Health Care Assistant - Med/Surg

Date: 07-May-2022

Location: Sharjah, AE

Company: University Hospital Sharjah

Position Summary

To assist the nursing team in providing nursing care to assigned group of patients, performing a variety of non-licensed patient care activities, ensuring the safety, personal needs and comfort of the patients are met

Summary of Main Duties

  • Actively participates in upholding and promoting the vision and culture of University Hospital Sharjah (UHS)
  • Complies with all the UHS policies, procedures and fire regulations
  • Participates in all aspects of the International Accreditation Programme to assist UHS to attain and maintain international accreditation standards
  • Assists registered nurses in performing basic duties that are in line with the facility, MOH, JCI, FDON policies, procedures and standards
  • Maintains a safe, clean environment using approved infection control practices
  • Acts as a chaperone for patients as required, preserving the patient’s dignity Assists nurses in turning, moving, or transporting patients on a stretcher or wheelchair.
  • Tidies rooms reporting any unsafe situation to the team leader
  • Assists with meal tray delivery and return, noting fluids taken and informing to assigned RN
  • Assists those patients who are unable to feed themselves
  • Making an unoccupied bed or assisting a RN to make an occupied bed

Responsibilities

  • Weighing of ambulatory patients
  • Cleaning up after procedures, treating used instruments as per standard precautions
  • Checks & stocks supply rooms as designated by team leader
  • Assists with the maintenance of a clean, safe environment
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to patients’ comfort and privacy and expresses interest in their progress
  • Utilizes and ensures maintenance of equipment and instruments, reporting any damages, equipment malfunctioning to the Bio – Medical department and nurse in charge immediately, including the quality control checks on refrigerators and monitoring of room temperatures
  • Undertakes a range of clinical support functions including preparing and stocking clinical areas in line with the protocols
  • Accompany patients for x- ray procedures, ECG, CT Scan
  • Accompany Physician during physical examination
  • Participates in nursing continuous quality improvement initiatives, in service education programmes, unit meetings and committee functions as assigned by nurse in charge
  • Initiates emergency, safety practices and fire safety measures as necessary
  • Reports all incidents through agreed channels and chain of command, ensuring Incident report is completed, submitted to nurse in charge and any immediate action required taken

Position Requirements/Qualifications

Position criteria Other Skills/Abilities

  •   2 years nursing/assistant/healthcare related experience   
  •   Proficient in verbal and written English

 

Advantage

  •    Previous UAE experience
  •    Experience of working in International accredited hospital (JCIA)