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Matron/Chief Nursing Office

National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK)

Job Summary

Responsible for planning, directing and evaluating activities of the Nursing department and Operation Theater, including implementation of the department’s philosophy and goals, standards for nursing practice and the management and development of nursing personnel.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Jumuia Hospitals Ltd. a chain of hospitals providing both primary and secondary health care services and a subsidiary of the National Council of Churches of Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates, to fill the following positions in their Hospitals.



Matron/Chief Nursing Officer (1) Position, Jumuia Hospital, Huruma (REF: CNO-JHH)


MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The position holder is accountable and responsible for planning, directing and evaluating activities of the Nursing department and Operation Theater, including implementation of the department’s philosophy and goals, standards for nursing practice and the management and development of nursing personnel. He provides leadership and direction in all nursing matter. He shall lead the team with system building, and branding, to bring nursing to visibility, and be a key person in restructuring and reframing nursing care and practice. He work towards standardization of nursing care with Evidence Based implementation of Nursing and develop strategic plans for nursing, being a member in the Senior Leadership Team and the Strategic Planning Team of Jumuia Hospital.


FIELD OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Job Objectives

  • Planning, directing and evaluating activities of the nursing department, including implementation of the department’s mission, vision and values.
  • Contribute for development and implementation of policy, protocol and standards for safe and quality patient care.
  • Provide leadership, direction and support for organizational development projects/ transformational projects/ quality initiatives.
  • Formulate, implement and evaluate a nursing performance management program.
  • Spearhead the performance evaluation both ongoing and for succession planning within the nursing department.
  • Encourage a collaborative model of patient care by providing opportunity for nursing personnel to plan with the medical staff and other disciplines for the total needs of patients.
  • Ensure high level of patient satisfaction and work satisfaction of nurses.
  • Maintain current knowledge of newer trends in nursing care delivery and incorporate this knowledge into daily operation of the department of nursing.
  • Develop a continuous quality management plan for nursing.
  • Improve patient care through testing evidence, generate new knowledge through research and research driven audits.
  • Brand the organization and profession through publication and by representing in various conferences, professional forum and seminars.
  • Guide the development of an efficient and effective nursing education and nursing research unit.
  • Build an error prevention and ethical culture.
  • Recruitment, Selection, Placement, Development and Retention of nursing staff.

ADMINISTRATION:

  • Is responsible for the direct patient care given in the hospital.
  • Is responsible for the effective function of the Operation Theatre including  CSSD
  • Provide written short and long-term plans designed to implement and facilitate achievement of department objectives.
  • Coordinates with Medical, Non- Medical team for smooth functioning of the OT
  • Coordinates with various departments such as CSSD, Biomedical, Purchase, Pharmacy, Laundry, Maintenance and Operations
  • Develop, review, approve and enforce written departmental policies and procedures.
  • Prepare a written plan of response for nurses in case of internal or external disaster and prepare for implementation in case of necessity.
  • Develop and display a written table of organization depicting the positions of the nursing department, channels of communication and the relationship of the nursing department with other departments.
  • Participate in the development of overall direction and policies for the hospital based on the health needs of the community.
  • Participate in policy decisions that influence patient care services delivered in the hospital.
  • Develop a nursing master staffing plan-using input from the unit level nursing personnel.
  • Determine and communicate resources needed for the nursing department to carry out its functions and submit written reports as and when required.
  • Estimate needs for facilities, supplies and equipment.
  • Assist in the preparation and administration of the nursing department budget.
  • Institute a system for evaluation and control of supply levels including a written reporting system.
  • Collaborate with the administrative staff, other department personnel and representatives of allied groups in planning services for patients.
  • Establish and maintain an effective system of records and reports.
  • Maintain good working relationship and frequent liaison with other department managers.
  • Communicate regularly with the hospital director and give input on all matters related to nursing.
  • Formulate, implement and evaluate a nursing personnel management program.
  • Supervise and develop head nurses and supervisors.
  • Hold regular meetings with nursing department managers individually and collectively.
  • Develop a mechanism for nursing staff to give input into nursing administration decisions.

EDUCATION:

  • Ensure that a comprehensive orientation program is conducted for all new nursing personnel.
  • Guide the development of an efficient and effective nursing education unit.
  • Oversee provision and implementation of educational programs for nurses.
  • Participate in the assessment of learning needs and provide opportunities for staff development.
  • Plan, coordinate and participate in nursing in-service training.
  • Plan with educational institutions for the use of hospital facilities, which include student learning experience and clinical practice.
  • Participate and promote interest in the activities of professional nursing as evidenced by
  • Attendance at professional seminars and community activities.

CLINICAL PRACTICE:

  • Make daily rounds on the patient care areas.
  • Encourage a collaborative model of patient care by providing opportunity for nursing personnel to plan with the medical staff and other disciplines for the total needs of patients.
  • Oversee the development and timely revision of nursing procedures to enhance quality of care.
  • Attend the Doctors rounds and follow the rounds order are carry out by the staff nurse
  • Attend to patient complaints unresolved at lower levels.
  • Keep abreast of new technological developments in nursing and health care.
  • Evaluate clinical competency of nurses twice per according the established Performance Evaluation Process.
  • Ensure the clinical competency of each nurse prior to assignment of independent patient care activities.
  • Maintain current knowledge of international trends in nursing care delivery and incorporate this knowledge into daily operation of the department of nursing.
  • Make every effort to make current nursing books and journals available to staff nurses and encourage research-based practice.
  • Ensure the unit stock in place and maintaining for the same in the documents
  • Nurse In charge has to play a vital role in all departments and give handover to the next shift nurses for continuity of care.
  • Involving in Discharge process
  • Setting up all the Unit as per the Scope of the department
  • Document standardization and follow up
  • Complies with hospital and legal requirements by fostering nursing practices that adhere to the hospitals and nursing division’s philosophy, goals, and standards of care; requiring adherence to nurse practice act and other governing regulations.

QUALITY:

  • Develop a quality management plan for nursing.
  • Chair the Nursing Quality Management Committee.
  • Utilize standards for measurement of quality of nursing care to be rendered.
  • Provide support required for quality management and improvement activities.
  • Oversee infection control activities for nursing, ensuring that adequate and appropriate.
  • Infection control nurses are selected and trained.
  • Capturing and analysis the Daily quality indicator
  • Audit on Daily Nursing quality rounds in all the wards
  • Monthly presentation on Nursing assurance

JOB SPECIFICATION AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATED TO THE JOB

  • Level of Education/Academic Qualification

Diploma in Kenya Registered Health Nursing

Bsc. in Nursing or its equivalent

  • Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications
  • Degree in Nursing
  • BLS and ALS
  • Valid license from the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Other Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
  • Knowledge in Medical services
  • Administrative skills
  • Leadership trait
  • Self-motivated and quick to take initiative
  • Relevant Job Experience

Must have worked in a similar position for at least 2 years with 3 years as a Senior Nurse.


Qualified and Interested candidates who uphold high Christian values should visit www.ncck.org, download the  JH JOB APPLICATION FORM 072020 and fill it. All duly filled application forms MUST be on PDF format as one single file and sent via email to recruitment@jumuiahospitals.org indicating job title in the email subject line. The application form to be received not later than October 20, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


DISCLAIMER

The Public is advised that NCCK/Jumuia Hospitals do NOT charge any fee whatsoever for application, processing, interviewing or securing employment.

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