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Avenue Healthcare – Unit Manager – Medical Ward.

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Position : Unit Manager – Medical Ward


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 – Medical Ward
Department  :  Medical Services
Reports to  :  Medical Services Manager
Location  :  Parklands Hospital
No. of Posts  :  1
Application Deadline  :  2023-01-27

Job Objective/Purpose

Planning, Organizing and coordinating all the activities in the unit, to ensure that quality standards of care is adhered to, by all medical staff in AHC facilities, in line with the hospital’s policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

1.Supervising and ensuring delivery of a professional and high standard of nursing care within the section while leading a team of nurses and patient attendants in delivering individual and team targets.

2.Review specific patients’ investigations, analyze, interpret, troubleshoot, and initiate immediate intervention.

3.Ensure primary nurse engagement with doctors and other care providers regarding patients’ plan of care and care solutions with emphasis on a team-based problem-solving approach to provide unified approach to patient care.

4.Review and ensure that nursing care plans are scientific,evidence based and address the

5.priority needs of the patients.

6.Ensuring proper and timely documentation, maintaining proper records, confidentiality, and always handing over between shifts.

7.Maintaining the inventory of all assets in the section and ensuring minimal stock of consumables and drugs is maintained in the section sub stores.

8.Daily check on all equipment in the section to ensure that all are always in good working condition through compliance with the PPM and reporting promptly the faulty equipment.

9.Participate in development and ensure implementation of organizational and departmental policies and procedures (SOPs) and quality improvement plans in the section including infection

prevention.

10.Ensuring all planned sectional activities are geared towards meeting growth and quality objectives.

 

12.Tracking of daily CQIs Preparing routine reports as per the departmental KPIs and as required.

13.Preparing monthly work schedules (ROTA) and supervising section operations and staff.

.Ensure That all staff supervised in the department achieve the set 8 hours of training monthly, on emergency procedures for all section staff and students and ensure daily allocation to the emergency rota.

14.Providing leadership ensuring, employee development, employee engagement and performance management to deliver departmental objectives and goals.

15.Safeguarding patient’s belongings such as when undergoing surgery or during delivery.

16.Control the departmental budget within the agreed parameters by ensuring efficient utilization of resources are used to maximum effect and take charge on stock control.

17.Participate in business development and activities and follow up on customer feedback

18.Ensure safe and clean environment for staff patient/clients and visitors compliance with policies and protocols including health and safety, risk management and critical incident reporting.

19.Monitor and ensure clients satisfaction and proactively manage their complaints as they arise.

20.Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor in line with the job description.


Personal Specifications
  1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing Recognized post-secondary diploma.
  2. Recognized diploma with professional qualification at diploma level
  3. A valid nursing council of Kenya license
  4. Up to date BLS, ACLS/ATLS certificate year experience in nursing
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  6. Should be reliable
  7. Customer focus
  8. Strong analytical and reporting skills
  9. Ethical

 


Application documents (CV and Certificates) must be emailed to vacancies@avenuehealthcare.com with the job position you are applying for as the subject of the email by 27th January 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Avenue Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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