking to was a midwife when she decided she wanted to become a Fertility nurse. Later, she reverted back to midwifery. I asked her a few questions about her experience:

I asked her why she moved into fertility nursing from midwifery. She enjoyed midwifery and she took this as a good indication that she would enjoy being a fertility nurse. The deciding difference was a preferred work schedule in fertility nursing. It allowed her to work shifts. Keeping many factors constant, in her instance the industry,  place of work and the area of work – pregnancy remained unchanged and this allowed her to make a decisione based on practicality.

Advice for a nurse moving into fertility nursing: Do your research on fertility nursing. Learn what training is necessary and learn what is involved in working as a fertility nursing.

Is training necessary to become a Fertility nurse?
Becoming a fertility nurse involves taking on more training. She told me you have to do an ultrasound course which isn’t required to become a midwife.

Why did she go back to midwifery?
Fertility nursing turned out to be different in some ways that didn’t appeal to her. The position was described as ‘very medical’ and required less interaction and relationship building with patients than in her role in midwifery. This was the difference that made all the difference.

It can be hard to know if another position in a different area is for you even with a lot of information related experience. Getting a strong understanding of the work you’re getting into will certainly make it easier. As the nurse I spoke to said, nurses should really think about why they want to move into another field.

UCD provides an ultrasound course for fertility nursing. Click below for more information:
http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/studywithus/graduatestudies/radiography/fullportfolio/graduatecertificatefertilityultrasound/

Celebrate Nurses Across Ireland With Three Q

Do you want to help Three Q to celebrate nurses across Ireland? Here at Three Q we have CSR Policy that is really important to us. In line with this policy, we dedicate ourselves to help improve the professional lives of others. This includes some free initiatives which help people to improve their professional opportunities. We are passionate about people and believe that giving back to our local community is important.

As part of our CSR Policy, our sister company  www.nursejobsireland.com features a charity every month on their website as part of our CSR policy which our staff has input in. We strive to create a company culture that strives to give to others, and isn’t just focused on  personal gain.

Another of Nurse Job Ireland’s campaigns that we are proud to be part of is the #CelebrateNurses Campaign.The  #CelebrateNurses began its life as an internal CSR project of Nurse Jobs Ireland in 2012 – since that time it has expanded to become a nationwide project which we at Three Q hope to try help spread internationally.

#CelebrateNurses provides a space is for the public to leave thanks for nurses who have touched their lives. Nurses are then able to read and feel appreciated for the amazing work that they do. Three Q has years of experience in recruiting nurses. We know just how amazing nurses are,and how much they give to the community around them. With over 19 years of experience in working with nurses, we have met the most giving individuals who work long hours, and whose care is taken for granted. #CelebrateNurses is a campaign close our hearts here at Three Q. With the main aim of giving back to nurses, and thanking them for their work, we also strive to promote nursing as a career choice and for safeguarding the future of the nursing profession.

celebrate nurses across the country with three q

We’ve been collecting all of the kind comments that patients have left for their nurses, and we’ve created an ebook containing the comments for nurses to read.  As well as this, during International Nurses Week May 6th to 12th annually we collaborate, facilitate and partner with our companies, community groups and employers to #CelebrateNurses and to create greater awareness of this global celebration of Nurses.

May is a long time away, however the platform is accessible 24/7, and we are currently collecting comments for our 2018 #CelebrateNurses week. If you want to leave thanks to a nurse that has helped you or a loved one, you can click here to get invloved, or tweet us using the hashtag #CelebrateNurses with your comments and suggestions.