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Clinical Resource Nurse Operating Room

Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC)
Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates

Summary

Responsible to provide safe patient and family focused quality care utilizing the nursing process, demonstrating leadership competencies while in charge or acting as shift resource/team leader. Contributes to the successful achievement of the Nursing Affairs strategic goals.

Education / Qualification Required:

  • BS Degree in Nursing or equivalent qualification
  • Associate Degree/Diploma in Nursing 

Experience:

  • Minimum Six (6) years of  clinical experience post qualification
  • Minimum One (1)) year as an academic educator

License:

Valid and in a good Standing License in current country of practice

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    Leadership

    • Performs consistent, systematic evaluation of clinically based programmes to determine if they meet patient/staff needs and are responsive to department/organizational direction.
    • Formulates measurable performance criteria to assess nurses’ levels of competence.
    • Provides the clinical expertise essential to support managers with effective problem solving and decision making.
    • Promotes and supports a collaborative practice model.
    • Maintains accurate records of educational activity and reports as required.
    • Facilitate achievement of individual, departmental, and organizational goals.
    • Fosters open communication, learning, and professional growth of the nursing staff.
    • Collaborates with managers regarding staff development programmes.
    • Contributes to effective and efficient utilization of human resources, consumables and equipment.
    • Initiates action and reports to the appropriate manager, when staff behavior and/or performance do not meet professional standards.

    Management of Clinical Practice

    • Identifies educational needs and develops educational programmes accordingly. 
    • Collaborates with nursing staff and other disciplines in the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programmes. 
    • Demonstrates skill in adult education, group dynamics, curriculum development, communication, and teaching strategies.
    • Assists nursing staff to integrate new knowledge and skill into their practice and ensures that ongoing competency is maintained. 
    • Supports an environment that allows staff to acquire skills, identify and develop new ideas that ensures commitment to the organizational goals.
    • In liaison with the Nurse Manager, reviews nursing practice and addresses required changes based on best practice guidelines
    • Provides specialty specific orientation to relevant staff and participates the organizations orientation programmes as required.
    • Sets clear measurable program objectives and evaluates program outcomes 
    • Provides bedside clinical consultations in area of expertise/specialization.
    • Collaborates with nursing staff in identifying patient care concerns and in determining areas that necessitate resolution through staff education.
    • Provides opportunities for individual nursing staff development 
    • Analyzes studies trends in nursing practice and recommends changes or adjustments in existing practice, adapting as required to meet the needs of the patient.
    • Leads the implementation of evidence based practice and actively participates in research to promote clinical knowledge and a research based clinical practice environment.
    • Support the staff to provide a suitable environment for patient and family learning.  
    • Engages in health promotion activities in the organization and community 
    • Responds to all levels of emergencies according to the organizations policies and procedures

    Communication

    • Maintains a strong communication network with the clinical leadership in promoting educational programmes.
    • Uses information technology to access, transmit and produce information as necessary
    • Maintains confidentiality and security of patient, family, and organization information in accordance with the confidentiality policy
    • Facilitates effective communication between the patient, family and the interdisciplinary health care team as required
    • Performance Improvement / Risk Management
    • Participates in quality improvement activities by assisting with the development, implementation and review of standards, policies, procedures and guidelines, evaluation of indicators and reporting of outcomes and trends.
    • Utilize information gained from program evaluation to determine future program directions.
    • Supports and participates in ongoing educational and research programmes within the Nursing Department and the organization.
    • Supports a culture of performance improvement.
    • Monitors and evaluates the quality of nursing care
    • Audits compliance with organizational documentation standards.
    • Monitors and supports the organizational Key Performance Indicators and Clinical Indicators and reinforces corrective action to improve clinical service.
    • Responsible for minimizing exposure to incidents of infection/cross infection of patients, staff, visitors and the general public. Ensures staff adheres to the infection control policies and procedures of the organization
    • Complies with International and HA-AD Patient Safety Goals
    • Participates in interdisciplinary teams and Performance Improvement Projects for evaluation and improvement of processes and clinical practice.

    Professional Responsibilities

    • Maintains contemporary knowledge of evidence based practice relevant to specialty.
    • Participates in activities which enhance own professional growth and development.
    • Acts as a professional role model with regards to self-development and self-accountability by projecting the image of a self-directed learner and setting high personal work standards.
    • Develops and achieves annual performance criteria/goals in conjunction with the Line Manager.
    • Maintains and updates a professional portfolio.
    • Identifies and utilizes various mechanisms to assist in development of leadership skills.
    • Utilizes internal educational resources and external agencies to assist with development of job specific competencies. 
    • Maintains and updates own professional development through relevant educational activities
    • Initiates or participates in Nursing and or other disciplines research that contributes to continual improvement in standards of care.
    • Obtains accredited and non-accredited Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Units in compliance with HA-AD and the organization’s requirements.  

    General

    • This job description is not definitive and following periodic review may be subject to change.
    • The Clinical Resource Nurse will also be expected to contribute to the wider corporate and organizational development needs as appropriate within scope of practice.
    • The Clinical Resource Nurse will be expected to ensure compliance with the requirement of the Health and Safety regulations of the hospital
    • Upholds the organization customer service standards at all times

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