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Lily Hospitals

Quality Assurance Officer

Asaba, Nigeria

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Closing: Oct 31, 2022

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Published: Sep 21, 2022 (13 days ago)

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Job Summary

  • The Anaesthetic Nurse is responsible for assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of care for patients undergoing surgical procedures.
  • The job holder provides high quality clinical assistance to the Anesthetist during surgical procedures and also provides clinical supervision on a day to day basis to junior nursing staff in the unit.

The Person

  • Minimum academic qualification of a Diploma in Nursing Anaesthesia
  • 1 to 3 years relevant work experience in the health sector.
  • Registration with the National Association of Nurses and Midwifery of Nigeria and must be licensed to practice.
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft office package.
  • Outstanding communication (oral and written), interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Possess high degree of accuracy and attention to details.
  • Knowledge of Nurse Practice Act.
  • Knowledge of safety and injection control practices.


Responsibilities

Job Summary

  • The Anaesthetic Nurse is responsible for assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of care for patients undergoing surgical procedures.
  • The job holder provides high quality clinical assistance to the Anesthetist during surgical procedures and also provides clinical supervision on a day to day basis to junior nursing staff in the unit.

The Person

  • Minimum academic qualification of a Diploma in Nursing Anaesthesia
  • 1 to 3 years relevant work experience in the health sector.
  • Registration with the National Association of Nurses and Midwifery of Nigeria and must be licensed to practice.
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft office package.
  • Outstanding communication (oral and written), interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Possess high degree of accuracy and attention to details.
  • Knowledge of Nurse Practice Act.
  • Knowledge of safety and injection control practices.


Key Result Areas (KRA)

Medical Functions:

  • Assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care for patients.
  • Ensure that the anaesthetic room is prepared in accordance with the individual needs of the patient and anaesthetist in terms of drug preparation/administration, IV cannulation, IV fluids and preparation and insertion of invasive monitoring as required.
  • Perform arterial blood gas sampling, recognize and interpret findings and report the findings to the anaesthetist.
  • Assist the Anaesthetist during pre- and intra-operative period initiating care and clinical inter   ventions according to patient's condition and in accordance with Health regulations.
  • Evaluate patients' post-surgical or post-anesthesia responses, taking appropriate corrective actions or requesting consultation if complications occur.
  • Perform pre-anesthetic screenings, including physical evaluations and patient interviews, and document results.
  • Discharge patients from post-anesthesia care.

Managerial Functions:

  • Ensure adequate stock levels are maintained in the anaesthetic rooms at all times and that non-stock requisition orders are dealt with appropriately.
  • Provide a commitment to expanding existing skills, assisting in the planning and implementation of the Anaesthetic and peri-operative assessment nursing role.
  • Ensure adequate stock levels are maintained in the anaesthetic rooms at all times and that non-stock requisition orders are dealt with appropriately.
  • Develop good interpersonal relationships with nursing staff through effective communication and sound management systems.
  • Ensure that the optimum use of manpower resources is achieved through careful planning and monitoring of off-duty scheduling.
  • Provide direction to all staff within the department on proper handling of materials, apparatus, tools for the patient.
  • Participate in training programs to achieve personal development and specialization.
  • Monitor new staff and learners, and also participates in staff development and performance reviews.
  • Identify the educational needs of staff, develop programmes to meet these needs and help staff towards their professional development.

Patient Care:

  • Conduct pre- and post-operative education by providing verbal instructions to patient's family or guardian during pre-operative period about the surgical experience.
  • Serve as the communication liaison to family and members of the operating team.
  • Teach patients and their family members or guardians on how to manage their post-treatment home care needs, self-administration of medication and rehabilitation.
  •  Interact with patients, families and visitors in a mature , courteous and responsible manner to ensure a positive and professional hospital environment.

Maintenance:

  • Operate clinical equipment according to equipment procedures including safety and quality control checks.
  • Ensure the safe operation  of equipments and machinery and follow procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation.

Health and Safety:

  • Carry out duties and responsibilities in compliance with Lily hospitals' health and safety policy and statutory regulations.
  • Ensure a clean, comfortable and safe environment for patients, clients and members of staff.


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