Staff Nurse MedSurg

Date: 1 Jul 2024

Location: Sharjah, AE

Company: University Hospital Sharjah

Position Summary

To assess patient needs, plan, implement and evaluate the plan of patient care. Direct junior and auxiliary team members Provide safe quality ethical nursing care in accordance with the Hospital, international and federal standards and regulations

Summary of Main Duties

•    Actively participates in upholding and promoting the vision and culture of University Hospital Sharjah (UHS)
•    Complies with all UHS policies, procedures and fire regulations 
•    Participates in all aspects of the International Accreditation program to assist UHS to attain and maintain international accreditation standards
•    Performs nursing practice in line with the facility, MOH, JCI and FDON policies, procedures and standards 
•    Assess, plan, implements and evaluates the nursing care of each patient, considering the patient’s individuality, abilities, culture and right to choose
•    Prioritizes patients’ individual needs and delegates aspects of nursing care to other nursing team members within his/her scope of professional practice
•    Performs nursing care in response to the patient’s needs, treatment plan and nursing care plan, supported by nursing knowledge and current best practice
•    Assists physicians with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care
•    Documents the nursing care of each patient from admission to discharge in accordance to facility medical record and documentation policy
•    Assists and provides documented patient and family health education, based upon the individual nursing care plan of the patient
•    Ensures patient environment is safe for patients and staff by utilizing infection control practices, adhering to International patient safety goals and following facility health and safety policies
•    Collaborates with the Multi-disciplinary team and acts as patient advocate to ensure quality care is delivered 



•    Adhere to the safe administration of medication policy within the facility, administering prescribed medications, including narcotics as per scope of practice
•    Monitors the condition of patient and reports any changes to appropriate personnel
•    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
•    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
•    Maintains unit stock/consumables, crash cart stock, in accordance with facility policy on medication expiry dates and safe location of consumable items
•    Maintains and adheres to patient confidentiality at all times
•    Responsible for attendance to yearly mandatory training as scheduled on mandatory training calendar
•    Responsible for professional clinical practice and is actively involved in updating knowledge through educational activities
•    Performs other job-related duties as assigned (within scope of practice)
•    The employment terms and conditions for this position are specified in the individuals Employment Contract


Position Requirements/Qualifications

•    Graduate of an accredited school of nursing holding a 
          BSc Nursing /Diploma of Nursing, not less than 3 years study duration
•    Minimum 2 years post-graduation experience with at least 1 years in current specialty
•    BLS certificate
•    Advanced Life support

•    Current license in country of origin
•    UAE Ministry of Health License 
Within three months of employment 
•    BLS certificate

Position criteria Other Skills/Abilities

Position criteria     
•    2 years post graduate experience  
•    Computer literate familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel 
•    Must be fluent in written and spoken English, spoken Arabic an advantage 
•    Previous UAE experience 
•    experience in a commissioning environment 
•    experience of working in International accredited hospital (JCIA)
•    Participated in Preceptors/Education programs

Other Skills/Abilities     
•    Have knowledge current evidence-based nursing practice.
•    Demonstrate proven success in collaborating with peers & colleagues and able to work in, a diverse multi-cultural environment 
•    Basic data management & analytical skills