Charge Nurse – Emergency Care Unit (ECU)

Job Purpose:

 Direct supervision and coordination of activities in the allocated unit/ward.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct and Supervises administrative and clinical activities of the ward / unit.
  • Responsible for daily and vacation scheduling of ward / unit staff in absence of head nurse.
  • Ensures the implementation and evaluation of patient care standards.
  • Coordinates patient placement for optimal utilization of beds and equipment based on patient care needs.
  • Ensures patient / nurse allocation is carried out based on nursing competency and patient care needs.
  • Coordinates with Education Department orientation, mentorship and cross training program for ward staff.
  • Ensures staff competency checklists are maintained and updated as required.
  • Directly communication with designated medical staff regarding ongoing patient management.
  • Ensures patient clinical management is carried out as per doctor’s order and based on patient care needs.
  • Ensures preventive maintenance program adhered to for all equipment and reports and records deficiencies in equipment function to appropriate department.
  • Supervises and evaluates staff performance as required by nursing administration.
  • Communicates with and supports patient and relatives as per individual needs.
  • Any other assigned responsibilities on a need basis as identified by the Nursing Director.
  • Participate in direct patient care working as a team member and promote the highest standards of evidence based practice.
  • Directly support staff as appropriate in the provision of care of the patient, providing supervision as necessary.
  • Assist with identifying and reporting accidents and incidents and take necessary action.
  • Assign and coordinate patient care and related duties.
  • Collaborates with Head Nurse to obtain necessary human and material resources.
  • Recognize others needs for assistance and intervene as necessary.
  • Make decisions and convey appropriately to team members.
  • Demonstrates effective communication by defining rationale for assignments, reporting problems or concerns to the Head Nurse and liaising with other departments.
  • Coordinates patient admission/discharge/transfer arrangements. Arrange for continuing outpatient services and arrange for home care referral as needed.
  • Maintain awareness of patient condition and staff workloads.
  • Complete and exchange of information between the oncoming and off going nursing staff by communicating patient care needs and unusual events.
  • Ensure patient/staff confidentiality.
  • Maintain patient records accurately and promptly in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Assist in maintaining safe custody of drugs in accordance with hospital policy and procedure.
  • Act as facilitator in the supervision and teaching of less experienced staff.
  • Facilitate the orientation programme for new members of staff.
  • Work as preceptor/mentor in the support and development of students and junior staff.
  • Assist in monitoring staff performance and participates in staff review.
  • Assist in monitoring reporting staff sick leave absenteeism.
  • Keep up to date with relevant clinical and professional developments in nursing.
  • Be aware of the role of the nurse in handling complaints, according to Continuous Quality Improvement (QI) policy and procedure.
  • Participate in program of clinical supervision.
  • Perform other applicable tasks and duties assigned within the realm of the employee’s knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Appropriately manages variances behaviorally environment occurrences or refers to the appropriate person.
  • Provides health teaching and education through:
  • Assessment of patient’s learning needs
  • Using demonstration technique and educational materials such as brochures or pamphlets and other needed materials.

Qualifications, Education, Experience, Special Skills:

  • B.Sc. / Diploma in Nursing & Midwifery.
  • Current license in country of origin, with MOH license to practice in Saudi Arabia.
  • 5 years clinical nursing experience in relevant clinical area. With at least 2 years in the relevant area at senior level.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English. Spoken Arabic is advantageous but not essential.

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