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  • Posted: Sep 27, 2019
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  • Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa is an ISO 9001:2008 certified secondary care hospital providing 24-hour inpatient and emergency services in the Coast Region of Kenya. The hospital offers a range of quality healthcare services in the areas of internal medicine, surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics & gynaecology, and intensive care. The Hospital includes comprehens...
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    Pharmacy Quality Manager

    Applications are invited from candidates who meet the requirements for the position of Pharmacy Quality Manager in the Pharmacy Department.

    Responsibilities:

    • Monitor the quality of pharmacy practice while identifying areas of concern, implementing solutions and participating in quality assurance activities.
    • Review and update of institutional and departmental policies and procedures.
    • Coordinate quality-related capacity building activities and development of staff and other health care providers.
    • Ensure adherence to institutional policies to ascertain patient safety at all times
    • Supervise and coordinate staff training and activities to support medication use in the institution that is of good quality, safe to administer and meet patient treatment needs.
    • Support pharmacy operations to ensure quality standards are met at all times with competency trainings, development of SOPs and monitor its implementation
    • Develop a mechanism to monitor the progress of implemented policies and  procedures and provide feedback to stakeholders

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
    • Registered with the Pharmacy and poisons Board of Kenya
    • Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya
    • 5 or more years’ experience in hospital pharmacy services
    • Strong evidence of supervisory experience and responsibilities in managerial and administrative areas
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills

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    Oncology Social Worker

    Reporting to the Director of Haematology-Oncology, the Oncology Social Worker will enhance, expand and implement a comprehensive counselling/social work/palliative care/ survivorship/services for oncology patients both in the out-patient and in-patient setting incorporating a multi-disciplinary holistic approach to patient care.

    Responsibilities

    • Incorporate the continuum of counselling, social service support, palliative care and survivorship as an integral component of the clinical management of oncology patients
    • Support and augment existing institutional services for eligible oncology patients in the out-patient setting
    • Assist and support the growth and development of counselling, social work, palliative care and survivorship services and relevant policies within the hospital.
    • Contribute to the development of an academic program in oncology social services/ counselling/survivorship/palliative care
    • To be part of a multi-disciplinary team in the care of the patient with cancer
    • Assist patients/families to adjust to the diagnosis of cancer and impact it may have on all aspects of life beginning from the time of diagnosis, out-patient visits and in-patient stay
    • Facilitate decision making on behalf of patients and families where appropriate.
    • Promote communication and understanding of post-hospital care among patient, family, and health care team.
    • Ensure timely availability of required support services in the process of treating patients, particularly when referred to other specialists.
    • Liaise with other consultants on handling specialized cases in provision of patients’ health care.
    • Organize and coordinate support groups/counselling for oncology patients/their families to assist them come to terms with the diagnoses, adjustment to possible role changes, understanding their role in dealing with, and supporting the patient.
    • Refer patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery and rehabilitation from emotional or physical disabilities.
    • Contribute to the assessment of financial/socio-economic status of patients with financial challenges
    • To be involved in the delivery and development of the Grief, loss and Bereavement Services.
    • Be the key non-physician contact to the patient as he/she faces life with cancer, both in the setting of no evidence of disease or stable disease.
    • Work with the clinical specialists to create a supportive environment that promotes quality of life of the patient and optimizes management of symptoms of illness.
    • Provide the holistic, emotional and psycho-social support for patients going through end of life.

    Qualifications:

    • Applicants should have BA in Social Work with specialization in Medical Social Work.
      MA Public Health/Social Work will be an added advantage.
    • S/he should have minimum 3 years’ experience with at least 1 years in medical social work and a member to relevant professional associations.
    • The successful candidate should be proactive, analytical and detail-oriented.
    • S/he should be able to prioritize, meet strict deadlines, and have excellent organizational and communication skills.

    Method of Application

    Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent to the Manager, Recruitment, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. P. O. Box 30270-00100, NAIROBI or by email to hr.recruitment@aku.edu. Applications by email are preferred. Please indicate the title of the position on your application.

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