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  • Posted: Apr 26, 2021
    Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
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  • The Karen Hospital is a 102 bed multispecialty Hospital in Kenya located in Karen along Karen –Langata Road, Nairobi. We offer patient focused, world class medical treatment and accord the highest standards of medical care to all our patients indiscriminately. With our State of the art amenities, equipment and our well trained staff, we are committe...
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    Theater Technologist

    Ref No.  T/TT/02/2021

    Theater Technologist will be responsible for maintaining and keeping the operating room ready for surgeries. Assists in bringing the patients to the operating room and handles the surgical instruments and equipment’s before and after surgery as per accepted standards.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Cleanse and disinfect surgical instruments and or equipment after surgeries.
    • Prepare surgical instruments and equipments for autoclaving/sterilization per protocol
    • Might also be required to prepare the area of the patient’s body that’s being operated on by cleaning or shaving the area maintains and keeps all surgical tools sterile and orderly.
    • Maintains and keeps all equipment clean and functional.
    • Order and maintain necessary supplies in the operating room.
    • Prepares the patients before and after surgery by washing and disinfecting the area for surgery
    • Prepare necessary equipment and instrument prior to procedure / surgery.
    • Assists in bringing the patient to the operating room.
    • Attends to the needs of the patients while inside the operating room .
    • Assist surgeon during the procedure; under the direction of a surgeon, passes instruments that are used during an operation.
    • Assist nursing staff in keeping patient safe during the procedure by assisting  with the application or restraints and following the recommended protocol.
    • He/she might be required to cut sutures, control breathing equipment, and sterilize and restock the operating room after surgery.
    • Takes care of any specimens obtained for testing following laboratory procedures by deliver specimens to the laboratory dispose of waste that’s removed during an operation.
    • Provides assistance to the surgical team and coordinates very closely with the doctors, nurses and laboratory staff.
    • Clean and disinfect operating room area after each procedure / surgeries.
    • Reports any defective equipment and instrument for repair or replacement.
    • Assist other staff in discharging patient as needed.
    • Performs other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the anesthetist in charge of theatre.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    1. Diploma/Certificate in Theatre Technology
    2. Theatre technology experience in a busy theater is an added advantage

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    Dental Assistant

    Ref No.  D/DA/02/2021

    The overall purpose of this position is to facilitate the efficient and effective running of the Dentist’s Office to ensure clients are treated with a high degree of professionalism and ensuring the correct medical workplace procedures and policies are followed. In addition supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Coordinate the Dentist Clinic Operations

    • Liaising with the receptionist to assist patients to fill in their personal details and medical history forms
    • Ensuring that the patients file is present and all forms have been duly filled before patient is escorted to the dental clinic
    • Seating and Dismissing of patients
    • Escort the patient from the reception area to the dental clinic
    • After dental consultation, seating the patient on the dental chair and placing a bib
    • Ensuring patient is comfortable at all times e.g. Taking their hand bags and keeping them aside, taking glasses and keeping aside.
    • After treatment, escorting patient to the accounts department for payment or relevant department in case of referrals
    • Opening the clinic in the morning and ventilating the room
    • Availing/ collecting the patients files from the records department
    • Controlling the appointment book.
    • Liaising with receptionist for efficient and effective booking of patients
    • Telephone management
    • Providing all the relevant information needed in a diligent manner
    • Book/Record keeping
    • Keeping a daily record of work done

    Maintaining a Clean Environment in line with Infection Control Policies

    • Cleaning the surfaces i.e. tables/desktops
    • Ensuring that the dental clinic is clean and tidy at all times
    • Clearing up after each patient
    • Disinfecting/swabbing the surfaces i.e. Dental chair
    • Cold sterilization procedure for all instruments
    • Packing and transfer of instruments to CSSD for heat sterilization (autoclave)
    • Collecting and packaging of sterile instruments

    Assisting Dentist in Dental Procedures

    • Assisting in Chair Side Dental Procedures.
    • Providing the necessary instruments and materials to the dentist
    • Mixing materials according to manufacturer’s instructions/ as per indication by the dentist
    • Ensuring a dry working area at all times i.e. Suctioning
    • Exposing, processing and mounting of radiographs

    Monitoring of Stock

    • Keeping a record of all the materials requested from the stores and any other stock acquired
    • Keeping a record of all the materials that are about to get finished
    • Requisite for materials that are finished from the stores and external sources
    • Proper storage and arrangement of materials in the clinic
    • Keeping track of short expiry drugs and alerting the resident dentist
    • Receiving of goods from suppliers.
    • Participating in monthly departmental meetings

    Academic qualification:

    • A Certificate/ Diploma in Dental Assisting or

    Professional experience:

    • Minimum of 2 years of working experience as a Dental Assistant

    Skills & competencies required:

    • Good attitude and friendly approach with the ability to connect well with customers and manage tense situations.
    • Emotionally stable.
    • Good health.
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills in both English and Kiswahili with ability to impart knowledge about dental procedures
    • Highly presentable, hardworkingand committed.
    • Maintain strict confidentiality.
    • Must be able to make decisions and anticipate the dentist’s next step.
    • Ability to set-up dental trays and making sure they have been sterilized
    • Well versed in providing education on oral health.

    Method of Application

    Send your detailed CV to us on email to: [email protected]g quoting the reference number.

    Deadline for submission is 30th April 2021

    Due to the large number of applicants only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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

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