Charge Nurse – OT, NMC Royal Womens Hospital Abu Dhabi UAE

NMC Healthcare is currently looking for suitable and desirous candidates for the job position of a Charge Nurse – OT. The successful aspirant will work at NMC Royal Womens Hospital Abu Dhabi, UAE. This job was listed by NMC on 26 October 2023 and is welcoming applications from eligible aspirants.

Purpose of A Charge Nurse – OT

Supervises and coordinates the nursing staff in a healthcare setting, ensuring the quality and efficiency of patient care.

Duties of A Charge Nurse – OT

  • Directs and supervises all administrative and clinical activities of her designated area.
  • Responsible for assessment and reassessment of patients.
  • Ensures implementation and evaluation of high quality patient care standards.
  • Ensures nursing staff perform the Appropriateness review of medications before preparing and administering medications.
  • Supervises the preoperative care of patient to ensure optimum quality of care to all surgical patients is provided.
  • Ensures strict adherence to the time out policy within the operating theatre complex.
  • Ensure to deliver optimum and continuous care to the patient in the recovery room.
  • Oversees the running of Pre Anaesthesia Clinic in the OT Complex
  • Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the department in accordance with the infection control and waste management policy of the hospital.
  • Coordinates with the Nursing Supervisor and Nursing Administrator in conducting annual competency and skill based competency checks for all categories assigned to the operating theater.
  • Prepares daily / monthly staff allocation of her designated area and ensures competency based nurse / patient allocation is followed at all times.
  • Collaborates with the Nursing Supervisor to design, implement and evaluates the effectiveness of staff education based on, staff satisfaction, staff development and staff competencies.
  • Coordinates with other health team members for maximum utilization of the operating theatre suites.
  • Ensures preventative and ongoing maintenance of equipment are carried out, reporting all failures or deficiencies to the appropriate department head.
  • Ensures to check crash carts and emergency equipment on a daily basis and documented according to the hospital policy.
  • Responsible for storing and maintaining medication inventories which include high alert medications and narcotics as per hospital policy.

Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing / Diploma in Nursing.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the Operation Theater (OT) with at least 2 year’s experience as Charge Nurse or equivalent grade in relevant clinical area.

Certification & License

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate.
  • Current license in country of origin and with HAAD or DHA license to practice in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Knowledge & Skills Desired

  • Demonstrates sound decision making, leadership and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to review procedures and implement new models of service delivery to satisfy client and organizational requirements.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality outcomes and ability to consult with staff regarding continuous improvement.
  • Excellent command of oral and written English.
  • Arabic language advantageous/desirable but not essential.
  • Ability to demonstrate highly developed communication and organizational skills at all levels.
  • Ability to provide compassionate care that is respectful to patients cultural preferences while keeping in line with regulating bodies (HAAD, JCI).
  • Knowledge of computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and practice of confidentiality policy.

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