Head Nurse – Oncology Clinic

Head Nurse – Oncology Clinic

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


Responsible for 24-hour management of assigned nursing unit. Assesses plans, directs, implements and evaluates patient care to comply with established standards of nursing practice and performance and JCIA. Communicates effectively both intra and interdepartmentally. Strives for excellence on unit and establishes a cohesive team approach to the delivery of patient care. Responsible for human resource function at unit level.

Responsibilities / Duties:

Collaborates with medical staff and attends unit rounds.
Serves as leadership model for staff
Develops evidence based nursing practice in collaboration with Charge Nurse and Clinical Instructors
Assumes responsibility for managing and monitoring of resource utilization
Plans and ensures implementation of patient education programs
Creates an atmosphere that encourages staff to contribute to the improvement of quality patient care in a transcultural environment
Evaluates patient acuity and development criteria for work assignment
Determines staffing plans and development scheduling system for unit
Coordinates administratively with other developments and disciplines
Conducts performance appraisals
Applies problem solving techniques to unit related issues
Counsels and or disciplines staff when appropriate
Participates in nursing and or interdisciplinary committees and task forces
Contributes to the development of Hospital wide policies and procedures
Participates in Hospital wife Performance Improvement activities and develops unit Performance Plan
Prepares reports and maintains records
Conducts unit meetings and maintains minutes
Assists with organizational projects as requests
Prepares annual budget and provides variance reports as required. Forecasts requirements for personnel, supplies and equipment
Assists and supports the staff in the identification, development and implementation of their role according to his/her career development plan
Coordinates the orientation for new employees with unit preceptors
Plans for the training and development of Saudi nursing students and graduates
Establishes and achieves targets for Saudization and nationally mix in areas f responsibility, consistent with strategic plan of Nursing and Medical and Clinical Operations
Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures
Participates in self and other’s education, training and development, as applicable
Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications Required:

Bachelor Degree in Nursing or Registered Nurse with country specific post registration program
Current license to practice

Experience Required:

Six (6) years hospital experience as registered nurse with two (2) years leadership experience required
Experience in Oncology Nursing specialty area is a requirement