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Staff Nurse - Namar Branch

Job Description and Requirements

Duties and Responsibilities

  • During the time period for which she is responsible, assesses the overall needs of the individual patients, assists in preparation and implements the nursing care process as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Day-to-day activities:
  • Triage each patient and determines priority of care based on;
  • Physical, psychological and social needs as well as factors influencing patient flow through the emergency care system.
  • Works directly under physicians, assisting them during exam, diagnostic testing and treatments.
  • Cleans and bandages wounds.
  • Provides basic, bedside care.
  • Assist in various procedures like Intubation, Chest Tube Insertion, Foley Catheter Insertion and etc.
  • Prepare the patient for various investigations like X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI and etc.
  • Collection of samples, evaluate and record the results.
  • Displays professionalism while completing multiple urgent tasks in a timely manner.
  • Maintains proper supplies and appropriate medical equipment to care for patients.
  • Additional activities for Male nurses;
  • Maintains familiarity with specialized equipment used by the service.
  • Use special equipment, such as backboards to immobilize patients before placing them in a ambulance for transport to medical facility.
  • After ambulance used, to restocks and replaced used supplied and check equipments.
  • Cleans all equipment following appropriate disinfecting procedures, male’s careful check of all equipment so that the ambulance is ready for the next run.
  • Lifts stretcher, placing in ambulance and seeing that the patient and stretcher are secured, continues emergency medical care.
  • Transport patient when necessary.
  • Maintains continuity of care during take-over and handover reports, ensuring that the communication is clear and accurate at all times.
  • Ensures that doctors’ orders and patient management plans are followed and that appropriate steps are taken, including immediate notification of the doctors, of any deterioration from the expected course of the patient’s condition.
  • Ensures that the appropriate records of the patients’ progress are maintained according to the hospital policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the safety of the patient, relatives and staff. Reporting untoward incident / accident / staff sickness to the Sister / Charge Nurse.
  • Maintain current knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age and patient clinical conditions. Calculate, prepare, monitor, and discontinue fluids and medication drips. Reports adverse reaction to medications.
  • Take an active role in the prevention and control of infection.
  • Reports adverse reaction to medication.
  • Contribute to the induction of new staff acting as a mentor when appropriate.
  • Participate in the Quality Improvement Program within his / her area of responsibilities.
  • Be committed to further development of own clinical skills and knowledge actively seeking learning opportunities as appropriate.
  • Ensures that the record of all drugs, IV fluids, etc, is up-to-date as required by the Pharmacy, and ensures that the rules and regulations governing the storage and custody of scheduled drugs and narcotics are strictly observed at all times.
  • Maintain skill and knowledge in using various medical devices such as ECG machine, Defibrillator, Infusion and Syringe Pump, CTG machine, Electronic fetal monitors, Gynae instruments and other life saving equipment.
  • Maintain skills and knowledge by participating various nursing education programs, in-service training, nursing symposium, workshops & etc.
  • Ensure that the necessary financial records are maintained for the Finance Department.

Education and Experiences

  • Appropriate qualification and statutory nursing registration in the country from where recruited. BSN / RN.
  • Post-basic course qualification in the specialty.
  • Valid BLS, ACLS, BLSO, PALS certificate.
  • Two years post-basic experience, six months of which must be in the specialty.
  • Previous experience in Middle Eastern healthcare.
  • Good command of English Language