|Department||Intensive Care Unit|
|Qualifications||A graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Current licensure in country of origin and with DHA license to practice Dubai, UAE.
Fluent spoken and written English. Spoken Arabic desirable.
DHA License / Eligibility required.
|Experience||Minimum 3 years nursing experience in ICU clinical area|
|No of Positions||2|
|Closing Date||30 November 2017|
Performs a systemic initial and ongoing assessment of the patient’s physical and psychosocial status, specific to the age of the patient.
Assesses patient/family educational needs and readiness to learn utilizing appropriate resources.
Assesses patient/family discharge planning needs, utilizing appropriate resources.
Collaborates with the patient/family and other members of the health care team to develop and update a plan of care that is consistent with the medical diagnosis and based on the patient’s changing physical, psychosocial and age related requirements.
Established realistic and measurable goals that are culturally sensitive and identifies nursing interventions to achieve the goals.
Plan and organizes patient care activities on a daily basis.
Provides total, direct nursing care consistent with the plan of care and needs of the patients with respect for the patient’s privacy, dignity, personal preference and culture.
Carries out physician’s orders and reviews nursing and medical orders for accuracy and appropriateness.
Prepares administers and documents the administration of oral, parental and topical medications as prescribed by the physician. He / she is knowledgeable of therapeutic effects, usual dosages, contraindications, side effects and adverse reactions for all drugs and parental fluids administered. Maintains accountability for narcotics and controlled drugs.
Demonstrates competence in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Advanced Life Support and participates as a member of Code Blue hospital wide.
Sets up equipment for and assist physician with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Performs a wide range of nursing procedures with attention to accuracy, patient safely and comfort, including those requiring strict aseptic technique.
Assists with transfer of patients within the health care facilities.
Teaches patients and their families with emphasis on compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimen. Supports families in meeting the patient’s psychosocial needs.
Maintains a safe, clean and organized environment for the patient/family/visitors and staff.
Demonstrates priority setting and timeliness in responding to patient needs.
Evaluates quality of nursing care being delivered and identifies opportunities for improvement.
Evaluates on an ongoing basis the patient’s progress and the appropriateness of the plan of care involving the patient/family and other health team members.
Updates the plan of care to reflect patient’s current health status and needs.
Evaluates and documents the patients/family’s understanding of and response to the plan of care including teaching and discharge plans.
Participates in presenting patient care conferences.
Practices within the established standards, policies and procedures.
Recognizes when the patient care needs extend beyond the limits of personal ability and consults appropriate resources.
Provides input during development and review of patient care standards, policies and procedures and participates in the Interdisciplinary Quality Assessment and Program.
Assumes responsibility for professional development and maintain currency in nursing for area of practice.
Uses computer technology as required.
Maintains infection control and safety awareness functions accordingly and initiates corrective action when indicated.
Participates in fire and disaster drills and mock codes.
Demonstrates acceptance, caring and empathy to patients and family.
Maintains confidentiality of patient/family information.
Uses verbal and nonverbal communication that conveys respect for the patient/family/staff.
Communicates written information in a legible, accurate, concise and timely manner.
Takes responsibility for the unit in the absence of the Head Nurse as assigned
Establishes and maintains effective working relationship with other members of the health care team.
Maintains and acceptable standard of attendance and reports to work on time.
Demonstrate awareness of fire/equipment hazards and the necessary precautions to be activated as per hospital policy.