Health Care Assistant

Full time @University Hospital Sharjah in Healthcare Email Job
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Job Description

To assist the nursing team in providing nursing care to assigned group of patients, performing a variety of non-licensed patient care activities, ensuring the safety, personal needs and comfort of the patients are met

Summary of Main Duties

  • Participates in all aspects of the International Accreditation Programme to assist UHS to attain and maintain international accreditation standards
  • Assists registered nurses in performing basic duties that are in line with the facility, MOH, JCI, FDON policies, procedures and standards
  • Acts as a chaperone for patients as required, preserving the patient’s dignity Assists nurses in turning, moving, or transporting patients on a stretcher or wheelchair.
  • Tidies rooms reporting any unsafe situation to the team leader
  • Assists with meal tray delivery and return, noting fluids taken and informing to assigned RN
  • Assists those patients who are unable to feed themselves
  • Making an unoccupied bed or assisting a RN to make an occupied bed
  • Weighing of ambulatory patients
  • Cleaning up after procedures, treating used instruments as per standard precautions
  • Transporting of specimens as appropriate after ensuring that it is correctly labelled

 

Responsibilities

  • Checks & stocks supply rooms as designated by team leader
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to patients’ comfort and privacy and expresses interest in their progress
  • Accompany patients for x- ray procedures, ECG, CT Scan
  • Accompany Physician during physical examination
  • Participates in nursing continuous quality improvement initiatives, in service education programmes, unit meetings and committee functions as assigned by nurse in charge
  • Initiates emergency, safety practices and fire safety measures as necessary
  • Reports all incidents through agreed channels and chain of command, ensuring Incident report is completed, submitted to nurse in charge and any immediate action required taken
  • Maintains and adheres to patient confidentiality at all times
  • Responsible for attendance to yearly mandatory training as scheduled on mandatory training calendar
  • Responsible for professional clinical practice and is actively involved in updating knowledge through educational activities
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned (within scope of practice)

 

Position Requirements/Qualifications

Required

  • Minimum 2 years nursing experience or demonstrated related healthcare experience
  • Proficient in verbal and written English

 

Desirable

  • Diploma in nursing desirable but not essential
  • Previous OPD experience
  • BLS certificate

 

Position criteria Other Skills/Abilities

  • 2 years nursing/assistant/healthcare related experience
  • Proficient in verbal and written English

 

Advantage

  • Previous UAE experience
  • Experience of working in International accredited hospital (JCIA)

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