Registered Nurse: Pediatrics

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 Staff Nurse (but not limited to):

  1. Identifies, promotes and assists patients to understand major determinants of health
  2. Educates patients on health risk factors
  3. Teaches patients and families strategies to develop healthy living behavior
  4. Identifies and implements health promotion strategies for early detection and screening for communicable diseases
  5. Reduces the risk of disease transmission through applying standard (universal) infection control principles
  6. Identifies, records and take appropriate action to reduce incidence of disease transmission
  7. Uses the nursing process in the promotion of patient holistic health and wellbeing
  8. Identifies environmental and behavioral factors which may compromise patient safety
  9. Identifies and implements appropriate actions to reduce risk and harm
  10. Intervenes and follows-up on incidents to reduce likelihood of reoccurrence
  11. Assesses, plans and manages nursing interventions to optimize outcomes care for patients throughout the lifespan in various states of health and illness
  12. Implements general nursing care and comfort measures
  13. Provides care for patients with acute and chronic physical health conditions
  14. Provides care for patients with acute, chronic and persistent mental health disorders
  15. Provides care for the pregnant woman from conception to birth and for the normal newborn
  16. Provides care for acute and chronic conditions of a child from birth to adolescence
  17. Demonstrates evidence based practice in use of pharmacological agents in treatment
  18. Demonstrates ability to accurately calculate drug doses for administration
  19. Documents care and patient outcomes
  20. Evaluates and manages nursing care, altering delivery and priorities according to patient needs and outcomes ensuring continuity of care
  21. Provides nursing care that demonstrates respect for human rights
  22. Recognizes the responsibility to work within professional standards and ethical codes of practice
  23. Protects the patient from risks, harm, abuse or neglect within the boundaries of nursing care
  24. Demonstrates knowledge of policies and procedures that guide practice
  25. 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
  26. Advocates sensitively for patients rights based on current legislation and ethical principles
  27. Ensures confidentiality of patient information
  28. Demonstrates a sensitivity to diversity in cultural and religious beliefs
  29. Utilizes effective time management strategies to organize workload
  30. Draws on evidence-based research to perform safe, effective and efficient nursing interventions whilst taking patient’s preferences into consideration
  31. Establishes and maintains professional boundaries with patients and members of the health care team
  32. Recognizes limitations in own professional knowledge and skills and takes appropriate action
  33. Assumes accountability for delegation of nursing care
  34. Initiates and/or participates in research that contributes to continual improvement in standards of care and extending the nursing professional body of knowledge
  35. Identifies scientific advances and uses technology as appropriate to enhance patient care
  36. Demonstrates a standard of personal health which ensures that patient care is not compromised
  37. Demonstrates the ability to self-regulate through ongoing reflection and assessment of competency to practice
  38. Establishes collaborative relationships with other members of the interdisciplinary team to optimize patient outcomes
  39. Identifies, reports and documents health care practices that may compromise patient care, privacy or dignity and take appropriate remedial action
  40. Demonstrates respect for variations in competence and professional knowledge between members of a multidisciplinary health care team
  41. Provides and seeks constructive feedback in and between team members
  42. Reflects upon and evaluates own nursing practice
  43. Actively seeks new knowledge and information to ensure ongoing professional development and competency to practice
  44. Participates in ongoing professional development activities
  45. Seeks and acts upon constructive feedback from other health care professionals
  46. Maintains record of all learning and professional development activities attended
  47. Maintains current license to practice as an outcome of self-regulation
  48. Collaborates and shares professional knowledge with others
  49. Acts as preceptor and/or mentor to others new to the profession or less experienced
  50. Participates in teaching and education programs when relevant
  51. Contributes to nursing and health care policy
  52. Represents the nursing profession on relevant committees and taskforces
  53. Identifies opportunities and contribute to nursing research
  54. Collaborates and shares new nursing knowledge and research findings