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Orthopaedic Nurse Vacancy at Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited
Date Posted: 27/Feb/2021
Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited was founded in Abuja in January, 2008. The hospital started as a mono specialty centre and was formerly known as Cedarcrest Orthopaedic Clinics Ltd. Within a few years the hospital expanded its scope of services and has become a leading private multispecialty hospital. The core vision of the organisation is to provide world class specialist healthcare services to patients in Nigeria and the West African sub region.
 
Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited currently has four hospitals located in Abuja, Lagos, Kainji and Jebba having over one hundred (100) bed capacity without patient camps in several other cities across Nigeria. Our services and facilities span several specialities and include emergency / trauma centre, radiology diagnostic centre, prosthetic manufacturing plant, oxygen manufacturing plant, modular surgical operating theatres, gastrointestinal endoscopy suite and several other facilities that make for a modern multispecialty hospital.
 
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
 
Job Title: Orthopaedic Nurse
 
Location: Nigeria
Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited
The Role
  • The Orthopaedic Nurse reports to the Executive Director/Head of surgery. And will be responsible the Nursing Officer’s daily tasks, including seeing new patients and assessing symptoms, monitoring existing patients, and providing follow-up care to surgical patients.
  • They also help with casting and wound dressing for the recently injured as well as motion therapy for those recuperating from injuries.
  • Pain management, administer, monitor, and assess pain medications for patients and explain proper procedures to help minimize further injury and infection, thus minimizing future pain. Assist in clinic and the theatre.
Responsibilities
  • Assist doctors in providing care for musculoskeletal problems
  • Monitor patients' vital signs
  • Help treat injuries with wound dressings or castings
  • Get a patient on a pain management schedule and assist in administering pain medications and monitoring for reactions and allergies
  • Educate patients on how to safely recuperate from surgery or injuries at home
  • Help patients improve strength and mobility following the correction of a musculoskeletal issue
  • Maintaining accurate, complete health care records and reports.
  • Administering medications to patients and monitoring them for side effects and reactions.
  • Prescribing assistive medical devices and related treatments.
  • Recording patient vital signs and medical information.
  • Ordering medical diagnostic and clinical tests.
  • Monitoring, reporting, and recording symptoms or changes in patient conditions.
  • Administering intravenous medications.
  • Modifying patient health treatment plans as indicated by patient conditions and responses.
  • Monitor patient’s condition and assess their needs to provide the best possible care and advice
  • Observe and interpret patient’s symptoms and communicate them to physicians
  • Collaborate with physicians and nurses to devise individualized care plans for patients
  • Perform routine procedures (blood pressure measurements, administering injections etc.) and fill in patients’ charts
  • Adjust and administer patient’s medication and provide treatments according to physician’s orders
  • Escalate patient observations and problems via approved channels
  • Inspect the facilities and act to maintain excellent hygiene and safety (decontaminating equipment, sanitizing surfaces, preparing beds etc.)
  • Provide instant medical care in emergencies
  • Foster a supportive and compassionate environment to care for patients and their families
  • Support patient in their activities of daily living {ADL}.
Qualifications
  • ROPN, RM / RN,
  • Bachelor's of Nursing Science is added advantage
  • Valid Licence - Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
  • NYSC Certificate or Exemption Letter
  • 3 years and above as ROPN, RM / RN in hospital environment
  • BLS certification
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, physicians and hospital staff.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Professional, friendly attitude.
  • Experience in emergency room or intensive care
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Highly motivated team player willing to go the extra mile.
Special Conditions
  • Employment is contingent on passing a medical screening conducted by the hospital
  • The employee will be subject to various testing including but not limited to drug and medical testing throughout the tenure of their employment
  • Knowledge of workflow processes.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: careers@cedarcresthospitals.com using the Position Title as the subject of the email.
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