The Staff Nurse provides professional nursing care for patients according to established Nursing standards.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Implements and maintains established departmental policies & procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
Inspects area daily for compliance with policies, procedures, regulations, and standards and takes corrective action when violations occur.
Renders Patient Centered Care based on individual patient needs, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
Monitors medical condition of patients’ comfort and privacy, and expresses interest in their progress.
Ensures precision in maintenance of patient medical records; retains all required reports, records, statistics, etc.
Administers and controls narcotics and medications as ordered
Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.
Orient, instructs and trains assigned personnel (new staff nurses, patient care clerks).
Assists physicians with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
Supports in formulating and screening Quality Assurance criteria and providing in-service training for staff.
Supports attending physicians and aids patients & families as needed in times of stress or crisis.
Cooperates with other personnel to achieve department objectives and maintain good employee relations, interdepartmental objectives and infection control policies
Maintains a welcoming, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients / families in accordance with Hospital standards
Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.
Attends meetings as required.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Visiting Doctors & NMH Physicians
Medical Services Staff (Lab., Pharmacy, Radiology etc.)
Support Service Staff (Reception, Dietary, HK etc.)
Patients and their Relatives & Friends
Education : Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Nursing. Current CPR / BLS certification.
Licensing : Valid License from Ministry of Health to work as a Registered Nurse. Experience : 2 years’ experience in clinical practice. OTHER SKILLS :
Technical Skills : Knowledge and proficiency in fundamental nursing procedures such as taking vital signs, medication administration, I.
V. therapy, ECG process , blood sugar monitoring, naso-gastric tube insertion, documentation, proper wound management etc.
Acquainted with sterilization technique, safety measures, good hygiene, environmental sanitation, and infection control standards.
Administrative Skills : Ability to Multi Task, Assess, Organize, Prioritize responsibilities and Work under pressure with minimal supervision;
take Initiative; Self-Motivated, Flexible and Adaptable.
Soft Skills : Excellent Communication and Inter-Personal skills.
Computer Skills : MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Internet and Hospital MIS.
Language Skills : Good in written and spoken English, Arabic is an advantage. PHYSICAL & WORKING CONDITIONS
Works primarily in an air conditioned, well-lighted and comfortable health care facility, while also exposed to infections and close contact with the patients.
Handles emergency and / or crisis situations. May experience unpleasant / unpredictable elements (accidents, injuries and illness).
Occasionally subjected to long and irregular hours due to departmental requirements.Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing / walking and moving.
Positions, pushes and / or transfers patients; considerable reaching, stooping, bending and kneeling. May experience work related pressure and be available to deal with departmental exigencies.