Emergency Room Nurse - Foreign National

Employer: Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. 
Location: Balad, Iraq



Job Description

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.

SCOPE:
Emergency Nurses treat patients in emergency situations where they’re experiencing trauma or injury. These nurses quickly recognize life-threatening problems and are trained to help solve them on the spot. They can work in hospital emergency rooms, ambulances, helicopters, urgent care centers, sports arenas, and more. As an Emergency Nurse, you’ll treat a variety of conditions from sore throats to heart attacks for patients of all ages and backgrounds.

Emergency room (ER) nurses work in critical care emergency facilities to assist doctors and work with emergency medical technicians in helping people in pain and possibly life-threatening trauma.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATION, QUALIFICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE:


Associates of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing
National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
Graduate of an accredited nursing program
Current nursing license, in good standing with the State licensing board
Minimum of one (1) year Emergency Room (ER) Nurses experience
Critical-Thinking Skills: Nurses will need to assess a patient's health, as well as detect changes in symptoms, health or pain, and will need to know when action is necessary.
Attention to Detail: Nurses can help doctors operate, administer medicines and work with specific treatments that, if wrong could prove fatal. Attention to detail is crucial.
Maintain current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) OR Basic Life Support (BLS),

ER Nurses work as part of a team with physicians, other nurses and healthcare professionals to provide care, monitor health conditions, plan long-term care needs, administer medicine, use medical equipment, perform minor medical operations, and advise patients and their families on illness, care and continued care after a hospital stay.



DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES :Stabilize patients experiencing trauma
Minimize pain
Quickly uncover medical conditions
Teach patients about injury prevention
Collects current symptoms, as well as a detailed patient history and then consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.
Manages basic life support needs and stabilizes patients until the attending physician is available, based upon nursing standards and protocol
Works directly under physicians, assisting them during exams, diagnostic testing and treatments
Prepares and administers (orally, subcutaneously, through an IV) and records prescribed medications.
Maintains proper supplies and appropriate medical equipment to care for patients
Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician. Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their illness/injury, by explaining: post-treatment home care needs, diet/nutrition/exercise programs, self-administration of medication and rehabilitation, as well as provides referrals to other healthcare professionals for follow-up treatment

OTHER REQUIREMENTS :
Must have a current Passport
Requires a corporate background check, and a favorably adjudicated investigation as required by contract.
Work hours are based on 60 hr. work week, 12 hours a day 5 days a week.
Will have a valid, current country of origin or International Driver’s license.
Shall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English.
Shall demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic word processing programs to include Outlook, Excel and Word plus the CHS Medical Management System software.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.

Comprehensive Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and other statuses protected by law.

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