Charge Nurse – Hamad Medical Corporation

Job Title: Charge Nurse (CF) 109124
Job Family: Nursing
Reporting Relationships and Key Interactions
Reports to: Head Nurse
Professionally accountable: Executive Director of Nursing
Direct reports: Graduate Registered Nurse, Registered Nurse, Nursing aide, ward clerk, technician, patient care attender
Key Interactions: The nursing community, physicians, allied health professionals, administrators and all other members of the multi-disciplinary team
Job Summary
The Charge Nurse assists in managing the patient care unit for administrative and clinical aspects to include organizing, developing, directing and assuring the delivery of cost effective, quality patient care. She/he assists in the process which ensures that patient care is delivered in accordance with established corporate wide policies and procedures, nursing standards, guidelines and protocols and the HMC Code of Professional Behaviour and Ethics for Nurses and Midwives. They provide education to staff based on theoretical and clinical expertise. This position will be accountable to ensure clinical resource and continuity of patient care during her/his duty hours.
Common Responsibilities
This job description should be read in conjunction with the HMC Registered Nurse/Midwife Scope of Practice, the HMC Competency Framework for the Management Track, HMC Code of Leadership Behaviours and the HMC Code of Professional Behaviour and Ethics for Nurses and Midwives.
Charge Nurses are responsible to a Head Nurse and assist in the management of a defined area of organized nursing services. Charge Nurses allocate available resources to promote efficient, effective, and compassionate nursing care, provide input into executive level decisions and keep staff informed of executive level activities.
To fulfil the responsibilities above, the Charge Nurse, in collaboration with nursing personnel and members of other disciplines, engages in the following activities:
– Provides skilled safe, holistic and culturally competent, person-centred nursing care to patients, families, community and society, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team irrespective of healthcare settings.
– Provides and evaluates direct patient care.
– Provides guidance for, and supervision of, personnel accountable to the Charge Nurse.
– Coordinates nursing services with the services of other health care disciplines.
– Assumes responsibility for staffing and scheduling personnel.
– Ensures assignments reflect appropriate utilization of personnel.
– Fosters a climate conducive to education experiences for nurses and students.
– Evaluates the quality and appropriateness of care.
– Accepts organizational accountability for services provided to recipients.
– Assures appropriate orientation, education, and continuing professional development for personnel.
– Accepts organizational accountability for services provided to recipients.
– Accepts accountability for own actions and decision-making and for the related outcome.
– Delivers nursing care and practices, embedding the HMC Registered Nurse/Midwife Scope of Practice as the ethical and professional framework, alongside consideration of the socio-cultural needs of patients, families, communities and society.
– Functions at all times in accordance with legislative, regulatory and policy guidelines relevant to registered nursing practice.
– Maintains and demonstrates clinical competence in all aspects of care provided to patients on specific unit.
– Attends to emergency /crisis situations calmly and effectively role models behaviours and skills for the nursing team.
– Develops, implements, evaluates, revises and provides input to the patients’ plan of care and provides care according to the plan of care.
– Administers and oversees the administration of medications and therapies in a safe, timely and effective manner in accordance with HMC policy.
– Uses communication skills to ensure that other members of the health care team, the patient and their family are, and remain, fully informed.
– Exhibits leadership qualities and manages nursing care safely, efficiently and ethically.
– Ensures nursing practice meets organizational quality and safety standards and guidelines and participates in continuous quality improvement.
– Maintains and promotes customer satisfaction through effective customer service.
– Delegates and provides supervision to team members according to their competence and scope of practice.
– Demonstrates commitment to the development of other members in the healthcare team, as well as patients, families, community and society.
– Assumes responsibility for own professional development through lifelong learning to ensure continued competence and performance improvement.
– Enables and provides information on maintaining and optimizing health and maximizing self-care.
– Integrates evidence and research findings into practice.
– Uses data systems to enhance the quality and delivery of patient care.
– Uses research, evaluation, service improvement and audit findings to enhance the quality of patient care and protect the rights of those participating.

Job Details

Date Posted: 2017-09-03
Job Location: Doha, Qatar
Job Role: Medical, Healthcare, and Nursing
Company Industry: Medical/Hospital; Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician; Healthcare, other

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Mid Career
Degree: Bachelor's degree

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