Nephrology Nurses’ Job Satisfaction and intention to stay in kidney Hemodialysis unit at prince Abdel
Rahman Al Sidiri hospital, Al Jouf.
Fatma Abdel moneim Al tawil
Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Alexandria University.
Abstract: While the nephrology nursing shortage persists despite the continued growth of the population of patients with stage 5 chronic kidney diseases, In kidney dialysis units, the nurses may be the most undervalued employees, although they are the ones who take care of patients and our loved ones in times of sickness. They are required to take up multiple responsibilities at their workplace. Nurses' job satisfaction, have great impact on the organizational success. Knowing parts of job dissatisfaction among nephrology nurses is important in forming strategies for retaining them in hemodialysis units. Therefore, this study aimed at assessing the level of job satisfaction among nephrology nurses. A descriptive design was used. Convenient sample of all nephrology nurses (25 nurses) working in dialysis unit in Al- Sadiri hospital were interviewed using demographic data questionnaire and McCLOSKEY/MUELLER SATISFACTION SCALE. According to scores of satisfaction scale, the study results indicated that nurses were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, the factors showing the higher satisfaction scores were salary, recognition of work from peers and amount of responsibility the scores with the least satisfaction were increased work load, child care facilities, opportunities for social contact and factors related to career advancement. 44 % of nurses considered work overload as the primary reason for leaving the position, 48 % of nurses described the overall quality of care as good and 40% of nurses as excellent care. Nephrology nurses indicated that quality patient care is a priority. The study recommendations are directed to improve nurses’ satisfaction and, thus, the quality of care provided in hemodialysis units. Nurses’ job satisfaction may be improved if these dissatisfaction factors to be considered, such as increased staffing, availability of child care facilities, increased opportunities for social contacts and encouragement of career advancement.
[Fatma Abdel moneim Al tawil. Nephrology Nurses’ Job Satisfaction and intention to stay in kidney Hemodialysis unit at prince Abdel Rahman Al Sidiri hospital, Al Jouf. J Am Sci 2013; 9(6):224-233]. (ISSN: 1545-1003). http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 26
.Key Words: Job satisfaction, Nephrology nurses, hemodialysis unit