ICU Nurse Officer 1 at Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited

Cedarcrest Hospitals was founded in Abuja in January 2008 and was formerly known as Cedarcrest Orthopaedic Clinics. Within a few years, the hospital expanded its scope of practice into a full-fledged private multispecialty hospital. The core vision of the organisation is to provide world-class healthcare services to patients in Nigeria, West Africa, and globally.

With hospitals located in both Abuja and Lagos, our services accommodate over one hundred (100) beds and provide services and facilities such as emergency / trauma center, a helipad, major radiology diagnostic center, a prosthetic manufacturing plant, an oxygen manufacturing plant, modular surgical operating theatres, cardiac catheterization unit and several other facilities that make for a modern multispecialty hospital.

We are recruiting to fill the position of a ICU Nurse Officer 1

The Role

>The ICU Nurse Officer 1 reports to the Deputy ward Manager in-charge of the ICU but is supervised by the Senior Nursing officer.
>He/she provides care for hospital patients as well as assists physicians in providing treatment in various medical settings.
>This includes but is not limited to recording and reporting symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions.
>The Nurse Officer 1 will also be tasked with maintaining accurate patient reports and medical histories, administering medication and treatments to patients while observing reactions and side effects. They also advise patients and their families on various health and conditions.

Responsibilities

>Overall care of the patients in the ICU Maintaining accurate, complete health care records and reports.
>Administering medications to patients and monitoring them for side effects and reactions.
>Prescribing assistive medical devices and related treatments.
>Recording patient vital signs and medical information.
>Ordering medical diagnostic and clinical tests.
>Monitoring, reporting, and recording symptoms or changes in patient conditions using standard monitoring tools.
>Administering intravenous medications.
Maintenance and care of Peripheral Central lines.
>Modifying patient health treatment plans as indicated by patient conditions and responses.
>Monitor patient’s condition and assess their needs to provide the best possible care and advice.
>Observe and interpret patient’s symptoms and communicate them to physicians.
>Collaborate with intensivists and nurses to devise individualized care plans for patients
>Perform routine procedures (blood pressure measurements, administering injections etc.) and fill in patients’ charts.
>Adjust and administer patient’s medication and provide treatments according to intensivist’s orders
>Escalate patient observations and problems via approved channels.
>Inspect the facilities and act to maintain excellent hygiene and safety (decontaminating equipment, sanitizing surfaces, preparing beds etc.)
>Foster a supportive and compassionate environment to care for patients and their families
>Support patient in their activities of daily living {ADL}

Qualifications

>RN / RICN
>Bachelor’s of Nursing Science is added advantage.
>Valid Licence – Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
>NYSC Certificate or Exemption Letter.
BLS certification.
>Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, physicians and hospital staff.
>Basic computer skills.
>Professional, friendly attitude.
>Experience in emergency room or intensive care.
>Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal.
>Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
>Highly motivated team player willing to go the extra mile.

Special Conditions

>Employment is contingent on passing a medical screening conducted by the hospital
>Employee will be subject to various testing including but not limited to drug and medical testing throughout the tenure of their employment
>Knowledge of workflow processes.

Application Closing Date
14th September, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: careers@cedarcresthospitals.com using the Position Title and Code as the subject of their email application.

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