National Dental Centre of Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Senior Staff Nurse, Central Sterile Supplies Department

Job Category:  Nursing
Posting Date:  22 May 2024

JOB SUMMARY

The Senior Staff Nurse is required to assist the Senior Nurse Manager/ Nurse Clinician to manage the operation of Central Sterile Supplies Department. He/ she maintains and ensure Infection Control practices and educates junior staff regarding Infection Control. He/she also provides guidance and direction to the nursing staff regarding sterilization principles and practices. Assist and participate in JCI and other audits.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with Nurse Clinician and Senior Nurse Manager to define and develop plans to meet objectives for excellent care and best outcome for patients
  • Ensure work carried out is according to hospital guidelines, policies, procedures and work instructions.
  • Assume responsibility and accountability for the safe operation of all processes.
  • Develop, implement and collaborate with all staff to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for all staff to work.
  • Ensure and maintain principles of sterility of all instruments before, during and after distribution.
  • Ensure proper documentation of processes and upkeep records promptly and maintain accurate inventory of instrument sets.
  • Ensure equipment is at its functional state and safe for use before distribution.
  • Be knowledgeable in the functions and usage, care and maintenance of equipment and instrumentation.
  • Proficient and knowledgeable of the various sterilization methods and complex instruments.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and ensure availability of instrumentation, equipment and supplies when requested by user areas.
  • Ensure and supervise all staff so that all Biological Culture are properly handled, correctly labelled, incubated and documented
  • Ensure that all documentation of sterilization process is properly and accurately entered.
  • Ensure that all staff practice Standard Precaution and put on full PPE at all times.
  • Ensure and maintain safe work place for all staff to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Ensure all equipment is in good working order.
  • Assist SNM/NC on collection of quality indicators and provide information for quality reports
  • Responsible for supervising subordinates in following established guidelines in their assembling and packing of instrument.
  • Check and ensure that all sealing and culture monitoring equipment are in good working condition.
  • Ensure and maintain safe work place for all staff to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Verify all sterilization process printouts when required.
  • Assist the Nurse Clinician in performance appraisal and continuous assessment of new staff
  • Assist the Nurse Clinician to maintain / update records of skill development / competency check lists of new / trainees of discipline.
  • Update and maintain proper documentation for all changes and entries of instrument stock inventory.
  • Ensure all instrument requests are met in a timely manner.
  • Assist in inventory and stock take
  • Supervise and guide the Healthcare Attendants and Healthcare Assistants in the pasting of service code for processed goods.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities, self-development and personal growth programmes.

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • A recognized Certificate/ Degree in nursing or its equivalent.
  • At least 5 years as a Registered Nurse in health care setting.
  • Valid BCLS Certification.
  • Valid practising certificate issued by Singapore Nursing Board.