Ophthalmic Provisional Staff Nurse

The Provisional Staff Nurse is responsible for delivering quality nursing care to patients in the operating, sub-sterile, and recovery rooms in local hospital settings

Ophthalmic Provisional Staff Nurse

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JOB SUMMARY

The Provisional Staff Nurse is responsible for delivering quality nursing care to patients in the operating, sub-sterile, and recovery rooms in local hospital settings. They also participate in training local health professionals (particularly nurses and technicians) in current ophthalmic surgical, pre and postoperative procedures/protocols and patient care.

REPORTING & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

The provisional staff nurse reports to the Head Nurse of the Flying Eye Hospital.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Deliver quality nursing care (in accordance with the American Nursing Standards as informed by the Association of Operating Room Nurse and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization) and is consistent with:
    • Policies of AAAASFI.
    • Orbis Values and exhibit desired behaviors that align with the values
    • Global Esthetics & Compliance Policies
    • The patient’s confidentiality will be maintained to comply with the right of privacy, consistent with HIPAA regulations.
  • Assist the Head Nurse in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of nurse training programs.
  • Prepare nurse training materials including lectures and practical adult learning technologies
  • Assist the Head Nurse / Nurse Trainer in ordering and maintaining sufficient inventory levels to meet program requirements.
  • Ensures trainees, program participants, staff and Volunteer Faculty, working in the clinical areas, adhere to Orbis policies and procedures.
  • Participate in scrub, circulate, recovery and sub sterile for all ophthalmic subspecialty surgical cases as scheduled by Head Nurse.
  • Actively involves local nurses in all aspects of patient care and maximizes opportunities to exchange knowledge and skills with local nurses in all settings.
  • Participate in local hospital surgeries. This includes bringing the required supplies; completing all required paperwork and ensuring all supplies, files, equipment and instruments are returned to the aircraft.
  • As assigned by Head Nurse serve as Nurse-in-Charge of screening, provide required materials and ensure availability of equipment for each subspecialty.
  • Support the Volunteer Faculty during the patient screening process. Coordinate patient-flow; prepare patients for examination, and complete required paperwork.
  • Educate patients and families regarding examinations, disease process, and treatment. Ensure effective communication with patients and relatives to assist in their understanding, care and treatment of their condition/injury and or condition.
  • Demonstrate evidence-based knowledge, skills and innovative practice in relation to ophthalmic conditions.
  • To practice in accordance with the standards of clinical practice and professional conduct and contribute to the promotion of evidence-based practice.
  • Accurately record all nurse-led activities; including the timely recording of patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment interventions on the notes.
  • Regularly participate in multi-disciplinary clinical audit and research and informing practice as necessary
  • Perform other related duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current RN license or registration and CPR certification. NOTE: British applicants should have ENB 346 qualification.
  • Current Pediatric or Adult advanced cardiac life support certification is desirable.
  • The candidate must have experience in ophthalmic operating rooms and demonstrated familiarity with ophthalmic surgical procedures and patient care. Prior teaching experience is preferred.
  • No significant disqualifying factors / issues which preclude from obtaining entry visas into any country.
  • The candidate must have a willingness and ability to travel internationally.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication (verbal & written) skills required.
  • The candidate must have sound computer and internet competency (MS Word, Outlook and Excel).
  • Candidate must be able to interact with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team-driven environment.
  • Must be able to support a patient-centered approach to training programs, patient service delivery, and administrative systems.

Orbis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As a global organization, we welcome qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and cultures who reflect the five Orbis values of Trust, Caring, Commitment, Accountability, and Excellence.

Ophthalmic Provisional Staff Nurse

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