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SIDRA3674 - Clinical Nurses - All Specialties

Department: Nursing Operations Div
Division: Family Centered Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Dec-2017
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medical and Research Center is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards.  Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is:  “Sidra Medical and Research Center will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class:     Patient and Family Centered Care      Health Education        Biomedical Discovery

Sidra works closely with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Hamad Medical Corporation across  all three activities to raise the standard of health and health care throughout the State of Qatar.

DEPARTMENT/SERVICE PROFILE:

Our family centered-friendly environment will be a 399 bed state of the art facility serving Qatari, non-Qatari and international women and children and their families   Our experienced staff will operate within a  model of care underpinned by international evidence based best practice and supported by world class technology.

Our interprofessional teams will work collaboratively to secure wellness optimizing patient/family outcomes to contribute to Sidra’s reputation as a high reliability organization. Clinical research focused on education, quality improvements and a culture of patient and family safety will be used to inform and guide best practice standards.

The nursing function within Sidra Medical and Research Centre is split into 3 Clinical Management Groups. Individual clinical specialties sit under the respective Clinical Management Group. Below is a description of the Clinical Management Groups and the specialties that sit below each. In the application process you will have the opportunity to select the specialty that most accurately reflects your skills and experience and to allow us to process your application effectively. 

We are currently recruiting Clinical Nurses for the following specialties:

Clinical Nurses – Perioperative Services 
Sub Sections:

  • Pre-admission Anesthesia Testing Unit
  • Day Procedure Unit
  • Operating Rooms (Women’s & Children’s Services)
  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit  – (Women’s & Children’s Services)
  • Endoscopy Unit

 Clinical Nurses – Children’s Services
Sub Sections:

  • Medical / Surgical
  • Neurology / Neurosurgery
  • Oncology / BMT – Inpatient and Outpatient services
  • Dialysis
  • Intensive Care / Cardiac Intensive Care / High Dependency Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • Urgent Care
  • Cardiology/ Cath Lab
  • Telemetry
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit    

Clinical Nurses – Women’s Services
Sub Sections:

  • Postpartum
  • Antepartum
  • Gynecology
  • Birthing Center
  • OB Triage
  • Women’s Urgent Care


JOB SUMMARY:

The Clinical Nurse is responsible for competently providing safe and effective care to Women and Children, with minimal supervision by the Clinical Nurse Leader. The Clinical Nurse assesses care needs, plans, and implements and evaluates programs of care. The Clinical Nurse is responsible for ensuring that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard.

 The Clinical Nurse participates in the supervision and teaching of more junior and new members of staff within the unit. The Clinical Nurse is professionally accountable to the Chief Nursing Officer.

KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Provides total individualized patient care and assumes accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating therapy needs, discharge planning for each patient and assessing for current and potential problems
  • Contributes to the achievement of clinical quality outcome indicators and patient satisfaction by demonstration of extraordinary service

  • Utilizes a professional practice framework and evidence based care, identifies improvement areas while minimizing risks creating care that is optimal for our patients and families

  • Reports equipment failures, safety and security issues, and/or reduction of supply inventory to Nurse Supervisor or designee

  • Promotes a safe environment and safe patient care by embracing a safety culture and identifying areas of risk to the Nurse Supervisor

  • Educates the patient/family and other members of the health care team

  • Participates in patient education programs and provides consultation to patients/families, staff, community agencies and satellite centers

  • Participates in service activities that contribute to excellence in outcomes, a positive patient experience and a healthy professional environment

  • Treats colleagues, patients, and visitors with dignity and respect at all times and promotes and maintains effective communication and teamwork

  • Contributes to the achievement of cost efficiency savings for the service, maintains an awareness of resource utilization, exercising care in the ordering and use of staff, equipment and materials

  • Leads service based Performance Improvement activities and organizational committees as assigned

  • Contributes to special projects/assignments linked to therapy strategic priorities and professional practice model

  • Participates in the development programmes that seek to measure outcomes and quality, including audit and research studies, under guidance, support and direction of senior staff

  • Participates in the continued development, implementation, and evaluation of Sidra Policies and Procedures to align with international best practices

  • Identifies research opportunities and participates in research

  • Liaises and works within an interprofessional practice model to ensure high quality, holistic, and safe family centered care

  • Develops and sustains (maintains) own knowledge, clinical skills (mandatory training), professional (portfolio or profile) )awareness and provides documented evidence of performance and maintenance of skills consistent with position

  • Acts as an advocate by empowering  women/children and their families to make informed choices by providing them with information, support and direction to the relevant support services when appropriate
  • Maintains confidentiality of women and children at all times
  • Identifies and alerts members of the medical team to changes in medical status of the patient
  • Identifies impairments and refer to other medical specialties when necessary

  • Liaises with the appropriate services in the community and provides transfer/discharge information

  • Works in collaboration with Case Management to achieve goals and Contributes to decreasing the length of stay/waiting time as per unit specific goal

  • Documents all relevant information correctly, appropriately and in a timely manner

  • Participates in community outreach activities e.g. school-based therapy, homecare

  • Actively welcomes and provides support for new staff/students to the unit and demonstrates transcultural principles in nursing practice

  • Participates in new staff/student orientation, assists in maintaining a suitable learning environment and acts as a preceptor/mentor in the supervision and teaching of therapy students/ new staff to develop their competence

  • Participates in retention activities to meet the service specific turnover rate goal

  • Maintains a professional demeanor and upholds the organizational values at all times

  • Acts as a role model for junior staff and assists in promoting and sharing knowledge via mentorship/preceptorship programmes in line with relevant research and evidence based practice

  • Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures for personal and patient safety and for the prevention of healthcare associated infections

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS – SELECTION CRITERIA:

 

ESSENTIAL

PREFERRED

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or its equivalent (3 years Diploma in Nursing post High School)
  • Registered Nurse
  • Post graduate certificate in specialty if applicable for country of origin

Experience

  • 2+ years of recent clinical nursing experience within the relevant specialty from a highly esteemed healthcare institution

 

Certification and Licensure

  • Valid professional Nursing license for country of origin

 

Professional Membership

 

 

Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

 

BENEFITS:: Transportation allowance
Relocation / Repatriation Allowance
Annual Airfare Allowance
Medical Insurance
Fully furnished accommodation or housing allowance
End of Service Gratuity

Annual leave

Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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