Clinical Officers at Jacaranda Health

On Friday, April 10th, 2015

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. As it builds a network of maternity hospitals, Jacaranda Health launched one clinic in Nairobi in 2012, a second in 2014, and one more is in process in the region.

 

Job Summary

We are seeking to hire part time Clinical Officers. Reporting to the Director of Chief Medical Officer, the Clinical Officers will primarily be responsible for providing quality clinical services to our clients.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitoring and providing appropriate clinical care within the scope of Clinical Officer-Anesthesia to patients on hospital wards and in outpatient clinics;
  • Admitting patients requiring special care followed by investigations and treatment;
  • Administering anesthesia to patients in the theatre.
  • Examining and talking to patients to diagnose their medical conditions;
  • Carrying out specific procedures, e.g. performing operations and specialist investigations;
  • Making notes and preparing paperwork, both as a legal record of treatment and for the benefit of other healthcare professionals
  • Informing the referring doctor of inpatient and outpatient progress.
  • Coordinating and discussing planned care with the patient and other team professionals as appropriate.
  • Ensuring that patients are kept fully informed of and understand all procedures and treatments to be undertaken. Informed Consent will be obtained from patients in accordance with Jacaranda policy.
  • Taking an active role in health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Liaising with other medical and non-medical staff in the hospital to ensure quality treatment.
  • Maintaining accurate and comprehensive hospital medical records for all in and outpatients.
  • Ensuring each referring doctor receives documentation of the progress and treatment of the patient.
  • Participating in maintaining a Quality Assurance Program for the Medical Service.

Requirements:

  • Higher Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery (Anesthesia Option).
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery with a minimum of 2 years experience.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Computer literacy, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work effectively with a team in a culturally diverse environment
  • A good understanding of community dynamics.

To Apply
Interested candidates may apply by sending application letters and CVs to [email protected] with the subject line Clinical Officer.

Submission should be received by April 17, 2015.

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