Staff Nurse I at the Millennium Heights Medical Complex

Published: 11/11/2016 2:06:47 PM

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for employment in the post of Staff Nurse I at the Millennium Heights Medical Complex.



  1. To provide quality client-focussed advice, treatment and care to patients, families and carers, utilising a holistic approach.  The Staff Nurse I will form an integral part of a multidisciplinary team and will be required to provide highly responsive and flexible service to consumers and carers, while upholding a high level of professionalism.
  2. Reports to and works under the direction of the Ward Sister.
  3. Required to respond from time to time to the Departmental Sister or Nursing Director on work matters.



  1. Identifies patient care requirements by consulting and establishing a rapport with patients, family members and carers.
  2. Provides planned nursing care to achieve identified outcomes.
  3. Undertakes a comprehensive and accurate nursing assessment of patients using an effective, professional, safe and holistic approach.
  4. Promotes patients’ independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patients, friends, and family to understand health conditions, medications, and self-care skills.
  5. Through the use of established processes, ensures that all administration and documentation requirements are initiated and completed in a professional and timely manner.
  6. Maintains team integrity and continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  7. Demonstrates and understands accountability for directing, monitoring and evaluating nursing care that is provided by registered nursing assistants, health aides and students.
  8. Provides health education appropriate to the needs of the patient within a nursing framework.
  9. Ensures quality service is delivered at all times to both internal and external clients through continuous improvement activities.
  10. Performs other work-related duties which may be assigned by Senior Nurses, Departmental Sister, Ward Sister and Nursing Director.



  1. Accommodation is provided within a general health care facility.
  2. Accepts responsibility for ensuring that his/her nursing practice and conduct meets the standards of professional, ethical and relevant legislative requirements.
  3. Institutional support provided through appropriate legislation, regulations, Statutory Instruments and departmental protocols and guidelines.
  4. Officer must avail himself/herself for personal development and career advancement through orientation, general and specialised in-service training.
  5. Salary and benefits are in accordance with that stipulated in the terms and conditions of employment.
  6. Required to maintain confidentiality and integrity.
  7. Performance will be evaluated twice yearly.
  8. Salary is in accordance with the terms and conditions stipulated by the Government of Saint Lucia.
  9. Vacation leave will be provided in accordance with established Regulations.
  10. This post is non-pensionable and the holder will be required to contribute to the National Insurance Cooperation.



  1. Working knowledge and understanding of appropriate equipment, legislation, policies and procedures.
  2. Working knowledge of nursing standards of professional, ethical and relevant legislative requirements.
  3. Knowledge of infection control procedures.
  4. Excellent bedside manner, oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  5. Ability to work under pressure and exercise good judgement and initiative in emergency situations.
  6. Teaching and health promotion skills.
  7. Advanced written communication skills.
  8. Knowledge of inventory control.
  9. Advanced planning, coordinating and leadership skills.
  10. Advanced multitasking, organisational and time management skills.
  11. Advanced analytical skills.
  12. Advanced interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with diverse individuals and assess human behaviour.
  13. Advanced computer literacy skills.
  14. Demonstrated understanding of the issues pertaining to separation and loss and their impact on patients, families and carers.
  15. Ability to motivate, guide, mentor and train team members.



Work performance will be evaluated on the basis of:

  1. Demonstrated knowledge and technical expertise relevant to the job.
  2. Accuracy, thoroughness, and timeliness of work produced.
  3. Quality and quantity of work produced.
  4. Demonstrated responsibility, authority and ability to take action with regard to assigned duties.
  5. Effectiveness in relating to internal and external customers.
  6. Self-reliance, creativity and ingenuity in effectively fulfilling the duties of the post.
  7. Judgment and decision-making as it pertains to area of responsibility.
  8. Demonstrated positive interaction and effective communication with work colleagues.
  9. Proven time management skills and punctuality at work.



  1. Must hold valid registration with the General Nursing Council of Saint Lucia


  1. Diploma/Associate Degree in General Nursing, with no previous experience.



Salary is at the rate of EC $ 42,063.88 per annum (Grade 9, Step 1)

Applications should be made on the prescribed Government application form along with certified copies of documents pertaining to qualifications, plus two (2) recent references should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health and Wellness
Sir Stanislaus James Building  
The Waterfront
Castries, St. Lucia

To reach him no later November 25, 2016.

Unsuitable candidates will not be acknowledged. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and experience will be short listed.

Ministry: Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs