Registered Nurse:N.I.C.U.

Nursing & Midwifery Al Ain, United Arab Emirates


Position at Kanad Hospital

Kanad Hospital (formerly known as Oasis Hospital) was established in 1960 by Doctors Pat and Mariam Kennedy at ‎the request of HH Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan. The Kennedys were physicians from the United States whose primary ‎goal was to honor God by providing loving healthcare to those in this region. Ever since our launch, Kanad has been ‎known for its excellent obstetric and pediatric care, and we are proud to be recognized as one of the premier ‎healthcare providers for women and children in the Middle East. We are honored to be the birthplace of many of ‎the leaders of our great nation including HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. ‎

Kanad Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital that strives to diligently follow the teachings of Jesus in the way that we ‎care for women, children, and their families. We have the privilege of being the first hospital established in the Abu ‎Dhabi Emirate and the first private hospital in the Emirate to attain JCI accreditation. Additionally, we are the first ‎hospital in the world to obtain JCI Clinical Care Program Certifications for our treatment program for Respiratory ‎Distress Syndrome in newborns and for our Natural Birth after Cesarean Section program for mothers.‎

Hope: Healthy communities transformed by the love of the God.‎
Purpose: To honor God by providing exceptional whole person healthcare to the community with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.‎

Job Description:
The following tasks are the responsibility of the SN (but not limited to):

  • Identifies, promotes and assists patients to understand major determinants of health
  • Educates patients on health risk factors
  • Teaches patients and families strategies to develop healthy living behavior
  • Identifies and implements health promotion strategies for early detection and screening for communicable diseases
  • Reduces the risk of disease transmission through applying standard (universal) infection control principles
  • Identifies, records and take appropriate action to reduce incidence of disease transmission
  • Uses the nursing process in the promotion of patient holistic health and wellbeing
  • Identifies environmental and behavioral factors which may compromise patient safety
  • Identifies and implements appropriate actions to reduce risk and harm
  • Intervenes and follows-up on incidents to reduce likelihood of reoccurrence
  • Assesses, plans and manages nursing interventions to optimize outcomes care for patients throughout the lifespan in various states of health and illness
  • Implements general nursing care and comfort measures
  • Provides care for patients with acute and chronic physical health conditions
  • Provides care for patients with acute, chronic and persistent mental health disorders
  • Provides care for the pregnant woman from conception to birth and for the normal newborn
  • Provides care for acute and chronic conditions of a child from birth to adolescence
  • Demonstrates evidence based practice in use of pharmacological agents in treatment
  • Demonstrates ability to accurately calculate drug doses for administration
  • Documents care and patient outcomes
  • Evaluates and manages nursing care, altering delivery and priorities according to patient needs and outcomes ensuring continuity of care
  • Provides nursing care that demonstrates respect for human rights
  • Recognizes the responsibility to work within professional standards and ethical codes of practice
  • Protects the patient from risks, harm, abuse or neglect within the boundaries of nursing care
  • Demonstrates knowledge of policies and procedures that guide practice
  • Recognizes and acts upon policies, procedures or orders that might put at risk a patient’s therapeutic outcomes or is not at best practice standards
  • Advocates sensitively for patients rights based on current legislation and ethical principles
  • Ensures confidentiality of patient information
  • Demonstrates a sensitivity to diversity in cultural and religious beliefs
  • Utilizes effective time management strategies to organize workload
  • Draws on evidence-based research to perform safe, effective and efficient nursing interventions whilst taking patient’s preferences into consideration
  • Establishes and maintains professional boundaries with patients and members of the health care team
  • Recognizes limitations in own professional knowledge and skills and takes appropriate action
  • Assumes accountability for delegation of nursing care
  • Initiates and/or participates in research that contributes to continual improvement in standards of care and extending the nursing professional body of knowledge
  • Identifies scientific advances and uses technology as appropriate to enhance patient care
  • Demonstrates a standard of personal health which ensures that patient care is not compromised
  • Demonstrates the ability to self-regulate through ongoing reflection and assessment of competency to practice
  • Establishes collaborative relationships with other members of the interdisciplinary team to optimize patient outcomes
  • Identifies, reports and documents health care practices that may compromise patient care, privacy or dignity and take appropriate remedial action
  • Demonstrates respect for variations in competence and professional knowledge between members of a multidisciplinary health care team
  • Provides and seeks constructive feedback in and between team members
  • Reflects upon and evaluates own nursing practice
  • Actively seeks new knowledge and information to ensure ongoing professional development and competency to practice
  • Participates in ongoing professional development activities
  • Seeks and acts upon constructive feedback from other health care professionals
  • Maintains record of all learning and professional development activities attended
  • Maintains current license to practice as an outcome of self-regulation
  • Collaborates and shares professional knowledge with others
  • Acts as preceptor and/or mentor to others new to the profession or less experienced
  • Participates in teaching and education programs when relevant
  • Contributes to nursing and health care policy
  • Represents the nursing profession on relevant committees and taskforces
  • Identifies opportunities and contribute to nursing research
  • Collaborates and shares new nursing knowledge and research findings