The Staff Nurse (Emergency) is responsible for the delivery of high quality nursing care to patients and carers in the Emergency Unit. He/she is an active member of the multidisciplinary care team, and may be required to act as team leader and take charge of the ward in the absence of the Nursing supervisor. He/she may also be required to provide relief nursing cover for the Treatment Rooms, Minor Injuries Unit and other segments of the hospital.
Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.
- Assessment of nursing needs, develop, implement and evaluate nursing care to meet those needs.
- Storage and retrieval of routine equipment used in resuscitation.
- Carry out all relevant forms of care without direct supervision.
- Advise on the promotion of health and prevention of illness.
- Adhere at all times to Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Code of Professional Conduct.
- Ensure that nursing procedures are carried out in accordance with hospital protocols and guidelines and these procedures are evidence based.
- Maintain accurate records as per hospital guidelines for records and record keeping.
- Maintain absolute confidentiality in respect of patient records, medical nursing and allied health professionals
- Store, administer and order drugs according to hospital guidelines for the administration of medicines.
- Work as cooperative member of the multidisciplinary team.
- Act as team leader, and take charge of the ward in the absence of the Nursing Supervisor.
- Help enhance junior staff/ students with clinical and managerial skills by teaching, assessing and supervision.
- At least a Bachelor Degree in Nursing or its equivalent.
- Registration with the National Association of Nurses and Midwifery of Nigeria, or licensed to practice in their current country and able to register in Nigeria.
- Post-graduate training and experience in emergency care.
- At least 3 years relevant nursing experience
- Job experience abroad (US, UK, South Africa, etc.) is an added advantage.
Knowledge and Skills Required
- More than basic computer literacy
- The ability to perform all duties accurately in a professional manner
- Good organisational and communication skills.
- Possess high degree of accuracy and attention to details.
- Knowledge of management principles, processes and procedures.
- Skill and ability to coach and develop others.
- Must be able to analyze and solve problems effectively.
- Excellent teamwork abilities