MSF Switzerland OT Nurse Supervisor / Specialized Nurse Job in Likoni, Mombasa, Kenya

Jun 11, 2017

MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need. 

In partnership & collaboration with the Mombasa County Government / Department of Health, MSFCH implements ‘Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare’ services at the Mrima health facility in Likoni, sub-county of Mombasa. 

The objective of the activities is to increase access to quality maternal & neonatal health care services to contribute in improving maternal and newborn outcomes.

 
Job Title: OT Nurse Supervisor / Specialized Nurse
 
Location: Likoni sub county of Mombasa    
 
Length of contract: 12 months fixed term contract with possibility of extension based on performance (includes 3 month probationary period)

Main Purpose: Organize and carry-out all nursing activities related to the operating theatre (OT) running, according to validated health protocols, universal hygienic standards and in coordination with the surgeon and anaesthetist, in order to ensure a smooth functioning of the surgical activities (pre, during and post-operative care) offered to patients.

Main Tasks include, but not limited to:
  •  Ensure the preparation of the material and equipment (checking the quantity and quality), in the OT and carry-out the reception, transport of the patient from the preparation room to the OT  and ensuring his/her installation for surgery.
  • Assist the surgeon and anaesthetist during the operation, anticipating their needs, in order to facilitate their job and helping throughout the whole process.
  • Checks vital parameters of the patient with the nurse anaesthetist
  • Organize the patient’s transport and installation from the operating theatre to the recovery room and carry-out and/or supervise all the post-operative activities (used material collection, OT’s cleaning and disinfection, resetting all equipment and material back), in order to prepare the OT for next surgical intervention or any emergency.
  • Implement and follow-up the hygiene, sterilization, asepsis and disinfection protocols and procedures at all times, in pre, during and post-operative activities, in order to ensure the patient and staff’s safety conditions. i.e. waste containers availability, sharps container, checking no material or needles remain in the surgical towels, placing instruments into soak container, take instruments/linen to sterilization unit, etc.).
  • Supervise and train the nurse-aids and cleaners while in the OT in following all appropriate protocols and procedures, in order to ensure the quality of the healthcare given to patients. and train NS where applicable
  • Control all equipment and material stock to be used in the OT (carrying out inventories, checking its quality and its functioning, storage conditions, doing follow-up of expired drugs, etc.), in order to ensure an efficient and rationale use of material resources while preventing damage and deterioration.
  • Carry-out and supervise administrative procedures and documents (check identity of patient and his/her consent for the operation, fill in patients files, forms, statistics, quantitative surgical data collection, etc.),  and report any problematic situations and cases arising, in order to have updated and correct information about the day-to-day activity and ensuring proper transfer of information.
  • Participate in data and reporting
  • Intervene in support of other services whenever needed and work particularly in close collaboration with the accident, emergency department and with obstetrics.
Requirements

Education
  • Nursing diploma with specialisation as a theatre Nursing from a recognised institution.
  • Diploma in Nursing from a recognised institution
  • Certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Valid practicing license from Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.
Experience: Desirable 2 years’ experience. Having worked in MSF or other NGO’s and in developing countries is desirable.

Languages:
Local language(s) essential and Mission language essential, Kiswahili and English

Competencies
  • Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, service
If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter, copies of certificates/diplomas and current registration documents on or before 13th June 2017;

at the compound near Bomu Hospital off Likoni- Ukunda Road, Likoni only on working days between 8am and 5pm 

OR through the website http://www.uhired.me/job/118 after your registration

We apologize that due to the volume of applications we receive; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
 
(MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)




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