The Medical Services Support in Iraq (MSSI) Program Manager establishes a clinically safe and professionally managed healthcare environment and provides primary health care as well as resuscitative surgical care in accordance with U.S. or equivalent medical standards on a 24-hour basis, 365 days of the year to Chief of Mission (COM) personnel U.S. Embassy Baghdad, serving a population of approximately 6,600 adults.
ICU Registered Nurses report to the site lead and CMO. ICU Registered Nurses specialize in caring for patients with life-threatening conditions ensuring that life support equipment functions properly.
The ICU Nurse maybe assigned to deliver health care and treat patients in one of two settings: (1) Small medical/trauma hospitals, (2) Large medical/trauma hospital. Nurses report to the MSSI-Iraq Program Manager and are clinically supervised by the site medical director and work under the direction of a Physician, Surgeon, or Anesthetist.
As an ICU Nurse in the Medical/Surgical units, you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured patients.
Duties include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems; and accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade.
All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession, applicable professional specialty organizations, and the high-quality standard for which CHS is recognized.
- Requires a associates degree from an accredit nursing school, a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited school is highly desirable.
- Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience as an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Nurse
- Hold and maintain a current unrestricted U.S. (State) Nursing license.
- Membership in AACN (American Association of Critical Care Nurses) is highly desirable.
- Have and maintain current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Basic Life Support (BLS) are required.
- All health care providers and medical support staff must have recent clinical experience in patient care for at least 6 months out of the past year.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Administers prescribed medications and monitors vital signs.
- Assists physicians during delivery, treatment, examination and surgical procedures.
- Serves as primary coordinator for all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
- Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation system.
- Instructs and educates patient of care.
- Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective medical equipment as required.
- Promotes and restores patients’ health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary professional staffs; providing physical and psychological support for patients, friends and families; supervising assigned team members.
- Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.
- Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional and psychological support to patients, friends, and families.
- Promotes patient’s independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching and counseling patient, friends, and family and reinforcing their understanding of disease, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.
- Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments
- Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel.
- Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
- Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records. Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
- Ensures operation of medical and administrative equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
- Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
- All Health Care Providers (HCPs) will document care delivered and follow up care required.
- Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and task force groups to improve quality and outcomes, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, new task efforts, and new policy requirements.
- Maintains the highest regard for patient dignity and observe the precepts of the American Hospital Associations Bill of Rights for patients.
- Assists with the managing of day to day activities and prioritizing tasks.
- Operates personal computer to access e-mail, electronic calendars, and other basic office support software.
- Complies with all applicable CHS standards and guidelines.
- Other duties as assigned
- Must have a valid, current U.S. Driver’s License.
- Must have a current U.S. Passport.
- Requires a favorable adjudicated Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) investigation conducted by the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
- Must sign a CHS MSSI Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) and is bound to the terms and conditions of the FSA.
- Shall attend a Pre-deployment Counter Terrorism training course prior to deployment to Iraq.
- Shall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English.
- Shall demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic word processing programs and the CHS Medical Management Systems software.
- Normal workweek is established by the DoS Chief of Missions.
- Must be confirmed by a medical examination to be “medically and dentally fit” in accordance CHS Medical Readiness Guidelines and Policies and/or as dictated by the Client
- No conditions that would prevent the wear of personal protective equipment; including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor and chemical/biological protective garments or conditions that would prevent the capability of donning, lifting or carrying of up to 70 lbs. of referenced gear while running to a bunker or protected area in the face of perceived or imminent danger.
- Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment; travel in Iraq is required by surface or air.
- The climate is desert-like, hot, and prone to dust storms.
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