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Matron/Chief Nursing at National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) Nairobi National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) Nairobi

Matron/Chief Nursing At National Council Of Churches Of Kenya (NCCK) Nairobi

2020-11-18 08:22:33
Matron/Chief Nursing at National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) Nairobi
The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) is a family of Christian communions and organisations in fellowship and witness. It was established in June 1913 during the United Missionary Conference held at Thogoto, near Nairobi. The delegates in the conference, representing the missionary institutions working in the country at the time, affirmed their wish to work towards a united church that would impact the lives of the people.

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.

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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
Nairobi Kenya (+1 other)
Matron/Chief Nursing at National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) Nairobi National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) Nairobi
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