Federal Medical Centre Azare

Bauchi State

Efficient Healthcare to Humanity

NURSING SERVICES

Introduction

Former Head of Nursing and some of his staff standing in front of the Head of Department's office.

The Nursing Services of FMC Azare came into existence in the year 2001, with some inherited staff of General Hospital Azare, from which the Centre took over at its present site, and commenced operation with 6 wards, namely:
Male Medical, Male Surgical, Female Medical, Female Surgical, Paediatric, and Maternity wards.
Other units of the Hospital include Casualty and Main Operating Theatre.

At present, the Centre has 17 wards, 10 Clinics, an Accident and Emergency Complex, as well as 2 Operating Theatres, under the management of the Head of Department.

MISSION AND VISION

Vision

To provide a compassionate and respectful environment for all members of our community and combine physical and Social sciences, Nursing theory and technology in caring for our clients through effective management of available human and material resources, for all ages.

Mission

The entire Nurses support the mission of the centre, through full participation in all the programmes of the hospital:

OBJECTIVES

COMPONENTS OF NURSING SERVICES

As the largest and a very diversified section, Nursing Services is present in almost every aspect of healthcare delivery in the following context:

OUR APPROACH TO QUALITY ASSURANCE OF SERVICE

Our approach ensures that our nurses are well trained and possess expected professional competence; having received authorized education and training and have acquired required knowledge, skills and attitudes.

CERTIFICATION

A person’s educational achievement and experience are used to determine the person’s qualification for functioning in an identified specialty area; hence the department encourages employment, training and appropriate posting into specialized areas.

LICENSURE

Our Nurses always maintains Valid and current practicing license;, issued and endorse by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

ADMINISTRATIVE ARM

The Administrative organ of the Department comprises of:

Nursing Services Department Organogram

OUR HUMAN RESOURCES

Nursing Services Department of Federal Medical Centre Offer services in specialized areas with 277 Nurses and 285 health attendants. In addition to our license to practice General Nursing, Some of our Nurses are also licensed in accident and emergency, Anaesthesia, peri-operative, Intensive care, ophthalmic, Orthopaedics, Midwifery, paediatric, psychiatry, and hospital infection control, Ear, Nose and Throat.

WORKING COMMITTEES OF THE DEPARTMENT AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

1 - Continuing Education Committee

The Committee is headed by a Chief Nursing officer and assisted by other cadre of Nurses. Functions:

2 - Quality Assurance Committee

3 - Infection Control Committee: Functions include:

4 - DISPLINARY COMMITTEE

Function to undertake displinary measures on both senior and junior staff that committed minor offenses in the department.

In conclusion, a lot have been achieved since inception; in areas of manpower development, infrastructures, and job satisfaction. But more are required, to ensure that we meet with the demand of the time.