Saad Specialist Hospital is a center of excellence in nursing practice based on solid foundation of nursing philosophy, standards and an ambitious vision.
The fundamental responsibilities of a nurse is to promote health, prevent illness, restore health, and alleviate suffering.
The Department of Nursing at Saad Specialist Hospital is committed to care, comfort, compassion, safety and quality of nursing practice. The Department recognizes that dimensions of a patient’s well-being can be affected by an illness and hospitalization. The support provided to patients requires an understanding of the physical, social, psychological, cognitive-perceptual and cultural-spiritual aspects of health. Knowing when and in what way to most effectively approach and assist our patient and families, requires a motivation to care, the ability to integrate multiple dimensions of a patient’s response to illness, and draws upon the skill and judgment acquired through a lifetime of learning.
The Department’s standards are kept current by adopting those that are internationally recognized and usingevidence-based practices gleaned from
current literature then and molded by local experiences.
The Department of Nursing serves to provide culturally sensitive, contemporary nursing care focused on the alleviating suffering, promoting health and well-being, and maximizing independent functioning in a safe and comfortable environment.
We strive to minimize the many forms of discomfort, that patients and their families may experience during the course of sickness, treatment, recovery or as the end of life approaches.
As health care continues its technological advancement, Nursing seeks to balance this with compassion and individualized thoughtful care.
Scope of Service
As Saad Specialist Hospital continues to develop its service complexity, the Department’s nursing staff expands in volume, skill, ability and sub-specialization.
The Department support patients along the continuum of care and in each service setting:
- Outpatient Clinics
- Adult Medical/Surgical Units
- Renal Transplantation
- Diagnostic services of Radiology
- Nuclear Medicine
- Cardiac non-invasive laboratory
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Emergency Room
- Operating Rooms
- Recovery Room
Committed to a competency-based orientation and education program, the Nursing Department believes these are essential for developing a unified standard of practice among diverse, multi-national staff. Coupled with the need for cross cultural openness and respect, this learning environment helps nurses assume their role as significant contributors to the care and well-being of Saad Specialist Hospital patients. The Department of Nursing’s contribution to care is further supported by dedicated educators. In addition to orientation and annual clinical competency programs, education is provided to facilitate professional development and on-going post-graduate education.
Because Saad Specialist Hospital is a training center for Saudi Heart Advanced Life Support Programs, nurses have a number of opportunities for advanced certification.
Partners in multisciplinary practice
The Department promotes a multidisciplinary approach to care at Saad Specialist Hospital with nurses as partners with the various physician and allied health colleagues; whether at the bedside, in the classroom, in management or on program development teams. At all levels of the organization, Nursing has a voice and an ear and readily contributes to the collective efforts required for a positive experience for our patients with the hospital. This reflects one of the Saad Specialist Hospital’s core beliefs: that effective teamwork is essential to the standard of care our patients expect and that Nursing strives to provide.