Registered Nurse - NICU - #33597
Manages patients care in allocated area ensuring good standard of care provided.
Provides direct care and related duties in critical care and maintains current knowledge of critical care nursing practice and standards. 3.2 Cares for newborn babies transitioning to extra uterine life 3.3 Plans, implements and evaluates nursing care given to assigned neonate in an effective and organized manner. 3.4 Responsible to keep the infant receiving articles like warmer, suction, oxygen & AMBU bag, ET tubes etc. ready. 3.5 Responsible for receiving the infant from the labor room/ operating room 3.6 Demonstrates complete skill in performing immediate newborn care procedures like clamping the cord, checking cord pulsation, insertion of nasogastric / or gastric tube, gastric lavage, aspiration, administration of Inj. Vitamin K, and check for anal patency 3.7 Responsible for placing the correct Identification Band on the newborn infants hand and also to take the foot print. Performs newborn assessment including anthropometric measurements 3.9 Demonstrates adequate knowledge and skill in assessing and caring for newborn with congenital abnormalities 3.10 Responsible for initial assessment and stabilization of the newborn in the neonatal intensive care unit, placing the infant on continuous hemodynamic monitoring, maintaining thermoregulation, performing capillary glucose monitoring etc. 3.11 Demonstrates deep knowledge in the care of infant under phototherapy 3.12 Assesses and documents vital signs including SpO2, at specified frequency as per hospital policy 3.13 Performs or assists with feedings i.e. breast feeding or gavage feeding 3.14 Performs baby bath, cord care and eye care meticulously for the infants 3.15 Performs newborn screening test including audiometry 3.16 Provides for the physical, psychological and social needs of the patient and families 3.17 Predominant role in preparation, administration and documentation of medication 3.18 Performs a wide range of nursing procedures with attention to accuracy, patient safety and comfort, including those requiring strict aseptic technique 3.19 Demonstrate skill in care of neonates on mechanical ventilator, central venous and umbilical catheters, and babies receiving exchange blood transfusion. 3.20 Demonstrate skill in administration of IV fluids, Total Parenteral Nutrition and blood and blood product transfusion. 3.21 Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients, such as incubators, ventilators, radiant warmers, cardiac monitor, infusion pump, syringe pump, bilirubin meter and Bili blanket. Ensure that all equipment are appropriately decontaminated and stored after use. 3.22 Assists for endotracheal intubation, hypothermia induction, administration of surfactant, insertion of umbilical catheters, and other invasive procedures and act as a patient advocate as required. 3.23 Assists with transfer of newborn / infant within the health care facilities and serves as transport nurse for newborn / infant during ambulance transport 3.24 Provides health education to the infants’ parents about care of infant at home including breast feeding and immunization 3.25 Competent in neonatal resuscitation and performs when needed 3.26 Responsible for completing all the details on the birth notification form and labor and delivery register. Maintains and updates all relevant patient documentation / medical records as per hospital policy and procedure. 3.28 Follows the reporting mechanisms / chain of command in the nursing services department. All patient care issues shall be correctly and promptly reported. 3.29 Demonstrates an economical approach to the utilization of equipment’s and supplies while assisting the head nurse to maintain an appropriate ward stock 3.30 Takes responsibility for the unit in the absence of the Charge Nurse as assigned 3.31 Responsible for checking the crash cart as per the checklist 3.32 Responsible for maintaining inventory checklist of medications including high alert medications and narcotics as per hospital policy 3.33 Responsible for maintaining inventory checklist of Hazmat items including MSDS as per hospital policy 3.34 Ensures preventative and ongoing maintenance of equipment is carried out, reporting all failures or deficiencies through appropriate department head 3.35 Demonstrates strict adherence to all hospital policies and procedures 3.36 Demonstrates sound knowledge and participates in fire safety, patient safety, infection control and the other necessary precautions as per hospital policy. 3.37 Takes responsibility for professional clinical practice and is actively involved in updating and continuing education. 3.38 Performs any other assigned responsibilities as identified by the Charge Nurse / Supervisor / Nursing Administrator. 3.39 Comply with all OSH and infection control policies, standards and procedures and cooperate with hospital management to comply those requirements 3.40 Work accordance with the documented OSH procedures and instructions, specific responsibilities 3.41 Be familiar with emergency and evacuation procedures 3.42 Notifying OSH Hazards, incidents, Near misses and issues and assistance with the preparation of risk assessments, incident reports 3.43 Comply with Waste management procedures and policies 3.44 Attend applicable OSH/Infection control training programs, mock drills and awareness programs 3.45 Use of appropriate personal protective equipment and safety systems
Bachelor of Science in Nursing / Diploma in Nursing. 4.2 Current license in country of origin and with HAAD (Health Authority Abu Dhabi) license to practice in Abu Dhabi, UAE. 4.3 Minimum 2 years nursing experience in labor ward 4.4 BLS provider / NRP provider 4.5 Good English spoken & written, Arabic language advantageous/desirable but not essential.