65-Nursing associate professionals

Job Title: 

Nursing associate professionals

Job Description: 

Provide acute, preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing care in hospitals, hospices, aged-care facilities, the community and other healthcare centres and settings under the direction and supervision of registered nurses and other medical professionals and practitioners.


Nursing associate professionals provide basic nursing and personal care for people in need of such care due to effects of ageing, illness, injury, or other physical or mental impairment. They generally work under the supervision of, and in support of implementation of health care, treatment and referrals plans established by, medical, nursing and other health professionals. Maybe required to be licensed, registered or certified to be permitted to work by a government authority, agency or approved certifying body.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • providing nursing and personal care and treatment and health advice to patients as per care plans established by health professionals
  • administering medications and other treatments to patients, monitoring patients? condition and responses to treatment, and referring patients and their families to a health professional for specialized care as needed
  • cleaning wounds and applying surgical dressings
  • updating information on patients? condition and treatments received in records-keeping systems
  • assisting in planning and managing the care of individual patients
  • assisting in giving first-aid treatment in emergencies

Specialist knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work and/or discipline

  • Higher knowledge of analyzing, planning, organizing and establishing policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions in the field of work and/or discipline
  • Broad knowledge of research principles and methods
  • Broad knowledge of high level governance of systems, processes and procedures includinglegislative, regulatory, standards, codes and conventions
  • Knowledge of recent developments in the field of work and/or discipline
  • Knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in management, economics, finance, statistics and fiscal disciplines related to the field of work
  • Knowledge of political, government, legislative and regulatory systems related to the field of work
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, standards codes and conventions of the UAE and specific Emirates related to the field of work and/or discipline and more general subjects including OHSE and cultural understanding and awareness
  • Knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in sensitively responding to and observing complex ethical issues
  • Effect information technology, management information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal field of work performance
  • Skills in research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to evaluate policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions and develop suggestions and/or relevant options
  • Manage broad level relationships and coordinate related activities of respective stakeholders
  • Broad skills and experience in policy analysis, formulation and research, in a sensitive and confidential environment
  • Produce concepts and convey suggestions from the spectrum of development experience
  • Negotiation cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
  • Use of information, tools, resources to support complex work achievement
  • Work sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Work with others to develop solutions to complex problems
  • Communicate with effect, and proven record of developing and maintaining active partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders
  • Developed higher oral and written communication, interpersonal and representational skills, and a proven ability to use these skills to prepare and present clear, concise, high quality advice
  • Well developed leadership and effective organizational skills, with capacity to organize and sustain improvements within a team environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Personal drive and integrity, the ability to self-manage and the capacity to identify and control risks associated with change, as well comply with ethical standards
  • Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to implement new policy directions
  • Highly developed organizational skills, including the ability to organize priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Work Context: 

    Often undertake shift work in hospitals, clinics, rest homes, hospices and nursing homes. May be required to lift and move patients, or do household work, and can be on their feet for most of the day. They may also be exposed to diseases and have contact with body fluids. May travel locally to patients? homes, and may sometimes be required to stay overnight at a patient?s home.


    Diploma/Associate degree in nursing/health assistant, enrolled nurse or related field of work/discipline, higher qualification or equivalent.

    Required Work Experience: 

    3 - 4 years and above

    Probable Employers: 

    SEHA, Latifa Hospital, Khalifa Hospital (different branches)

    Occupational Size: 
    than 5,000 and less than 30,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Above the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Very good
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    Associate professional nurse - Assistant nurse - Enrolled nurse - Practical nurse
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Professional nurse - Clinical nurse consultant - Specialist nurse - Professional midwife - Associate professional midwife - Nursing assistant - Nursing aide (hospital or clinic) - Nursing aide (home)

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    Community, health and social services
    International Careers(ISCO): 
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    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi