Employment Vacancy for Theatre Nurses at Jacaranda Health in Kenya January 2014


Background: Jacaranda Health is a social venture that aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. We are combining business and clinical innovations to provide affordable maternity and reproductive health services to low-income urban women.
We launched our first maternity hospital in Nairobi last year, and plan to expand within Nairobi and to other locations in the region. .

Job Summary: Jacaranda Health is seeking Theater Nurses with good experience in theater nursing and a strong commitment to providing friendly and respectful care to all women to work in our second facility within Nairobi.

This role is critical to Jacaranda’s goal of delivering quality customer service and maintaining superior patient satisfaction.

We seek candidates who are organized, flexible, personable, and have strong commitment to providing friendly and respectful care to all women Along with their clinical duties, the theater nurses will have the opportunity to work with new technologies, quality improvement techniques and work with clinicians and advisors at the forefront of maternal health.
It is an excellent opportunity to learn new clinical skills, and to receive mentorship in a clinical setting and CME.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Theater nurse shall work to provide comprehensive antenatal care, postnatal care, and family planning for mothers and mothers-to-be in Jacaranda’s maternity
  • To undertake routine duties in theatre as to prepare and clear the theatre before and after operating sessions.
  • To undertake client care pre and post-operatively by monitoring and responding to abnormal recordings to the anaesthetist and the surgeon.
  • Refer to the surgeon and the anaesthetist on relevant information such as patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
  • To maintain the theatre register and accurately as delegated by Hospital Manager.
  • Provide friendly, helpful service, advice, guidance, and education to all patients
  • Work closely with the Jacaranda Health management team and teammates to identify and implement opportunities to improve clinical quality and clinic operations
  • Diagnose, treat, and refer as appropriate antenatal, labour and postnatal complications
  • Conduct normal and Caesarean deliveries and assess any complications that may require referral
  • Other duties as may be assigned.
Desired Qualifications
The desired candidate should possess the following:
  • Over three (3) years’ experience in a Hospital Theatre setting  preferably in a busy maternity department with experience handling complications during normal delivery.
  • Registered nurse from KMTC or other recognized nurse training institute (Degree in nursing is an added advantage.)
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Post basic training in Theatre Nursing
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, data-base, email and utilization of the internet
  • A commitment to providing world-class care, and the curiosity and commitment to excellence needed for continuous quality improvement.
  • Ability to work effectively with a team in a culturally diverse environment.
To apply:
Interested qualified candidates may apply as follows;
  1. First, complete the online form available by clicking here Theater Nurse application form – Jan 2014 or by pasting this link into your web browser: http://goo.gl/aiunCv
  2. After completing the application, please also submit your CV and a cover letter to jobs@jacarandahealth.org.
Only applicants that have completed the online form as well as submitted their well named CV by February 15, 2014  will be considered.
No calls please.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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