Nurse Manager*

Job ID:  305
Job Function:  Nursing
Institution:  Alexandra Hospital

The job-holder is responsible to provide personalised, specialised and cost-effective care to patients, in accordance to established hospital policies and procedures, standards of nursing care and practices. He/ She is responsible for the effective and efficient running of the ward/department assigned.

Job Responsibilities
Primary Responsibilities:
• Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care of patients with complex healthcare needs according to updated standards of nursing practice
• Ensures patient care delivery (inclusive of education and counselling) is carried out according to established standards of care practice using patient care plan / clinical pathways
• Co-ordinates patients’ access and treatment sequence where required for the specialty
• Conducts teaching and counselling for patients and their families / carers
• Initiates and ensures implementation of discharge planning for patients
• Leads and participates actively in the review of patients with the multidisciplinary team
• Follows up on patients at NUH specialist outpatient clinics where appropriate
• Conducts specialty nurse-led clinic for patients and their families where needed
• Provides clinical supervision to nurses and nurse trainees to ensure quality patient care delivery
• Updates and maintains patient consultation / training statistics / other types of register / registry where appropriate
• Applies understanding of prevention of medico-legal issues in relation to patient care
Secondary Responsibilities:
• Acts as a resource person for clinical nursing matters
• Plans, implements and evaluates in-service staff education and specialty training courses based on unit and individual training needs
• Inducts newly graduated advanced diploma nurses in specialty care of a specific group of patients
• Guides and develops specialty competencies of registered nurses
• Reviews and develops clinical pathways and / or other plans of care in consultation with specialty nurses, nurse managers, doctors and paramedical staff
• Reviews and develops practice policies and guidelines and nursing standards in consultation with specialty nurses, nurse managers and doctors
• Assists with nursing audits on nursing care standards
• Applies best evidence to practice
• Participates in research activities
• Undertakes quality improvement / research projects
• Participates in training / quality improvement / research committees
• Contributes to performance appraisals of enrolled nurses, senior enrolled nurses, staff nurses, senior staff nurses and advanced diploma nursing students
• Takes on additional responsibilities or tasks as assigned by Senior Nurse Manager/Clinician, Deputy/Assistant Director (Nursing) and Chief Nurse

• Registered Nurse with at least 9 years of post-registration clinical experience, of which 2 years must be as Assistant Nurse Clinician
• Diploma in Nursing with relevant post-basic advanced certification and Degree in Nursing from recognized training institution as approved by Singapore Nursing Board.
• Technically skilled and competent
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Computer literacy skill – MS Word and PowerPoint


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