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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

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Organizational Relationship: 2.1 2.2 Reporting to Responsible for : : Director of Nursing Supervision and Administrative Support Activities during her shift Chief of Anesthesia/Head of Operating Room Department, Nursing Supervisors, Surgeons, Medical Physicians Hospital Support Services, Patients, Families and Visitors.

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Job Summary: 4.1 Responsible for the overall operational/management 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.

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Duties and Responsibilities: 5.1 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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Acts as a trouble shooter in all areas investigating and resolving all problems/issues/incidents to the extent possible liaising with the Chief of Anesthesia, Head of Department and advising significant others where necessary and appropriate. Responds to all emergency situations, supporting staff in clinical emergencies, guiding and directing staff in other situation where appropriate. Identifies actual and potential risk issues and environmental hazards initiating appropriate precautionary measures. 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. Practices and promotes open communication with all staff disciplines and encourages team work in a collaborative harmonious work environment. 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. Comply with the standards laid down by the Approved International, National Accreditation Standards. Actively and positively participates in the development and Implementation of the Department of Nursing Strategic Plans.

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5.10 Practices the nursing standards of courtesy and maintains patients confidentiality of information at all times. 5.11 Initiation of data collection and analysis to develop effective system and to monitor efficiency and productivity. 5.12 Provision and fiscal control of materials, supplies and equipment.

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5.13 Provision of educational opportunities to increase knowledge and skills of all Operation Theatre staff. 5.14 Responsibility for evaluating the performance of all Operating Room staff personnel and for assessing and continuously improving the quality of care and services. 5.15 Provision of competent staff and supportive services, adequately prepared to achieve quality patient care objectives. 6.0 Educational Qualification and Licensures 6.1 6.2 6.2 7.0 With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Licensed Registered Nurse in Originating Country Licensed in Saudi Commission for Health Specialties

Professional Experience: 7.1 Minimum of 5 years Operating Room experience preferably in Middle East Setting Standard and Measuring Outcomes Problem Solving and Diplomacy Skills Communication- Good Written and Verbal Skills

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Specialized Knowledge: 8.1 Knowledge of the Practical Experience in the application of theater system Ability to work under stress Knowledge of change management

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Problem solving and organizational skills. Good interpersonal 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. 9.2 Reference Berry and Khons Operating Room Technique Eleventh Edition by Nancymarie Phillips

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Approval Section:

Prepared by : __________________________________ Ms. Bella M. Samonte Clinical Quality Assurance Manager ______________ Date

__________________________________ Ms. Jasmin Aeryll T. Lapnawan Department Quality Coordinator (OR PACU Nurse) Reviewed by :

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__________________________________ Ms. Pacita C. Frias Nursing Department Head

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__________________________________ Dr. Mohammad Askar Chief of Anesthesia/Head of Operating Room

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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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