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Massive Recruitment by NCCK (Vacancies in Jumuia Hospitals)

General Physician

Jumuia Hospitals Ltd. a group of hospitals providing both primary and secondary health care services and a subsidiary of the National Council of Churches of Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates, to fill the position of:
The purpose of the position is to ensure effective management and care of patients with the aim of ensuring optimal delivery of quality patient care and actively participate in quality improvement and provision of medical education services.

Duties

·         Conduct routine check-ups to patients to assess their health condition and discover possible issues
·         Give appropriate advice for healthy habits (diet, hygiene etc.) and preventative actions to promote overall health
·         Conduct examinations to ill patients and evaluate symptoms to determine their condition
·         Ask intuitive questions to discover causes of illness
·         Reach an informed diagnosis based on scientific knowledge and the patient’s medical history
·         Prescribe and interpret lab tests to obtain more information for underlying infections or abnormalities
·         Prescribe medications or drugs and provide comprehensive instructions for administration
·         Collaborate with other physicians, medical officers, clinical officers and nurses to form a high performing medical team
·         Examine and provide treatments to injuries and refer patients to other physicians when needed (ophthalmologists, orthopedists, neurologists etc.)
·         Keep records of patients’ diseases, operations or other significant information (e.g. allergic episodes)

Qualifications

·         Secondary School Education (KCSE).
·         Medical degree (MBChB or equivalent)
·         Second degree in internal medicine or family medicine
·         Registered with the Kenya Medical Pharmacists and Dentists’ Board with a valid license
Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
·         Proven experience as a physician
·         Strong understanding of examination methodologies and diagnostics
·         Excellent knowledge of infectious diseases, their symptoms and epidemiology
·         Broad knowledge of common medication, side effects and contraindications
·         In-depth knowledge of legal medical guidelines and medicine best practices
·         Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills
·         Respect for patient’s confidentiality
·         Computer literacy skills with MS Office software. Knowledge of statistical software will be an added advantage.
·         Demonstrated leadership ability
·         Compassionate and approachable
·         Responsible and trustworthy
·         Must have worked in a similar position for at least three years in a similar position.
·         The position involves making recommendation to the Hospital Management on issues relating to the day to day operations of the hospital.
Special Working Conditions
Works in an environment where there is high risk to disease and epidemics. Has to handle incapacitated patients from time to time.

Medical Officer
Jumuia Hospitals Ltd. a chain of hospitals providing both primary and secondary health care services and a subsidiary of the National Council of Churches of Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates, to fill the following position:
Responsible for provision of personal, family, whanau and community orientated comprehensive primary care medical services to individuals. As part of the general practice team he/she is responsible for providing patient-centered, culturally appropriate, and individual holistic care to a defined population.

Roles

 Curative Work
·         The Medical Officer will organize the dispensary, outpatient department and will allot duties to the other staff to ensure smooth running of the OPD.
·         Ensure suitable arrangements for the distribution of work in the treatment of emergency cases which come outside the normal OPD hours.
·         Organize laboratory services for cases where necessary and within the scope of his laboratory for proper diagnosis of doubtful cases.
·         Make arrangements for rendering services for the treatment of minor ailments at community level and at the PHC through the Health Assistants, Health Workers and others.
·         Attend to cases referred to him/her by Health Assistants, Health Workers, ASHA / Voluntary Health Workers where applicable, Dais or by the School Teachers.
·         Screen cases needing specialized medical attention including dental care and nursing care and refer them to referral institutions.
·         Provide guidance to the Health Assistants, Health Workers, Health Guides and School Teachers in the treatment of minor ailments.
·         Cooperate and or coordinate with other institutions providing medical care services in his/her area.
·         Organize and participate in the “health day” at least once in a month.
Preventive and Promotive Work
·         Ensure that all the members of his/her Health Team are fully conversant with the various National Health & Family Welfare Programs including NRHM to be implemented in the area allotted to each Health functionary. He/she will further supervise their work periodically both in the clinics and in the community setting to give them the necessary guidance and direction.
·         Prepare operational plans and ensure effective implementation of the same to achieve the laid down targets under different National Health and Family Welfare Programmes.
·         Conduct field investigations to delineate local health problems for plan ng changes in the strategy of the effective delivery of Health and Family welfare services.
Reproductive and Child Health Programme
·         The MO will promote institutional delivery and ensure that the PHC has the facilities to act as 24×7 service delivery PHC.
·         Family Planning
·         Universal Immunization Programme (UIP)
·         National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) Malaria
·         Control of Communicable Diseases:
·         National Programme for Prevention of Visual Impairment and Control of Blindness:
·         Training
Administrative Work
·         Supervise the work of staff working under him/her.
·         Ensure general cleanliness inside and outside the premises of the PHC and also proper maintenance of equipment under his/her charge.
·         Eensure to keep up to date inventory and stock register of all the stores and equipment supplied to him/her and will be responsible for its correct accounting.
·         Get indents prepared timely for drugs, instruments, vaccines, ORS and contraceptive etc. sufficiently in advance and will submit them to the appropriate health authorities.
·         Check the proper maintenance of the transport given in his/her charge.
·         Scrutinize the programmes of his/her staff and suggest changes if necessary to suit the priority of work.
·         Get prepared and display charts in his/her own room to explain clearly the geographical areas, location of peripheral health units, morbidity and mortality, health statistics and other important information about his/her area.
·         Hold monthly staff meetings with his/her own staff with a view to evaluating the progress of work and suggesting steps to be taken for further improvements.
·         Ensure the regular supply of medicines and disbursements of honorarium to health guides.
·         Ensure the maintenance of the prescribed records at PHC level.
·         Receive reports from the periphery, get them compiled and submit them regularly to the district health authorities.
·         Keep notes of his/her visits to the area and submit every month his/her tour report to the CMO.
·         Discharge all the financial duties entrusted to him/her.
Other expectations
·         Team player: Work collaboratively with Senior Management Team and Department staff in team assignments;

