The Nurse Manager- Ward is responsible for the day to day operational management of nursing, allied health/paramedical and non-clinical support staff at the unit level to provide safe compassionate child and family centered care through the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care in collaboration with individual/s and the multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary health care team to achieve safe quality care outcomes.
The role holder will be undertaking the following responsibilities:
- Responsible for the clinical/administrative activities of the assigned operation room unit, leads, directs, coordinates and manages nursing, allied health/paramedical and administrative staff within the OR.
- Provides clinical expertise and promotes evidence-based practice
- Utilizes principles of child and family centered care to ensure a seamless continuum of care for children in collaboration with the interdisciplinary
- Provides leadership and coordination for any circumstances requiring immediate response, resolution or referral during regular rounding on the unit.
- Contributes to the annual manpower plan for assigned unit and works closely with the Director of Nursing and recruitment team to participate in the recruitment process of new team members.
- Facilitates the incorporation of patient safety and Journey to Excellence principles into clinical nursing care
- Coordinates and evaluates patient care through unit and patient rounding, and child/ family related conferences as needed
- Defines and evaluates employee performance through performance appraisals
- Promotes workplace behavior that reflects the Health Code of Conduct
- Facilitates optimum patient flow in unit or department through coordination between unit leadership staff and patient flow team
- Monitors staff performance by ensuring Performance Management processes are implemented for all staff in a timely manner
- Takes responsibility and accountability for their own, and their staff’s, clinical practice, critical reflection, professional development and performance assessment and review.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Pediatric or Child Health Nursing from an accredited institute/college/university OR
- A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing of at least three (3) years duration from an accredited institute/college/university.
- Master’s Degree in Nursing or related field preferred.
- Post Graduate Training qualification in Pediatric Nursing of at least one (1) year duration.
- Post Graduate Certificate in specialty if applicable in country of origin. (For example Perioperative, Critical Care, Neonatology, Emergency, Renal, Oncology)
- International accreditation experience is preferred
- Minimum 8 years of Clinical & Management (min of last 5 years in clinical management) related experience in an acute paediatric hospital
Certification and Licensure:
- Valid and current professional Nursing license from country of origin
- Ability to qualify for UAE nursing licensure requirements (refer to career website)
- Life Support and Advanced Life support Training
- American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) required OR Intermediate Life Support (ILS) Depending on Assigned/Unit Department
Job Specific Skills and Abilities:
- Positive, enthusiastic and motivated individual
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills
- Team player
- Experience documenting in an electronic medical record an asset
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to speak and write English is required
- Arabic language skills (spoken) an asset
- May be required to relieve AHNM or DON and participate in the Executive on call roster.
- Caring for complex cardiac conditions
- Stoma and wound care experience
- Chest drain management
- TPN management; blood products transfusion
- Cannulation/Venipuncture/Central line care
- Tracheostomy experience
- Gastric tubes-Care and maintenance
- Caring for children on long term ventilation
- Caring for diabetic children
- Caring for children with seizures