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SIDRA4530 - Clinical Nurse - Critical Care (PICU/ NICU) - (SINGLE BENEFITS ONLY)

Department: Children’s Hospital Clinical Management Group Dept
Division: Medical Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Dec-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.

DEPARTMENT/SERVICE 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. 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:

Are you interested in becoming part of an organization that aims to be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top academic medical centers in the world?

Sidra Medicine are looking for experienced NICU and PICU Clinical Nurses to join our friendly and welcoming teams as we expand our services.  NICU applicants require Level III skills, including mechanical ventilation and neonates surgery, with experience gained in a high-profile, reputable institution. 

We have over 3000 staff representing 84 different nationalities. Our work culture is built on trust, care, teamwork, efficiency, innovation and transparency. These shared values drive our success and enable us to deliver outstanding care to our patients.

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 centres
  • 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.

REQUIRED ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES:

Expertise: Demonstrates advancing knowledge, skills and abilities in role and in field of practice

Professionalism: Demonstrates attitudes, behaviors and orientations that are consistent with the conduct, aims and qualities that characterize Sidra

Communication: Applies a customer centered approach to the delivery and exchange of information that leads to mutual understanding

Collaboration: Demonstrates the ability to work productively within and across teams to achieve goals that are customer centered

Organizational Advancement: Demonstrates actions that support organizational growth based on a shared understanding of the current and future Sidra operating environment

Advocacy: Uses expertise to influence and advocate for improved practice and to advance organizational outcomes 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or its equivalent (3 years Diploma in Nursing post High School)
  • Registered Nurse    
  • Preferred - Post graduate certificate in specialty 

Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years of recent clinical nursing experience within the relevant specialty from a highly esteemed healthcare institution
  • NICU applicants require Level III skills, including mechanical ventilation and neonates surgery

Certification and Licensure

  • Valid professional Nursing license from country of origin

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
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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