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Nurse Specialist - Infection Control

King Abdulaziz Medical City - Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Responsibilities / Duties:

Clinical Practice

  • Demonstrates advanced nursing knowledge and clinical competence in the area of assignment

  • Acts in collaboration with the medical staff, within the remit of the RN license, to provide advanced nursing care, including nurse led clinics

  • Facilitates competence in nursing practice in area of expertise

  • Acts as a consultant and resource person for current evidence-based nursing practice information in area of specialty

  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills with patients, their families and all members of the healthcare team

  • Function as a patient advocate

Administration

  • Maintains documentation and record keeping that verifies activities according to department guidelines

  • Maintains correct lines of authority and communication

  • Utilizes material resources and facilitates and communication

  • Utilizes material resources and facilitates effectively

  • Maintains confidentially of all records and results

  • Maintains records and reports related to area of assigned

Education & Research

  • Participate in teaching and mentoring of Nursing, Medical and Paramedical students, interns and Residents in area of specialty

  • Participates in research activities and ensures dissemination of relevant research and best practice guidelines Acts as a consultant and resource person within area of expertise

  • Provides evidence – based adult education for nursing services staff, nursing students, Interns and Residents in area of speciality

Quality

  • Participates in the evaluation of systems and programmes to maximize patient outcomes and cost effectiveness in area of speciality

  • Makes recommendations for changes based one evidence based practice and best practice guidelines

  • Undertakes clinical audit and contributes to the development of knowledge and practice within the specialty

  • Complies with the participates in Quality improvement processes and activities

  • Complies with hospital infection control and safety protocols

Professionalism

  • Serves as a professional role model, consultant and teacher

  • Develops and utilizes professional collegial networking

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

  • Advocates for excellence in patient care and patient rights

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

  • Assumes responsibility for own actions, decisions and behaviours

  • Demonstrates initiative in the performance of duties requiring a minimum amount of supervision or guidance

  • Performs any other related duties as assigned

Qualifications Required:

  • Registered Nurse with current Nursing Licensure

  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing

  • Postgraduate qualifications in area of speciality

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or area of speciality

Experience Required:

  • Minimum of give (5) years current clinical nursing experience including a minimum of two (2) years in speciality area of assignment

  • Experience in teaching or counseling an advantage

Special Skills Required:

  • English Language Skills

  • Computer Skills

  • Arabic Language Skills - Beneficial

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