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Assistant Nurse

February 01, 2022

 

Role Purpose: 

The purpose of this role is to assist in the delivery of high quality and effective clinical and personal care.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Support qualified practitioners, as directed, in the provision of high quality care.
  • Observe patient vital signs using skills and equipment and report any abnormalities to medical team.
  • Deliver patient centered care to meet the needs of the patient and ensure consent is gained before carrying out care.
  • Have knowledge of chronic disease management that encompasses respiratory, cardiac conditions and diabetes.
  • Be aware of safe guarding policies, both local and national, and implement such policies should it become necessary.
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Maintains continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Provide emergency care to patients as necessary and attend annual resuscitation training.
  • Respond to emergency situations and escalate to medical team, employing techniques in line with scope of practice and associated training as directed and in accordance with Al-Futtaim Health protocols and guidance.
  • Provides assistance for the patients when required, providing clinical care, emotional support, ensuring safety, privacy and dignity at all times.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree / Diploma in Nursing.
  • DHA License (or Eligibility) as an Assistant Nurse (mandatory)
  • BLS certification (mandatory)
  •  Fluency in English (speak, read and write).
  •  Arabic speaking skills will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent Computer Literacy skills is required.

Minimum Experience:

Minimum 2+ years’ experience in a similar role preferably within an accredited healthcare facility