Job Summary

To provide leadership, oversight and coordination of nursing services department, its operations and services’ quality in collaboration with the Medical Superintendent.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description

Reports to: Unit Head

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES of the Job:

  1. Provide oversight of overall operational and administration of nursing and paramedical management in the hospital.
  2. Oversee and ensure planning of all nursing programmes, projects and activities in the hospital.
  3. Oversee and ensure the establishment of nursing service policies, procedures and practices in the hospital are of international standards.
  4. Provide leadership in the determination of clinical and administrative nursing and paramedical goals and direction.
  5. Ensure and contribute to an environment where professional collaboration is fostered through mutual respect and understanding.
  6. Provide leadership in and ensure that the nursing department provides opportunity for nursing research and training in collaboration with local, regional and global Institutions.
  7. Ensure the formulation and contribution of the nursing services component of the hospital strategic plans.
  8. Oversee and ensure strategic planning process for nursing department including the preparation of work plans for nursing operations, resource allocation, setting and attainment of goals.
  9. Ensure that the culture of Lifecare Hospitals nurses is team-based, fact-based customer-based and work towards achievement of the hospitals Vision.
  10. Ensure that International Nursing standards and practices are adopted and met in the hospital.
  11. Oversee the planning and availability of all resources required in the nursing department for the provision of timely quality nursing service delivery.
  12. Oversee and ensure performance appraisal and nursing training and development systems based on professional practice, standards, relevant statistics and regulations.
  13. Oversee and ensure Development, review and implementation of evidence-based policies, procedures and standards, evaluating their effectiveness in accordance with established programmes of supervision and evaluation, giving guidance as needed.
  14. Ensure that all nursing services are provided in accordance with established national, international and hospital nursing standards, policies and procedures.
  15. Oversee and ensure the development of nursing indicators and performance indicators to monitor clinical practices and standards within their units.
  16. Ensure and lead continuous quality service improvement and accreditation initiatives, in-service education programs, unit meetings and committee functions as assigned.
  17. Oversee and ensure systematic evaluation of quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.
  18. Assess quality of nursing and paramedical practices and patient care through data and provides feedback and directions to improve outcomes.
  19. Monitor practices of staff to ensure function within professional standards of practice.
  20. Ensure adherence to the hospital referral policy and guidelines.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from a recognized university OR Diploma in Nursing from a recognized college
  • Senior Management Professional.
  • Post graduate or higher Diploma in any Nursing specializations
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Valid Practice License
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of relevant legislations
  • Knowledge of professional standards


Relevant WORK EXPERIENCE Required:

  • At least 8 years working experience in the Senior Nursing Management position.

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