Our client is a care facility in the outskirts of Nairobi. They seek to hire a Head Nurse who will take charge of the overall day to day operations of the Care Facility.
Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer
Salary: Competitive based on experience
Location: Athi River
Roles & Responsibilities for the Head Nurse Job
Assessing the resident’s physical status when s/he is admitted, as well as during severe changes in health and also annually.
Establish a care plan using the information that was gathered on the resident during the assessment process.
Share the care plan with the resident and members of the staff and oversee its implementation while noting anything that strays from the plan.
Manage the resident’s medication, making sure to test their ability to manage their own medication administration and storage.
Create and oversee programs (including immunisation requirements and plans for combating infectious diseases like tuberculosis) that promote health and prevent diseases for residents.
To work in collaboration with and arrange for visits by General Practitioners, physicians and other specialists as the case may be to provide medical services to the residents.
Create and oversee a philosophy of care that includes exercise plans at the assisted living facility.
Create and oversee rules for resident capacity and end-of-life care preferences.
Be accountable for care practices when it comes to him/her and the staff.
Ensure care practices have each resident’s best interests in mind.
Schedule nurses’ shifts.
Develop and enforce policies aiming at legal compliance and high quality standards.
Provide reports on productivity, quality and customer service metrics.
Control budgets and monitor expenditures at the Assisted Care facility
Resolve issues and deficiencies when needed.
Evaluate nurses’ performance
Head Nurse Job Qualifications
Bachelor of Science in Nursing/ Higher Diploma in nursing from a recognised institution
Must be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya
At least 7-10 years’ work experience as a head nurse preferably in a similar setup.
In-depth knowledge of patient care and medical facilities procedures.
Thorough knowledge of legal regulations and best practices in healthcare particularly in Assisted Living Care facilities.
Great communication and people skills.
Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrable leadership, ma
If you believe that you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this position, then please submit your application letter, attach your CV, certificates and letters of referee NOT LATER THAN 18TH June 2018 by using this url/website.