Matron: Mrs. Samia Ahmed Deafalla, B Sc, MBA
Deputy Matron: Mrs. Rashida Saeed, B Sc
In –charge of Training: Mrs.Maysoon A Eltayeb, B Sc
This is by far the biggest department within the hospital in term of number of staff, and indeed, the variety of tasks carried out by them. Currently there are 150 qualified nurses with university degree.
Broadly speaking, here are some of the roles and responsibility of various staff within this burgeoning department
The hospital nurse director/executive is a registered nurse and is qualified by education and managerial experience, as required by the job description.
The nurse director is a member of the top management team of the hospital.
The nurse director attends and actively participates in the top management staff meetings.
The nurse executive is responsible for determining nursing standards consistent with national nursing standards of practice and their implementation. These standards include at least the following:
Nurses document directly in the patient’s medical record.
The nurse director identifies staffing needs and participates in recruiting plans.
Nurses participate in hospital committees including, but not limited to, the following:
There is planned and documented orientation program for new nurses. The plan includes at least the following:
Organization policies and procedures
Nursing department policies and procedures
Individual job description
Nursing QI program
Nursing care is an essential part of overall patient care process.
A documented nursing assessment
A documented nursing diagnosis
A documented nursing care plan
Documentation of nursing interventions and reassessments
Evaluation of the effectiveness of nursing intervention.
In conjunction with the leaders of the medical staff, the nursing executive determines the scope of nursing assessment according to national nursing standards.
The nurse director and other nursing leaders participate with the leader of the governing body, management, and medical staff in the development, ongoing review, and implementation of all relevant hospital plans, programs, and policies.
The nurse director ensures that schedules assigning jobs to the staff members, according to the overall workload, are completed.
Nursing assignments are made on the basis of the job description and the evaluation of the individual nurse’s competence.
Some Specialized Nursing Jobs:
They are responsible for the care of all the patients that are admitted in the ICU
They have to assist the doctors during emergency procedures that are done in an ICU
The nurses have to keep checking on the patients constantly during their duty as all the patients are in critical condition
The nurses have to look after the life support equipment
They also have to look after the hygiene of the patients
They have to be present with the senior doctors when they make rounds and write down the orders for each patient
They have to administer medicines to the patients as per the doctor's instructions