Nursing Supervisor, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City

Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) presently requires suitably qualified and skilled candidate for job position of a Nursing Supervisor in Abu Dhabi, UAE. SSMC one of the UAE’s largest hospitals, was founded as part of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 to elevate health care services in the Emirate. SSMC works on mission to “Deliver holistic, transformational healthcare solutions that exceed expectations and generate loyalty in the Emirates & beyond”. It delivers world class health services to patients, supported by the latest medical equipment & internationally trained care givers. Conclusively, SSMC is a corner stone of Abu Dhabi’s health care services which are aligned with global quality and safety standards.

Job Purpose of A Nursing Supervisor

  • This role is a middle management position for supervisory coverage of the Nursing Department, other patient care areas and the hospital in general.
  • It is usually 24/7 coverage and requires knowledge of hospital and nursing policy and procedures to enable independent judgment in their interpretation.
  • The role assists with the coordination of patient flow, patient placement, staff allocation & other patient services through collaboration with administrative staff, physicians, charge nurses and support staff across all hospital departments.

Your Job Duties As A Nursing Supervisor At SSMC Abu Dhabi (UAE)

  • Manages and supervises nursing team after hours in order to create and maintain a high level of safe practice.
  • Responds to all emergencies including Internal and external disasters and all kinds of codes, clinical and non clinical.
  • Initiation of emergency preparedness plans for any presenting emergencies.
  • Activates on call of specialties service staff for emergency interventions.
  • Rounds in all Nursing units to optimize patient care, enhance patient safety.
  • Assures that nursing resource shift allocations are based on identified needs and nursing work load measures.
  • Acts as the focal point of contact for external communication to the hospital, especially SEHA/DOH.
  • Maintains regular communications with bed placement and patient care units regarding bed availability and resulting patient care or staffing
  • Coordinates and communicates plans for temporary and permanent bed openings and closures.
  • Co-manages staffing after hours based on patient acuity, patient census and available staff at a given shift.
  • Provides guidance and feed back in relation to staff performance and policy adherence.
  • Solve administrative & operational problems at a given time, reports and escalates significant issues.
  • Responds to patient / family concerns in a timely manner.
  • Intervenes and give correct action on the spot in any identified unsafe situations that violate patients or staff’s safety & reports back to line manager.
  • Manages nurse float pool.
  • Facilitates communication between the patient, family and health care team.
  • Uses information technology to access, transmit and produce information as necessary.
  • Undertakes patient and environmental risk assessments and documents correct actions to improve patient outcomes.
  • Implement evidence based practice to promote clinical knowledge and a research based clinical practice environment.

What You’ll Do More As A Nursing Supervisor?

  • Leads daily safety and capacity huddles.
  • Monitors and supports the organizational KPIs and Clinical Indicators and reinforces correct action to improve clinical service.
  • Coordinates, monitors and reports incidents occurring after business hours and facilitates correct or preventative action.
  • Minimizes exposure to incidents of infection / cross infection of patients, staff, visitors and the public.
  • Ensures staff adheres to the infection control policies and procedures of the organization.
  • Participates in committees, task forces that are interdisciplinary or interdepartmental, may be required to chair, co-chair or lead such groups.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned.

Eligibility Criteria?


  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing.


  • Degree in nursing (minimum 2 years course time).
  • Registered Nurse from Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.


  • NLT 8 years clinical experience in health care settings post qualification.
  • NLT 2 years in Senior Charge Nurse position or NLT 3 years in a Charge Nurse Position.


  • Valid national license.


  • BLS, ACLS or PALS.

Skills Desired

  • Proficiency in English language.
  • Proficiency in Arabic language.

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