Posted on :
8 Feb, 2018
8 Feb, 2018
Health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease. A good health care system must not focus only on the physical well-being but ensure that the mental and social needs of all users are met. This is an arduous task for developed and developing countries alike.
Ghana has made significant strides in the health sector since independence. Average life expectancy is now 60 years – compared with 45 years in 1957; Infant Mortality Rate has dropped from 77 per 1,000 live births in 1983 to 50 per 1,000 live births in 2008. Despite these gains, there are a myriad of bedevilments to the health sector: (1) shortage of health facilities, (2) inadequate medical equipment, (3) poor working conditions, (4) inadequate training and educational facilities, (5) poor remuneration of health care workers, (6) poor attitude of health workers and (7) delays in the delivery of services at health facilities.
Job Title: Senior Nursing Officer
Take a lead role in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care in the ward/unit in accordance with required standards.
Ensure efficient management of human and material resources for nursing service delivery in the ward/unit.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Provide leadership for the nursing team in the ward/unit
Organize and manage nursing care in the ward/unit, ensuring that patients are treated with respect and dignity at all times
Promote practice that is sensitive to the needs of patients/clients from multi-cultural backgrounds
Supervise nurses and other staff in the ward/unit and assess their training needs to upgrade their skills
Investigate incident reports on patient care safety and counsel staff accordingly
Ensure maintenance of a safe and therapeutic environment for patient care within the ward/unit.
Ensure maintenance of inventory of specialized items and ensure items are available at all times.
Participate in the ward rounds.
Ensure proper documentation on nursing care activities in the ward/unit.
Ensure that the planning, delivery and evaluation of care programmes address the changing needs of patients in the ward/unit.
Ensure the availability of the right skill mix for the delivery of nursing care during every shift.
Promote the right of both patients and nurses in the ward/unit.
Protect all confidential information concerning patients obtained in the course of professional practice and make disclosures only with the patient consent or when disclosure can be appropriately justified.
Carry out other delegated assignment by the Departmental manager/Head of Nursing.
Required Skills or Experience
Prospective applicants must;
Possess a valid pin from the Nurses and Midwives Council (NMC)
Must have worked in a similar capapcity for at least two years
Must be ready to work extra hours under little supervision
Must have excellent people skills
How to Apply