Professsional Nurse

Category:
Health Care
Location:
Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
Salary:

Job Description

Position Summary: To accept primary responsibility and accountability in delegating and assisting in the provision of quality comprehensive nursing care to the patients and to relieve the head nurse/nursing supervisor of the assigned unit as necessary.       

Duties and Responsibilities: This job description is intended to provide an overview and is not all-inclusive. The job description may be changed as deemed appropriate by Girum Hospital.

1. Assists in planning nursing care (bed making, patient positioning, feeding, bed bath, mouth care, nail care, hair care, diaper changing, etc.);

  •   Develops nursing care plans that meet the individualized needs of the populations;

2. Prepares and administers medications and treatments as prescribed by physicians;

  •   Knows action and side effects of medication administered at designated times;
  •   Accurately observes, reports and records any complication;
  •   Be aware of the five right (right medication, right patient, right route, right dose ,right time);

3. Gives oral and written reports of pertinent information to oncoming staff;

  •   Communicates accurately in oral or written reports/information to each work related staffs;
  •   Handover must take place at the presence of all staffs;

4. Makes daily rounds, recording and reporting and progress on nursing note;

5.  Adheres to policies and procedures of the Health Care Services;

  •  Knows and complies with policies and procedures which have been developed by Girum hospital (Standard of Girum hospital);

6.  Responsible for safety and welfare of clients through proper implementation of nursing procedures;

  •   Routinely observes nursing care given by staff and makes suggestions accordingly;

7.  Follows Universal Precautions and Infection Control guidelines;

  •   Implements accurately the precautions and guidelines;

8.  Assists team members as needs arise. Duties may require lifting up to 50 pounds;

  •   Readily assists in all activities of the unit;

9.   Demonstrates flexibility in recognizing and participating in 24 hour staffing if need occurs;

11.   Maintains attendance and observes working hours, starting time, lunch period, breaks, sign-out time, etc;

12.  Complies with work rules, regulations, and instructions, follows established systems and Procedures and completes assignments with minimal supervision;

13.  Participates actively in the growth and development of nursing personnel through monthly staff meetings, daily reports, nursing rounds, and staff development meetings;

14.  Collect sample, send to laboratory and collect the result on time;

15.  Report to the head nurse or the person in charge about any damaged patient room equipment’s or working instruments;

16.  Be knowledgeable regarding fire and disaster pla ns

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:  

Required Qualifications

  • BSc in Clinical Nursing with renewed license

    Required Experience

  • A minimum of two years experience

Required Skill    

  • Computer application skill
  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity
  • Compassion
  • Critical Thinking
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Attention to detail
  • English and Amharic , additional languages are an asset

Required standards and work rules & regulations

  • Consistently demonstrates professional attitudes and maintain patient confidentiality
  • Professional in appearance and relationships with staff and patients
  • Practice with Kindness, ethics and Honesty to give the best and complete nursing care possible
  • Exhibit through your day to day actions the hospital slogan “where patient comes first”, understand that the needs of the patient are our first priority
  • Be always on time and physically available during all duty hours
  • Never leaves the nurse stations without physically handing over to the next nurse assigned to the floor i.e. nurses should be available at nurses station at all times
  • Respect the hospital dress code (uniform), be well groomed and maintain good hygiene during duty hours
  • Sacrifices yourself to assure the safety of our patients and to make sure that the shifts are appropriately staffed and report any shift changes to immediate team leader and the head nurse office 24 hrs prior to your shift
  • Communicate clearly with your patients about what you are about to do to them, similarly keep a smooth communication among your colleagues
  • Be responsible for all hospital equipment that you are assigned and use
  • Strive to continuously improve your skills and knowledge and attend all required training
  • Avoid chewing gum while on duty
  • Have a positive attitude and let’s all avoid being defensive

How to Apply

Only candidates meeting the required qualifications are invited to send their application letter and CV through the following address:

Email: [email protected]    / [email protected] and/or through  

Please mention the title of the position you applied for on the subject line of your email, candidates who do not follow the application instruction will not be considered.

Note: only short listed candidates will be contacted

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