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SIDRA5059 - Clinical Nurses & Clinical Nurse Leader- Arabic speaking

Department: Not Applicable
Division: Nursing Operations
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 09-Aug-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: 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.
Job Summary:

The Clinical Nurse Leader supports the Clinical Nurse Manager in leading, precepting and mentoring the nursing and midwifery staff as clinical expert in a unit/ service. The Clinical Nurse Leader is a key member of the interprofessional team and ensures that standards for nursing and midwifery care are adhered to at unit/service level while working within an assigned shift. The incumbent is accountable for shift coordination, patient flow, patient experience and resource allocation. The incumbent delivers clinical care for the majority of their time and supports the Clinical Nurse Manager to ensure successful commissioning. The Clinical Nurse Leader is professionally accountable to the Chief Nursing Officer.

 

The Clinical Nurse is responsible for competently providing safe and effective care to patients and families,. 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:

Clinical Nurse  Leader:

  • Makes recommendations to the Manager regarding decisions that have a unit level impact.

  • Makes day to day decisions regarding unit operations that impact quality and efficiency of patient care.

  • Delivers nursing care to patients and rounds to support delivery of patient care.

  • Makes day to day decisions about staff allocations during shift to ensure that appropriate staff are allocated to the correct patients to promote safe patient care and the best learning environment.

  • Prioritizes high and low risk patients based on patient centered assessment and plan of care.

  • Provides shift supervision and guidance to staff in collaboration with Clinical Nurse Manager and Clinical Nurse Educator.

  • Coordinates complex patient care needs in collaboration with other clinical staff.

  • Ensures safe and high quality patient care during shift through appropriate and equitable allocation of work to the team based on patient acuity and skill mix.

  • Coordinates with capacity management on patient bed assignments.

  • Facilitates patient flow and coordinates patient’s activities and communication during shift.

  • Role-models patient experience principles, provides service recovery and identifies continuous improvement opportunities as required.

  • Identifies patient care issues and/or ways to improve and positively impact on the quality of care and patient outcomes.

  • Supports the Clinical Nurse Manager in the employee performance appraisal cycle objectively and assists with action plans arising from appraisals as necessary.

  • Contributes to the achievement of effective utilization of resources.

  • Leads Performance Improvement activities on the unit towards the achievement of agreed key performance indicators as assigned.

  • Supports the selection, development and retention of all staff.

  • Identifies cost efficiencies.

  • Adheres to Sidra’s Nursing and Midwifery Standards of Practice.

  • 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

     

This job description forms the basis of the requirements for the role. The incumbent may be required to undertake specific assigned tasks relevant to their area of work and are additionally required to demonstrate competencies specific to the post as outlined in the Job Description Addendum.

 

Clinical Nurse:

  • Provides total individualized patient care and assumes accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care, discharge planning for each patient and assessing for current and potential problems.

  • Accurately, concisely and appropriately documents care, interventions and outcomes.

  • 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.

  • Promotes a safe environment and safe patient care by embracing a safety culture and identifying areas of risk.

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

  • Contributes to excellence in outcomes, a positive patient experience and a healthy professional environment.

  • Contributes effective use of resources.

  • Leads and/or contributes to service based Performance Improvement activities and organizational committees as assigned.

  • 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.

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

  • Maintains confidentiality at all times.

  • Identifies and alerts members of the medical team to changes in medical status of the patient.

  • Works in collaboration with Case Management to achieve goals.

  • 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 new staff/students to develop their competence.

  • 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 programs in line with relevant research and evidence based practice.

  • Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Adheres to Sidra’s Nursing and Midwifery Standards of Practice.

  • 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

     

This job description forms the basis of the requirements for the role. The incumbent may be required to undertake specific assigned tasks relevant to their area of work and are additionally required to demonstrate competencies specific to the post as outlined in the Job Description Addendum.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Clinical Nurse Leader:

 

ESSENTIAL

PREFERRED

Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing (4 years)

     

    or

     

  • Diploma in Nursing (3 years after post high school)

     

    and

     

  • Registered Nurse

Master’s Degree in Nursing

Experience

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

  • Experience in an Academic Medical Center.

     

  • Demonstrated experience with Clinical Information Systems and Hospital Commissioning

Certification and Licensure

Valid professional nursing license in country of origin

Post graduate specialty certification

Professional Membership

 

Member of a professional nursing association

Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships with internal stakeholders

     

  • Demonstrated ability to deescalate conflict situations within a unit

     

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

     

  • Effective problem solving skills

     

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

     

  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, assess and develop educational materials for staff and patients

     

  • Arabic speaking and/or bilingual in other languages

     

  • Demonstrated team building and leadership skills.

 

 

Clinical Nurse:

 

ESSENTIAL

PREFERRED

Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing (4 years)

     

    or

     

  • Diploma in Nursing (3 years after post high school)

     

    and

     

  • Registered Nurse

Post graduate certificate in specialty if applicable in country of origin

Experience

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

     

  • No minimum experience requirement for University of Calgary Qatar Graduates only

 

Certification and Licensure

Valid professional Nursing license in 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

 

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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