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SIDRA3987 - Director Inpatient Pediatrics

Department: Family Centered Services Div
Division: Family Centered Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 15-Mar-2018
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine 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 Medicine 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

Once fully operational by mid-2018, Sidra Medicine will handle 275,000 outpatient appointments, 11,000 procedures, 100,000 emergency attendances and deliver over 9,000 babies per year, adding capacity to a rapidly growing population and delivering world-class specialist care.

The hospital will include 10 operating theatres, 400 beds, 100 percent single rooms with a private bathroom, a birthing center and an emergency department.

Organisarional 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

Job Summary:  The Director - Nursing Services has 24 hour accountability for all clinical, operational and budget responsibility of a division or multiple units incorporating the hospitals vision and strategic plan. The Director works as a key member of the hospital’s senior nursing management team and assumes accountability for the overall management and the delivery of quality Nursing Services to achieve optimal patient experience and outcomes for the service delivery area. The Director is accountable to the Chief Nursing Officer for ensuring that the standards for nursing care and related services are adhered to in the assigned area of responsibility. In collaboration with other service areas, the Director ensures that recruiting, commissioning, onboarding, orientation and service activation responsibilities are carried out in accordance with Sidra’s plans and timelines.
Key Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Translates the CMG nursing strategy into plans for the division and drives their execution.

  • Ensures fiscal responsibility within established budgetary variances and forecasts any future expenditure as per the divisional strategy and clinical needs.

  • Leads and coordinates collaborative multi-disciplinary partnerships working towards the achievements of constant improvement in quality patient care and patient experience.

  • Assumes accountability and oversight for patient experience and clinical outcomes for the Division/units.

  • Continually reviews nursing practice to ensure that the most effective research based and timely care is provided for patients and their families. Addresses any issues that negatively impact on patient care outcomes.

  • Develops goals, KPIS and objectives for the assigned areas in collaboration with the Executive Director and other key stakeholders.by embracing evidence and research to support transformational changes.

  • Identifies performance data and directs the implementation of improvement in collaboration with Clinical Nurse Managers

  • Manages ongoing individual performance appraisals, development plans and professional goals for their direct reports.

  • Participates and supports research activities and interprets information from research and utilizes research findings in the development of standards.

  • Directs the plans for resource allocation, selection, development, retention and succession planning of all staff within Division

  • Works with the Quality team to maintain a risk register, mitigation plan and conduct root cause analysis.

  • Monitor and evaluate the comprehensive unit based safety program.

  • Support and implement a Nursing and Accreditation system.

  • Deputize for the Executive Director of Nursing as required.

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

  • Adheres to Sidra’s Professional Code of Conduct for Nursing.

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.
Essential Requirements:





  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or a healthcare related field or Master’s in Business Administration


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or (3 year Diploma in Nursing)


  • Registered Nurse
  • Post graduate specialty qualification/certification


  • 7+ years Nursing Management experience within the relevant specialty area in an acute care hospital setting in North America, UK, Ireland, Western Europe, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand including 2+ years Director level experience within specialty area


  • Experience of managing large budgets


  • Leadership experience in an Academic Medical Center


  • Hospital Commissioning


  • Evidence of publications / presentations in the past 5 years


  • Previous accreditation experience

Certification and Licensure

  • Valid professional nursing license in country of origin


  • Meets licensing requirements of the State of Qatar


Professional Membership


  • Member of a professional nursing association

Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to develop effective relationships with a range of stakeholders internally and externally


  • Strong negotiation skills


  • Effective communication and presentation skills with demonstrated ability to present to large audiences.


  • Effective coordination of resource balanced to safe patient care


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite


  • Fluency in written and spoken English


  • Empowering and enabling leadership style


  • Setting and monitoring performance standards


  • Developmental approach to staff


  • Establishing policies, system and structures
  • Arabic speaking and/or bilingual in other languages
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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