Main Responsibilities :
Unit / Clinic Management
Ensure cleanliness of the working unit and supervise ancillary staff as required.
Coordinate nursing services with services of other disciplines.
Ensure that infection control and waste management protocols are followed.
Promote a safe environment for patients, visitors and co-workers including the implementation of infection control policies of the Clinics.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other members of the health care team.
Escort visitors, Senior Management and other government officials at their visit to the medical centres whenever required.
Maintains an acceptable standard of attendance and reports to work on time.
Patient Care & Service Excellence
Carries out physician's orders and reviews nursing and medical orders for accuracy and appropriateness.
Prepares, administers, and documents the administration of oral, parental and topical medications as prescribed by the physician.
Ensure that patients / family are provided with adequate and appropriate information and reassurance and consent is taken prior to medical and nursing intervention.
To be knowledgeable of therapeutic effects, usual dosages, contraindications, side effects and adverse reactions for all drugs and parental fluids administered.
Maintains accountability for medications and controlled drugs.
Intervenes appropriately in clinical emergency situations, initiates emergency resuscitative measures and assists with codes.
Sets up equipment for and assists physicians with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Assists with transfer of patients within the health care facilities.
Performs a systematic initial and ongoing assessment of the patient's physical and psychosocial status, specific to the age of the patient.
Teaches patients and their families with emphasis on compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimen. Supports families in meeting the patient's psychosocial needs.
Demonstrates priority setting skills and timeliness in responding to patient needs.
Acts as a patient advocate and develops supportive relationships with patient / family maintaining a professional role.
Uses verbal and written communication in an accurate concise and timely manner that conveys respect for the patient / family / visitor / staff.
Ensure adequate manning at units / nursing stations.
Assign / Deploy nurses to doctors according to their experience, skill sets and requirements.
Ensure availability of adequate technical and nursing support to the doctors and nurses, follow the treatment advised by the respective doctor.
Prepare and maintain nurse's duty roaster and supervise the nurses.
Ensure and monitor Infection control & waste management in the unit.
Manage day to day clinical activities of the unit.
Ensure the nursing staff adheres to the safe infection control practices.
Ensure the required levels of drugs is in sufficient quantity and are available for patient care.
Maintain nursing supplies inventory by studying usage reports identifying trends. Ensure patient monitoring & documentation as per specification
Ensure safe & excellent delivery of patient care and nursing assessment of all patients is carried out.
Monitor and ensure appropriate nursing records of patients are maintained.
Indent medicines & materials, supervise proper stocking, inventory control, and arrangement & medication management.
Ensure the equipment are in working condition, logbooks are updated and drugs and materials are within safety limits. Carry out preventive maintenance and routine inspections of equipment .
Ensure to prepare and autoclave materials for dressing / nursing care.
Ensure timely reporting of damage and ensure repair or replacement.
Clinical Risk and Safety Management
Maintains a safe, clean and organized environment for the patient / family / visitors and staff.
Performs a wide range of nursing procedures with attention to accuracy, patient safety and comfort, including those requiring strict aseptic technique.
Monitor the emergency medical equipment's (defibrillator, suction apparatus, oxygen etc.) on a regular basis to ensure their availability when required.
Maintains infection control and safety awareness, functions accordingly and initiates corrective action when indicated.
Participates in fire and disaster drills and mock codes.
Adopt correct procedure for cleaning, washing and autoclaving instruments.
Ensure ethical accountability and legal compliance in all actions.
Management & Staff Development
Participate in official meetings & contribute in achieving objective of the clinic.
Arrange and participate in professional and social functions of the staff.
Arrange orientation programmes for new nursing staff and assigning preceptor to mentor.
Maintain discipline among nursing staff.
Keep the senior nursing officials (Nurse Manager) informed of the happenings in the clinics related to Clinical natters.
Effective team work should be maintained & sustained in clear direction, open & honest communication, mutual accountability, collaboration & team trust.
Always maintain an adequate coordination with departments like Customer care, Insurance, Quality, Operations, etc.
Professional & Personal Development
Enhance own professional growth by updating theoretical knowledge & practical skill through self-learning & participating in training programs.
Be compliant with licensing requirements.
Assist in development and / or implementation of unit based policies & procedures related to patient care.
Participate in programs for quality improvement in nursing practices.
ABOUT THE TEAM
Medcare Hospitals and Medical Centres (Medcare), the premium healthcare division of Aster DM Healthcare, is one of the pioneering healthcare providers in the region.
With a focus on delivering a patient-centric journey as well as encouraging clinical excellence and state-of-the-art care, Medcare operates three multi-specialty hospitals including Medcare Hospital Safa Park Dubai, Medcare Hospital Sharjah and Medcare Women and Children Hospital in Dubai and one specialty hospital Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital.
In addition, it has three specialty centres and 12 multi-specialty centres in key locations across Dubai and Sharjah.
With a team of 350+ qualified healthcare professionals, Medcare promotes and supports the highest standards in preventive, curative and rehabilitative healthcare.