Hospital Nurse at Bridge Talent Management


Medical & Pharmaceutical

Unspecified KSh Confidential
2 months ago

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Scope and General Purpose:

A hospital matron, also known as a nursing matron or chief nurse, is a senior-level nursing professional who oversees the nursing staff and operations within a hospital. The role of a hospital matron is vital in ensuring high-quality patient care, effective management of nursing resources, and adherence to nursing standards and regulations. The specific job description of a hospital matron may vary depending on the hospital’s size, specialty, and organizational structure, but here are some common responsibilities and duties associated with the role:


Leadership and Management:

Provide strong leadership to the nursing staff, promoting a positive and professional work environment. Supervise and manage the nursing staff, including recruitment, training, scheduling, performance evaluation, and disciplinary actions. Ensure appropriate staffing levels, skill mix, and allocation of resources to meet patient care needs. Develop and implement policies, procedures, and protocols related to nursing care and ensure compliance with healthcare regulations and standards.

Patient Care Management:

Monitor and evaluate the quality of nursing care provided to patients, ensuring adherence to evidence-based practices and patient safety standards. Collaborate with medical staff and other healthcare professionals to coordinate and optimize patient care delivery. Participate in developing and implementing care pathways, clinical guidelines, and protocols to enhance patient outcomes and improve efficiency. Address patient and family concerns or complaints related to nursing care and resolve issues in a timely and satisfactory manner.

Staff Development and Education:

Provide guidance, mentorship, and support to nursing staff to foster professional growth and enhance their clinical skills and knowledge. Identify training and development needs of the nursing staff and facilitate continuing education programs, workshops, and in-service training. Promote a culture of continuous learning, evidence-based practice, and research among the nursing team.

Quality Assurance and Improvement:

Monitor and evaluate nursing performance indicators, patient satisfaction, and outcomes to identify areas for improvement. Lead quality improvement initiatives and participate in hospital-wide committees and projects aimed at enhancing patient care and safety. Implement and oversee infection control protocols, medication management practices, and other nursing-related policies to ensure patient safety and regulatory compliance.

Collaboration and Communication:

Foster effective communication and collaboration between nursing staff, medical staff, allied health professionals, and other hospital departments. Serve as a liaison between nursing staff and hospital administration, advocating for nursing-related needs, resources, and improvements. Participate in interdisciplinary meetings, case conferences, and hospital committees to facilitate coordination of care and promote multidisciplinary collaboration.

Budgeting and Resource Management:

Participate in developing and managing the nursing department’s budget, ensuring optimal utilization of resources. Collaborate with hospital administration in the procurement and maintenance of nursing equipment, supplies, and technology.

Compliance and Regulatory Oversight:

Ensure adherence to nursing standards, legal and regulatory requirements, and accreditation standards. Stay updated with current nursing practices, professional guidelines, and regulatory changes, and communicate relevant updates to the nursing staff.

It is important to note that the specific duties and responsibilities of a hospital matron may vary depending on the hospital’s unique requirements and local regulations. The role requires strong leadership, excellent communication skills, clinical expertise, and a commitment to providing high-quality patient care.


Degree/Diploma in Nursing Must be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya and possess a valid Practice License. At least 4 years of working experience as a nurse in a reputable hospital/medical facility. Management training will be an added advantage Practicing knowledge of Sexual Reproductive Health is an advantage Should be a Maasai.

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