Avenue Healthcare Unit Manager – Maternity – Jobs in Kenya

Overview
Avenue Healthcare is one of the leading private healthcare groups in East Africa running 3 Hospitals, and 13 clinics across Kenya, and a Homecare business. With over 25 years in the healthcare industry, Avenue Healthcare runs 300 hospital beds with over 1,000 staff members, and more than 400 specialists and serves over 400,000 patients annually, offeringprimary, secondary, and tertiary.

Position :Unit Manager – Maternity
Department :Nursing Services Management
Reports to :Nursing Services Manager
Location :Thika Hospital
No. of Posts : 1
Application Deadline: 2022-08-29

Job Objective/Purpose
To ensure that Avenue Healthcare’s defined policies, protocols, procedures, and standards are adhered to by all medical staff in AHC facilities.

Key Responsibilities
Ensure that the unit has the following required resources;
Ensure the unit is financially viable and demonstrate growth through;
Ensure that Avenue corporate governance policies are adhered to.
Ensures that the wards are fully and efficiently utilized depending on patient load and flows (especially when there are medical emergencies, mass accidents)
Ensures that any service issues raised by relatives and / or patients are promptly addressed and reported to the Medical Services Manager /Hospital Manager
Ensures that the qualified nurses accurately perform all the procedures / tasks as assigned to them including admission, discharge, drug administration, clinical observations, infection control, EMT duties and others.
Ensures that rotas & leave schedules are followed liaising with the Human Resources team to ensure that staffing levels are adequate to meet the needs of our patients.
Regularly assess the performance of nursing staff to determine skills / training requirements schedule and organize training programs (CNE’s) for the Qualified Nurses
Support marketing events within the facilities
Ensure that all the nurses have valid nursing practice licenses
Ensure all sentinel incidents/events are recorded and reported within 24 hours using the provided tools
Collaborate with Infection Control Coordinator to maintain and enforce infection control standards per the hospital manual and observe the infection control bundles (SSI, VAP, CAUTI and CLABSI) where applicable.
Engaging the multi-disciplinary team actively during ward rounds and receives handover reports from the outgoing night covering nurse.
Liaise with the unit managers to ensure proper and detailed documentation of patient notes and review; consulting with fellow clinicians, consultants when need be.
Ensure patients safety following the 6 International Patient Safety Goals (IPSGs) (patient identification, effective communication, safety of high alert medication, ensure correct site procedure and surgery, reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections, reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from falls)
Ensure patient and family education/teaching applicable to the patients’ medical condition.
Discusses patient concerns and answers questions relevant to care.
Ensure prioritization of patient needs in a documented nursing care plan.
Ensure that doctors/consultants are updated on patient’s progress and critical values in a timely manner
Provides leadership in improving patient care, maintaining standards of care, directing and teaching personnel in a variety of setting.
Ensure that all invasive nursing procedures are done under aseptic technique
Prepare, review, act and submit Quality Indicator reports to the Quality and Standards department monthly.
Prepare daily statistics and submit them to the Hospital manager
Ensure patient privacy and confidentiality is maintained at all times
Participate in emergency response
Client satisfaction (patient, consultants and others) – ensure client satisfaction through optimal quality of care, effective communication, timely feedback and escalation of unresolved complaints/concerns, and demonstrate follow-up and improvement.
Covering the hospital as and when required.
Adhere to Government and respective professional standards of care and treatment of patients as guided by the Nursing Council of Kenya.
Read, understand and be conversant with all systems, policies and procedures as outlined in the Hospital Manual especially policies pertaining to provision of medical services i.e. Admission & discharge procedures, nurses’ reports, ward equipment and supplies, emergency protocols etc.
Keep emergency trolley organized for easy use during resuscitation, drugs and supplies are well stocked, damaged equipment is removed promptly. A checklist should be kept and updated on the 1st and 16th of every month.
Adhere to Government and respective professional standards of care and treatment of patients as guided by the Nursing Council of Kenya.
Client satisfaction (patient, consultants, and others)- ensure client satisfaction through optimal quality of care, effective communication, timely feedback and escalation of unresolved complaints/concerns, and demonstrate follow-up and improvement.
Covering the hospital as and when required.

Personal Specifications
Diploma in Nursing (KRN/M)
BsN in midwifery will be an added advantage
Valid Nursing Council of Kenya License
Updated ACLS & BLS Certificate
EMOC Training will be an added advantage
5 years’ work experience.
How to apply
For more information and job application details, see; https://careers.avenuehealthcare.com/careerviewer.php?jobid=16

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