Senior Charge Nurse – Operating Room

Senior Charge Nurse – Operating Room

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

We are seeking a talented, enthusiastic and passionate candidate whom will be responsible for providing comprehensive nursing care utilizing the nursing process and meeting the established standard of nursing practice and performance.


Responsible for handle a wide array of medical conditions and can treat patients suffering from lung problems, gastrointestinal problems, and blood infections.

Education/Qualifications Required:

  • BS Degree in Nursing must have been obtained from North America, Western Europe, Australia, or New Zealand.
  • Associate Degree/Diploma in Nursing


  • Minimum Six (6) years of experience in Operating Room in USA, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia, or New Zealand
  • Minimum Four (4) years of experience in a Charge Nurse, Head Nurse of Assistant Head Nurse position preferred and or demonstrates leadership qualities during relief Charge Nurse assignment


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

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that nursing and support team work flexibly and supportively together and that the objectives for the assigned area are delivered
  • Serves as leadership model for staff
  • Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration with outcomes aimed at the best interest of patients.
  • Leads and demonstrates achievement in decreasing the length of stay/waiting time.
  • Plans and ensures implementation and evaluation of patient education programs
  • Evaluates patient acuity and develops and review criteria for work assignment and delivery care model
  • Ensures that there is planned, effective, day-to-day skill mix and staff management.
  • Determines and reviews staffing plans and develops a scheduling system for unit and reviews regularly as staffing, skills mix and acuity change.
  • Acts as an advocate for patients and families.
  • Identifies ideas that will improve the quality of patient care and issues that will negatively impact on patient care outcomes, using the professional practice framework.
  • Participates through team working and collaborative partnerships in identifying and implementing solutions through evidence based practice or research to demonstrate improvements reflected in unit, divisional, organizational data and bench marks.
  • Creates an environment that facilitates staff participation in the improvement of quality patient care in a transcultural environment. Records and evaluates activity against unit specific outcomes.
  • Contributes to the development and delivery of Nursing Affairs objectives using a continuous improvement paradigm.
  • Works creatively to achieve objectives by embracing new ways of working and taking the lead in the Change Management process when appropriate
  • Leads collaborative multidisciplinary partnerships working towards the achievement of unit and department goals
  • Develops evidence based nursing practice in collaboration with Assistant Head Nurse/Charge Nurse/Unit Council and Clinical Instructors/Clinical Nurse Coordinators.
  • Promotes and maintain a culture within the clinical environment, which challenges and questions practice and promotes critical thinking amongst staff.
  • Leads and demonstrates achievement of clinical quality outcome indicators and patient satisfaction as per unit goals
  • Promotes and awareness of resource utilization and the associated financial implication.
  • Leads and demonstrates achievement of cost efficiency on unit as per targets.
  • Prepares annual budget and provides variance reports as required.
  • Forecasts requirements for personnel, supplies and equipment.
  • Promotes the effective orientation, precepting and support of new staff and students. 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.
  • Ensures ongoing individual performance appraisals are objectively completed for staff members against set criteria. Assists with action plans arising from these appraisals as necessary.
  • Provides clear feedback to team members in a manner that is conductive to maintaining and improving performance. Counsels and/or disciplines staff when appropriate
  • Supports the recruitment of staff on unit and encourages and promotes the retention of all staff
  • Assists and supports staff in the identification, development, and implementation of their role according to his / her career development plan.
  • Plans in collaboration with the Nursing Development and Saudization Program for the training and development of Saudi nursing students and graduates
  • Leads and demonstrates achievement in meeting targets for Saudization and nationality mix in areas of responsibility, consistent with Nursing Affairs’ strategic plan
  • Develops and sustains own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness, and maintain a professional profile.
  • Provides documented evidence of performance and maintenance of skills consistent with position
  • Demonstrates excellent personal communication and teamwork. Establishes and maintain effective two-way communication channels with individuals and multidisciplinary team.
  • Treats colleagues, patients and visitors with dignity and respect at all times.
  • Ensures communication from Nursing Executive is communicated to all staff
  • Applies problem solving techniques and evidence based practice to unit related issues
  • Effectively manages the allocated resources including staff, supplies and equipment
  • Contributes to the development and evaluation of hospital wide policies and procedures.
  • Assists with organizational projects as requested including participating on nursing and . or interdisciplinary committees and task forces.
  • Participates in Hospital wide Performance Improvement activities and develops unit Performance Plan
  • Establishes and maintain effective administrative process on unit. Prepares quarterly reports and maintains records of activity and outcomes.
  • Conducts unit meetings and maintains minutes.
  • Produces training needs analysis and “succession plans” Supports Nursing research
  • Participates in the development of IPPs
  • Upholds the organizational values at all times
  • 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.