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Assistant Head Nurse - IVT team

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center - Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Demonstrates expert ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care, guiding more junior staff to deliver effective patient care

  • Contributes to organizational efficiency improvements

  • Contributes to the achievement of clinical quality outcome indicators and patient satisfaction on unit and supports professional practice model

  • Displays sound analytical and critical thinking ability in complex and rapidly changing situations

  • Deputizes for the Head Nurse in his / her absence to ensure that there is planned, effective, day-to-day skill mix and staff management

  • Ensures total patient care as assigned according to the core standards, organizational values, established policies and evidence based practices.

  • Observes and evaluates nursing care effectiveness. Ensures that patient assignments are based on patient acuity and skill mix

  • Contributes to the motivation of staff for the enhancement of patient care in a transcultural environment. Promotes excellent team working and interdisciplinary relationships

  • Serves as a clinical and behavioral role model for staff. Demonstrates leadership skills and ability to problem solve. Uses hospital values to underpin decision making.

  • Resolves unit related matters, including advising and counselling staff, refers to Head Nurse or Nursing Administrative designate as appropriate

  • Develops and sustains own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness and maintains a professional profile. Provides documented evidence of performance and maintenance of skills consistent with position. Supports staff nurses to identify professional practice issues and initiates changes that have a direct impact on quality patient care. Documents appropriately

  • Provides a welcoming work environment for new staff / nursing students and ensures appropriate preceptors are made available to assist with orientation. Monitors and tracks individual progress. Mentors and precepts new staff as required

  • Supports the recruitment of staff on unit and encourages and promotes the retention of all staff to meet the unit specific turnover rate goal.

  • Contributes to increasing the number of Saudi nurses on unit

  • Promotes and maintain effective communication and teamwork. Treats colleagues, patients and visitors with dignity and respect at all times.

  • Assists in preparation of performance evaluations and the ongoing clinical evaluation of all staff

  • Participates in the provision of continuing education for staff

  • Participates in Nursing and / or Hospital-wide committees.

  • Implements policies and procedures for the unit, contributes to writing, reviewing, and / or revising annually as part of professional practice framework.

  • Prepares reports and maintains records. Conducts and facilitates unit meetings and maintains minutes as assigned

  • Contributes to the achievement of cost efficiency savings on unit in terms of human and capital resources

  • Maintains supply inventory. Initiates maintenance action and follows up on equipment failures

  • Upholds the organizational values at all times

  • Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures

  • Participates in self and others education, training and development, as applicable.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required:

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing is required

  • Current Registered Nurse License from country of origin required

Experience Required:

  • Four (4) years of acute care hospital nursing experience with one (1) year leadership experience required.

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