Wards Staff Nurse

Reference Number: LC342

Wards Staff Nurse (Applicants must be EU Nationals)

Reports to: Nursing Officer/Head of Department

One of our clients, is looking for a Wards Staff Nurse to care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent or disabled. S/he will deliver individualised care to patients utilising the nursing processes of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation and evaluation, in accordance with established nursing practice, ethics and the Hospital’s Policies. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide bedside care for a wide variety of medical patients, including pre- and post-surgery patients.
  • Consult and coordinate with the health care team to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care.
  • Assess, implement, plan and evaluate nursing care plans by working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Record and maintain accurate and complete health care records including vital signs and medical information.
  • Monitor, report and record symptoms or changes in the patients’ condition.
  • Prepare and administer medications as prescribed and record all entries of medication administration accurately.
  • Report any suspected adverse drug reaction immediately to the medical team and pharmacist.
  • Initiate and provide education accordingly to patients and relatives on how to manage their illness/surgery and emphasising on home care needs.
  • Accompany specialists during ward rounds and ensure that changes in patient care are communicated to colleagues.
  • Respond immediately to life-saving/emergency care situations.
  • Actively lead and participate in the discharge planning process.
  • Foster a supportive and compassionate environment to care for patients and their families.

Other Responsibilities:

  • To establish and maintain good working relationships with all departments in the Hospital.
  • To be courteous and professional, at all times, with both clients, colleagues and service providers.
  • To report all incidents and accidents appropriately and to write out reports accordingly and in a timely manner.
  • To abide by Company policies and protocols, at all time, and to ensure implementation of new protocols, as required.
  • To carry out other departmental duties as required and requested within the remit of a professional nurse.
  • To supervise and coordinate activities of the junior nursing staff/health care assistants.
  • To assist with the induction of new staff.
  • To be responsible and accountable for own nursing practice and actions.
  • To report breakages and malfunctioning equipment to the Nursing Officer or the relevant department (Biomedical or Engineering).
  • To ensure a safe hygienic environment is maintained for the benefit of patients/clients, staff and visitors.
  • To contribute to the general management and day to day workings of the unit by being an effective member of the clinical team and supporting senior staff.
  • To maintain and develop professional knowledge and competence. Ensure all mandatory training is current and updated accordingly.
  • To participate in standard Setting and Quality Assurance Programmes for the unit.
  • To remain flexible, at all times, with regards to shift rotation.

Person Specification:

  • Recognised degree in nursing
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse with the Nurse and Midwifery Council of Malta
  • Extensive knowledge of nursing care methods and procedures
  • Knowledge of emergency care
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families and all medical and hospital staff at all levels of the organisation 
  • A team player with effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Responsible and compassionate
  • Basic computer skills
  • Good time management
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Professional and friendly attitude.

IMMEDIATE PLACEMENTS for candidates with fluent English, meeting all the above requirements.

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