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  • Posted: Dec 23, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 29, 2020
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  • St. Francis Community Hospital is a Faith Based Hospital which was officially opened in January 24, 2009. It is located along Kasarani-Mwiki Road, Nairobi. It is neat, efficient, affordable and patient-friendly. It is run by the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi under the Archdiocese of Nairobi. The hospital has partnered with many organizations in...
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    Pediatrician

    Ref:Stfch/Dec/Paeds-01

    Job Responsibilities

    • Inpatient and Outpatient management of paediatric patients
    • Conduct specialized Paediatric Outpatient clinics
    • Planning and implementation of paediatric care at the hospital
    • Participation in quality assurance and improvement of paediatric services
    • Coordination of continuous medical education at the facility
    • Adhere to and ensure compliance with current applicable local, state laws and regulations and the accrediting standards of any certification or accrediting body that accredits or certifies any facility at which the hospital provides services.

    Job Qualifications

    • Applicants should have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) or equivalent degree from a recognized University with a Postgraduate qualification (Master of Medicine) in Paediatrics.
    • Special recognition from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board in Paediatrics is an added advantage.
    • Post qualification experience in the specialty in a reputable institution of more than two years will also be an added advantage.
    • Certification in PALS or EPALS will be an added advantage.
    • The ideal candidate should have effective communication and team building skills

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    Physiotherapist

    Ref:Stfch/Dec/Physio-01(1 Position)

    Responsibilities

    The successful candidates will be responsible for the following amongst others:

    • Conducting evaluation and assessment of patients having physical disabilities, disorders or injuries.
    • Identifying treatment goals and appropriate therapy techniques and equipment to achieve the goals.
    • Planning for the most efficient and most effective treatment regime.
    • Carrying out the rehabilitative program and designate the party to carry out treatment plan, e.g., patient, employee, ward staff, family members etc.
    • Conducting regular evaluation of patients to assess progress and response to therapy and revise treatment program where necessary to achieve goals.
    • Participating in treatment team meeting with Doctors, nurses and other physiotherapists in order to provide information regarding patient assessment and to further coordinate treatment goals and programs.
    • Advising and recommending to referring doctors on necessary interventions and/or change of management,
    • Developing treatment plan to be followed by patient after discharge, advising the importance of continuing physiotherapy after discharge, and organizing their physiotherapy appointments.
    • Instructing patient, families and other professionals in treatment techniques and exercises outlined in the program.
    • Writing initial reports of results on evaluation of patient’s physical condition and preparing written treatment plan.
    • Providing statistical information by preparing year-end summaries on patients treated and their conditions and progress.
    • Conducting educational sessions on therapy treatment.

    Qualifications

    • Diploma in Physiotherapy.
    • One (1) year work experience.
    • Registered with the Kenya Society of Physiotherapists.
    • Possession of valid annual practicing license.
    • Good communication skills, honest, good interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrate leadership and communication skills.

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    Pharmaceutical Technologist

    Ref:Stfch/Dec/Pharmtech-01

    No of Positions: 3

    Professional Qualifications and Experience

    1. Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology
    2. Valid Practicing license
    3. Two years experience in a similar/related role, preferably working in a Hospital

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Review prescriptions to ensure accuracy, to ascertain the needed ingredients, and to evaluate their suitability.
    • Provide information and advice to patients regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage, and proper medication storage.
    • Assess the identity, strength, or purity of medications
    • Maintain records, such as pharmacy files, inventories, control records for narcotics, or controlled drugs.
    • Compound and dispense medications as prescribed by doctors and dentists, by calculating, weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients, or oversee these activities
    • Plan, implement, or maintain procedures for packaging, or labelling pharmaceuticals, according to policy and legal requirements, to ensure quality, security, and proper disposal.
    • Train pharmacy students serving as interns in preparation for their graduation or licensure
    • Advise customers on the selection of medication brands or healthcare supplies.
    • Collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review, or evaluate the quality or effectiveness of drugs or drug regimens, providing advice on drug applications or characteristics.
    • Analyze prescribing trends to monitor patient compliance and to prevent excessive usage or harmful interactions
    • Order and purchase pharmaceutical supplies, medical supplies, or drugs, maintaining stock and storing and handling it properly

