Charge Nurse Stroke Unit

Charge Nurse Stroke Unit

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

Summary

Responsible for directing and overseeing the daily activities of the unit on an assigned shift to assure successful safe delivery of care. The Charge Nurse is a caregiver and often takes modified patient care assignment.

Education / Qualification Required:

  • BS Degree in Nursing from North America, Western Europe, Australia, or New Zealand.

Experience:

  • Minimum Four (4) years of experience in Stroke Unit
    Minimum One (1) year of experience in a Charge Nurse, Head Nurse of Assistant Head Nurse position preferred and or demonstrates leadership qualities during relief Charge Nurse assignment

License

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

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act on behalf of/or at the direction of the Head Nurse on setting standards and expectation in the quality of care
  • Determine nursing priorities and plans patients care according to staff availability
  • Establish and develop effective communication with all discipline, patients and relatives
  • Demonstrate effective communication by defining rationale for assignments reporting problem or concerns to the Head of Nurse and serving liaison with other department
  • Ensure that all SSMC and Nursing policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Collaborate with Head Nurse to obtain necessary human and material resources
  • Ensure that support staff allocated to the ward/department is given appropriate teaching, support and guidance in accordance with ward objective and SSMC policies and procedures.
  • Reports any matter concern to the appropriate line managers
  • Support/assist the Head Nurse in the establishment of a good working atmosphere and in making the most effective/efficient use of staff, supplies and services
  • Make decisions and conveys appropriately to team members
  • Ensure that infection control procedures are being adhered to and followed in accordance with infection control policies
  • Ensure that accurate collection of date in relation to patients’ activity in order that statistics maybe accurately complied
  • Ensure patient and staff confidentiality
  • Understand and participate in the procedures of ordering supplies according to patient acuity
  • Keep him/herself up to date with information technology system in the SSMC
  • Develop and awareness of budgeting, exercising care and economic in the ordering and use of supplies and equipment
  • Assist and maintain a pleasant/harmonious unit atmosphere to ensure a clean safe working environment
  • Maintain patient records accurately and promptly in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Participate in direct patient care working as a team member and promote highest standards of evidence-based practice
  • Direct support staff as appropriate in the provision of care of the patient providing supervision as necessary
  • Assign and coordinate patient care and related duties
  • Coordinate patient admission/discharge/transfer arrangement.
  • Arrange for continuing outpatient services and arrange home care referral as needed
  • Triage patient problems as necessary
    Participate fully in the multi-disciplinary patient records and advise as necessary
  • Maintain patient record accurately and promptly in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Assist in safeguarding the welfare and safety of patients and other staff by being aware of: Health & Safety at work, Fire Prevention & Management, Infection Control Procedure
  • Participate in the introduction and orientation of all new members of staff and student nurses to the ward/department routines
  • Act as a preceptor/mentor in the support and development of nursing of staff and students as a facilitator in the supervision and teaching of all nursing staff.
  • Take responsibility for own professional growth and keep up-to-date with professional change, development and accountability.
  • Assist in promoting nursing staff and contribute to teaching and training if staff in accordance with the Saudization plan
  • Assist in the creation of a pleasant unit atmosphere and a clean safe environment
  • Contribute to setting standards and monitoring of measurable standard of care and be accountable for maintaining the standards
  • Uphold quality initiatives that improve “Customer Care” and enhance the interface between staff, patients, families and visitors
  • Ensure the role of the nurse is handling complaints, according to Continuous Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CQI&PS) department policies and procedures
  • Assist in establishing and monitoring protocols and pathways
  • Assist in identifying and reporting accidents and incidents
  • Perform other applicable tasks and duties assigned within the realm of the employee’s knowledge, skills and abilities