Nurse Aide / Patient Care Assistant at Jacaranda Health

On Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
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

We seek nurse aides/PCAs with good experience in maternal health and a strong commitment to providing friendly and respectful care to all women to work in our second maternity hospital which will open its doors soon to support our nurses in providing care.
Along with their routine duties, the nurse aides/PCAs will have the opportunity to work with new technologies and quality improvement techniques, and work 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.Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist nurses to provide comprehensive antenatal care, postnatal care, and family planning for mothers and mothers-to-be in Jacaranda’s mobile clinic
  • Provide friendly, helpful service to all patients
  • Provide health education to women awaiting appointments
  • Observe patients, identify emergency signs, and assist nurses in treating or referring these cases
  • Work closely with the Jacaranda Health team to identify and implement opportunities to improve clinical quality
  • Carry out routine duties including: assisting in taking observations, recording patient data, bed making, cleaning in a maternity setting, bathing of patients, serving patients food, etc.

Desired Qualifications
  • The desired candidate should possess the following:
  • Nurse Aide certificate from a recognized institution
  • At least 2-3 years of clinical experience, preferably working in a maternity ward
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and empathy; equally comfortable providing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      one-on-one counseling and presenting birth-preparedness education to groups
  • A commitment to providing world-class care, and the curiosity and commitment to excellence needed for continuous quality improvement
  • Excellent analytical reasoning skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Computer literacy, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work effectively with a team in a culturally diverse environment
  • Willingness to work night shifts as needed
  • A good understanding of community dynamics in Eastern Nairobi
Additional Comments
Interested candidates may apply by:
  1. First, complete the online form available by clicking here: Jacaranda Health PCA/Nurse Aide Application Form-Sept 2013 or by pasting this link into your web browser: http://goo.gl/cDCpzj  
  2. After completing the application, please also submit your current CV to [email protected]
Only applicant that have completed the online form as well as submitted their CV will be considered. 
No calls please. 
Preference will be given to applications received by October 30, 2013. 
We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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