Core Personnel » Medical

By: Core Personnel  05/12/2011
Keywords: Quality Management, Core Personnel

Core Personnel » Medical

Job Title: Director of Nursing
Job Location: Middle East
Category: Medical

Job Summary
The position holder is accountable and responsible for planning, directing and evaluating
activities of the nursing department, including implementation of the department’s philosophy
and goals, standards for nursing practice and the management and development of nursing
personnel. He/She provides leadership and direction in all nursing matter.
Duties and Responsibilities

Is responsible for the direct patient care given in the hospital.
Formulate and disseminate the nursing mission, philosophy and objectives.
Provide written short and long-term plans designed to implement and facilitate achievement
of department objectives.
Develop, review, approve and enforce written departmental policies and procedures.
Prepare a written plan of response by nurses in case of internal or external disaster and
prepare for implementation in case of necessity.
Develop and display a written table of organization depicting the positions of the nursing
department, channels of communication and the relationship of the nursing department with
other departments.
Participate in the development of overall direction and policies for the health care
organization based on the health needs of the community.
Participate in policy decisions that affect patient care services.
Develop a nursing master staffing plan-using input from the unit level nursing personnel
Determine and communicate resources needed for the nursing department to carry out its
functions and submit written reports as required.
Estimate needs for facilities, supplies and equipment.
Assist in the preparation and administration of the nursing department budget.
Institute a system for evaluation and control of supply levels including a written reporting
Collaborate with the administrative staff, other department personnel and representatives of
allied groups in planning services for patients.
Establish and maintain an effective system of records and reports.
Maintain good working relationship and frequent liaison with other department managers.
Communicate regularly with the hospital director and give input on all matters related to
Formulate, implement and evaluate a nursing personnel management program.
Supervise and develop head nurses and supervisors.
Hold regular meetings with nursing department managers individually and collectively.
Develop a mechanism for nursing staff to give input into nursing administration decisions.

Ensure that a comprehensive orientation program is conducted for all new nursing
Guide the development of an efficient and effective nursing education unit.
Oversee provision and implementation of educational programs for nurses.
Participate in the assessment of learning needs and provide opportunities for staff
Plan, coordinate and participate in nursing in-service training.
Plan with educational institutions for the use of hospital facilities, which includes student
learning experience and clinical practice.
Participate and promote interest in the activities of professional nursing as evidenced by
attendance at professional seminars and community activities.

Make daily rounds on the patient care areas.
Encourage a collaborative model of patient care by providing opportunity for nursing
personnel to plan with the medical staff and other disciplines for the total needs of patients.
Oversee the development and timely revision of nursing procedures to enhance quality of
Attend to patient complaints unresolved at lower levels.
Keep abreast of new technological developments in nursing and health care.
Evaluate clinical competency of nurses twice per, according the established Performance

Evaluation Process.
Ensure the clinical competency of each nurse prior to assignment of independent patient
care activities.
Maintain current knowledge of international trends in nursing care delivery and incorporate
this knowledge into daily operation of the department of nursing.
Make every effort to make current nursing books and journals available to staff nurses and
encourage research-based practice.
Seek new ways of improving the service and keep abreast of modern practice and

Develop a quality management plan for nursing.
Chair the Nursing Quality Management Committee.
Utilize standards for measurement of quality of nursing care to be rendered.
Provide support required for quality management and improvement activities.
Oversee infection control activities for nursing, ensuring that adequate and appropriate
infection control nurses are selected and trained.

Skills & Qualifications
Knowledge of current nursing practices with strong interpersonal and
leadership skills is required.
Good Computer skills

Master Degree in Nursing
Master Degree or PhD in Health Administration is an advantage

Eight to ten years experience in clinical nursing
3 to 5 years experience in administrative nursing


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