Head nurses (ICU,CCU,OR,EMERGENCY) perform a variety of routine and supervisory functions.
Nurses are performing duties that are essential to the well-being of patients and the working efficiency of doctors. Head nurses are vital to the successful functioning of a medical facilities nursing unit, they perform a variety of functions that affect almost every area of a units daily operations.
Head nurses act as the supervisors of a nursing staff. They allocate duties and evaluate the performance of other nurses. They also train any newly hired nurses.
Head nurses are responsible for ensuring that adequate quantities of supplies are maintained, and for ordering new supplies when necessary.
The standard work week in the Gulf is 48 hours. The number of hours in a shift vary somewhat from department to department but generally do not exceed 10 hours. The standard work week is Saturday through Wednesday.