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NGO Jobs in Kenya - IRC


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana and Garissa regions as well as in Eastleigh, Nairobi. 

The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, protection, peace building, water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH), HIV/AIDS prevention, response to gender based violence, disaster risk reduction (DRR), livelihoods and governance.  

Applications are invited for the following position

Hospital Nurse
 
Sector: Health           
 
Location: Kenya           
 
Employee Type: Regular           
 
Employee Category: Full Time           
 
Description

Based in Hagadera, the hospital nurse will provide holistic nursing services to both inpatient and out patients within the hospital.

Key Responsibilities


The Hospital Nurse is directly responsible to the Hospital Matron and will carry out the following duties:

Programming
  • The clinical nurse shall work in specific ward/clinic assigned to and would therefore work as both supervisor and team leader of the refugee staff.
  • Prepare for and assist the doctors during the rounds and whenever required.
  • Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly carried out and documented on patient’s charts.
  • Refer to the doctor in charge or to the doctor/CO on call relevant information such as patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
  • Assist patients with activities of daily living while in the ward.
  • Arrange and submit weekly ward work schedule and plan daily duties and responsibilities for each refugee staff.
  • Convene ward meeting and attend monthly hospital meetings.
  • Escort patient to other referral hospital when necessary.
  • Do hospital coverage and on-call as required.
  • Participate in camp health surveys/campaigns.
Reporting and communication
  • Compile and submit quarterly inventory return/requisition of all drugs and supplies.
  • Conduct regular training session for refugee staff on basic nursing care/management of various ward cases and charting.
  • Give health education to patients and clients
  • Compile and submit monthly reports.
  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of supplies.
Operations
  • Maintain equipment in good condition and submit regular inventory report of the same.
  • Maintain drug registers and drug consumption within the ward level.
  • Ensure that all admissions, discharges, transfers and deaths are properly recorded as they occur.
  • Report any significant changes in operations to the hospital matron.
  • Carry out any other additional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Minimum requirements:
  • Registered Nurse from KMTC or recognized nurse training institution
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • At least 2 years working experience in a busy hospital setup.
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
  • Sensitive to different cultures
  • Team player

Laboratory Technologist
 
Sector: Health           
 
Location: Kenya           
 
Employee Type: Regular           
 
Employee Category: Full Time           
 
Description

Based in Hagadera, the laboratory technologist will actively contribute in the improvement of quality of care by ensuring quality laboratory services are delivered to the beneficiaries. 

He/she will be supervising all laboratory assistants and will capacity build them through laboratory assistants training and on bench training. 

He/She will be answerable to Senior Laboratory Technologist.

Program management:
  • Perform Laboratory investigations as per clinician’s request and ensure accurate, reliable and timely results.
  • Maintain order and smooth flow of patients.
  • Supervise the Kenyan and refugee incentive staff.
  • Participate in in-service training and regular on bench refresher courses for Kenyan and refugee staff.
  • Ensure that all relevant records are updated and maintained.
  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of laboratory reagents.
  • Maintain Laboratory machines in good order- cleaning and covering after use.
  • Ensure general laboratory cleanliness is maintained.
  • Report any unusual statistics or observations to the laboratory in-charge.
  • Ensure  SOP’S are used  at all times.
  • Ensuring safety procedures in the laboratory are maintained.
  • Preparing of stains, reagents and solutions necessary for all lab tests.
  • Participate in the department planning and forecasting of laboratory supplies.
Human Resource:
  • Supervise laboratory incentive staff in collaboration with the senior lab technologist to ensure work is done properly.
  • Counter check all work done by incentive staff.
  • In collaboration with the field HR, ensure adherence to HR policies to all incentive staff,
Program activities:
  • Ensure laboratory tests are performed accurately and timely
  • Ensure revised SOP’s are used in all testing procedures.
  • Ensure proper collection, packaging and transportation of laboratory samples to Nairobi hospital and/or other outsourced centre.
  • Supervise the storage of laboratory reagents and cold chain system to avoid compromised reagents that may lead to false reporting.
Reporting and Coordination:
  • Ensure all laboratory reports are done on time and sent to HIS, CSM and other offices as may be indicated.
  • Notify your supervisor and CSM on all investigations above the positive threshold.
  • Report any laboratory incidents to the senior lab technologist.
Others:
  • Carry out any other duty assigned by your supervisor
Key Result Areas
  • Quality of lab services- reliable and timely.
  • Cleaning and orderliness of the work place
  • FIFO and FEFO application in stock management
  • Training of lab assistants course and other CME
  • Timely reporting.
Minimum requirements
  • Diploma in medical laboratory sciences.
  • MUST be registered by KMLTTB.
  • 2 years experience in clinical laboratories.
  • Experience working with non profitable organization
  • Flexibility at work.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Team player

Head Nurse Maternity / Theatre
 
Sector: Health           
 
Location: Kenya           
 
Employee Type: Regular           
 
Employee Category: Full Time           
 
Description

The Head Nurse (Maternity/Theatre) is directly responsible to the Hospital Matron and is the overall in charge of the EMOC unit assigned to and would therefore work as both supervisor and team leader of the whole team. 

