Jacaranda Maternity Clinical Educator Job in Kenya

Jacaranda Maternity Clinical Educator Job in Kenya


  • The position is responsible for providing leadership for professional development and implementation of programs and support services that enhance the theoretical knowledge and clinical practice of the clinical workforce.

  • This includes the planning and development of education and training programs that complement the development and review of policy and procedures with a strong focus on evidenced-based practice.

  • The incumbent will be accountable for the development, coordination and evaluation of consistent clinical practice, policies, protocols and procedures that are competency based.

  • In addition, he/she will be responsible for clinical staff induction and continuous orientation to ensure quality of practice is upheld as well as the right culture is infused.

    About Jacaranda Maternity

  • Jacaranda Maternity is redesigning the future of healthcare in East Africa.

  • Our hospital in Nairobi is changing the way maternal healthcare is provided by developing better ways to provide high-quality, dignified, patient-centred care at affordable prices.

  • We have won global and local recognition, including from the Centre for Health Market Innovations, the Gates Foundation, Savings Lives at Birth, and Innovations in Healthcare – and our facilities have been independently rated as among the highest quality in Kenya.

    Our values play a large role in helping shape the quality of care we provide:

  • Uncompromising Quality – we aim to set a gold standard for quality of care and measure ourselves constantly against our goals.

  • Teamwork and Openness – leverage strength in unity and diversity to create an environment where we work as a team and have open, direct and transparent conversations.

  • Initiative – we do what we must do to get the results we need while maintaining quality of care and dignity for our clients

  • Continuous Improvement- we do, we fail, we repeat. Our actions are guided by evidence, and as we forge a new path, we know that there is always a better way to provide exceptional service

  • Sustainability – we do what we can so that we grow sustainably and provide more impact to more communities

  • We have big ambitions and we are looking for people who will adhere to these values and have the highest work ethics.

    What You Will Do

  • Develop comprehensive clinical induction programs, review and update them regularly

  • Be directly involved in nursing practice by providing patient care in the wards

  • Provide leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of standards of practice

  • Plan and implement internal education programs on relevant topics across all cadres

  • Actively participate in performance improvement programs to identify learning needs of the staff, work proactively to cater to these needs within the approved budget

  • Collaborate with other health care disciplines within the hospital, community and consultants to develop and implement educational programs

  • Provide consultation to nursing staff and other health care professionals

  • Maintain practice excellence by utilizing practice opportunities for own professional growth and attending educational activities as needed

  • Demonstrate professional commitment through membership in specialty organizations

  • Assist with ongoing staff performance evaluations and direct staff toward
    achieving optimum professional development. Participate actively in review of feedback from clinical teams and use this to conduct a training needs analysis

  • Actively participate in recruitment of clinical staff as part of the technical team to include the orientation program for all staff

  • Provide insights to senior management team on effectiveness of learning and development programs

  • Actively participate in Root Cause Analysis and be the lead in implementation of resolutions made

  • Provide general oversight role in clinical practice and work closely with clinical leadership to maintain standards of care

  • Ensure weekly drills and case reviews are conducted with the assistant of the charge nurses

    Education

  • Degree in Nursing, Clinical Education, Clinical Medicine & Surgery or relevant field, Master’s Degree in same field is highly desirable with certificates of PRONTO, TOT, BLS & ACLS

    Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years as a general nurse or clinical officer, with at least 5 years midwifery experience or experience in a busy maternity ward

  • Proficient in PC based computer skills including Excel & PowerPoint.

  • Experience using an ERP is desirable

    Knowledge & Skills

    Requirements

  • Leadership skills involving change management, motivational and team development skills together with the ability to apply complex problem-solving strategies.

  • Ability to develop, coordinate, deliver and evaluate education and training programs that incorporate contemporary adult learning principles.

  • Ability to interpret and facilitate the implementation of policy/guidelines and evidence-based practice.

  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills including comprehensive reports and advice for key internal and external partners.

  • Proficient facilitation and presentation skills preferred alongside proficient computer skills.

  • Ability to drive environment, safety and health initiatives in the organization including coordinating audits

    Key Behavioral Competencies

  • Continuous Improvement – Commitment to ongoing professional development and the capacity to apply knowledge and skills to develop innovative improvement strategies.

  • Adaptability and Decisiveness – ability and confidence to vary between being flexible and holding firm on a decision, depending on what the situation requires

  • Willingness to adhere to Jacaranda’s values and demonstrate initiative through the ability to be able to take action to address needs without being told to do so

  • Top Notch Organizational Skills- ability to identify and set priorities, plan effectively and allocate appropriate resources as well as attend to details to ensure high quality outcomes

  • Interpersonal Skills – ability to work effectively with different people, acknowledge diverse opinions, minimizing conflict and promoting harmony

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should send their application cover letters and CVs to

  • jobs@jacarandahealth.org with the subject line Clinical Educator

  • Deadline March 6th 2020

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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