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Staff Nurse
1. Staff Nurse , Title: Staff Nurse Educational Qualifications a. General preuniversity course/ 10+2 or equivalent exam. b. Professional: 3 years General Nursing/9 months/6 months Midwifery/Psychiatric Nursing Diploma/Certificate, recognized by Indian Nursing Council. Or Revised General Nursing and Midwifery/Psychiatric nursing diploma/Certificate Recognized by Indian Nursing Council. Or Basic B.Sc Nursing from a recognized University according to Indian Nursing council norms. c. Registration: Registered with the Karnataka State Nursing Council/Indian Nursing Council (INC)/Respective State Nursing Councils. Standard Norms and Inc (Nurse Patient Ratio) a. General Wards 1:3 (Hospital attached with school or college of nursing) 1:5 (Hospital and attached with school or college of nursing) b. ICU, ICCU and other specialty 1:1 for 24 hours. c. Labour room 4 in each shift. d. Operation Theater 3 for 24 hours/ table e. Outpatient Department 1 in each clinic room of the OPD f. Casualty and emergency 1:1 in each shift g. Pediatric unit 1:2 beds h. And 30% leave reserve post of staff nurses should be maintained Job Summary Staff Nurse is a first level professional nurse who provides direct patient care to one patient or group of patients assigned to her/ him during duty shift and assist in management of wards/units/special departments. She/ he is directly responsible to Senior Staff Nurse or ward in charge nurse/ Nursing Superintendent Grade II.

Duties and Responsibilities

Direct Patient Care a. Carry out the procedures of admission and discharge of the patient.

b. Makes beds of serious patients and helps or guide students or Group D employees to make beds, by supplying linen. c. Maintains personal hygiene and comforts of the patient. d. Attends to the nutritional needs of the patient and feeds the helpless patients. e. Maintains clean and safe environment for the patient. f. Implements and maintains ward policies and routines. g. Coordinate patient care with other team members. h. Take round with the doctors when called to list new orders and see that they are carried out. i. Performs various technical task related to nursing care. a. Administration of medication, i.e tablets, injections, infusions and transfusion on prescription or according to standing instructions. b. Assisting doctors in various medical and surgical diagnostic procedures by preparing patients and getting ready with required things. c. Performing simple diagnostic procedures, viz.urine analysis hemoglobin percent, etc. d. Collecting and sending of specimens for labarotory diagnostic procedures. e. Recording of vital signs, ie.temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure. f. Performing gastric lavage, giving enema, etc. g. Prepares patient for operation and see that he or she is send to operation theatre with all necessary papers and medications. h. Takes care of eyes, ears, back, bowel, bladder, perineum, and breast, etc, whenever needed. i. Observers all patients conditions and take suitable actions accordingly and /or reports changes to ward incharge and /or doctor. j. Give expert bedside nursing to all patients. k. Attends last officers in case of a patient dying during shifts and arrange to preserve dead body in mortuary, or hand over the body with respect to concern family members/relatives/authorities. Ward/Unit Management a. Helps the ward in charge to carry out her/his work or act as ward in charge during their absence. b. Maintains general cleanliness of the ward and the sanitary annexure. c. Supervise the duties of Group D employees and guides them and reports accordingly.

d. Writes the diet register and supervises the distribution of diet and report if any, necessary. e. Maintains scheduled poisonous drug registers. f. Supervises nursing care and other tasks carried out by the students. g. Maintains duly room trays, sterilizes instruments and see that procedural trays are in readiness. h. Take over from duty nurse of the previous, new and serious patients, intruments, supplies, drugs etc and handover the same accordingly. i. Maintains all the records pertaining to ward/unit. Maintains case papers, investigation reports, etc. Maintains vital signs charts, intake output charts and other special charts, if necessary. Takes special care of medicolegal case papers and records. Writes day and night orders and maintains ward statistics. Operation Theater Management a. Maintains aseptic environment of the operation theater. b. Autoclaving of articles, instruments, gloves, linen etc. required for various types of surgery. c. Receives patients from the ward intact for surgery. d. Prepares anesthetic trolley and trolley for surgery, according to type and procedures. e. Assist the surgeon and anesthetist in every step, skillfully while performing various types of surgery. f. Indenting and procuring surgical instruments, drugs, gloves, sufuring materials and O2, N2, CO2 etc. required for operation theater. g. Maintains safety of the Boyles apparatus, oxygen cylinder, nitrogen cylinder, anesthetic drugs and autoclave, etc in the operation theater. Management of Labour Room a. Preparation of expectant mother for aseptic safe delivery. b. Conducts normal deliveries and reports. c. Attend and assists the doctors in all obstetrical emergencies. d. Attend and assists in difficult and abnormal deliveries. e. Takes care of the newborn and premature babies. f. Maintains records and reports pertaining to labour room. g. Indent and procure necessary drugs, supplies linen, etc. to labour room.

Management of Postoperative/ICU/Burns Units a. Indent and procurement of all the necessary equipments, drugs, oxygen cylinder, which are required for the units. b. Operates ECG, EEG, cardiac resuscitation, etc or other sophisticated high technical machines whenever needed or assist the doctors in operating such machines.

Psychiatric Unit
a. Assists the doctors in admission and discharge of patients. b. Prepares patient for ECT and other procedures, and therapies. c. Assists in management of aggressive, suicidal as grief as other symptoms of the patient. d. Maintains records and reports of the units.

Educational Function
a. Helps in orientation of new staff and students. b. Teachers and guides the domestic staff (Group D) for handling bedpans, urinals, etc. c. Carries out health teaching for individual or group of patients. d. Extends cooperation and participates in clinical teaching. e. Provides for and demonstrates methods and procedure whenever needed. f. Participates in in-service education programs. g. Plans and implements formal and informal health education program and teaching program. h. Assists and extends cooperation in medical and nursing research program.