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SIDRA5056 - Director – Nursing and Midwifery (Women’s)

Department: CNO
Division: Nursing Operations
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-May-2020
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

DEPARTMENT/SERVICE PROFILE:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art women and children’s hospital.  It is a unique Greenfield site and was recently awarded the gold seal of Joint Commission International Accreditation.

Sidra strives to be a beacon of excellence both within the region and internationally, advancing and leading the progression and development of women’s services, to ensure the delivery of world class care to the women and children of Qatar.

This role reports to the CNO as part a team of dynamic and innovate nursing leaders.

As we fully establish and build Women’s services this is an exciting and unique opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced leader with a proven track record.

You will be a licensed nurse and/or midwife and educated to a Masters Level, you must hold a primary degree in nursing or midwifery.

Having completed full activation of women’s outpatient and inpatient services at the beginning of 2018 as a private model for public benefit. With 5 distinct service arms:

  • Obstetrics

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine

  • Gynecology

  • Reproductive Medicine

  • Adult Internal Medicine

The model is physician led, managing and directing women’s care throughout pregnancy, delivery and postpartum, working with nurses and midwives to enhance the experience of the woman, while at the same time maximizing clinical outcomes.

The operational model consists of 4 physician teams each supported by a team of nurses, midwives and sonographers to deliver consistent high quality care. Women are cared for by a named consultant physician and the service is staffed at consultant level 24/7, with no junior doctors involved.

The Women’s services is still building its patient base within the country as a private provider. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience of working within a private healthcare environment and an understanding of how to develop competitive models of care within a multidisciplinary team, working in collaboration with physician and operational leads. Having e an understanding and/or experience of working within the GCC region would be advantageous.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Director – Nursing and Midwifery (Women’s) has 24 hour accountability for clinical, operational and budget responsibility for all operational nursing services within the allocated functions.

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 of nursing care to achieve optimal quality standards, patient experience and outcomes for the service. 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.

The Director of Nursing is a visible clinical role that deploys skills in the relevant clinical settings for 30% of their time.

 

KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Leadership:

  • Provides professional and managerial leadership to all nursing and midwifery staff within the specialties they are responsible for.

  • Fosters interprofessional education and care delivery within their areas of responsibility.

  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with others, building a culture of collaboration both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization. 

  • Acts as a role model at all times, being an exemplar in standards of nursing practice and organizational policy.

  • At all times upholds the organizational values.

 

Strategy:

  • Contributes to the clinical services strategic plan for which they are responsible.

  • Provides expert nursing and midwifery advice and leadership to implement services and developments within the clinical group.

     

Operations:

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

  • Sets the daily deployment of nursing staff on a day to day basis through the Clinical Nurse/Midwifery Managers.

  • Supports the effective utilization of all resources within the clinical services including bed utilization.

  • Supports the delivery of the Operational KPIs as set out for the area through the Leadership team.

 

Quality & Safety:

  • Ensures the best quality of services - safety, effectiveness and patient experience within the services they are responsible for.

  • Continually reviews nursing and midwifery practice to ensure that the most effective, research based and timely care is provided to patients and their families.

  • Identifies actions and delivers improvements related to the organizational quality priorities through the UBL.

  • Monitors agreed KPIs across the range of services.

     

Finance:

  • Ensures human, financial and physical resources within portfolio are utilized effectively and efficiently, ensuring compliance with budget and performance targets.

  • Seeks opportunities to evaluate cost of care delivery and efficiencies.

     

People Management:

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

  • Supports recruitment, retention and recognition activities. Participates in candidate screening and interviewing.  Actively welcomes new staff/students to group. 

  • Ensures nursing has a suitable skilled workforce to deliver the services to the expected standard, which is reviewed annually to reflect patient acuity and service needs.

     

Research:

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

Other:

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

  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values

 

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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or a Healthcare related area or MBA
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or (3-year Diploma in Nursing)
  • Registered Nurse/Midwife
       

Experience 

    10+ years of experience with progressive responsibilities in relevant field inclusive of;

    • Nursing Management experience within the relevant specialty area in an acute care hospital

    • Director level experience within specialty area

    • Experience of managing large budgets

    Preferred:   

    • 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

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

  • 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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