Pediatric Unit – Assistant Head Nurse

Pediatric Unit – Assistant Head Nurse

  • King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center - Jeddah
  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Summary

Responsible for providing comprehensive nursing care utilizing the nursing process and meeting the established standard of nursing practice and performance. Demonstrates leadership competencies while in charge or acting as shift resource/team leader.

Education / Qualification Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

Experience:

  • Minimum Four (4) years of nursing experience
  • Minimum One (1) year of nursing leadership experience – Preferred 

License:

  • Current and in Good Standing Nursing License/Registration (RN) to practice in country of residence

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate advanced nursing knowledge and clinical competence in Pediatric Unit.
  • Act as an advisor and resource person within Pediatric Unit.
  • Work in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team within the remit of the Registered Nurse (RN) license, to provide advanced nursing care, including nurse led clinics.
  • Act as an advisor and resource person for current evidence-based nursing practice information in Pediatric Unit.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and collaboration skills with patients, their families and all members of the healthcare team.
  • Function as a patient advocate.
  • Maintain documentation and record keeping that verify activities according to department guidelines.
  • Maintain confidentially of all records, reports and results related to Pediatric Unit.
  • Act as an expert educational resource for clinical staff and actively participate in teaching and mentoring of nursing, and multidisciplinary team in Pediatric Unit.
  • Participate in research activities and ensure dissemination of relevant researches and best practice guidelines.
  • Assess patient/family educational needs and readiness to learn, and patient/family discharge planning needs utilizing appropriate resources.
  • Demonstrate respect, compassion and cultural sensitivity to patients/families, other hospital employees, students and faculty.
  • Advocate for excellence in patient care and patient rights.
  • Lead and participate in the development of nursing initiatives or educational program that are aimed at improving patient quality and experience.
  • Undertake clinical audit and clinical research that contribute to the development of knowledge and enhancement of nursing practice.
  • Comply with and participate in Quality Improvement Projects and activities.
  • Maintain infection control measures.
  • Participate in the evaluation of systems and programs to maximize patient outcomes and cost effectiveness in the Pediatric Unit.
  • Make recommendation for changes based on evidence-based practice and practice guidelines.
  • Lead, develop and review policies, procedure, clinical practice guidelines and provide recommendations for system development.
  • Serve as a professional role model, consultant and educator.
  • Develop and utilize professional collegial networking, hospital employees, students and faculty.
  • Assume responsibility for own actions, decisions and behaviors.
  • Demonstrate initiative in the performance of duties requiring a minimum amount of supervision or guidance.
  • Perform other job related duties.