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SIDRA4511 - Clinical Nurse Specialist - Pain

Department: Nursing Operations Div
Division: Family Centered Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 17-May-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.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (Pain) is responsible for working closely with the Anesthesiology physicians to facilitate safe and efficient provision of anesthesia services to patients. This position focuses mainly on duties associated with the running of the departmental pain service for Pediatric and/or Adult (Women and Obstetric) patients. This involves assisting with assessment, education, consent, administration, documentation and instruction for patients who receive care from the Anesthesia Department Acute and/or Chronic Pain service for adult and/or pediatric patients. The incumbent assists the Attending Anesthesiologist in clinics and pain rounds and works in association with and under the supervision of Anesthesiology physicians to facilitate safe and efficient delivery of anesthesia-related services. The position may also sometimes require duties in other areas such as departmental research activities, departmental quality assurance, Pre-Anesthesia Testing clinics and administrative duties. He/ she is part of the innovative care team that meets the individual needs of the patient and their family. The Clinical Nurse Specialist practices in accordance with Qatar rules and regulations and their professional body’s standards of care providing evidence-based best practice care in an age appropriate care model. He/ she is instrumental in providing patient and family education.

KEY DECISIONS THE ROLE MAKES AND THE EXTENT OF THE IMPACT OF THE DECISION

  • Makes recommendations to the Manager regarding decisions that have a unit/service impact.
  • Makes day to day decisions regarding unit operations that impact staff.
  • Makes recommendations for strategies to improve the nurturing environment for staff
  • Makes day to day decisions about staff allocations to ensure the appropriate staff are allocated to the correct patients to promote the best learning environment
  • Makes decisions about care pathways and service provision to ensure the highest clinical outcomes for patients  

 

KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Provides shift supervision and guidance to staff in collaboration with Clinical Educators and Clinical Nurse Leaders ensuring that all care is provided in accordance with Core Standards of Nursing Care and established policies and procedures.
  • Understands and maintains confidentiality of information at all times
  • Implements strategies which improve the quality of care and services provided within each clinical unit
  • Provides peer supervision and assists staff in the development of  professional development plans
  • Provides a nurturing environment for staff facilitating reflective practice in action and on action to improve staff performance
  • Provides good leadership , problem solving , communication and decision making skills as well as a commitment to bring about a change in practice
  • Raises the profile of clinical supervision for staff in collaboration with them
  • Demonstrates expert clinical knowledge and skills for the specialized patient group, as per where they are located.
  • Supports the Clinical Nurse Manager to ensure each unit has an effective comprehensive unit based safety programme aligned to the overall corporate programmes.
  • Observes clinical  care standards provided by staff and encourages self-reflection and peer supervision to improve patient outcomes
  • Narrows the theory practice gap through clinical mentoring, coaching and encouragement  of clinical nurses to self-reflect in the clinical environment
  • Liaises with Practice Development, evidence based practice staff and the education team and acts as a link to these services for the unit.
  • Communicates regularly with the allocated CNL leader, co-workers and Manager.
  • Serves as a professional and role model for staff and is an advocate for patients and their families demonstrating behaviors consistent with the organizational/education competency framework, Sidra values, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Evaluates and ensures that clinical documentation, nursing diagnoses and plans of care are integrated and effective in delivering an individual plan of care.
  • Promotes a safe environment and safe patient care by embracing a safety culture and identifying areas of risk.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of evidence-based healthcare methodology and its’ ability to positively impact patient outcomes.
  • Participates in the integration and evaluation of research into practice.
  • Utilizes outcome measures to evaluate effectiveness of care through the review of data and the questioning of inconsistencies.
  • Works towards the achievement of agreed key performance indicators for self and unit.  
  • Identifies patient care issues and/or strategies to improve and positively impact on the quality of care and patient outcomes.
  • Collaborates with the Nurse Manager, clinical nurse leaders and Clinical Educators in planning, implementation and evaluation of patient/family and staff education.
  • Applies problem solving techniques and evidence based solutions to unit/clinic/service related issues. Evaluates and ensures appropriate escalation of issues to meet patient/family/staff needs and resolve conflicts.
  • Ensures the effective orientation, precepting and support of new staff and students.
  • Provides a welcoming work environment and monitors and tracks individuals’ progress.
  • Contributes to the employee performance appraisal cycle objectively and assists with action plans arising from appraisals as necessary.
  • Supports the retention of all staff by creating a healthy work environment that facilitates teamwork, and treats colleagues, patients/families and visitors with dignity and respect at all times.  Ensures relevant information is communicated to all staff effectively and efficiently.
  • Maintains effective administrative processes in the unit/clinic/service and reviews and revises unit/clinic/service policies and procedures as required.
  • Contributes to the achievement of cost efficiency savings in the unit/clinic/service and maintains an awareness of resource utilization, exercising care in the ordering and use of equipment and materials.
  • Reports equipment failures, safety and security issues, and/or reduction of supply inventory.
  • Supports the achievement of successfully implementing clinical information systems at unit level.
  • Leads Performance Improvement activities and committees on the unit/clinic/service as assigned.
  • Develops and sustains own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness and maintains a professional profile.
  • Provides documented evidence of own performance and maintenance of skills consistent with position.
  • Deputizes for the Nurse Manager as required.
  • Follows all organizational policies and procedures.
  • 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 Nurses.

