ICU Unit Manager Job at C-Care


ICU Unit Manager Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2023 - 2024

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: September 23 2023

Hiring Organization: C-Care

Job Details:
To ensure smooth running of all processes in the unit and that patient care provided by nurses and the multi-disciplinary team in the unit is executed in a compassionate, evidence-based and ethical manner.

Basic requirements
• Licensed and Registered with the UNMC
• Holds BScN, or Diploma in Nursing with a minimum of two years’ experience in similar position; nursing supervisor and management background is an added advantage.
• Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support training is an added advantage.
• Have sound clinical knowledge base and excellent time management skills.
• Hospital experience or training in Critical care nursing
• Effective communication and good inter-personal skills
• Strong organizational and co-ordination skills
• Positive, professional leader focused on ensuring quality patient care and a motivated nursing staff
• Strong commitment to developing the next generation of nursing talent & teamwork
• Confidence, enthusiasm, and a friendly approach to work
• The ability to be flexible and work on one’s own initiative

Professional competencies
• Excellent nursing assessment, critical thinking, clinical reasoning skills.
• Excellent care coordination, planning and evaluation skills for individual and groups of patients and families.
• Knowledge of clinical auditing processes and a commitment of continuous quality improvement and research.
• Ability to cope with high and varied workload with demonstration of appropriate task prioritisation, time and resource management
• Demonstrated understanding of and sensitivity to complex patient/family circumstances/ situations, and cultural issues that affect the delivery of health services

Management competencies
The Manager needs to be well rounded in a wide range of competencies. The critical competencies of are:
• Strategic Thinking and Management – have a clear understanding of IMG’s philosophy, vision, direction and be able to translate this to the team.
• Effective communication (verbal & written) skills- including ability to speak clearly and concisely, write and summarise reports, use computerised and other communication methods.
• Effective Interpersonal Skills – Including demonstrated ability to motivate and develop (including appraisal and training) teams
• Demonstrated competence in resource planning and management
• Computer literacy, knowledge and ability to use information management system

• Handle nursing administrative issues that may arise
• Handle disciplinary issues as per IHK protocols.
• Identify, investigate and deal with problems that arise during the night and report to Nursing Director as appropriate.
• Ensure that team leaders are available for doctors’ rounds. Observes techniques of and services rendered by nursing staff to ensure adherence to hospital guidelines.
• Be available to revisit other areas and or help if the need arises during the shift.
• At shift handover, check record keeping (observations, fluids and medications) nurse absence and staff allocation.
• Assigns duties to nursing staff in department for efficient use of personnel.
• Provide help as required in emergency ambulance pick ups e.g. allocating a nurse
• Ensure that nursing policies and procedures for as per the Nursing protocol handbook are adhered to.

• Ensure the delivery of quality care to patients and monitor and evaluate the care delivered.
• Develop processes and checks to ensure all patients receive due medications and care. Check that records have been correctly kept during the previous shift.
• Monitor and evaluate patient care through rounding and consultation.
• Be a mentor and educator for the IPD2 nursing team, a problem-solver for physicians and other hospital staff, and an advocate for patients and families.
• Ensure that drug supplies are correctly maintained and recorded on the ward. Ensure that DDA is maintained per regulations
• Take responsibility for the stock levels of non-drug consumables on the ward, including equipment and other resources.
• Communicate effectively with the MDT and offer support to the others depending on the different patients’ conditions, needs, and concerns.
• Participate in the compiling nurses’ duty rota, including the co-ordination of all Leave, ensuring 24-hour cover and appropriate skill mix.
• Ensure that nursing staffing numbers are adequate at all times and appropriately changing the allocation of nurses on teams if required by staff absence or high patient dependency/acuity.
• Identifies staffing needs and levels, in coordination with the Nurse Staffing Office.
• Coordinate orientation and training of new employees in the unit.
• Carry out daily reviews on Performance Indicators and appraisals as required and continued staff feedback on their performance.
• Be in position to respond to concerns, issues, complaints, and grievances quickly and appropriately (Role model for promoting a caring environment for patients, staff, families, visitors and physicians)
• Conduct periodic team meetings or forums with clinicians, support staff and relevant hospital personnel, and follow through with implementation of agreed actions.
• Manage complaints, accidents and untoward incidents as per IMG policy/guidelines.
• Monitor & coordinate patient flow – admissions and discharges
• Develop a working knowledge of budgetary control, manpower and skill mix.
• Directly work with the in- house Doctor/specialists and ensure that patient has been reviewed and new instructions promptly followed.
• Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving when dealing with complex situations occurring on regular basis.
• Delegate as necessary to ensure a neat, tidy and welcoming environment in the unit and in various areas e.g. the ward kitchen, treatment rooms, nurses’ station at all times
• Co-ordinate Nurses CME for the unit and any other training as may be required.
• Attend meetings as appropriate.
• Co-ordinate & participate in the auditing process on the ward.
• Mentoring team members & carry out skill competency assessment in your department
• Liaise with the clinical directorate to ensure regular clinical safety meetings are held as scheduled.
• Supervise ward billing clerk activities and review daily interims
• Perform any other duties as may arise from time to time.

Application procedure

Submit your application and CV to  before the 23rd of September 2023

Date Posted: 2023-09-12




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