Practical Nurse
Nursing Administration
Deadline Sep 09 9999
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Basic Functions
Provide direct and indirect age-specific patient care services for assigned patients in general nursing units per scheduled shifts within framework of Patient Centered Care (PCC). Perform nursing duties that meet the physical, psychosocial, cultural, and general needs of the patient and family, while maintaining institution requirements, nursing and hospital policies, procedures and standards. Communicates with team members about changes in patient's clinical condition. Abide by the Joint Commission International (JCI) requirements, including but not limited to International Patient Safety Goals, national and international standards.
Support the mission and vision of the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) and of the Nursing Services Department.
Minimum Requirements
  • Practical Nurse Diploma or BT in Nursing.
  • No experience required.
  • Strong command of Arabic and English (EET >/= 500). French is an asset
  • Basic knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office.


Interested applicants are invited to register/login and complete the online application and apply to the vacancy prior to September 09 9999 on the following link: http://www1.aubmc.org.lb/hremp/

For Internal Applicants: In addition to the updated C.V., a letter of intent should be addressed to the Human Resources Department with a copy to the concerned Supervisor(s).

Within the framework of Lebanese Law, the American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Summary
Provide direct and indirect age-specific patient care services for assigned patients in general nursing units per scheduled shifts within framework of Patient Centered Care (PCC). Perform nursing duties that meet the physical, psychosocial, cultural, and general needs of the patient and family, while maintaining institution requirements, nursing and hospital policies, procedures and standards. Communicates with team members about changes in patient's clinical condition. Abide by the Joint Commission International (JCI) requirements, including but not limited to International Patient Safety Goals, national and international standards.
Support the mission and vision of the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) and of the Nursing Services Department.
Essential Functions / Task Groups

Age-specific patient-centered care:

  • Assist with the admission, transfer and discharge of patients.
  • Perform nursing activities assigned to patients. This includes: performing treatments, providing all aspects of care appropriate to condition and age of the patient in an environment that optimizes patient safety.
  • Obtain and record vital signs and performed treatments, observe and report symptoms to the Registered Nurse.
  • Demonstrate ability to set goals, anticipate problems, and achieve quality results.
  • Contribute to and participate in the implementation of a planned care for assigned patients based on their needs and according to the institution standards of care and practice.
  • Demonstrate required assessment and therapeutic skills specific to their level of preparation.
  • Provide basic life support when needed.
  • Demonstrate competence in assisting in diagnosing tests and carrying out nursing treatments.
  • Respond to patients needs promptly and answer their requests within the job requirements.
  • Implement appropriate hygiene measures such as partial and complete baths and personal hygiene.
  • Assist registered nurses in delivering pre-operative and post-operative patient care.
  • Apply safety measures related to patient care. This includes checking patients with restraint, assisting and feeding patients as needed.

Functional/Technical Duties:

  • Maintain a clean, neat, and safe environment for patient and staff.
  • Follow hospital policies and guidelines regarding infection control and waste management.
  • Assist in maintaining an adequate stock of supplies. Demonstrate correct and safe technique in the use of equipment according to specific product information & standards of care and practice manuals.
  • Collect and label specimen such as pathologies, urine, sputum, drainage and other as ordered for testing.
  • Perform cleaning duties as directed. Include cleaning and disinfecting equipment and instruments, packing equipment and instruments for sterilization, checking on physician cubicles’ examination tables and linen and keeping the unit in order.
  • Assume responsibility for meeting JCI required mandatory education, e.g., fire, safety, infection control and others.
Critical Competencies
Client Focus, Achievement Orientation, Initiative, Communication Skills, Safety and Health Management, Technical Expertise, Team Skills, Planning and Organizing, Information and Records Administration, Professionalism, Applied Technology, English Comprehension, Stress management, Patient Assessment, Organizational Awareness, Resource Management, Computer Skills.
Knowledge / Know-How
Knowledge:
Knowledge of practical nursing techniques and methods
Basic knowledge of professional theory, practices and procedures
Basic knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
Basic knowledge and completion of JCIA and other regulatory requirements

Education:
Minimum Education: Practical Nurse Diploma or BT Nursing.
Field of Expertise: Nursing Care.

Experience:
Minimum Experience: No experience required.

Languages:
Minimum Languages: Arabic and English (EET>/= 500)
Preferred Languages: French is an asset

Computer Skills:
Basic knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office.
Impact of Actions / Decisions
Promotion of objectives (compliance with standards of care and practice, Professional Practice Model, Patient Centered Care, nursing process, quality improvement, patient satisfaction, service excellence, staff competence, etc)
Job Structure
Work according to pre-established standards of care and practice.
Managerial / Supervisory Responsibility

Reporting Channel:
1st Level: Nurse Manager
2nd Level: Nurse Leader for Clinical Affairs

Supervisory Channel:
None

Job Characteristics
Physical Effort:   Moderate Physical Effort
Work Schedule:   Regular weekdays
Working Conditions:   Exposed to patient element