Staff Nurse PACU

Date: 17-Nov-2022

Location: Sharjah, AE

Company: University Hospital Sharjah

Position Summary

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

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 
•    Takes charge of the Unit in the absence of the Unit Manager 
•    Assumes team leader (Charge) responsibility for shift duty completing tasks as allocated
•    Adapts to changing work situations by adjusting staff assignment and/or seeking assistance from the Unit Manager ensuring patient safety is maintained and scope of practice and hospital policies are not violated
•    Ensures nurse: patient ratios are maintained whilst on duty, highlighting significant problems to Nurse Manager or Supervisor
•    Allocates specific tasks to other nursing staff as required
•    Provides mentorship to new staff throughout their orientation period
•    Participates in performance plans with individual staff members, meeting with staff, reviewing practice concerns, providing required education, documenting performance plan outcomes and recommendations as assigned by Unit manager
•    Participates in annual staff appraisals for Nursing Assistants and Staff nurses as assigned by Unit Manager
•    Reviews yearly competencies with junior staff as assigned by Unit Manager
•    Performs regular patient and unit rounds with Unit Manager or Supervisor to ensure quality patient care, reporting any deficiencies and taking appropriate action to resolve 
•    Prepares and submits statistical data as requested by Unit Manager or Supervisor
•    Maintains relevant unit KPIs as requested by Unit Manager or Supervisor
•    Participates in recruitment and selection as assigned by Unit Manager
•    Investigates and evaluates Incident reports, taking necessary and appropriate action, including completion of documentation and reporting to appropriate personnel
•    Participates in the provision of a safe and positive workplace by enhancing occupational health and safety requirements, as well as monitoring the operations and continuous improvement of the safety management system
•    Attends assigned committees and reports back to department
•    Participates in the CNE programme, delivering education as requested to the nursing department as well as in – house education to the PACU staff
•    Acts as clinical resource providing support for patient care and departmental operational concerns for all junior staff
•    Documents all the information related to patients hemodynamic, surgical drains and the wound in post-operative care, including history, assessment in accordance to the documentation policy
•    Post-operative assessment in level of consciousness of patient airway, color of the skin, breathing and circulation
•    Administers and controls narcotics and medications, adhering to the safe administration of medication policy within the facility, administering prescribed medications, including narcotics as per scope of practice

Responsibilities

Position Requirements/Qualifications

Required
•    Graduate of an accredited school of nursing holding a BSc Nursing /Diploma of Nursing, not less than 3 years study duration
•    Minimum 5 years post-graduation experience with at least 2 years in current specialty (PACU)
•    BLS certificate
Desirable 
•    ACLS certificate

 

Position criteria Other Skills/Abilities

Position criteria     
•    5 years post graduate experience  
•    Computer literate familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel 
•    Must be fluent in written and spoken English, spoken Arabic an advantage 
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 of current evidence-based nursing practice.
•    Demonstrate proven success in collaborating with peers & colleagues and able to work in, a diverse multi-cultural environment 
•    Management, administrative and leadership skills required to effectively organize and direct staff and services 
•    Basic data management & analytical skills