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. KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES :
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 efficient patient pathways.
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 Educators and Clinical Nurse Specialists ensuring that all care is provided in accordance with Core Standards of Nursing and Midwifery Care and established policies and procedures.
Provides individualized patient care as per Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners Licensure Scope, the core standards of nursing and midwifery care and leads on clinical practice.
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.
Supports the junior staff when there are emergencies and / or patient complaints with escalation.
Coordinates with bed management on patient bed assignments.
Produces, coordinates and manages day to day staff assignments for the assigned shift.
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 to ensure each unit has an effective comprehensive unit based safety programme aligned to the overall corporate programmes.
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 cost efficiency savings in the unit and maintains an awareness of resource utilization, exercising care in the ordering and use of equipment and materials.
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.
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 SELECTION CRITERIA :
Certification and Licensure
Job Specific Skills and Abilities