Job Category: Nursing
Posting Date:03/10/2023, 09:35
Apply Before:30/11/2023, 09:35
Degree Level: Bachelor’s Degree
Job Schedule:Full time
POSITION TITLE: STAFF NURSE – ICU
REPORTS TO: NURSE MANAGER
A registered professional nurse who provides direct patient care and coordinates patient care-related activities using the scientific process of nursing. Nursing care given to patients admitted to the critical care units
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates problem solving/critical thinking skills ensuring effective functioning of unit routine.
Collaborates with multi-disciplinary team to provide patient care.
Demonstrates organizational skills as team leader/in-charge nurse as required.
Participates in staff meetings and unit committees/projects.
Demonstrates cooperation, coordination and respect among individuals/departments in order to provide excellent customer service (internal and external).
Participates in developing and achieving unit goals.
Performs additional duties when required.
Demonstrates skills in continual critical care assessment of patient, family’s physical and psychological needs.
Demonstrates skill in co-ordination and planning of critical care/clinical pathway, and prioritizing care, based on individual needs. Revises care plan as necessary.
Demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to render care and services based on needs, age appropriateness and developmental stage of patients.
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 standards.
Floats to other areas within the hospital when required.
Shares knowledge and skills with colleagues and others.
Maintains a safe environment for patients and staff.
Demonstrates knowledge and clinical expertise of Infection Control issues, reports and documents as directed in the Infection Control policies and procedures.
As Registered Nurse understands the responsibilities of safe handling, drawing, administrating Narcotic/Controlled Drugs and documentation as directed by policies and procedures.
Maintains commitment to professional development of self through completion of unit competencies i.e. pain management, utilization of auto-transfusion devices.
Maintains clinical and professional competency based on the latest research and established standards of practice. Completes yearly, the critical care nursing competencies (basic). Shows a willingness to work towards completion of intermediate and advanced practice competencies
Actively participates in unit-based CQI activities (data collection, CQI teams, etc.).
Serves if required on hospital wide CQI teams / committees / task forces.
Actively participates in Continuous Quality Improvement 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.
Participates in ongoing educational activities.
Maintains mandatory educational requirements.
Contributes to professional development of colleagues.
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) graduated from 1998 onward with pre medical secondary school certificate or its equivalent.
Current license to practice nursing
ACLS certification to be achieved within 6 months of employment.
At least 2 years’ experience in critical care nursing