Nurse Shift Administrator
Nursing Administration
Deadline Sep 16 2019
The Nursing Administration has an opening for the position of Nurse Shift Administrator above grade 12. Since this provides an opportunity for PROMOTION from within, kindly circulate this information and/or post it in your area of jurisdiction so that those interested and having the minimum qualifications may apply.
Basic Functions
Responsible for supervising and coordinating the provision of quality nursing care in all patient care areas. This includes maintaining the quality and adequacy of nursing practice, ensuring safe environment, allocating resources, directing day to day activities, ensuring equipment and supplies are properly maintained and stored, participating in professional development and training, performing audits and carrying on hospital projects as required for optimal quality care, investigating all incidents/accidents that occur in the hospital on all shifts, replacing hospital administration on evening and night, and responding to patients’ problems and complaints if Nurse Manager is not available. Round on all units in the hospital and implement patient care treatment as needed. Participate in planning activities to promote Magnet standards at the Nursing Services Department. Enforce Joint Commission International (JCI) requirements, including but not limited to International Patient Safety Goals, national and international standards. Promote a work environment that supports and facilitates ethical practice, in accordance with the ANA Code of Ethics and the Lebanese Order of Nurses Code of Ethics. Practice within the ANA Bill of Rights.
Support the mission and vision of the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) and of the Nursing Services Department.
Minimum Requirements
  • Work Schedule: Shift Basis and/or On-Call
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Master's Degree in Nursing or related field is preferred.
  • 7 years of experience as Registered Nurse, preferably 2 years of which are as a Nurse Manager.
  • Strong command of Arabic and English (EEE >/= 500). French is an asset.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Lebanese Nursing Colloquium, Nursing License from the Ministry of Public Health, Member of the Order of Nurses in Lebanon, Membership in professional nursing organization are required. Certification from a professional nursing organization is preferred.


Interested applicants are invited to register/login and complete the online application and apply to the vacancy prior to September 16 2019 on the following link: http://www1.aubmc.org.lb/hremp/

For Internal Applicants: In addition to the updated C.V., a letter of intent should be addressed to the Human Resources Department with a copy to the concerned Supervisor(s).

Within the framework of Lebanese Law, the American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Summary
Responsible for supervising and coordinating the provision of quality nursing care in all patient care areas. This includes maintaining the quality and adequacy of nursing practice, ensuring safe environment, allocating resources, directing day to day activities, ensuring equipment and supplies are properly maintained and stored, participating in professional development and training, performing audits and carrying on hospital projects as required for optimal quality care, investigating all incidents/accidents that occur in the hospital on all shifts, replacing hospital administration on evening and night, and responding to patients’ problems and complaints if Nurse Manager is not available. Round on all units in the hospital and implement patient care treatment as needed. Participate in planning activities to promote Magnet standards at the Nursing Services Department. Enforce Joint Commission International (JCI) requirements, including but not limited to International Patient Safety Goals, national and international standards. Promote a work environment that supports and facilitates ethical practice, in accordance with the ANA Code of Ethics and the Lebanese Order of Nurses Code of Ethics. Practice within the ANA Bill of Rights.
Support the mission and vision of the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) and of the Nursing Services Department.
Essential Functions / Task Groups

Supervise activities of all assigned personnel:

