Head Nurse – Hemodialysis
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.
Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing is required
Current Registered Nurse License from country of origin required
Two (2) years of hospital experience as a registered nurse with at least one (1) year of nursing leadership experience with a Master’s Degree, or four (4) years of similar requirements with Bachelor’s Degree is required.
Currently working or recent experience in hemodialysis nursing specialty area is a requirement.