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    Nursing Officers

    Ref:Stfch/Dec/RN-01

    No of Positions: 12

    Other Responsibilities

    • Assessing, planning, implementing nursing interventions and evaluating patient’s outcomes.
    • Providing health education and counselling to patients/clients.
    • Referring patients and clients appropriately.
    • Facilitating patients’ admission and initiating discharge plans.
    • Maintaining records/Documentation on patients/client’s health condition and care.
    • Ensuring a tidy and safe clinical environment.
    • Ensuring that the privacy of the patients is respected and the result of the investigations and consultation are confidential.
    • Order drugs and medical materials as necessary for the day and night duty as per the doctor’s prescription.
    • Follow Doctor Prescription and ensure that all the procedures/Tests requested by the Doctor are done for the patient.
    • Ensuring that the ward is clean (in and outside).
    • Taking the Doctor/Consultant for the Ward round and assist whenever there is a procedure to be done.
    • Properly handover to the next colleagues in the nursing Station and take him/her round to physically see the patients.
    • Notifying the Supervisor in case of shortage, changes to be done and any problems in the ward.
    • Always maintaining professionalism, honesty, truthfulness, adhere to nursing ethics and be committed when delivering services.
    • Assisting in emergency nursing procedures necessary for promote control of changes in patient(s) physical conditions.
    • Ability to perform the techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, accurately and effectively.
    • Keeping abreast of changing techniques in critical accurate nursing and maintaining high level of professionalism.
    • Ensuring economic use of equipment and supplies.

    Job Qualifications and Requirements

    • Must be a holder of a Diploma in KRCHN from a recognized institution
    • Must have Registration Certificate from Nursing Council of Kenya.
    • Must have a valid practicing license.
    • Must have strong commitment to care of patients and general customer service.
    • Must have good communication skills.
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience.
    • Be computer literate.
    • Experience in theatre and ICU nursing will be an added advantage
    • Must have a Certificate in BLS  
    • ACLS Certification will be an added advantage
    • Experience in Laparoscopy will be an added advantage

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    Clinical Officer Ophthalmology

    Ref:Stfch/Dec/RCO-01

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provide consultations at the eye clinic
    • Diagnose, manage and conduct cataract cases appropriately
    • Increase community awareness to participation in eye care especially cataract identification and referral
    • Perform cataract surgeries and refer complicated cases appropriately
    • •Take part in planning and participating in eye camps
    • Ensure that all assessments and treatment provided are properly documented on patients’ files
    • Maintain an accurate and updated records keeping system in the health unit keeping in mind that any significant changes seen with regards to cases seen in health unit should be reported to the Doctor in charge and other relevant authorities
    • Admit patients to the wards when necessary and ensure that M.O. in-charge is promptly informed.
    • Maintain equipment’s in good condition and submit regular inventory report of the same
    • Compile and submit quarterly inventory return/ requisition of all drugs and supplies
    • Attend and participate in weekly Continuous Medical Education (CME) sessions at the hospital
    • Perform minor eye surgeries, trachoma surgeries and refer complicated cases appropriately Others:
    • Carry out other relevant duties as may be required or assigned by your supervisor.