Qualifications

·         At least Secondary School Education (KCSE).
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery from a recognized university.
·         At least two years’ post internship experience in medical practice in a busy Health Facility.
·         Must be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board Kenya.
·         Must have a course in life support.
·         Must have a valid practice license.
·         Must know professional standards.
·         Must be computer literate.
·         Good communication skills.
·         Good observation skills.
·         Analytical skills.
·         Good problem solving skills.
·         Good team player.
·         Ability to work under pressure.
·         Must have worked in a similar position for at least two to three years in a similar position.

Nursing Officer 
Jumuia Hospitals Ltd. a group of hospitals providing both primary and secondary health care services and a subsidiary of the National Council of Churches of Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates, to fill the position of:
To provide and promote health services to the target communities of Kaimosi and the surrounding environs.

Responsibilities

·         Accountable for patient care in the assigned area / ward
·         Makes a complete assessment of all assigned patients on admission / at the beginning of the shift so as to plan the activities in order of priority while applying principles of safe patient care.
·         Provides complete Nursing care – periodic Vital recording, Bed making, Medication administrations, IV & Blood transfusions, personal requirements of the patient.
·         Maintains patient’s hygiene and health.
·         Practices infections controls measures to protect patient form acquiring or spreading infection.
·         Demonstrates awareness of potential/actual risks of injection and modes of transmission. Utilizes universal precautions in nursing practice.
·         Maintain continuity through clear and concise (verbal and written) communication.
·         Maintains required quantity of medicines and medical consumables in the ward.
·         Takes responsibility of caring for all equipment and furniture and other related items in the unit realizing the need for cost effective and safe nursing care.
·         Demonstrates willingness to adjust the work pattern as directed by the superiors. Maintains confidentiality in matters related to patient and family.
·         Reports patient condition to appropriate personnel as required without delay.
·         Implements emergency life resuscitative measures according to BLS & ACLS protocols.
·         Documents patient care in a manner that is clear, complete, and concise and in compliance with nursing documentation standards.
·         Undertakes Patient and Attendants’ education, utilizing appropriate resources and documents in collaboration with the Nurse patient Educator.
·         Participates actively in the unit-based and organizational quality management and/or quality improvement programs.
·         Provides a safe environment for patients, staff, family and visitors.
·         Performs nursing procedures and Administers medications safely and efficiently according to established policies and procedures and doctors advise
·         Uses equipment safely and efficiently and takes responsibility of the inventory of the unit as directed by the unit in charge.
·         Upholds the nursing code of ethics and acts as a role model to other staff members.
·         Facilitates smooth discharge as per the protocols and doctors’ advice.

Qualifications

·         At least Secondary School Education (KCSE).
·         Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse
·         Registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya
Other Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
·         Training of Trainer (TOT) skills
·         Good knowledge of family planning methodologies
·         Good interpersonal and communication skills
·         Good logistics skills
·         Ability to handle difficult circumstances
·         Ability to withstand stress
·         Ability to handle incapacitated patients
·         Basic knowledge of storekeeping
·         Computer literacy
·         Must have worked in a similar position for at least three years in a similar position.


