Medcare Hospitals and Medical Centers is looking for a Registered Nurse with Ophthalmology experience to join our medical center.
1. Duties and Responsibilities :
BASIC FUNCTIONS :
Provides a wide range of quality professional nursing care functions using the Nursing Process with emphasis on direct patient care and related activities.
o Provides professional nursing care to the patient, receives supervision and direction from the Head Nurse and / or Nurse Manager.
o Work is performed on any shift, as required, in the general and critical care clinical units, operating room, labor and delivery units, emergency rooms and clinics of Medcare Hospital.
o Hours are as assigned and may include on call.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES : Assessment :
o Performs a systematic initial and on going assessment of the patient’s physical and psychosocial status, specific to the age of the patient.
o Assesses patient / family educational needs and readiness to learn utilizing appropriate resources.
o Assesses patient / family discharge planning needs utilizing appropriate resources.
o Collaborates with the patient / family and other members of the health care team to develop and update a plan of care that is consistent with the medical diagnosis and based on the patient’s changing physical, psychosocial and age related requirements.
o Establishes realistic and measurable goals that are culturally sensitive, and identifies nursing interventions to achieve the goals.
o Plans and organizes patient care activities on a daily basis.
Implementation / Interventions :
o Provides total, direct nursing care consistent with the plan of care and needs of the patients with respect for the patient’s privacy, dignity, personal preference and culture.
o Carries out physician’s orders and reviews nursing and medical orders for accuracy and appropriateness.
o Prepares, administers, and documents the administration of oral, parental and topical medications as prescribed by the physician.
o Is knowledgeable of therapeutic effects, usual dosages, contraindications, side effects and adverse reactions for all drugs and parental fluids administered.
o Maintains accountability for narcotics and controlled drugs.
o Intervenes appropriately in clinical emergency situations, initiates emergency resuscitative measures and assists with codes.
o Sets up equipment for and assists physicians with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
o Performs a wide range of nursing procedures with attention to accuracy, patient safety and comfort, including those requiring strict aseptic technique.
o Assists with transfer of patients within the health care facilities.
o Serves as transport nurse for patients during ambulance or aircraft transport.
o Teaches patients and their families with emphasis on compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimen. Supports families in meeting the patient’s psychosocial needs.
o Maintains a safe, clean and organized environment for the patient / family / visitors and staff.
o Demonstrates priority setting skills and timeliness in responding to patient needs.
o Evaluates quality of nursing care being delivered and identifies opportunities for improvement.
o Evaluates on an ongoing basis the patient’s progress and the appropriateness of the plan of care involving the patient / family and other health team members.
o Updates the plan of care to reflect patient’s current health status and needs.
o Evaluates and documents the patient / family’s understanding of and response to the plan of care including teaching and discharge plans.
o Participates in presenting patient care conferences.
Professional Expectations :
o Practices within the established standards, policies and procedures.
o Recognizes when patient care needs extend beyond the limits of personal ability and consults appropriate resources.
o Provides input during development and review of patient care standards, policies and procedures and participates in the Interdisciplinary Quality Assessment & Improvement Program.
o Assumes responsibility for professional development and maintains currency in nursing for area of practice.
o Uses computer technology as required.
o Maintains infection control and safety awareness, functions accordingly and initiates corrective action when indicated.
o Participates in fire and disaster drills and mock codes.
o Demonstrates acceptance, caring and empathy to patients and families.
o Maintains the confidentiality of patient / family information.
o Acts as a patient advocate and develops supportive relationships with patient / family maintaining a professional role.
o Uses verbal and nonverbal communication that conveys respect for the patient / family / visitor / staff.
o Communicates verbal information in an accurate concise and timely manner.
o Communicates written information in a legible accurate, concise and timely manner
o Documents in a manner that is consistent with the nursing documentation guidelines.
o Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other members of the
health care team.
o Complies with department dress code.
o Maintains an acceptable standard of attendance and reports to work on time.
o Demonstrates support for Nursing Department Philosophy and Objectives.
About Us Aster DM Healthcare Limited is one of the largest private healthcare service providers operating in multiple GCC states and is an emerging healthcare player in India.
With an inherent emphasis on clinical excellence, we are one of the few entities in the world with a strong presence across primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary healthcare through our hospitals, clinics and pharmacies.
We have over 20,000 plus dedicated employees across the geographies that we are present in, delivering a simple yet strong promise to our different stakeholders : We’ll treat you well.
We reach out to all economic segments in the GCC countries through our differentiated healthcare services across the Aster , Medcare and Access brands. 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.