+1 (868)285-9JOB/ +1 (868) 293-0678 #143 Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago WI. Mon - Sat 8.00 - 18.00. Sunday CLOSED

Nurse (Temporary)

  • Location:
    EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    MEDICAL, NURSING, PHARMACY, HEALTH
  • Deadline:
    December 4, 2020

THE EASTERN REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

POSITION DESCRIPTION

1. JOB TITLE

NURSE

2. DIVISION

  •   SANGRE GRANDE HOSPITAL
  •   ST. ANDREW/ST. DAVID  NARIVA/MAYARO

3. DEPARTMENT

NURSING

4. ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

The Nurse will report to the Nurse in charge of the Ward or Senior Nurse at the District Health Facility or Health Centre.

5. NATURE & SCOPE

The Nurse, in keeping with the vision of the Authority, is responsible for working along with the Nurse in Charge to perform general or psychiatric nursing activities. Work involves administering medicines, assisting at operations and other similar duties in the care and treatment of patients; some supervision is exercised over sub-professional staff such as student’s nurses, nurse’s aides or other workers engaged in the care and treatment of patients. Duties are performed in accordance with established rules and regulations, standard practices of the profession and in accordance with detailed instruction from a professional superior, who reviews work for the maintenance of standards and adherence to instructions.

6. SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES

The Nurse would be required to:

  •   Perform general nursing duties such as taking temperatures, pulse and respiration, blood pressure; obtain sputum, urine, blood and other specimens for laboratory examination.
  •   Manage ward ensuring that DDA drugs are accounted for.
  •   Upkeep ward/unit protocols and policies.
  •   Takeover clients from previous shift and give over pertinent information.
  •   Accompany doctors during ward rounds and document comments, treatment, and findings, and update doctors onclient status (general condition of clients).
  •   Order stores (general stores, medical stores, pharmacy drugs, dietary needs of clients) as required.
  •   Consult with heads of departments e.g. Nursing Supervisor, Transport Department, Dietician, Physiotherapist,Social Worker, Community Liaison Officer, Operation Manager, Lab Technician, and X-Ray Technician as partof delivery of patient care.
  •   Admit and assess emergency patients and initiate nursing intervention in emergency cases.
  •   Administer medication as prescribed; accompany patients in ambulance for various diagnostic investigations andtransfer to other hospital.
  •   Apply nursing principles and techniques during care of client checks and record the administration of medicationsand treatments and prepare other reports as appropriate during assigned shifts.
  •   Make continuous assessment, evaluate client status and administer therapy/counsel as ordered.
  •   Attend to patients’ psychological and spiritual needs.
  •   Keep watch over patients with special emphasis on their behavior and observe patients to detect any changes fromnormal conditions and prepare reports.
  •   Supervise patients engaged in occupational and recreational therapies.
  •   Perform daily dressings as ordered, supervise and serve diets.
  •   Ensure intravenous (IV) fluids are given as ordered.
  •   Ensure critical patients are regularly monitored e.g. vital signs taken every 15 minutes.
  •   Carry out instructions given by doctors accurately and appropriately.
  •   Clean and sterilize instruments and dressings.
  •   Perform routine patient care activities such as making beds, serving food and giving baths (include patients in theplan of care).
  •   Allocate staff according to their job description.
  •   Administer holistic care to client, that is, physically, mentally, spiritually and socially.
  •   Be an advocate for patient rights inclusive of educating and counseling patients and relatives about illness andtreatment and about rehabilitation programmes
  •   Manage ward/unit ensuring that shift work is completed and order stock and equipment for ward use.
  •   Insert nasogastric (NG) tubes and administer blood and total parenteral nutrition (TPN).
  •   Keep inventory of equipment delivered to ward/unit.
  •   Work alongside mental health officers at psychiatric clinics, hospitals and communities.
  •   Maintain standard of practice inclusive of implementing nursing care plan and code of conduct.
  •   Use conflict management skills to resolve conflicts with staff/clients.
  •   Perform related work as required by the appropriate Authority.

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7. KEY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  •   Knowledge of General or Psychiatric Nursing theory and practice.
  •   Knowledge of Hospital Rules and Regulations.
  •   Some knowledge of material medical, house-keeping, personal hygiene and bedside nursing.
  •   Ability to administer detailed therapeutic prescriptions.
  •   Ability to apply nursing techniques to routine and complex patient care situations.
  •   Ability to maintain a sympathetic attitude toward and effective relationships with the mentally and physically ill.
  •   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.
  •   Ability to think critically.
  •   Must be mentally and physically fit.

8. MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  •   Training as evidence by the possession of a certificate in General or Psychiatric Nursing from a recognized School of Nursing.
  •   Bachelor’s Degree or Associate Degree in Nursing Education.
  •   Registered with the Nursing School Council of Trinidad and Tobago in General Nursing and Midwifery, or inPsychiatric Nursing as required by the particular unit.
  •   At least three (3) years training in a recognized school of Nursing.

9. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  •   Nursing Assistant
  •   Patient Care Assistant
  •   Student Nurses

10. COMMUNICATION AND WORKING RELATIONSHIP

Internal:

  •   All Clinical and Nursing personnel
  •   Community Liaison Department
  •   Laboratory Department
  •   Hospital Attendants
  •   Patient Care Assistants
  •   Pharmacy

 Other members of staff

External:

  •   Public
  •   Clients
  •   Other Regional Health Authorities
  •   Port-of-Spain General Hospital
  •   Police Service
  •   Fire Service

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