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Massive Recruitment by P.C.E.A Tumutumu Hospital Kenya

Who We Are:

The hospital was started in 1909 by the Church of Scotland. It is owned and governed by the Presbyterian Church of East Africa. It is located in the Central Highlands of Kenya between the Aberdares Range and Mount Kenya 130 Km (80 Miles) North of Nairobi at an altitude of 5,900ft. It is a 203-bed hospital and provides holistic health care. Though located in a Kikuyu speaking people, the language of work is English and Swahili since not all staff are Kikuyu and from time to time it receives visitors from overseas. Medical students from abroad get their medical electives at the Hospital.
It provides general health care in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, and gynecology as well as outpatient services.
The hospital has a Nursing School which is training Kenya Registered Community Health Nurses. Other units are the Guest House and a Cafeteria. 
Theatre nurse

Responsibilities:
·         Assessing patient’s status, reviewing charts/file, identifying patient and verifying surgical site upon arrival from the ward
·         Take measures to ensure the patient’s comfort and provision of psychological support to the patient
·         Participate in packaging, Sterilization, and dispatching of theatre consumables
·         Managing and Communicating patient’s emotional status to other appropriate theatre team members
·         Maintaining the aseptic /safe controlled environment
·         Managing human resources, equipment, and supplies for individualized patient care
·         Receiving patients from the ward, confirming the theatre list and handing over patients once stable enough to be in the ward
·         Managing patient flow in theatre Department
·         Participating in surgical procedures as a scrub nurse
·         Transferring the patient to operating room table, Participate in Positioning the patient on the operating table and to the recovery area after the operation
·         Ensures that the sponge, needle, and instrument counts are correct before and after the procedure
·         Institute measures to promote normal body temperature of the patient during operation e.g. providing warm intravenous fluids
·         Determine patient’s immediate response to surgical intervention by doing the assessment
·         Maintain patient’s safety (airway, circulation, and prevention of injury)
·         Administer medications, fluid, and blood if Prescribed
·         Managing of consumable and consumable surgical supplies
·         Timely reporting of any malfunctioning pieces of equipment for repair
·         Ensuring all patients are charged in relation to the procedure performed and consumable supplies used e.g. drugs
·         Monitoring of blood/fluid loss during operation
·         Communicating intraoperative information to the respective ward staff including the type of surgery performed and anesthetic used
·         Report the patient’s response to surgical procedure and anesthesia.
·         Describe intraoperative factors e.g., insertion of drains, administration of blood, analgesic agents, or other medications during surgery and occurrence of unexpected events
·         Taking vital observations before/after surgery and reporting any changes in the patient’s vital signs
·         Communicating with relevant parties e.g. anesthetists, Surgeons and MO’s
·         Assisting anesthetists during induction
·         Ensuring theatre equipment are in good working condition
·         Documenting any events during surgery
·         Receiving and taking care of newborns during cesarean section
·         Any other duties that may be allocated by the Management

Critical care nurse 

Responsibilities:
·         Assessing a patient’s condition and planning and implementing patient care plans
·         Treating wounds and providing advanced life support
·         Assisting physicians in performing procedures
·         Observing and recording patient vital signs
·         Ensuring that ventilators, monitors and other types of medical equipment function properly
·         Administering intravenous fluids and medications
·         Ordering diagnostic tests
·         Collaborating with fellow members of the critical care team
·         Responding to life-saving situations, using nursing standards and protocols for treatment
·         Acting as patient advocate
·         Providing education and support to patient families

Nephrology Nurse

Responsibilities:
·         Nursing and assessment of patients
·         Education to patients and their families
·         Initiation of dialysis, patient, and machine monitoring during dialysis and termination of the dialysis procedure
·         Home dialysis training
·         Nursing care prior to and following renal transplant
·         Organizing for and coordinating training for staff on renal care and
·         Ensuring a safe environment for the care of patients

Pharmaceutical technologists

Responsibilities:
·         Helps patients by greeting them in person and by phone; answering questions and requests; dispensing medicine.
·         Maintains pharmacy inventory by checking pharmaceutical stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed medications and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt; removing outdated drugs & preparing aging reports as often as possible.
·         Maintains a safe and clean environment by complying with company standard operating procedures & government regulation. He/she cleans the floors and damp dust the shelves.
·         Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
·         Organizes medications for dispensing by reading medication orders and prescriptions; preparing labels; calculating quantities; assembling intravenous solutions and other pharmaceutical therapies.
·         Maintains records by recording and filing physicians’ orders and prescriptions.
·         Generates revenues by calculating, recording, and issuing charges as well as issuing cash sale receipts.
·         Ensures medication availability by delivering medications to patients and other clientele.
·         Prepares reports by collecting and summarizing information and sending them on time as required in the standard operating procedures.
·         Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
·         Conducting marketing activities together with the branch team and ensuring individual and branch sales targets are met/or exceeded.
·         Take responsibility for his/her shop by ensuring that all operations of the shop are running smoothly and reporting any anomalies and breakages.
·         Adhere to the Dangerous Drug Act regulation

·         Ensure standard operating procedures are followed to the letter and timely feedback given
·         Any other duty assigned by the Branch Manager, Regional Manager or senior management staff.

