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LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital

Head Nurse

Expire Date: 
Fri, 08/31/2012
Category: 
Department: 
Central Sterile Supply Department
Work Schedule: 
Day shift (Monday –Friday), flexible for any extra hours needed.
Requirements: 

Education/Diploma/Certification: Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing
Work Experience:
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the same field, a supervision position is a plus.
Expertise in the operating room is a plus

Required Skills: 

Being familiar with:
• Different surgical / medical procedures
• Sterilizing machines
• Different instruments
• Packing of different procedure packs
• The concepts of Quality Assurance and Continuous Quality Improvement.
Managerial skills
Leadership skills
Good in English, French is a plus
Good interpersonal skills
Good verbal and written communication skills
Good computer Skills

Responsibilities and Duties: 

Maintain and coordinate CSSD responsibilities
Assist in establishing methods of preparing and handling sterile items according to the hospital policies and procedures
Assist in evaluating the quality of equipment and cooperating closely with the Hospital Administration in purchasing supplies
Recommend and monitor inventory levels to meet current needs and demands
Ensure safe and effective operation of all the machines and storage of all sterilized packs in the store
Ensure that staff are checking and keeping a record of the stock level of all items and monitor expiry date
Control and coordinate with different Departments in managing their items stored in clinical areas
Establish and maintain positive professional relationship within the department and with all the CSSD custom
Prepare unit policies, procedures, guidelines, and ensure that staff members adhere to all unit hospital policies and procedures
Monitor professional performance of the staff by conducting yearly appraisal.
Implement safety policy and ensure that all accidents/ incidents are reported and documented
Initiate and handle the monthly meetings in the CSSD
Guide the staff in solving complaints from the staff and departments

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