Full Time Greater Accra Medicas Hospital

Job Description

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Undertake assessment, planning and implementation of interventions for addressing patient care problems.
  • Evaluate patient responses to interventions and modify plans as needed.
  • Undertake and demonstrate nursing tasks in the best interest of patient care and professional standards.

These include:

  • Washing and bathing
  • Bed Making
  • Elimination including catheterisation, bowel and stoma care
  • Feeding e.g. oral, nasogastric or parenteral feeding and ensuring adequate nutritional intake for patients in liaison with the dietician.
  • Obtaining specimens e.g. bodily fluids, wound swabs, blood.
  • Administration of drugs e.g. oral, intravenous, subcutaneous, rectal and topical and monitoring of effects.
  • Simple and complex dressings.
  • Monitoring of vital signs (Pause, temperature, BP, respiration)
  • Demonstrate an enquiring approach towards patient care.
  • Read reports and take note of critical cases, do chart rounds and ensure treatment has been given
  • Participate in the ward rounds
  • Assist with manual handling and transferring of patients in compliance with the hospital policy
  • Maintain a safe and therapeutic patient care environment
  • Undertake the last offices for deceased patients and give relevant information to relatives/carers
  • Advise on the promotion of health and prevention of illness, teaching patients and their relatives where appropriate
  • Assist the Ward Manger/ Unit In-Charge in promoting the right of patients/clients and maintaining the privacy and dignity of clients/patients and staff
  • Perform other official duties assigned by the Ward Manager/Unit In-Charge

Required Skills or Experience

  • Communicate effectively both orally and written.
  • Report writing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to initiate and maintain clear, concise documentation
  • Self motivated and ability to motivate others
  • Flexible attitude and committed to the needs of the Service

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