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Duties and Responsibilities
Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates individual patient care.
Supervises junior and new staff and participates in Orientation and Developmental
Takes charge of the department in the absence of the person responsible as required
Undertakes the role of the Primary Care Provider specific to a defined patient group.
Participates in the on-going training and development programme of the
Takes responsibility for his/her own professional conduct and growth.
Acts in accordance with all agreed Hospital and departmental policies and
procedures at all times.
Behaves in a professional manner at all times.
Protects patient's confidentiality in accordance with hospital policy.
Establishes a good working environment in which patients receive a high standard of
Takes responsibility for the direct delivery of professional and competent patient
care by promoting quality care standards.
Acts on behalf of or at the direction of the Head Nurse/Charge Nurse in setting and
monitoring standards for patient care.
Participates in the monitoring of the Planning, delivery of care and evaluation of the
individualized Patient Care.
Informs the Head Nurse/Charge Nurse of any changes in circumstances which affect
the standards of care.
Establishes and develops effective communications with all staff of other
disciplines, patients, relatives and all hospital employees.
Maintains the safety and well-being of patients and staff in accordance with policies
Uses equipment and supplies in cost effective and responsible manner and
participates in the procedure for ordering supplies within the agreed budget as delegated.
Ensures that Infection Control Practices are adhered to in accordance with approved
infection control policies.
Ensures that students and temporary staff allocated to the ward have appropriate
orientation, teaching and support in accordance with their curricular objectives and reports any matter of concern to the Head Nurse/Charge Nurse.
Participates in the care, custody and administration of Medicines in accordance with
Documents and reports all accidents/incidents to Head Nurse/Charge Nurse and Site
Ensures that all nursing documentation is completed accurately and legibly and
understands the importance and relevance of their confidential nature.
Assists in data collection for monitoring and statistical purposes.
Participates in staff orientation and on-going developmental programmes.
Takes responsibility for own professional development and growth and remains
updated in current professional practices.
Maintains annual updates in Infection Control, Fire and Safety and Major Disaster.