HEAD OF DEPARTMENT, NURSING SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Nursing Services Department is the backbone of Health Care Facility being a polyvalent professional service provider, as it cuts across all the clinical service units and or departments in the hospital.
The overall objective is to ensure a safe therapeutic environment to provide an efficient and sufficient Nursing care to all clients and patients in attendance towards promotion of health, prevention of diseases and alleviation of sufferings.
The department has an organized administrative organogram from the directorate level down to the Nursing officer cadre (N.O. II) as contained in our professional hierarchy and the scheme of service of the federal establishment – The federal civil service of Nigeria for career progression.
There are Thirty-Three (33) units covering all aspects of Nursing care and management of clients/patients including nursing specialists, supervised by most senior and experienced nurses as ‘Unit Managers.’
For administrative convenience, the department has the following organogram in place; the Head of Department as the overall overseer of the department, the ADNS Administration responsible for manpower and material development and management in the department, ADNS clinical responsible for all clinical activities and supervision of the hospital duty office, ADNS continuing education, responsible for conducting and coordinating all in-house continuing education programs and supervision of students on clinical postings and nurse interns, ADNS Research and statistics, responsible for keeping up to date statistics in the department in collaboration with all the unit managers, ADNS quality improvement, responsible for ensuring standard quality of care to clients (Patients) is maintained.
The department also appoints some principal officers in the department as coordinators to oversee the activities of units/grouped under them for smooth supervision of these units and make periodical reports to the HOD. There are as well standing committees in the department put in place for smooth running of the department, these committees include disciplinary committee responsible for handling all disciplinary issues and reporting same to the HOD with appropriate recommendations after due investigations, continuing Education Committee responsible for organizing units and departmental clinical presentations to update staff on current trend in patients’ care. Other committees are staff welfare committee, research and statistics and quality improvement committee.
Nursing services department being polyvalent is available in all fields of clinical services including specialist areas. Therefore, services are available 24/7 uninterrupted unless otherwise. These include but not limited to Medical-Surgical Nursing, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Nursing, Paediatrics and Neonatal Nursing, Trauma and Orthopaedic Nursing, Peri-operative and Anaesthesia Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Nephrology, Ophthalmology and Otorhino Laryngology (ENT) Nursing care among others. There are 500 bed spaces spread across the in – patient clinical departments and units managed under nursing services department. The services are obtainable and covered both at the out – patients and the in – patients’ clinical services of the department. All cases requiring emergency nursing care interventions as it affects the aforementioned service points are also incorporated and available 24/7.
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