Kenyatta University Hospital - Director of Nursing Services Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Hospital - Director of Nursing Services Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital (KUTRRH) is seeking to recruit highly transformative and dynamic self-driven individuals with a high degree of integrity, result oriented, demonstrable professionalism, competence and impeccable capability to fill the following positions within its staff establishment:

Kenyatta University Hospital - Director of Nursing Services Jobs in Kenya

Director of Nursing Services- (DNS/KUTRRH/2)

1. Background Information

Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH)

Department: Nursing Services
Section/Unit: None
Job Title: Director of Nursing Services
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Direct Reports:

a) Deputy Director Medical Services
b) Deputy Director Surgical Services

2. Purpose of the Job

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director Nursing Services job exists to
provide leadership, oversight and coordination of nursing services department, its operations and services’ quality in collaboration with the Director Clinical Services at KUTRRH.

3. Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:

a) Leadership

  • Sit as member of the hospital management committee.
  • Provide oversight of overall operational and administration of nursing and paramedical management in the hospital.
  • Oversee and ensure planning of all nursing programmes, projects and activities in the
  • Oversee and ensure the establishment of nursing service policies, procedures and
    practices in the hospital are of international standards.
  • Provide leadership in the determination of clinical and administrative nursing and
    paramedical goals and direction.
  • Ensure and contribute to an environment where professional collaboration is fostered through mutual respect and understanding.
  • Provide leadership in and ensure that the nursing department provides opportunity for nursing research and training in collaboration with local, regional and global Institutions.

    b) Participate in the hospitals strategic planning
  • Ensure the formulation and contribution of the nursing services component of the
    hospital strategic plans.
  • Oversee and ensure strategic planning process for nursing department including the
    preparation of work plans for nursing operations, resource allocation, setting and
    attainment of goals.

    c) Oversight of Nursing and paramedical Governance
  • Ensure that the culture of KUTRRH nurses is team-based, fact-based customer-based
    and work towards achievement of the hospitals Vision.
  • Ensure that International Nursing standards and practices are adopted and met in
    the hospital.
  • Oversee the planning and availability of all resources required in the nursing
    department for the provision of timely quality nursing service delivery.
  • Oversee and ensure performance appraisal and nursing training and development systems based on professional practice, standards, relevant statistics and regulations.
  • Oversee and ensure Development, review and implementation of evidence-based policies, procedures and standards, evaluating their effectiveness in accordance with established programmes of supervision and evaluation, giving guidance as needed.

    d) Oversight of quality and patient safety.
  • Ensure that all nursing services are provided in accordance with established national, international and
    hospital nursing standards, policies and procedures.
  • Oversee and ensure the development of nursing indicators and performance indicators to monitor clinical practices and standards within their units.
  • Ensure and lead continuous quality service improvement and accreditation initiatives,
    in-service education programs, unit meetings and committee functions as assigned.
  • Oversee and ensure systematic evaluation of quality and effectiveness of nursing
  • Assess quality of nursing and paramedical practices and patient care through data and
    provides feedback and directions to improve outcomes.
  • Monitor practices of staff to ensure function within professional standards of
  • Ensure adherence to the hospital referral policy and guidelines.

    4. Qualifications Knowledge and Skills:

    Minimum level of academic qualifications required to perform effectively in the role:

    a) Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from a recognized university.
    b) Master’s Degree in Nursing or related field from a recognized university.
    c) Senior Management Professional course lasting not less than 6 weeks.
    d) Diploma in any Nursing specialization or PhD will be an added advantage

    Professional qualifications required to effectively perform in the role:

    a) Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya
    b) Valid Practice License

    Minimum level of knowledge required for the job:

    a) Computer literate
    b) Knowledge of relevant legislations
    c) Knowledge of professional standards
    d) Proven track record in nursing research and training in a reputable institution.

    Soft skills required for the job:

    a) Communication skills
    b) Leadership skills
    c) Supervisory skills
    d) Team building skills
    e) Observation skills
    f) Analytical skills
    g) Compassionate
    h) Organizational skills
    i) Ability to work under pressure

    5. Relevant Work Experience Required:

    Minimum number years of experience the jobholder is required to have to be appointed to the position:

    At least 10 years working experience in the Senior Nursing Management position.

    The deadline for the receipt of all applications is Monday 5th August 2019

    If your background and competencies match the specifications of any of these posts, please send your;

    1. Application Letter,
    2. Curriculum Vitae and
    3. Filled Application Form

    ONLY via email to

    Or hard copies can be addressed to:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital
    P.O Box 7674 – 00100 GPO
    Nairobi Kenya

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