Orthopaedic surgeon

Responsibilities:
·         Undertaking general diagnosis, care, treatment and rehabilitation of patients
·         Carrying out specialized clinical care
·         Providing psycho-social interventions
·         Providing clinical services to patients
·         Training, consulting and performing surgeries in various health facilities
·         Carrying out forensic and medico-legal services
·         Coordinating disease surveillance, prevention, and control
·         Coordinating health education and promotion
·         Implementing health projects and programmes
·         Maintaining up-to-date health information systems
·         Monitoring provision of health treatment and care
·         Undertaking health research
·         Analyzing medical reports

Clinical officer with paediatric specialization

Responsibilities:
·         Manage the OPD / Emergency / Ward and assist the medical doctors
·         Accompany medical doctors/ consultants on IPD Ward rounds
·         In the absence of the Consultant – Pay timely visits to In – patients and treat the patients along the indicated line of treatment
·         Conduct medical procedures under supervision after getting the consent from the medical doctor.
·         Implementation of Quality protocols in patient care
·         Complete and correct documentation of patient files & records
·         Check and authorize all diagnostic requisition slips.
·         Ensure that emergency medicines are available in Pharmacy, ICU and IP Ward.
·         Monitor the Nursing care – Proper Medication, timely vitals recording etc
·         Inspect maintenance of the hospital while on Duty
·         Attend emergencies ensuring that the doctors are informed and proper consultation done for the best outcome.
·         Providing the information regarding the patient’s condition to his/her next of kin as per protocol
·         Check the diet chart, medicine chart, vitals chart frequently
·         Coordinate with all nursing/Paramedical & non-medical staff of the department to maintain a high standard of medical care to the patients.
·         Seek for necessary approval and pre-authorization as per hospital guidelines
·         Involve in cost optimization measures by management
·         Help management in sealing revenue leakages and pilferage
·         Discuss your discrepancies regarding any process gap, immediately with Medical admin and then to Hospital administrator to ensure smooth flow of operations
·         Perform other activities /duties assigned by Clinical officer In charge

Physiotherapist

Responsibilities:
·         Treating and rehabilitating patients/clients using physiotherapy interventions i.e electrotherapy, manipulative therapy/technology, exercise therapy among clinical areas and community.
·         Planning and organizing group physiotherapy treatments/sessions for patients and clients.
·         Evaluating treatment outcomes for review, placements, referral or discharge.
·         Carrying out physical disability assessments for categorization, registration, and other support.
·         Providing health promotion and education to patients/clients on neuromusculoskeletal disorders and healthy living to prevent communicable diseases.
·         Maintaining information and records relating to patients.
·         Inducting students on practical training on occupational therapy services.
·         Requisitioning and ensuring availability and proper utilization of physiotherapy supplies and equipment as well as giving support and health education to patients and relatives in hospital.
·         Maintaining equipment and inventory.
·         Analyzing data and preparing reports.
·         Coaching and mentoring of staff.

Laboratory technologists

Responsibilities:
·         Examine body fluids and tissues for abnormal chemical levels, cells or bacteria.
·         Prepare tissue for microscopic examination by pathologists.
·         Determine blood type for transfusions.
·         Conduct medical research and analyses.
·         Operates and maintains sophisticated instruments and equipment used in the division, is able to properly set up, calibrate, maintain, operate and shut down such instruments.
·         Maintains competence in Laboratory Information System that is crucial to the quality operations of the laboratory and patient care.
·         Actively participates in Quality Improvement Programs essential to ensure that laboratory testing is accurate, timely and meets customer needs.
·         Trains and orientates new Medical Laboratory Technologists in the performance and interpretation of tests.
How to Apply:
Qualified applicants should send their applications to:
The Hospital Administrator,
P.C.E.A Tumutumu Hospital,
Private Bag – 10101,
Karatina.
Or send your application attaching the necessary testimonials via email to tumutumuhospital@yahoo.com or call 0720 948474

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