Medical Officer (On Call), Clinical Officer (Anaesthesia) at Jacaranda Health

On Monday, November 18th, 2013
Medical Officer (On Call)
Background: Jacaranda Health aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. 
Our ambition is to become the largest chain of maternity clinics in the region, and a leader in innovation in maternal health services. 
Our goal is to provide accessible, affordable, patient centered maternity and reproductive health services to low-income women.

Job Summary

Jacaranda Health Ltd has exciting part-time opportunity available for a Medical Officer.

This position is a combination of leadership and clinical care position.

It involves management of resources such as staff, facility infrastructure, clinical equipment; identifying and maintaining strategic partnerships; reporting and ensuring highest standards of care at the facilities.

This role entails day-to-day operations, quality assurance and decision-making in liaison with key managers/directors.

The person will need to be available for telephone consultations on an on-call scheduled basis for a minimum of 4-8 hours per week and on site presence of at least 4 days per month.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supervising, mentoring and training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Ensuring proper management and maintenance of logistics, supplies, equipment and infrastructure of the center
  • Ensuring provision of high quality care and service delivery at the facilities
  • Constituting and overseeing activities of the clinical team and ensuring that the team meets regularly to discuss quality of care items and receive continuing medical education
  • Ensuring that staff adhere to, and operate according to set organizational,  national and international standards of care
  • Responsible for patient chart review and peer review following the guidelines established by the quality of care committee
  • Maintenance of adequate provider staffing in the healthcare facility to ensure smooth flow of patients. This will include coordination of vacation schedule
  • Formulation development, implementation and evaluation of curative, preventive, promotive, and reproductive health services including family planning.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the director
  • Bachelor of Medicine degree in Human Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health
  • Licensed by the Kenya Medical and Dentists Practitioners Board
  • Experience in managing a team and building capacity/training in resource-limited settings
  • Ability to work in a public sector environment to accomplish goals and favorably influence decision making processes in a diplomatic and collaborative manner

Clinical Officer (Anaesthesia)
Jacaranda Health aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. 
Our ambition is to become the largest chain of maternity clinics in the region, and a leader in innovation in maternal health services. 
Our goal is to provide accessible, affordable, patient centered maternity and reproductive health services to low-income women. 

Job Summary:

We are seeking to recruit a Clinical officer  to carry out consultations in Outpatient and Inpatients services, administer and manage Anaesthesia for surgeries, timely referrals, responsible for supervision of maternal and child health services in the maternity facility, give on job training and support supervision to subordinates in the facility; ensure the community participate in community based health care activities; plan, implement, monitor and evaluate Primary Health Care delivery in the health facility.

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will apply his/her advanced knowledge of clinical care and management to run the primary roles and responsibilities below;
  • Perform pre and post operative assessment of all patients for operation.
  • Deliver local anaesthesia to patients requiring surgery.
  • In liaison with the maternity team members, CO(A) will be responsible for post operative care on the wards and follow up of discharged surgical/obstetric patients.
  • Admission/referral and follow up of severe maternal health cases depending on the level of care needed.
  • Conducting general/maternal(reproductive) and child health education and patient counselling.
  • Reporting on operation theatre activities including regular updating of the Operation register book to Hospital Manager and maintain confidentiality of patients’ medical records
  • Drawing and implementation of action plans and participation in resource management general and theater.
  • Participate in training other Support staff and service providers on basic administration of anesthesia and intra operative patient monitoring.
  • Attending to emergency cases reported to the health facility and issuing correct patient diagnosis and recommendations for treatment/referral and follow up.
  • Supervision  and monitoring of activities of other operation theatre team members
  • Ensuring clean up of operating room following surgery, including proper disposal of medical refuse.
  • In collaboration with the Hospital Manager and Medical Officer, ensure that the centre complies with Jacaranda Health policies and protocols for vocal local, infection prevention and emergency preparedness (including resuscitation).
  • Fully participate in planned promotional activities as directed by Hospital Manager.
  • Carry out routine client consultations in absence of theatre procedures.
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine or its equivalent from a recognized institution and licensed by Clinical Officers Council (COC)
  • Higher Diploma in Anaesthesia
  • At least 5 years experience in similar or higher position
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills with a good command of both written and spoken English and Swahili with cultural sensitivity, assertiveness and negotiating skills.
  • Computer literate with ability to use MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Google products proficiently.
  • Excellent Management skills with ability to capacity build and develop others
To Apply;

Interested candidates should send their application cover letters and CVs to [email protected] with the subject line Clinical Officer (Anaesthesia).

Preference will be given to candidates who will send their applications by December 15, 2013

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications received, we will be unable to confirm all applications.
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