JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE
A chief nurse is mandated by the hospital administration to maintain clinical and patient-care standards. This includes ensuring that the patients are safe in the hospital and have access to the right medical care. In order to do this, the chief nursing officer has to work closely with the hospital management and stakeholders to acquire the right infrastructure and resources. He also offers the best insights to the management on how they can improve the quality of care in the facility. A chief nursing officer is also responsible for formulating and implementing new nursing strategies. This requires extensive knowledge of the nursing procedures, staff rules and patient policies.
A chief nursing officer has a wide range of responsibilities, including administrative roles. He sometimes performs the duties of a chief administrator or CEO of the hospital. He plans and oversees the daily activities within the hospital and ensures everything runs as planned. This includes organizing, directing and coordinating medical and health services in compliance with the government regulations and policies set by the board of trustees. He may also shortlist, evaluate and hire nurses and assist in educating them on the best healthcare practices. In some instances, a chief nursing officer may help in planning budgets and setting rates for the health services.
A chief nursing officer is expected by the government and hospital management to maintain high standards other staff members can follow. He inspires others based on what he does and encourages them to uphold the best practices when handling patients. He works towards establishing a conducive environment for other nurses by developing strategies aimed at creating collaboration. His leadership duties may go beyond the scope of nursing to serving as a spokesperson, representative or trainer at medical conferences and seminars. A chief nurse may also review the certifications of other nurses to make sure they comply with the existing professional regulations in the industry.
Many hospitals struggle to keep a perfect working relationship between physicians and nurses. A chief nurse acts as the closest link between the physicians, nurses and hospital administrators. He ensures that all the RNs and LPNs offer the best possible support to the doctors in their respective departments. The support may include retrieving patient information, observing the patients based on the doctors' instructions and providing the right diagnostic tools. To achieve this, the nursing officer may need to review the policies of the hospital and make changes where necessary.
Being a CNO is a serious decision that requires a clear understanding of the existing patient care policies and procedures. You must also be able to show great leadership and organizational skills to succeed as a chief nursing officer.
Nature and length of previous experience: Minimum 10 years of experience preferably someone who has experience with a newly opened hospital (120+ beds, Radiology ,OR, ER & Outpatient Clinics). University Qualifications: Masters. Current Location: Dubai. Language Fluency: English.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
AlMulla Holding Group is a business group in the form of a conglomerate with several subsidiaries, chaired by Mr. Abdulla Mohamed Saeed AlMulla.