Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital Senior Nursing Officer Oncology Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital Senior Nursing Officer Oncology Jobs in Kenya


Position Summary

  • The Oncology Senior Nursing Officer (SNO) is responsible for the provision of efficient and effective operating services that achieve optimal patient outcomes. The purpose of the inpatient Oncology department is to promote and provide effective expectations of clients that enhance continuity of care. The SNO will be required to plan, analyze, design, monitor and provide advice on nursing issues, to assist in the development of a workforce strategic plan and to facilitate changes to staffing and models of care to ensure
    innovative, effective and efficient service delivery in collaboration with management.

  • This position entails ensuring the delivery of high-quality nursing care in accordance with professional guidelines. The in charge will promote a culture that embraces best practice and identifies, evaluates and incorporates appropriate
    emerging trends in the practice of the clinical disciplines within their unit. The department serves mostly Oncology patients admitted in the hospital for inpatient care. This position reports to Deputy Director - Nursing Services.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the development, and manages the implementation and improvement of care delivery models and services that supports the continuous enhancement of care delivery and patient/family, employee and provide satisfaction for area of responsibility.

  • Applies the values of the nursing organization and assures compliance of the nurse practice acts abiding by nurses' rights and compliance with regulatory and professional standards for area of responsibility.

  • Ensures nurses adhere to set metrics of quality care indicators such as admission time, waiting times, discharge turnaround times and medication timings.

  • Fosters transparency, interdisciplinary collaboration, and accountability in area of responsibility.

  • Enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice, nursing services administration, and the delivery of services by participating in the delivery of patient and family education pertaining to chemotherapy regimens and treatment.

  • Ensures all patient activities of daily living are met
    individually: feeding, bathing, elimination, comfort (e.g. use of mosquito nets) and ambulation where indicated.

  • Optimizes resource allocation to support current and potential objectives and initiatives for area of responsibility.

  • Manages a multidisciplinary work force that provides clinically competent, efficient, and compassionate care and services in a professionally challenging environment.

  • Coordinates and directs the daily patient care operations of the unit by assigning unit workloads as per skill requirements to meet patient care needs.

  • Assesses staff competencies and makes monthly balanced duty rotas for all nurses with optimization of hours required.

  • Delegates appropriate tasks to appropriate personnel, consistent with legal and professional guidelines and departmental standards.

  • Maintains clear communications with the nurses and the Head of Department - Oncology regarding unit needs and/or incidents.

  • Serves as a resource person on the unit by participating in in-service education programmes for staff where need be.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with Higher Diploma in Oncology Nursing.

  • Diploma in Nursing with Higher Diploma in Oncology Nursing.

  • Experience of working in a busy Oncology Unit prior to joining the hospital.

  • Proficiency in computer applications.

  • Registration with Nursing Council of Kenya.

  • Above six (6) years’ Oncology working experience.

    Soft Skills Required

  • Communication skills.

  • Leadership skills.

  • Observation skills.

  • Analytical skills.

  • Compassionate skills.

  • Organizational skills.

  • Team building skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital Senior Nursing Officer Oncology Jobs in Kenya


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