Jacaranda Maternity Patient Care Assistant / Nurse Aide Jobs in Kenya

Jacaranda Maternity Patient Care Assistant / Nurse Aide Jobs in Kenya


Business Purpose / Objective:

  • This role is critical to Jacaranda’s goal, the holder(s) of this position must be organized, flexible, personable, and have a strong commitment to providing friendly and respectful care to all women.

  • Patient care assistants will have the opportunity to work with new technologies and quality improvement techniques, and interact with clinicians and advisors at the forefront of maternal health.

  • It is an excellent opportunity to learn new skills, and to receive mentorship in a clinical setting.

    About Jacaranda Maternity

  • Jacaranda Maternity is redesigning the future of healthcare in East Africa for the patients who need it most.

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

  • Currently, we see over 3,000 clients a month.

  • 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 facility has been independently rated as among the highest quality in Kenya.

  • We have big ambitions and require Patient Care Assistants/Nurse Aides at our new hospital in Umoja.

  • Reporting to our nurse-in-charge, you will take on responsibility of delivering quality customer service and maintaining superior patient satisfaction.

  • Will you join us and help transform maternal and new-born health care in East Africa?

    Education

  • Nurse Aide certificate from a recognized institution

    Experience

  • At least 2-3 years of clinical experience, preferably working in a maternity ward with good experience in maternal health and a strong commitment to providing friendly and respectful care to all women and experience in working in a startup maternity facility

  • Any additional clinical training will be an
    added advantage

    Knowledge and Skills

    Requirements

  • Computer literacy, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and empathy; equally comfortable providing one-on-one counseling and presenting birth-preparedness education to groups

  • Excellent analytical reasoning skills and meticulous attention to detail

    Key Competencies

  • Commitment to providing high quality care and excellence.

  • Ability to work effectively with a team in a culturally diverse environment.

  • Ability to use initiative to solve problems is a key competence.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist nurses to provide comprehensive care for all clients in the organization;

  • Maintain high standards of customer service in interaction and care delivery;

  • Provide health education to women awaiting appointments;

  • Observe patients, identify emergency signs, and perform delegated interventions or assist in referring cases;

  • Carry out technical clinical tasks and report findings to the nurse e.g. Blood Pressure etc.;

  • Perform activities of daily living e.g. bathing, ambulating patients, assisting patients with meals, bed-making and maintenance of a clean patient environment etc.;

  • Clean, sterilize and maintain surgical instruments;

  • Work closely with Jacaranda Outreach team to perform outreach and marketing activities;

  • Work closely with the Jacaranda Maternity team to identify and implement opportunities to improve clinical quality;

  • Any other duties as assigned.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Jacaranda Maternity Patient Care Assistant / Nurse Aide Jobs in Kenya


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