    Key Result Areas:

    • Quality eye care services offered to patients
    • Provision of corrective glasses to those with refractive errors
    • Timely surgical management/ referrals of eye injuries
    • Timely reporting of departmental activities
    • Conducting Eye Care Trainings and Screening exercises as required

    Required Qualifications:

    • Higher Diploma in Clinical Medicine- Ophthalmology/ Cataract surgery.
    • Registered with the Clinical Officers Council
    • Minimum of 3 years work experience as an Ophthalmic Clinical Officer  

    Required Experience & Competencies:

    • Ability to write clear, concise reports and well-developed communication skills
    • Good computer skills (Complete MS Office package and any HMIS (Hospital Management Information System) and data analysis)
    • Must be a team player and flexible 

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    Lab Technologist

    Ref:Stfch/Dec/Labtech-01

    No of Positions: 2

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Collect blood specimens from patients, label specimens and evaluate correct specimens for the tests requested.
    • Perform tests and sample analysis in the areas of Hematology, Immunology Histopathology/Cytology, Clinical Chemistry, and Microbiology.
    • Verify the validity of all submitted samples prior to accepting the specimen.
    • Prepare samples for storage and maintain specimen inventory.
    • Prepare peripheral blood films and tissue specimens in readiness for reporting by the pathologists.
    • Perform calibration, standardization and routine preventive maintenance on laboratory instruments such as centrifuges, microscopes, incubators, analyzers, refrigerators, freezers, in accordance with the established procedures, protocols and schedules.
    • Perform Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) activities.
    • Review all tests results for accuracy and consistency, correlating results with patients’ conditions.
    • Notify the appropriate health professional in case of Critical / Panic values or questionable results that require verification or re-collection of samples.
    • Maintain laboratory records and archiving system of patient information, equipment and tests results to comply with regulations.
    • Enter results in the laboratory information management system.
    • Assist in writing and revising of the technical procedures and manuals.
    • Maintain inventory of equipment and monitor laboratory supply levels and assist in re-ordering and inventory of supplies.
    • Comply with all relevant safety and infection control policies and procedures.
    • Ensure tidiness of laboratory rooms, benches and proper housekeeping.
    • Perform any other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Requirement:

    • A degree / diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences.
    • Must be registered and licensed by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB).
    • At Least 2 years post qualification experience.
    • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
    • Ability to analyze and evaluate data critically.
    • Ability to prepare and keep budgets.
    • MUST be Computer literate.
    • Familiar with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
    • Familiarity with the total quality process- Quality assurance, quality control processes are mandatory.
    • Experience in performing common laboratory tests.
    • Ability to prepare reagents, stains and media.
    • Ability to carry out grossing, sectioning of specimens.
    • Ability to calibrate, operate and maintain laboratory instruments.
    • Familiarity with (Laboratory information management system) LIMS.
    • Minimum two (2) years working experience.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong customer care skills

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    Medical Officers

    Ref:Stfch/Dec/MO-01

    No of Positions: 2

    Responsibilities

    • Reporting to the Unit Manager Clinical & Allied Services, the successful candidates will be responsible for the following amongst others:
    • Initial management, stabilization and treatment of all patients.
    • Rotating in various wards and clinics as assigned.
    • Facilitating patient admission and discharge.
    • Ensuring patient referral to appropriate specialist.
    • Facilitating customer complaint handling, root cause analysis and problem solving.
    • Championing evidence-based practice, patient cantered care, service excellence and continual improvement.
    • Maintaining patient confidentiality and working with professionalism.
    • Undertaking clinical procedures.
    • Undertaking staff clinic duties and ambulance duties.
    • Participating in major disaster response.
    • Facilitating Continuous Medical Education sessions and research.
    • Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
    • Valid private practice and annual retention license from KMPDC
    • One-year post-internship experience
    • Valid certification in 1 life support course. i.e., ACLS, ATLS, BLS or PALS
    • Sound diagnostic skills and judgment
    • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
    • Effective communication skills
    • Private practice experiences an added advantage
    • Critical care knowledge an added advantage

    Method of Application

    If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send your application to [email protected] (cover letter & CV/Resume) quoting the job title, reference number and your salary expectation by 29th December 2020. Your CV/Resume MUST include full names and contact details of 3 referees.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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