Chief Operations Officer
Jumuia Hospitals Ltd. a group of hospitals providing both primary and secondary health care services and a subsidiary of the National Council of Churches of Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates, to fill the position of:
To provide strategic oversight and leadership in the development and operationalization of Jumuia Hospitals.

Responsibilities

·         Provide technical support and supervision to the new centres – setting up the facilities, coordinating all aspects of implementation from personnel to medical and other non-medical equipment.
·         Promote a holistic approach within projects, in line with strategy and business plan to ensure documentation is compiled.
·         Make sure that partnerships are developed and strengthened in designing and implementing programs.
·         Monitor project indicators and provide timely feedback to the field and partners.
·         Organise and facilitate quarterly project reviews and monitor the implementation of action plans and disseminate lessons learned.
·         Ensure that revenue and cost strategies are achieved in line with the set down implementation plan and business plan.
·         Oversee the medical service provided at the facilities and ensure quality service.
·         Support the field teams in the implementations and monitoring of the work plans ensuring that the activities reflect the commitments made to the community.
·         Maintain good relationships and communication with local and national level health authorities to: a) ensure that that the projects meet and inform the national health policies and b) be informed and coordinate with the Ministry of health regarding potential partnership opportunities.
·         As and when necessary, provide technical representation with relevant stakeholders including MOH, NEMA
·         Prepare board reports and ensure board minutes are ready soon after the meeting and matters arising lifted and acted on to report closure where possible at next meeting.
·         Need to know board members and accord them highest respect.
·         Provide accurate regular reports, document results and maintain detailed records of the overall projects.
·         Work with the corporate team to ensure that the project establishment objectives are met during the planning period.
·         Advice the corporate team regarding the technical aspects such as registration of the hospitals and other statutory requirements to be fulfilled before the projects are operationalised.
·         Participate on meetings called to review the progress made on the project establishment front.
·         Responsible for the feasibility studies carried out to gauge the suitability of various towns in the establishment of new centres.
·         Assist in the preparation of budget estimates required to complete new projects and renovation.

·         Represent in technical meetings regarding the project as requested by management.
·         Enhance coordination and a good relationship with the Ministry of Health and other partners involved in the project.
·         Keep the corporate team up to date on developments in the projects.
·         Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.
 Operations Responsibility
·         Hold responsibility for service-quality standards and adherence to budgetary restrictions of security, Housekeeping, Food & Beverages, Engineering, Hospital support services, patient care services and ancillary business services.
·         Manage and supervise coordination within support services to deliver on required quality standards and as per standard operative procedures.
·         Act as custodian of all government and statutory compliances for non-medical services.
·         Short list, train, schedule and motivate all manpower (including contracted) for all non-clinical departments (that come under incumbent’s direct purview) and get maximum output with respect to time and service standards.
·         Plan and control overall budget compliances.
·         Prepare the infrastructure support completely to all the centres.
·         Prepare the daily business report of the hospital and communicate it to the management.
·         Provide safe and secure environment in the hospital for the patients, visitors and staff, planning all security protocol.
·         Responsible for providing strategic inputs for management
·         Responsible for quality monitoring and management
·         Coordinating effective procurement of medical equipment and supplies
·         Coordinating effective procurement of all supplies for the departments
·         Coordinating for revenue management and cost control
·         Monitoring the effective stock control and pharmacy management
·         Monitoring and maintaining the biomedical equipment
·         Handling the medico legal issues and solving them
·         Managing the transport department effectively
·         Monitoring and maintaining the patient satisfaction
·         Ensure the statutory regulations of the institution and other units are proper
·         Monitoring the security protocols and its management
·         Coordinate with project head for all the necessary inputs and support through the proper channel reporting.
Clinic areas
·         Analyse performance of each specialty as per the business plan in conjunction with finance and take remedial action
·         To review the operations and respond to changes in customer demand, identification of scope for improvement and implementation.
·         Coordinating with doctors to ensure clinical protocols at the centres and high standards of patient care
·         Manage and ensure coordination within medical and medical services to deliver on service quality standards.
·         Ensure implementation an adherence to SOPs in all clinical specialties, monitoring medical audits on an ongoing basis
·         Ensuring that proper standards operative procedures are in place for the efficient care
·         Monitoring diagnostic facilities (Radiology, pathology and blood bank) to ensure service quality levels.
·         Ensure all medical licenses and statutory requirements are there.
Financial Matters
·         Presenting monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements to the management
·         Reviewing and accurate reporting of profit and loss, expense budget forecasting, capital budgets, and cash flows to the group management
·         Ensure proper implementation of management information system
·         Ensure setting up of the Hospital information Management System (HIMS) and also ensure the financial aspect of the centre is being integrated smoothly and successfully with other operations of the centres.
·         Ensure all legal provisions and statutory compliance is done on time.
·         Ensuring the auditing processes of the centres which meets the necessary statutory requirements
·         Review and monitor optimal availability of the cash balances and working capital requirements through the Financial Controller.
·         Continuous improvements in internal controls and systems enhancements to ensure efficient control and recording of transactions.
Patient care services
·         Ensure quick response time to all patients
·         Achieve heightened levels of customer service
·         Develop and implement regular patient feedback mechanism
·         Improve customer quality service by studying, evaluating and redesigning process, establishing and communication service metrics; monitoring and analysing results; implementing changes
·         Monitor reports regarding OPD, lab, Radiology and other services.
Human Resource activities
·         Review and advise the centres on the relevant contracts from a financial perspective which meets the needs and requirements of the centres
·         Monitor manpower cost, numbers and optimal utilization of manpower
·         Ensure and keep up motivational level of employees through employee engagement activities.
·         Ensure and implement employee grievance and redress system
·         Encourage and develop reporting team members’ multi-functionality
·         Ensure implementation of performance appraisal talk out action plans for development of growth of staff in tune with strategies and objectives of the organization.
Marketing and business development
·         Closely work with sales and marketing team in order to achieve the revenue targets.
·         Conceptualize new initiatives for increasing sales and top of mind recall amongst potential patient/customers and to leverage the brans
·         Manage the profitability of each unit by ensuring marketing spends all commensurate with the turn over achieved.
·         Gather market intelligence with respect to service offered and their pricing by competitors and apprise the management of the same in a timely manner. Propose appropriate corrective action as necessary.
·         Periodically analysing MIS report to draw inferences, trends and inputs to be used for marketing. Analyze advertising and marketing spends to ensure marketing budgets are utilized effectively.


