Staff Nurse Burns Intensive Care Unit (BICU)

Staff Nurse Burns Intensive Care Unit (BICU)

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


Responsible to provide safe patient and family focused quality care utilizing the nursing process, demonstrating leadership competencies while in charge or acting as shift resource/team leader. Contributes to the successful achievement of the Nursing Affairs strategic goals.

Education/Qualifications Required:

  • BS Degree in Nursing or Equivalent from Accredited University obtained through personal attending study method (not distant learning or on-line study method)


  • Minimum Two (2) years of experience on a Burns Unit


  • Current and in good Standing Nursing License/Registration (RN) to practice in country of residence

Job Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Performs consistent, systematic evaluation of clinically based programmes to determine if they meet patient/staff needs and are responsive to department/organizational direction.
  • Formulates measurable performance criteria to assess nurses’ levels of competence.
  • Provides the clinical expertise essential to support managers with effective problem solving and decision making.
  • Promotes and supports a collaborative practice model.
  • Maintains accurate records of educational activity and reports as required.
  • Facilitate achievement of individual, departmental, and organizational goals.
  • Fosters open communication, learning, and professional growth of the nursing staff.
  • Collaborates with managers regarding staff development programmes.
  • Contributes to effective and efficient utilization of human resources, consumables and equipment.
  • Initiates action and reports to the appropriate manager, when staff behavior and/or performance do not meet professional standards.

Management of Clinical Practice

  • Identifies educational needs and develops educational programmes accordingly.
  • Collaborates with nursing staff and other disciplines in the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programmes.
  • Demonstrates skill in adult education, group dynamics, curriculum development, communication, and teaching strategies.
  • Assists nursing staff to integrate new knowledge and skill into their practice and ensures that ongoing competency is maintained.
  • Supports an environment that allows staff to acquire skills, identify and develop new ideas that ensures commitment to the organizational goals.
  • In liaison with the Nurse Manager, reviews nursing practice and addresses required changes based on best practice guidelines
  • Provides specialty specific orientation to relevant staff and participates the organizations orientation programmes as required.
  • Sets clear measurable program objectives and evaluates program outcomes
  • Provides bedside clinical consultations in area of expertise/specialization.
  • Collaborates with nursing staff in identifying patient care concerns and in determining areas that necessitate resolution through staff education.
  • Provides opportunities for individual nursing staff development
  • Analyzes studies trends in nursing practice and recommends changes or adjustments in existing practice, adapting as required to meet the needs of the patient.
  • Leads the implementation of evidence based practice and actively participates in research to promote clinical knowledge and a research based clinical practice environment.
  • Support the staff to provide a suitable environment for patient and family learning.
  • Engages in health promotion activities in the organization and community
  • Responds to all levels of emergencies according to the organizations policies and procedures


  • Maintains a strong communication network with the clinical leadership in promoting educational programmes.
  • Uses information technology to access, transmit and produce information as necessary
  • Maintains confidentiality and security of patient, family, and organization information in accordance with the confidentiality policy
  • Facilitates effective communication between the patient, family and the interdisciplinary health care team as required

Performance Improvement/Risk Management

  • Participates in quality improvement activities by assisting with the development, implementation and review of standards, policies, procedures and guidelines, evaluation of indicators and reporting of outcomes and trends.
  • Utilize information gained from program evaluation to determine future program directions.
  • Supports and participates in ongoing educational and research programmes within the Nursing Department and the organization.
  • Supports a culture of performance improvement.
  • Monitors and evaluates the quality of nursing care
  • Audits compliance with organizational documentation standards.
  • Monitors and supports the organizational Key Performance Indicators and Clinical Indicators and reinforces corrective action to improve clinical service.
  • Responsible for minimizing exposure to incidents of infection/cross infection of patients, staff, visitors and the general public.
  • Ensures staff adheres to the infection control policies and procedures of the organization
  • Complies with International and HA-AD Patient Safety Goals
  • Participates in interdisciplinary teams and Performance Improvement Projects for evaluation and improvement of processes and clinical practice.

Professional Responsibilities

  • Maintains contemporary knowledge of evidence based practice relevant to specialty.
  • Participates in activities which enhance own professional growth and development.
  • Acts as a professional role model with regards to self-development and self-accountability by projecting the image of a self-directed learner and setting high personal work standards.
  • Develops and achieves annual performance criteria/goals in conjunction with the Line Manager.
  • Maintains and updates a professional portfolio.
  • Identifies and utilizes various mechanisms to assist in development of leadership skills.
  • Utilizes internal educational resources and external agencies to assist with development of job specific competencies.
  • Maintains and updates own professional development through relevant educational activities
  • Initiates or participates in Nursing and or other disciplines research that contributes to continual improvement in standards of care.
  • Obtains accredited and non-accredited Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Units in compliance with HA-AD and the organization’s requirements.