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Job Title :  Registered Nurse
Responsible to : Nurse Manager
Location :  As per contract
Hours of work :  As per contract
Salary :  As per contract

JOB SUMMARY

A registered nurse or RN provides direct care to patients within the unit to which she/he assigned. She/he works under the supervision of a nurse manager and is required to follow the plans that have been charted out for each patient. As RN you might be asked to develop a plan of care after assessing patients’ conditions and consulting with their primary care doctors.

  • To contribute to the delivery of high quality nursing care to patients and carers.
  • To be an active member of the multidisciplinary care team.
  • To act as team leader and take charge of the ward in the absence of the Ward Manager.
  • To provide relief nursing cover for Treatment Room, Minor Injuries Unit and Day Hospital.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions.
  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
  • Record patients’ medical information and vital signs.
  • Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s condition.
  • Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients’ responses and conditions.
  • Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit.
  • Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
  • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.
  • Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current RN License recognized by NMC.
  • Knowledge of nursing care in accordance with regulations and practices established by NMC.
  • Consistent demonstration of a team approach to care.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both in writing and orally.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in Health Centres
  • Computer literate