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Staff Nurse I - Intensive Care Step Down Unit

King Abdulaziz Hospital - Al Ahsa
Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

Responsibilities / Duties:

Clinical Practice:

  • Provides direct patient care utilizing the nursing process within established hospital, divisional and unit specific policies and procedures, standards, protocols, etc.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and clinical assessment skills appropriate to clinical area

  • Takes direct and appropriate action in urgent and emergency situations

  • Documents all assessments, interventions and other pertinent information in the patient’s healthcare record in a timely and ongoing manner

  • Promotes continuity of patient care through oral and written communications

  • Demonstrates effective communication and collaboration skills when interacting with patients/families, other health care team members and members of other departments

  • Complies with hospital infection control and safety protocols


  • Provides a leadership and resource role in the provision of patient care

  • Acts as a unit management resources e.g. care coordinator, charge nurse, team leader, as assigned

  • Addresses issues using a problem solving framework. Initiates the nursing or medical/administrative chain of command if unable to resolve issues satisfactorily

  • Liaisons with other healthcare team members and departments to provide continuity of patient care and unit activities

Education & Research:

  • Works with all healthcare team members in activities designed for the improvement of patient care outcomes

  • Acts as a preceptor and/or resource for new employees, trainees and other staff

  • Assumes responsibility for own professional growth identifying those areas of clinical knowledge and skills that need further development

  • Uses research/current references in the provision of evidence-based care

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


  • Anticipates and acts to maintain a safe environment

  • Assesses own care, that provided by others, patient care systems, and continuously seeks ways to improve

  • Compiles with and participates in Quality Management Processes and activities


  • Serves as a professional role model, teacher and resources person

  • Develops and utilizes professional collegial networking

  • Demonstrates respect, compassion and cultural sensitivity to patients/families, other hospital employees, students and faculty

  • Advocates for excellence in patient care

  • Assumes responsibility for own actions, decisions and behaviours

  • Demonstrates initiative in the performance of duties

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications Required:

  • Registered Nurse with current Nursing license

  • Diploma in Nursing

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (preferred)

  • Specific certificate as required in area of assignment 

Experience Required:

  • Two (2) years current clinical experience in Specific Area of Practice

Special Skills Required:

  • English Language Skills

  • Arabic Language Skills (preferred)

  • Computer Skills


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