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Senior Nurse Clinician - Primary/Oupatients Care

Job Code

30001761

Basic Function

Provides primary health care by assisting patients to attain or maintain optimal health through collaboration with individuals, families and care givers utilizing the medical home model of patient centered care.

May function as a preceptor for new hires and other identified staff but is always a role model. Provides clinical assistance to Nurse Clinicians (Staff Nurses), practical nurses, patient care assistants and nursing interns in the execution of their responsibilities and gives clinical resource support to the Charge nurse. May be required to function in Charge nurse as required post orientation to the role.

 

Scope

Working within Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Nursing & Clinical Services Department in Dhahran, Al Hasa, Udhailiyah, Ras Tanura, and Abqaiq.

The Senior Nurse Clinician provides complex professional nursing care to the patient using independent nursing judgment within defined programs, protocols, policies, procedures and standing orders. Receives supervision and direction from the Charge Nurse, Clinical Nurse Leader and Supervisor. Work hours are assigned to meet operational needs of the assigned area which may include some after hour shifts and overtime

Direction is through the department head NCO.

 

Principal Contacts

Daily with patients and their families for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient’s needs and expectations; with new hire and newly assigned nursing staff for orientation and integration into the nursing unit; routinely with physicians for carrying out physician orders, assisting with medical procedures, and discussing patients current and ongoing needs; ongoing with Charge Nurse to ensure patient flow is  optimal and for collaborating and reporting.; Case Managers for high risk patients

Occasional public and community contact through communicating policy changes, revisions, and/or introduction of new work rules.

Occasional with other JHAH and outside services.

 

Principal Duties

1) ASSESSMENT:

  • Acts as resource to other staff members during the assessment of complex patient/family needs.
  • Assists other staff members in improving their knowledge and skills, giving input when needs are identified.
  • Assesses the need for suitable staff development program/s in the assigned clinical area to ensure effective patient care.
  • Promoting and identifying quality improvement initiatives (clinical, financial, operational) that are aligned with departmental and organizational safety and operational objectives.

2) PLANNING:

  • Serves as direct care clinical resource in developing, coordinating, and reviewing the patient’s plan of care.

3) IMPLEMENTATION/INTERVENTIONS:

  • Precepts new hires and nursing interns and mentors nursing staff with identified needs.
  • Performs procedures requiring advanced competency skills or training in the expanded nursing roles.
  • Mentoring and managing others to promote quality, safety and excellence in care.
Principal Duties (cont'd)

4) EVALUATION:

  • Acts as resource to other staff members during the evaluation of complex patient care.
  • Evaluates the progress of new hires, nursing interns, and other identified staff and gives input to the charge nurse, Clinical Nurse Leader, supervisor, and/or nursing intern coordinator.

5) PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS:

  • Participates in the planning, implementing and evaluating patient care conferences and unit in-services.
  • Evaluates patient care supplies/equipment and gives input to the charge nurse/supervisor.
  • Serves as direct clinical resource in the development, review, revision, and implementation of nursing policies and procedures, standards of care and applicable medical organization policies.
  • Represents unit or department on committees, special interest groups, and task forces.
Education

3 years International Diploma or Bachelor Degree.

Experience


5 years minimum clinical nursing experience following licensure/registration in the country of origin, to include 2 years experience in primnary Care unit is required.  

Certifications/Other requirements as applicable


• Current licensure as a professional registered nurse.

• Fluent spoken and written English.  Spoken Arabic desirable.