22 May 2015

Medical Surgical Nurse , Balad Iraq

Employer: CHSi
Location: Balad Iraq
Tracking Code 3424-120 Job Description
MISSION: The mission is in support of F-16 Base Operations Support/Base Life Support/ Security (BBS services) to provide effective and efficient F-16 BBS services to the Iraqi F-16 mission at Balad Air Base as part of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case to the Government of Iraq.
The Medical Surgical Nurse reports to the site lead. Nurse’s report to the Program Manager and work under the direction of a Physician, Surgeon, or Anesthetist. 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.

The following specialties are covered by this Job Description:

Medical-Surgical Nurses provide health promotion and basic medical care to patients with various medical and surgical diagnoses.

Emergency, or Trauma, Nurses work in hospital or stand-alone emergency departments, providing initial assessments and care for patients with life-threatening conditions.

All Nurses and specialty nurses will monitor the patient’s vital signs and communicate the information to Physicians (GMO). Duties will include getting supplies and equipment ready for procedures, studying and interpreting pre-surgical tests to determine how the anesthetic will affect the patient, and assuring that an adequate blood supply is on hand in case of an emergency. Specialty Nurses will also perform other tasks during these medical procedures, such as inserting artificial airways, administering oxygen, and attempting to prevent surgical shock. In addition, they may be required to assist with stabilization of patient and coordination of evacuation of patient to medevac center or CONUS.

Med. Surg. Nurses will perform variety of professional duties involved in developing and delivering nursing services. Assists in planning, implementing and evaluating health maintenance and health education programs; contributes to the design of health controls and surveillance relative to toxic or hazardous conditions in the work environment.
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.

Required Certification ,Qualifications & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing;
Preferred Master’s degree in their specialty or education, training and experience required for the specialty for certification in States that specifically define requirements for registered nurses in advanced practice roles (e.g., passing the NCLEX-RN exam);
Current unrestricted state license as a Registered Nurse; membership in the Nursing Specialty professional association is desirable.
Two (2) years’ experience in medical/surgical nursing.
Maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
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
Participate in training, (including HIPAA training)

Duties & Responsibilities 
Practice their specialty based on demand in their work setting.
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, psychological, and spiritual 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; following hospital and nursing division’s philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing; State Nurse Practice Act, and other governing agency regulations.
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.
Participates in all Accountability and Emergency Response drills/training conducted 24/7
Other duties as assigned

Other Requirements :  
Must have a valid, current U.S. Driver’s License.
Must have a current U.S. Passport.
Requires a corporate background check, and a favorably adjudicated investigation if required by contract.
Must sign a CHS Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) and is bound to the terms and conditions of the FSA.
Shall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English.
Work hours are based on 60 hr. work week, 12 hours a day 5 days a week.
Complete a Foreign Affairs training course prior to deployment.

Physical Requirements:

Must be confirmed by a medical examination to be “medically and dentally fit” in accordance with CHS requirements.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
The climate is desert-like, hot, and prone to dust storms. Job Location Balad, , Iraq Position Type Full-Time/Regular
Employment Type
Full time Regular

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