Senior Charge Nurse Burn ICU

Senior Charge Nurse Burn ICU

  • Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC)
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Responsible to treat patients that have experienced various degrees of burn trauma. Working with a team of practitioners, they help individuals who have suffered burn injuries due to contact with fire, chemicals, oil or electricity. Their work is considered a type of critical care.

Education / Qualification Required:

BS Degree in Nursing
Associate Degree/Diploma in Nursing


Minimum Six (6) Years of experience in in Burns Intensive Care Unit
Minimum Four (4) years of experience in a Charge Nurse, Head Nurse of Assistant Head Nurse position preferred and or demonstrates leadership qualities during relief Charge Nurse assignment


Valid and in a good Standing License in current country of practice

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Clinical Practice:

Provides direct patient care utilizing the nursing process within established hospital, divisional and unit specific policies and procedures, standards, protocols, etc.
Demonstrates knowledge and clinical assessment skills appropriate to clinical area
Takes direct and appropriate action in urgent and emergency situations
Documents all assessments, interventions and other pertinent information in the patient’s healthcare record in a timely and ongoing manner
Promotes continuity of patient care through oral and written communications
Demonstrates effective communication and collaboration skills when interacting with patients/families, other health care team members and members of other departments
Complies with hospital infection control and safety protocols


Provides a leadership and resource role in the provision of patient care
Acts as a unit management resources e.g. care coordinator, charge nurse, team leader, as assigned
Addresses issues using a problem solving framework. Initiates the nursing or medical/administrative chain of command if unable to resolve issues satisfactorily
Liaisons with other healthcare team members and departments to provide continuity of patient care and unit activities

Education & Research:

Works with all healthcare team members in activities designed for the improvement of patient care outcomes
Acts as a preceptor and/or resource for new employees, trainees and other staff
Assumes responsibility for own professional growth identifying those areas of clinical knowledge and skills that need further development
Uses research/current references in the provision of evidence-based care
Participates in teaching and mentoring of Nursing, Medical and Paramedical students, Interns and Residents


Anticipates and acts to maintain a safe environment
Assesses own care, that provided by others, patient care systems, and continuously seeks ways to improve
Compiles with and participates in Quality Management Processes and activities