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Director Clinical Nursing

King Abdulaziz Hospital - Al Ahsa
Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

Responsibilities / Duties:

Clinical Practice:

  • Ensures staff, nursing staff, students, Interns and Residents practice within established policies and procedures and standards of nursing practice and patient care

  • Complies with hospital infection control and safety protocols

  • Maintains high visibility in clinical areas


  • Staff Management to include recruitment, education, training, evaluation and development, as well as preparation and delegation of work schedules and workflow

  • Reviews, plans, manages and monitors the area budget

  • Develops, modifies and ensures implementation of Policies and Procedures

  • Participates in Committees and workgroups as required

  • Actively participates in planning and development of new and expanded programs

  • Develops and implements directorate area strategic plans

  • Maintains high visibility

  • Maintains an open door communication policy for area staff

  • Functions as a mediator and resource person across departmental lines

  • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of the strategic plan for the Division of Nursing

  • Maintains all records pertaining to the operation of the area of assignment and generates reports as required

Education & Research:

  • Facilitates the development, implementation and evaluation of educational activities to meet the identified needs of managers, nursing and support personnel

  • Encourages and provides an environment to support scientific enquiry within a professional practice model

  • Assumes responsibility for own professional growth

  • Participate in teaching and mentoring of Nursing, Medical and Paramedical students, Interns and Residents


  • Ensures corrective actions are implemented and maintained when performance deviates from the established policies/standards

  • Develops, implements and participates in Quality Management processes and activities


  • Establishes and maintains an environment that promotes and supports culturally sensitive professional nursing practice

  • Advocates for the needs of the patients and the clinical program; promotes the continuum of care

  • Creates a culture which empowers others to achieve, maximizing individual potential

  • Models skills of negotiation, critical thinking and team building

  • Promotes Hospital and Nursing's missions and demonstrates established values

  • Fosters collaborative relations and mutual understanding

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications Required:

  • Registered Nurse with current Nursing license

  • Diploma in Nursing

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

  • Master's Degree in Nursing Management

Experience Required:

  • Minimum eight (8) years clinical nursing experience which includes five (5) years of progressive administrative positions, and two (2) years in comparable position

Special Skills Required:

  • English Language Skills

  • Arabic Language Skills (preferred)

  • Computer Skills


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