Exploring the factors that contribute to job satisfaction among registered nurses at King Faisal Hospital, Kigali, Rwanda.
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AIM: The aim of the study is to explore the factors that contribute to job satisfaction among registered nurses at KFH and to determine factors associated with job dissatisfaction among registered nurses at KFH. METHODOLOGY: A quantitative, descriptive, exploratory study was conducted to explore the factors that contribute to job satisfaction among Registered nurses at King Faisal Hospital. A non probability convenience sampling technique was used to include all the available registered nurses doing bedside nursing in the study. A criterion for inclusion into the study was to be a registered nurse working in the area for at least 6 months full time employment. Data was obtained through a questionnaire survey using Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS), to assess factors influencing job satisfaction among nurses at KFH, Kigali-Rwanda. Data were analysed by SPSS 15.0 for Windows. FINDINGS: The findings of this investigation was that the factors, namely; supervIsIOn, coworkers, nature of work and communication were factors that contributed to a greater job satisfaction of registered nurses (45.5%); while factors such as pay, promotion, fringe benefit, contingent reward and operation procedures, were factors that caused moderate job satisfaction (55.5%). Simultaneously, the research found that these results also indicated, to some degree, that these factors are contributing to job dissatisfaction, albeit small. The study recommends strategies that management can utilise by improving income (salary, benefits and rewards), job promotion and working conditions may increase RNs' job satisfaction and therefore improve the overall well being of nursing personnel and quality of health services. These strategies may be used as a tool to keep employees satisfied and motivated in their jobs. It also recommends ways by which management can reduce job dissatisfaction amongst employees by improving and simplifying the hospital policy and administrative matters. CONCLUSION: The results of this study revealed that registered nurses are moderately satisfied with their job. The nurse administrators will know that they need to do more to improve nurses' job satisfaction since registered nurses are only moderately satisfied.