Community Oral Health Officer
Jumuia Hospitals Ltd. a group of hospitals providing both primary and secondary health care services and a subsidiary of the National Council of Churches of Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates, to fill the position of:
To provide basic dental care to the target communities of Kaimosi and the surrounding environs.

Duties

·         To increase coverage of promotive and preventive services to the majority of the population.
·         To prevent any increase in dental diseases.
·         Doing a community diagnosis of oral health problems in their areas of jurisdiction.
·         Developing and carrying out health education to the community.
·         Co-ordinating with the dentist in charge in taking care of the community’s oral health needs.
·         Participating in relevant health care programmes in the area they are working.
·         Providing preventive, curative and rehabilitative dental care
·         Conducting field visits to oversee community resource personnel and supervise other health outreach components
·         Any other official duty delegated by the seniors.

Qualifications

·         At least Secondary School Education (KCSE).
·         Diploma in Community oral health
Other Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
·         Training of Trainer (TOT) skills
·         Good interpersonal and communication skills
·         Ability to handle difficult circumstances
·         Ability to withstand stress
·         Ability to handle incapacitated patients
·         Computer literacy
·         Must have worked in a similar position for at least three years in a similar position.


Laboratory Technologist
Jumuia Hospitals Ltd. a chain of hospitals providing both primary and secondary health care services and a subsidiary of the National Council of Churches of Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates, to fill the following position:

Responsibilities

·         Enhances laboratory and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
·         Performing laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations.
·         Maintains glassware by picking-up, cleaning, washing, sterilizing, and distributing.
·         Keeps laboratory supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
·         Keeps equipment operating by proper operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
·         Documents information by maintaining daily logs and equipment record books.
·         Resolves problems by examining and evaluating data; selecting corrective steps.
·         Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
·         Carrying out routine tasks accurately and following strict methodologies to carry out analyses;
·         Preparing specimens and samples;
·         Constructing, maintaining and operating standard laboratory equipment, for example centrifuges, titrators, pipetting machines and pH meters;
·         Ensuring the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced;
·         Recording and sometimes interpreting results to present to senior colleagues;
·         Using computers and performing mathematical calculations for the preparation of graphs;
·         Keeping up to date with technical developments, especially those which can save time and improve reliability;
·         Following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks

Qualifications

·         At least Secondary School Education (KCSE).
·         Diploma in Laboratory Technology
·         Management training / experience
Other Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
·         Must be registered with a Kenyan Professional Body
·         Supervisory skills
·         Excellent negotiation skills
·         Analytical skills
·         High levels of integrity and confidentiality
·         Must have worked in a similar position for at least three years in a similar position.