  • Oversee collaboration with multidisciplinary health care team and coordination of medical and nursing management of patient care.
  • Monitor compliance for accurate reporting and documentation of all patient care.
  • Collaborate across disciplines to facilitate patient care and operations.
  • Ensure the delivery of quality patient care on the nursing units.
  • Attend to situations arising during day, evening and night shifts.
  • Ensure availability and maintenance of supplies and equipment to meet patient care needs.
  • Act as a role model in the application of standards and philosophy of nursing practice.
  • Provide input in formulating patient care standards of care and practice.
  • Ensure proper staffing on all nursing units.
  • Check on staffing for each unit and make changes as required covering for heavy work, illness or vacations.
  • Coordinate and communicate with Nursing Administration concerning all related issues keeping Director of Nursing informed of department activities, needs, and problems.
  • Solve problems and grievances and make independent decisions as required.
  • Inform appropriate authority as required when an emergency situation arises.
  • Counsel and guide Nurse Managers as well as the nursing staff.
  • Serve as a resource to staff for clinical problems.
  • Assist staff to efficiently utilize staffing resources to meet patient care requirements.
  • Adjust staffing schedules as needed for adequate coverage in normal and crisis times.
  • Control overtime for all units.
  • Monitor workflow, productivity, quality of care and safety.
  • Promote harmonious relationships of personnel, setting and example of loyalty and take corrective actions as required.
  • Anticipate problems that may occur and act proactively.
  • Complete all other duties requested by the Director of Nursing.

Evaluate the quality of nursing care :

  • Continuously evaluate nursing care provision by making frequent rounds in all nursing areas to investigate and assess needs and problems.
  • Evaluate nursing care by checking on nurses' work and providing guidance and advice as required.
  • Monitor and assure accuracy of recording on patient medical records.
  • Assist nursing staff in conducting PI by sharing knowledge and participate in research projects.

Maintain safe environment :

  • Investigate and report errors and accidents such as falls of patients or injuries, medication errors, etc.
  • Prepare incident reports.
  • Communicate with concerned personnel and make recommendations.
  • Coordinate with other departments like security, pharmacy and medical team to facilitate the flow of work in the hospital.
  • Assume responsibility for meeting JCI required mandatory education, e.g., fire, safety, infection control and others.
Critical Competencies
Achievement Orientation, Applied Technology, Business Acumen, Change Leadership, Client Focus, Communication Skills, Community Service, Developing Others, Ethical Practice, Evidence Based Practice, Health education, prevention and promotion, Human Resources Management, Information and Records Administration, Initiative, Organizational Awareness, Patient Assessment, Planning and Organizing, Problem Solving, Professional Development, Professionalism, Quality Management, Resource Management, Safety and Health Management, Stress management, Team Skills, Technical Expertise.
Knowledge / Know-How

Knowledge:
Knowledge of general nursing principles and practices.
Knowledge of scientific principles and specialized techniques used in the practice of nursing.
Knowledge of medications and treatments.
Knowledge of current literature in the field of nursing and hospital administration.
Knowledge of training and supervisory techniques.
Working knowledge and completion of JCIA and other regulatory requirements.

Education:
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
Preferred Education: Master's Degree in Nursing or related field.

Licensure / Certifications:
Lebanese Nursing Colloquium.
Nursing License from the Ministry of Public Health.
Member of the Order of Nurses in Lebanon.
Membership in professional nursing organization.
Preferred Requirement:
Certification from a professional nursing organization.

Experience:
Minimum Experience: 7 years of experience as Registered Nurse, preferably 2 years of which are as a Nurse Manager.

Languages:
Minimum Languages: Arabic and English (EEE >/= 500).
Preferred Languages: French is an asset.

Computer Skills:
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

Impact of Actions / Decisions
Promotion of Nursing Department objectives (patient centered care, quality improvement, patient satisfaction, Professional Practice Model, service excellence, staff competence, etc).
Job Structure
Work according to established standards of care and practice.
Managerial / Supervisory Responsibility

Reporting Channel:
1st level: Nurse Leader for Clinical Operations
2nd Level: Director of Nursing

Supervisory Channel:
Functional and administrative supervision is exercised over Nurse Managers, Clinical Nurse Coordinators, Registered Nurses, Practical Nurses, Auxiliary Staff, Floor Clerks and other support staff on the nursing unit.

Job Characteristics
Physical Effort:   Occasional Physical Effort
Work Schedule:   Shift Basis and/or On-Call
Working Conditions:   Exposed to patient element