Staff Nurse FE Dialysis Unit American Hospital Dubai

American Hospital Dubai

Staff Nurse FE in Dialysis Unit at American Hospital Dubai in 19th Street, Dubai, UAE will provides direct patient care and coordinates patient care-related activities using the scientific process of nursing. Nursing care is given to Pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations. Performs various aspects of Hemodialysis procedures with a comprehensive skill set in renal care. Executes blood sampling, cannulation for Arteriovenous Graft (AVG) and Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF) guided by ultrasound, and dressing changes for Central Venous Access Devices. Conducts flushing and locking procedures for Central Venous Tunneled Catheters, sets up Hemodialysis machines, and disinfects them. Assists in the removal of Perm catheters, initiates Hemodialysis treatment through temporary or tunnelled central venous access, conducts patient assessments, and administers injectable medications during Hemodialysis. Ensures effective and safe delivery of Hemodialysis treatment for patients with renal needs. This is an Intermediate level full time job. And salary can range between 5000-9000 AED/month.

Responsibilities of Staff Nurse

  • Provides age-specific patient-centered care utilizing the nursing process.
  • Performs patient assessment using appropriate, problem-focused, and age-specific assessment techniques.
  • Performs continual critical care assessment of patient and family’s physical and psychological needs.
  • Involves the patient, significant others, and health care providers in the plan of care when appropriate.
  • Collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team to provide patient care.
  • Coordinates and plans critical care/clinical pathway, and prioritizes care, based on individual needs. Revise the care plan as necessary.
  • Initiates appropriate transfer plan.
  • Recognizes subtle cues to anticipate potential problems.
  • Documents all relevant data in the medical record according to hospital/departmental standards.
  • Ensures availability and maintenance of supplies and equipment needed for the unit and patient care.
  • Performs clerical duties when needed.
  • Assumes responsibility for meeting Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) required mandatory education (e.g. fire, safety, infection control and others).
  • Participates in staff meetings and unit committees/projects.
  • Participates in developing and achieving unit goals.
  • Maintains a safe environment for patients and staff.
  • Performs safe handling and administrating of Narcotic/Controlled and Semi-Controlled Drugs and documentation as directed by policies and procedures.
  • Ensures completion of unit competencies i.e. pain management, and utilization of Emergency department devices.
  • Maintains clinical and professional competency based on the latest research and established standards of practice.
  • Completes yearly, the critical care nursing competencies (basic).
  • Participates in unit-based Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities (data collection, CQI teams, incident reporting, customer complaint reporting, medication error reporting etc.).
  • Participates in ongoing educational activities.
  • Maintains mandatory educational requirements.
  • Performs additional duties when required.

Unit Specific:

  • Performs blood sampling for Hemodialysis.
  • Carries out cannulation for Arteriovenous Graft (AVG) and Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF), guided by ultrasound.
  • Conducts dressing changes for Central Venous Access Devices.
  • Performs flushing and locking procedures for Central Venous Tunneled Catheters.
  • Sets up Hemodialysis machines.
  • Disinfects Hemodialysis machines.
  • Assists in the removal of Perm catheters.
  • Initiates Hemodialysis treatment through temporary or tunnelled central venous access.
  • Conducts patient assessments for Hemodialysis.
  • Administers injectable medications during Hemodialysis.

Requirements for Role of Staff Nurse

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing (minimum of three (3) years full-time course duration) or
  • Degree in Nursing (minimum two (2) years course duration) and Registration as a Registered Nurse from Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia.
  • For UAE nationals graduates of UAE or non-UAE universities are exempted from the experience and clinical training requirements for the applied title. (UAE nationals must submit a copy of their birth certificate and the mother’s family book)
  • Non-UAE national graduates from UAE universities are required to successfully complete six (6) months of clinical training post-graduation in an APS health facility. (except for Registered and assistant Nurse titles)
  • Must hold a valid License/Registration to practice in their home country and/or country of last employment (where applicable)
  • Must hold a minimum of a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification or others according to the scope of practice.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of recent post-graduate experience in a Nephrology nursing.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification is essential.

Skills And Knowledge Desired

  • Knowledge of and ability to render care and services based on age, appropriateness, and developmental needs of patients.
  • Skills in the assessment of patient and family’s physical and psychological needs.
  • Skills in coordination and planning of care and prioritising care based on individual needs.

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