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Senior Staff Nurse – ICU Job Vacancy | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Full Time

American Hospital

Senior Staff Nurse – ICU Job Vacancy | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

JOB DESCRIPTION

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates the provision of safe, efficient, and economical 24 hour nursing care in line with established standards of care in all critical care units.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and clinical skills. Able to supervise, demonstrate, assist and teach staff in improving, maintaining and obtaining new Critical Care skills.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to render and supervise care services based on age appropriateness and developmental need of patients.
  • Provides ensures and supports direct culturally acceptable care for patients and families.
  • Collaborates with patients, families, and health care professionals to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
  • Assists and develops formation of measurable goals for the unit.
  • Creates and supports an environment which fosters teamwork, cooperation, and respect for cultural diversity.
  • Assists the Manager in all scheduling, policy writing and other projects as defined.
  • Assists with all writing of annual / probationary evaluations
  • Monitors attendance of staff to annual mandatory in-services
  • Assists manager with completion of departmental and unit specific competencies
  • Assures 100% of new staff completes a planned departmental orientation within 120 days.
  • Promotes development and use of care planning and/or other means of planning care.
  • Maintains accountability for budgeting/financial management and optimal use of resources in unit.
  • Supports, enforces, and interprets institutional and departmental policies and procedures to staff
  • Performs additional duties as required as needed and requested (nursing supervisor, community promotions), etc.
  • Promotes professional and clinical growth of self and staff.
  • Participates hospital-wide and nursing committees.
  • Integrates evidence based research/practice into clinical and management process in unit, as indicated.
  • Promotes physician satisfaction with nursing services provided.
  • Assists with and promote budgetary management.
  • Maintains education records for staff.
  • Monitor unit stock, inventory and lost charges count as well as store organization.
  • Appropriate use of the sick leave system.
  • Participate in monthly environmental rounds.
  • Responsible for obtaining the required CPD points (15) every year for re-licensure.
  • Ensures daily unit responsibilities (checking crash cart, refrigeration temperature check-list, etc) are assigned.
  • Oversees the orientation of new staff members.
  • Ensures supplies from CSSD and Pharmacy are ordered to keep unit stocked at prescribed levels and ensure that there are no expiry date items available in the unit.
  • Oversees that staff members (RNs, HCAs, UCIs) are working within their specific role and job description.
  • Demonstrates skills in continual assessment of patient, family’s physical and psychological needs and ability to document in line with hospital standards.
  • Demonstrates skill in co-ordination and planning of care, and prioritizing care, based on individual needs.  Revises care plan response to patient needs.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to render care and services based on specific unit specialities, age appropriateness and the developmental needs of the patient
  • Performs nursing interventions/procedures in accordance with established standards of care and policy and procedures.
  • Assists medical colleagues with diagnostic therapeutic interventions.
  • Maintains accurate and thorough documentation following established JCIA standards.
  • Follow up clinical and PI indicators and report to Head Nurse.
  • Shares knowledge and skills with colleagues and others.
  • Maintains a safe environment for patients and staff.
  • Understands the responsibilities of safe handling, and administration of Narcotic/Controlled Drugs and documentation as directed by policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates knowledge and clinical expertise of Infection Control issues, reports and documents as directed in the Infection Control policies and procedures.
  • Directs and supervises the nursing care on assigned shift using the Nursing Process and Hospital Policies & Procedures.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for maintaining patient medications and refunding to the pharmacy any discontinued medications
  • Oversees floor stock medications
  • Responsible for narcotic hand over to next shift and replacing the needed items.
  • Communicate with narcotic supervisor pharmacist, reporting any incident or loss to the ICU manager.
  • Responsible for documentation in the narcotic book.
  • Work is performed on any shift, as required,
  • Has a sense of belonging to the unit, is cooperative with fellow staff members, and ready to help out and work overtime when needed
  • Work is performed on any shift as required
  • Ensures a complete and accurate handover has been given to the next shift
  • Oversees that staff members (RNs, HCAs, UCIs) are working within their specific role and job description
  • Monitoring ANTT practice on the unit.
  • Monitor link nurses performance (infection control, pain management and clinical education.
  • Actively participate on the unit auditing as per Manager instructions
  • Takes active lead in creating and working on unit-based PI activities (data collection, PI teams, etc.).
  • Serves on hospital wide PI teams/committees/task forces as required.
  • Actively participates in PI Plan by using incident reporting, customer complaint reporting and medication error reporting.
  • Assesses education needs and provides effective and age appropriate education to patients/families.
  • Advocates the Patient’s Bill of Rights.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of professional standards – keeps up to date with professional literature and changes in standards.
  • Maintains patient, doctor and staff confidentiality in all areas of the hospital.
  • Develops personal goals and objectives.
  • Attends at least 8 of the 12 monthly Unit meetings and reads and signs for the other 4 meetings missed in a timely manner.
  • To ensure the delivery of high quality care to assigned patients in efficient manner.
  • Follow up clinical and PI indicators and report to Manager.
  • Assists other staff members in improving their assessment skills, giving input when need is identified.
  • Acts as resource to other staff members during the evaluation of complex patient care.
  • Participates in the development of patient and family education teaching tools.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing (duration not less than three years) or
  • Diploma in Nursing (not less than three academic years in nursing only) or
  • Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery (not less than three academic years)
  • Post Graduate Degree in Nursing Management / Advanced Clinical Speciality desirable

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Post Graduate Diploma / Certification in Critical care desirable
  • Current nursing license.
  • At least 5 years Critical Care experience required
  • Previous clinical leadership role an advantage

ABOUT US

American Hospital Dubai is committed to being an employer that helps its people realize their full potential and set benchmarks in medical care excellence. We offer an extremely progressive, nurturing, diversity-rich and inclusive work environment that encourages creativity and innovation to help you achieve the extraordinary.

We believe in supporting you every step of the way because we acknowledge the fundamental truth: each one of us wants to make a difference in the world.

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