JOB DESCRIPTION OF STAFF NURSE
Qualification: Diploma / B.Sc. Nursing.
Reporting To: In charge
Job Summary: Staff Nurse is a first-level professional Nurse who provides direct patient care to one patient or a group of patients assigned to her/him during duty shift. Assists in ICU management and supervision. She/he is directly responsible to the In charge
To ensure smooth functioning and management of the NICU in order to provide quality nursing care and service in every shift
Direct Patient Care
Admits and discharges the patient.
Maintains personal hygiene and comforts of the patient.
Attends to the nutritional needs of the patient and feeds the helpless patients.
Maintains clean and safe environment for the patients.
Implements and maintains ward policies and routines.
Co-ordinates patient care with various health team members.
Attend the doctors rounds and follow the orders.
Check inventory of all equipment, crash cart and instruments as per the inventory register in the icu and inform the senior nurse / In charge nurse in case of any discrepancies noted.
Check the communication book for any new instructions during every shift.
Maintain the CSSD Register By procuring the sterile items
Ensure all the procedures performed throughout the day are entered in the bedside procedures for IP patients
Check the expiry dates of the medicines and send the medicines nearing expiry to the pharmacy
Performs technical task, e.g., administration of medication, assisting doctors in various procedures, preparing articles and the patient for medical or nursing procedures, recording vital signs, tube feeding, giving enema, bowel wash dressing, stomach wash, eye and ear care, collection and sending of specimens, pre-and post-operative care. Assists in administration of transfusion, perineal care, breast care, baby care, etc.
Maintains intake and output chart.
Observes change in-patients condition and records, takes necessary action and reports to the concerned authority.
Imparts health education to the patient and his/her family.
Accompanies very ill patients sent to other departments or transferred to other institutions.
Hand over and take over the patient and ICU equipment and supply.
Keeps the department neat and tidy.
Maintains safety of the ICU equipment.
Prepares and checks ICU supplies.
Assists Ward Supervisor/Sister in charge in ICU management and officiates in her/his absence. Assists in taking inventories.
Supervise students and other junior Nursing personnel working with her/him.
Maintains ward record and reports assigned to her/ him by the In charge.
Check the census of the department.
Enquire and know about the following:
o New admissions.
o Surgery and investigation list.
Prepare the patients for surgeries / procedures.
Keep the folders ready for surgeries
Ensure that the consent for surgery / procedure is obtained and the necessary preparations for the surgery / procedure has been done
Additional Responsibilities :
Inform any special events during the shift to the In charge/Nursing supervisor /MOD
Special care to the Renal transplant/Isolation room patients
Activate and manage all CODES.
Other Educational Function
Participates in clinical teaching both planned and incidental.
Helps in the orientation of new staff.
Participates in staff education programme.
Guides student Nurses.
Ability to comprehend verbal instructions given by the supervisor or head of the department.
Have an affinity for teamwork.
Able to work accurately and with minimal supervision.
Technical skills required for using and maintaining the various equipments and the computer.
Ability to comprehend written instructions given by the Doctors and the other related departmental personnel.
Ability to plan & organize ones work schedule effectively.
Speaking and listening are essential requirements to understand and carry out the instructions given by the supervisors and other related departmental personnel.
Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter
Industry: Medical / Healthcare / Hospitals
Functional Area: Medical, Healthcare, R&D, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology
Role Category: Medical Professional
Employment Type: Permanent Job, Full Time