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Nursing Department OPERATING ROOM   JOB DESCRIPTION

Number: AHH-NUR-OR-JD-001 Original Issue Date: August 2011 Effective Date: September 2011 Due for Revision on: September 2013   Number of Pages: 1 of 5

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 Job Holder:

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 Job Title:

Operating Room Nurse Supervisor 3.0 

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Organizational Relationship:

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Reporting to

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Director of Nursing

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Responsible for

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Supervision and Administrative Support Activities during her shift

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Liaises with

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Chief of Anesthesia/Head of Operating Room Department, Nursing Supervisors, Surgeons, Medical Physicians Hospital Support Services, Patients, Families and Visitors.

 Job Summary:

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Responsi Responsible ble for the overall operational/man operational/management agement of the Operating Room ensuring the patients receive the best level of care within the resources available and the staff receive the level of support they require.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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Recognizes and assesses workload on a continuous basis throughout the shift providing visible leadership, genuine support and additional help as appropriate.

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5.2 Acts as a troubl troublee sh shooter ooter iin n all areas inve investigating stigating an and d resol resolving ving all problems/is problems/issues/incidents sues/incidents to the extent possible liaising with the Chief of Anesthesia, Head of Department and advising significant others where necessary and appropriate. 5.3

Responds to all emergency situations, supporting staff in clinical emergencies, guiding and directing staff in other situation where appropriate.

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Identifies actual and potential risk issues and environmental hazards initiating appropriate precautionary measures.

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Establishes a visible professional relationship with nursing, medical and administrative staff serving as a role model in the areas of punctuality, interpersonal skills and personal appearance. a ppearance.

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Practices and promotes open communication with all staff disciplines and encourages team work in a collaborative harmonious work environment.

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Assists staff in resolving personal and professional problems and participate in teaching and orienting new members of staff with special emphasis in speaking English and Arabic language at work.

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Comply with the standards laid down by the Approved International, National Accreditation Standards.

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Actively and positively participates in the development and Implementation Implementatio n of the Department of Nursing Strategic Plans.

5.10 Practices th thee nurs nursing ing standards of courte courtesy sy and maintains patients confidentiality of information at all times. 5.11 Initiation of data collectio collection n and analys analysis is to de develop velop effe effective ctive system and to monitor efficiency and productivity. 5.12 Provision and fiscal control of materials, ssupplies upplies and equipm equipment. ent.

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5.13 Provision of education educational al opportuni opportunities ties to increase knowle knowledge dge and skill skillss of all Operation Theatre staff. 5.14 Responsi Responsibility bility for eevaluating valuating the performance of all Ope Operating rating Room staff personnel and for assessing and continuously improving the quality of care and services. 5.15 Provision of comp competent etent staff and supportive services, adequately prepared to achieve quality patient care objectives. 6.0 

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Educational Qualification and Licensures

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With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

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Licensed Registered Nurse in Originating Country

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Licensed in Saudi Commissio Commission n for Health Specialties

Professional Experience: 7.1

Minimum of 5 years Operating Room experience preferably in Middle East

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Setting Standard and Measuring Outcomes

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Problem Solving and Diplomacy Skills

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Communicatio Communicationn- Good Written and Verbal Skills

Specialized Knowledge:

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Knowledge of the Practical Experience in the application of theater system

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Ability to work under stress

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Knowledge of change management

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Problem solving and organizational skills.

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Good interperson interpersonal al skills.

Other Information:

9.1 Conditions - This job description is subject to periodic review and may be changed at any time in consultation with the concerned employee employee.. 9.2 Reference –  Berry and Khon’s Operating Room Technique Eleventh Edition by Nancymarie Phillips 10.0 

Approval Section: 

Prepared by :

 _________________________ _________  __________________________________ Ms. Bella M. Samonte Clinical Quality Assurance Manager 

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 _________________________ _________  __________________________________ Ms. Jasmin Aeryll T. Lapnawan Department Quality Coordinator

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(OR – PACU Nurse) Reviewed by :

 _________________________ _________  __________________________________ Ms. Pacita C. Frias Nursing Department Head

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 _________________________ _________  __________________________________ Dr. Mohammad Askar

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Chief of Anesthesia/Head of Operating Room 4

 

 

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Approved by :

 _________________________ _________  __________________________________ Dr. Abdulaziz Al Hammadi Vice – Director of Medical Affairs

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 _________________________ _________  __________________________________ Dr. Reema Al Hammadi Director of Medical Affairs

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 _________________________ _________  __________________________________ Mr. Mohammad Al Hammadi Executive Director

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