نظرة عامة

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.

Education:

  •  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.

Preferred:

  • 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

Experience:

  • 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