Posted 12 months ago

Job Summary

The incumbent will be responsible for direct and indirect nursing care and treatment of patients/clients. The job is performed under the direct supervision of the Nursing Supervisor or designated Charge Nurse. The incumbent is expected to work as a team member in providing and promoting excellence in nursing care and standards. 

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc. in General Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing
  • Current registration with the Nursing Council of Jamaica as a Registered Nurse.
  • Graduate with beginning professional skills up to a maximum of five (5) years moving from novice to expert staff nurse.
  • Fundamentals of Nursing: Life, Behavioral, Natural and Medical science, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Introduction to Research Methodology, Nutrition, Diagnostic test and treatment, Elements of Management, Nursing Health and Related Legislation.

Skills and Competencies

  • Positive work attitude, sound ethical conduct, good human relations, basic nursing philosophy, calm, controlled and purposeful manner, positive work ethics, punctual, reliable.
  • Clinical, communication, interpersonal, leadership, diagnostic/problem solving skills.
  • Foundations of nursing, good decision making and determine causes of action on patients’/clients’ problems.
  • Ability to differentiate and discriminate/determine the patients’ need for medical intervention
  • Fundamentals of analysis and interpretation of diagnostic report and data
  • Supervises other nurses and other members of the health team
  • Knowledge of and ability to maintain the code of ethics of the nursing profession


  • Demonstrate awareness of patients’ condition at all times.
  • Develops, implements , evaluates a nursing care plan for the individual patent/client using all the relevant data
  • Demonstrates ability  to prioritize in any situation
  • Observes and records vital signs and symptoms, adjusts and modifies care plan according to observation made of the patients’ physical and mental status.
  • Interprets and administers prescription, treatment and monitors the patients’ reaction to ensure the best possible outcomes.
  • Anticipates potential and predictable problems and institutes early intervention to prevent or reduce occurrence e.g. disorientation, pain, physiological alterations, disturbance in acuity, rest and sleep patterns, elimination and nutrition.
  • Acts promptly, appropriately and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Performs nursing procedures that are appropriate to the needs, age and acuity level of the patient.
  • Provides personal care, comfort, supportive and protective measures e.g. patients coping mechanisms in adjusting to illness and rehabilitation, mobilization and independence.
  • Employs nursing measures to facilitate patients’/clients’ physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual wellbeing
  • Monitors the nutritional care of patients with special attention to therapeutic diets.
  • Documents nursing care and all other information promptly, clearly and completely and relates as necessary to relevant persons.
  • Ensures proper collection, identification, storage and safe transportation of specimens to the laboratory with appropriate requisition forms.
  • Performs simple diagnostic tests and interprets findings e.g. urinalysis, B-HCG urine tests
  • Understands the proper functioning and utilization of equipment pertinent to duties being performed.
  • Introduces and maintains habilitative, rehabilitative, and exceptional recreative measures to facilitate progress.
  • Participates in implementing disaster preparedness program at unit level.
  • Participates in quality assurance programs.
  • Ensures environmental safety of patients’ care unit and sees that appropriate health and safety measures are in place.
  • Implements discharge/care plan including referral to appropriate agency.
  • Performs and maintains a therapeutic nurse/client relationship.
  • Participates in In-Service Education programs and serves on committees as required.
  • All other duties as assigned

Depending on the setting, may also

  • Rotate through various clinical services, where qualified and competent

Other responsibilities

  • Completes required orientation as directed by the facility
  • Follows facility safety and OSHA safety rules and procedures while on assignment
  • Respects cultural and religious practices of patients and the Institution
  • Upholds the rights of the patients and the Institution
  • Is punctual and dependable for assignment/confirmed shifts

 Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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