Pharmaceutical Technologist
Jumuia Hospitals Ltd. a group of hospitals providing both primary and secondary health care services and a subsidiary of the National Council of Churches of Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates, to fill the position of:
Role involves providing guidance and leadership to the laboratory section and ensuring provision of quality and timely services.

Responsibilities

Job Objectives:
·         Quality and timely service
·         Cost effective use of resources
·         High levels of health and safety practices
·         Creation of a conducive work environment
·         Continuous quality improvement
·         Timely reports
·         Team player
These objectives will be met through the following key tasks;
·         Daily stock checking
·         Dispensing drugs to the patients
·         To provide an error free drugs to patients by ensuring no errors during the process of dispensing by ensuring a hassle free environment for staff.
·         Go through the prescriptions carefully.
·         If in doubt, check with the senior in the department or with the referral doctor.
·         Clarify the quantity required and the dosage required with the patients.
·         Prepare the bill for the quantity required and inform the patient / customer about the bill amount.
·         Generate the bill in duplicate.
·         Take the medicines from the respective racks in accordance with the bill and the doctor’s prescription.
·         Check the medicines physically for batch no, expiry quantity with the bill and prescription and approved by the pharmacist.
·         Pack the medicines along with the prescription and the original bill. If patient prefers, counselling on dosage and regimen, explain and counsel them on how it needs to be taken and the reasons for the medications.
·         Lifesaving drugs availability, non-moving drug monitoring, short expiry drugs removal before 6 months of expiry.
·         Ensuring that proper storage conditions are maintained for all the drugs.
·         Inventory management – physical stock and computer stock maintenance.
·         Co-ordinate with in charge to ensure availability of drugs and surgical products at any given point of time.
·         Arranging the non-available medicine if required, request the concerned doctors for alternate medicines.
·         Prepare the short-expiry medicines list hand over to the In charge once in a month.
·         Receive the prescriptions from the patients/customers.

Qualifications

·         At least Secondary School Education (KCSE).
·         Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology
·         Management training / experience
Other Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
·         Supervisory skills
·         Excellent negotiation skills
·         Analytical skills
·         High levels of integrity and confidentiality
·         Must have worked in a similar position for at least three years in a similar position.

Clinical Officer
Jumuia Hospitals Ltd. a group of hospitals providing both primary and secondary health care services and a subsidiary of the National Council of Churches of Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates, to fill the position of:
Key Objectives
·         Effective Leadership Support
·         Creating a conducive environment for high performance
·         Effective mentorship programmes
·         Cost effective use of resources

Duties

·         Manage the OPD / Emergency / Ward and assist the consultants
·         Accompany consultant doctors on IPD Ward visits
·         In the absence of the Consultant – Pay timely visits to In – patients and treat the patients along the indicated line of treatment
·         Conduct medical procedure under supervision after getting the consent from patient’s attendant.
·         Implementation of Quality protocols in patient care
·         Complete and correct documentation of patient file & records
·         Check and authorize all diagnostic requisition slips.
·         Make available emergency medicines in Pharmacy, ICU and IP Ward.
·         Monitor the Nursing care – Proper Medication, timely vitals recording etc
·         Inspect maintenance of the Patient ward during his Duty
·         Attend emergencies and informing consultant doctors for further action.
·         Providing the information regarding the patient’s condition to his/her attendant whenever required.
·         Check the diet chart, medicine chart, vitals chart frequently
·         Coordinate with all nursing/Para medical & non-medical staff of the department to maintain high standard of medical care to the patients.
·         Perform other activities /duties and other assigned by the seniors

Qualifications

·         Secondary School Education (KCSE).
·         Higher Diploma/diploma in Clinical Medicine and registered with the Clinical Officers Council
Other Competencies/ Abilities/ Skills Required
·         Team player
·         Good communication skills
·         Flexible
·         Reliable
·         Able to work under minimal supervision.
·         Must have worked in a similar position for at least three years in a similar position.
How to Apply
Qualified and interested candidates who uphold high Christian values should download the NCCK Job Application Form (Click Here to Download), fill it out and send it via email to recruitment@jumuiahospitals.org before 4.00 p.m. on 13th July 2018.
All duly filled application forms MUST be on PDF format as one single file.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NOTICE SUB: DISCLAIMER
It has come to our attention that unscrupulous individuals are taking advantage of the unemployed public with promises of securing them employment with the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK). The Public is advised that NCCK does NOT charge any fee whatsoever for application, processing, interviewing or securing employment.

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