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

ROLE SPECIFIC TECHNICAL/PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Support operational planning
  • Support resource acquisition and deployment
  • Support service positioning and marketing
  • Support operational performance
  • Address customer needs to agreed standards
  • Implement processes within policy
  • Analyse and use information effectively
  • Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • Apply quality and safety processes
  • Monitor and maintain records
  • Report on budget / financial activity
  • Apply continuous improvement processes
  • Apply change processes
  • Support a workplace learning environment
  • Apply workplace compliance requirements
  • Organize and run effective meetings
  • Produce a range of complex documents
  • Present effectively
  • Manage self
  • Maintain own technical currency
  • Establish and maintain professional networks
  • Use negotiation and conflict-management skills to effectively resolve issues
  • Coach staff
  • Apply reflective practice, thinking and analysis
  • Apply IT systems, software and telecommunication devices effectively
  • Use business equipment effectively
  • Clinical excellence
  • Self-awareness
  • Advocacy and empowerment
  • Decision making
  • Communication
  • Quality and Safety
  • Teamwork

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS – SELECTION CRITERIA:

 

ESSENTIAL

PREFERRED

Education

  • Registered Nurse
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing + 5 years clinical nursing experience in specialized area

     

    OR

     

  • Post graduate degree minimum 1 year from recognized institutions

     

    OR

     

  • Master’s degree

Post graduate specialty qualification/certification

Experience

4+ years of recent clinical nursing experience including 2+ years leadership/supervisory experience in specialty area

Education/supervision experience

Certification and Licensure

  • Valid professional nursing license in country of origin
  • Meets licensing requirements of the State of Qatar

Post graduate specialty certification

Professional Membership

 

Member of a professional nursing association

Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and motivate teams to meet care objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, assess and develop educational materials for staff and patients
  • Demonstrated ability to delegate, supervise, and evaluate the performance of nursing interventions
  • Demonstrated ability to apply and integrate knowledge and skills into practice
  • Demonstrated ability to use risk analysis tools to anticipate safety risks
  • Demonstrated ability to access, critique, and analyze information sources
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize data, information and knowledge on patient outcomes and modify interventions to improve health care outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, assess and develop educational materials for staff and patients
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in organizing data and generating thorough, accurate, timely reports
  • Demonstrated experience with Clinical Information Systems (CIS)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Arabic speaking and/or bilingual in other languages
  • Building and Leading a team.
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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