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Charge Nurse Stroke Unit
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC)
Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates

Summary

Responsible for directing and overseeing the daily activities of the unit on an assigned shift to assure successful safe delivery of care. The Charge Nurse is a caregiver and often takes modified patient care assignment.

Education / Qualification Required

Bachelor of Science Degree

Experience

Minimum Two (2) years of experience in Stroke Unit

License
Valid and in a good Standing License in current country of practice

Job Duties And Responsibilities

  • Act on behalf of/or at the direction of the Head Nurse on setting standards and expectation in the quality of care
  • Determine nursing priorities and plans patients care according to staff availability
  • Establish and develop effective communication with all discipline, patients and relatives
  • Demonstrate effective communication by defining rationale for assignments reporting problem or concerns to the Head of Nurse and serving liaison with other department
  • Ensure that all SSMC and Nursing policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Collaborate with Head Nurse to obtain necessary human and material resources
  • Ensure that support staff allocated to the ward/department is given appropriate teaching, support and guidance in accordance with ward objective and SSMC policies and procedures.
  • Reports any matter concern to the appropriate line managers
  • Support/assist the Head Nurse in the establishment of a good working atmosphere and in making the most effective/efficient use of staff, supplies and services
  • Make decisions and conveys appropriately to team members
  • Ensure that infection control procedures are being adhered to and followed in accordance with infection control policies
  • Ensure that accurate collection of date in relation to patients’ activity in order that statistics maybe accurately complied
  • Ensure patient and staff confidentiality
  • Understand and participate in the procedures of ordering supplies according to patient acuity
  • Keep him/herself up to date with information technology system in the SSMC
  • Develop and awareness of budgeting, exercising care and economic in the ordering and use of supplies and equipment
  • Assist and maintain a pleasant/harmonious unit atmosphere to ensure a clean safe working environment
  • Maintain patient records accurately and promptly in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Participate in direct patient care working as a team member and promote highest standards of evidence-based practice
  • Direct support staff as appropriate in the provision of care of the patient providing supervision as necessary
  • Assign and coordinate patient care and related duties
  • Coordinate patient admission/discharge/transfer arrangement.
  • Arrange for continuing outpatient services and arrange home care referral as needed
  • Triage patient problems as necessary
  • Participate fully in the multi-disciplinary patient records and advise as necessary
  • Maintain patient record accurately and promptly in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Assist in safeguarding the welfare and safety of patients and other staff by being aware of: Health & Safety at work, Fire Prevention & Management, Infection Control Procedure
  • Participate in the introduction and orientation of all new members of staff and student nurses to the ward/department routines
  • Act as a preceptor/mentor in the support and development of nursing of staff and students as a facilitator in the supervision and teaching of all nursing staff.
  • Take responsibility for own professional growth and keep up-to-date with professional change, development and accountability.
  • Assist in promoting nursing staff and contribute to teaching and training if staff in accordance with the Saudization plan
  • Assist in the creation of a pleasant unit atmosphere and a clean safe environment
  • Contribute to setting standards and monitoring of measurable standard of care and be accountable for maintaining the standards
  • Uphold quality initiatives that improve “Customer Care” and enhance the interface between staff, patients, families and visitors
  • Ensure the role of the nurse is handling complaints, according to Continuous Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CQI&PS) department policies and procedures
  • Assist in establishing and monitoring protocols and pathways
  • Assist in identifying and reporting accidents and incidents
  • Perform other applicable tasks and duties assigned within the realm of the employee’s knowledge, skills and abilities