He / She will ensure the smooth running of the three components of the unit i.e. Maternity, theatre and the Newborn unit.

Key responsibilities

Program management:
  • Develop and provide SOP’s, policies and procedures on the running of EMOC facility services covering staffing-(establish the critical number of staff present in the unit) and equipment
  • Ensure adherence to polices and guidelines with reference to nursing practice, infection control and prevention, health and safety and health care waste management.
  • Ensure adherence to nursing practice and procedures leading to an improvement in nursing care with emphasis on nursing care process, nursing procedures, documentation, partographing
  • Strengthen linkages between the facility and CHP and Nutrition problems in the spirit of program integration to ensure achievements of the health program goals and objectives.
Human Resource:
 
The head nurse assigns duties to nurses and develops work schedules to ensure that patient areas have a full staff.
 
The head nurse sets performance objectives together with the nurses and performs interim and end of year evaluations.
 
The head nurse will be responsible for the orientation and training of new staff members in the patient area.

Program activities:
  • The head nurse performs inspections of patient rooms and areas to ensure Cleaning personnel maintain cleanliness standards.
  • Lead nurses order supplies to the Hospital Matron for the patient area such as drugs, equipment and medical supplies or directs the activities of workers responsible for ordering materials. This includes maintenance of drug records for the patient area.
  • Maintain a departmental work plan and monitor progress towards achieving overall objectives.
  • Support the hospital matron to ensure that standards and protocols are followed.
Reporting and Coordination:
  • Arrange and submit weekly ward work schedule and plan daily duties and responsibilities for both health care workers in the whole unit.
  • Convene weekly departmental meeting and submit minutes and attend monthly hospital meetings.
  • Compile and submit quarterly inventory return/requisition of all drugs and supplies.
  • Compile and submit monthly reports on all admissions, discharges, referrals and deaths.
  • Maintain equipments in good condition and submit regular inventory report of the same.
  • Report any significant changes in operations to the hospital matron
  • Carry out any other additional duties as may be assigned by the matron
Key Result Areas

Program
  • Quality departmental planning and implementation of laid SOPs as well as organizational policies.
  • Clinical services Program objectives on maternal mortalities and neonatal mortalities are achieved.
  • Quality reports are produced and submitted on time.
  • Cross-cutting issues are mainstreamed and integrated within the programme eg nutrition, community health, safe programming.
  • Coordination with other programs and departments within the hospital is strengthened.
Minimum requirements
  • At least 3 years experience in a busy hospital setup with reference to maternity and theatre departments.
  • Cultural and diversity sensitivity, commitment and an understanding of the values of IRC and the principles of equal opportunities.
  • Able to work under pressure and difficult environmental conditions.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and the ability to evaluate the work of other nurses on the floor. A head nurse uses a combination of direct patient nursing skills with administrative skills to direct the activities of other workers

Mental Health Nurse - Kakuma
 
Sector: Human Resources           
 
Location: Kenya           
 
Employee Type: Regular           
 
Employee Category: Full Time           
 
Description

The Mental Health Nurse reports directly to the Mental Health Officer. 

He/she will be expected to work within the integrated community health program and collaborate with the Clinical Services, Environmental Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS sectors to implement the following activities.

Key Responsibilities
  • Identify and define mental health problems and needs of the refugees and, provide technical advice on all cases of psychiatric disorders.
  • Oversee and conduct mental health assessments, diagnose and plan individual case management of psychiatric patients in the camp and refer accordingly.
  • Develop nursing care plans for psychiatric patients admitted into the ward and liaise treatment plans with the Mental Health Officer
  • Participate in developing community networks to support mental health patients in the community.
  • Provide psychiatric support through use of individual or group counseling and psychotherapy.
  • Train mental health assistants, Community Health Promoters and other groups exposed to persons with mental health disorders
  • Supervise mental health assistants and ensure that data records for all the patients attended at the clinics are well kept
  • Compile weekly and monthly reports.
  • Conduct community education to create awareness so as to initiate community participation as a PHC approach.
  • Participate in intra and inter-program meetings as well as general staff meetings
  • Liaise with other implementing partners within the refugee camp in advocacy for mental health clients
  • Identify and liaise with opinion and religious leaders in dealing with people with selected mental disorders.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Diploma in nursing from a recognized nurse training institution,
  • Certificate or Diploma in community psychiatric nursing.
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya and have a practicing license.
  • Previous experience in working within a community setting desirable
  • Experience of working in a resource poor setting and/or camp environment is an added advantage
  • Language preferences: Fluency in Turkana/ Somali an added advantage.
  • At least 2 years experience working in complex, multifaceted, community health program.
  • Strong communication skills: oral: written and presentation skills.
  • Similar experience in a humanitarian setting is desirable
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive
  • Ability to work and live in difficult environmental conditions
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  

International allowances are not available for this position. 

Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.
 
Apply online at www.rescue.org/careers
 
IRC leading the way from harm to home. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Please apply on or before 29th March 2013

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