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Vacancies in The Nairobi Hospital, Kenya

Patient/Outpatient Centre Attendants

REF: TNH/HRD/OPCA/11/19
The Nairobi Hospital, a leading healthcare institution in Eastern Africa, has excellent career opportunities for individuals who possess passion for excellence, strong work ethic, are results oriented and commitment to continual improvement. The successful candidate will be a team player with the ability to effectively add value to enabling excellent patient outcomes and shape best clinical and non-clinical practice.

Job Summary
The post holders will ensure safe practice of the environment for the patient and staff is maintained at all times. He will be expected to treat every patient with dignity, respect, privacy and that each patient/client will be encouraged to be involved in making their own decisions related to their care as much as possible.
Responsibilities:
·         Transport or wheel patients to appropriate areas within the hospital and/ or its subsidiaries.
·         Adhere to all hospital rules, regulations and standards.
·         Work together with nurses to assist with ambulating, turning and positioning of patients.
·         Maintain a high degree of confidentiality regarding patient files and conditions.
·         Provide direct assistance to the nursing department.
·         Ensure that the assigned are thoroughly cleaned to meet the expected standards.
·         Provide patients with food, beverages and any other forms of nourishment as required.
·         Help with making of patient beds.
·         Run errands for the department and deliver messages accurately and promptly.
·         Perform any other duties that may be assigned Charge Nurse or Unit Manager.
Qualifications:
·         KCSE Mean Score of C- Minus and above.
·         Diploma in Social Work & Community Development, Public Health, Community Health of Environmental Health.
·         At least 2 (two) years of relevant work experience in a healthcare environment/ facility.

Theatre Attendants
Job Summary
The post holders will ensure safe practice of the environment for the patient and staff is maintained at all times. He will be expected to treat every patient with dignity, respect, privacy and that each patient/client will be encouraged to be involved in making their own decisions related to their care as much as possible.
REF: TNH/HRD/TA/11/19
Responsibilities:
·         Cleaning operating rooms after each procedure;
·         Assisting with lifting, moving and transporting patients
·         Enhancing operating room turnovers;
·         Setting up the surgical rooms for procedures by moving the surgical bed and other equipment into the necessary configuration prior to surgery;
·         Restocking departmental supplies;
·         Performing daily terminal cleaning of operating rooms & areas within the department;
·         Assisting with delivering & returning supplies, sending clinical labs to the lab;
·         Obtaining blood products from the blood bank and following direction from licensed personnel to enhance patient care;
·         Restraining and supporting patient during procedures;
·         Transporting laboratory specimens, laboratory supplies and materials, patient related supplies and materials, equipment, and procedure trays.
·         Replenishing bed linen and sanitary supplies.
·         Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.
Qualifications:
·         KCSE Mean Score of C- Minus.
·         Diploma in Public Health, Community Health or Environmental Health.
·         At least 2 (two) years of relevant work experience in a healthcare facility.
·         Experience as Theatre Attendant is an added advantage.

Motorbike Riders 
REF: TNH/HDR/MBR/11/19
The Nairobi Hospital, a leading healthcare institution in Eastern Africa, has excellent career opportunities for individuals who possess passion for excellence, strong work ethic, are results oriented and commitment to continual improvement. The successful candidate will be a team player with the ability to effectively add value to enabling excellent patient outcomes and shape best clinical and non-clinical practice.
Job Summary
Loading, transporting and delivery of all mail/parcels/bulk goods to both internal & external clients in an efficient, safe and timely manner. Providing excellent customer service and adhering to assigned duties.
Responsibilities:
·         Ensuring that assigned vehicle/motorcycle is used for authorized assignments and is mechanically viable and in good working condition always.
·         Respecting all road users, road safety and traffic rules and regulations and observe them.
·         Examining the vehicle/motorbike to be driven and ensuring timely reporting of all maintenance issues to the Support Services Assistant.
·         Filling in the vehicle/motorbike check list and hand it over to the Support Services Assistant.
·         Ensuring proper maintenance and care for the assigned vehicle/motorbike by checking its fuel, engine oil, water, tyre pressure, clutch, brakes, and steering fluids ATF, lights, side mirrors, life savers, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, indicators, tool box, and gauges where applicable.
·         Ensuring cleanliness of the vehicle/motorbike at all times.
·         Ensuring that the vehicles licenses are valid and displayed as per the national traffic regulations requirement.
·         Ensuring that any journey(s) undertaken by the vehicle/motorbike are logged, authorized and official.
·         Ensuring that all staff within the vehicle/motorbike are authorized and carrying the required capacity.
·         Minimizing the vehicles/motorbikes running costs by exercising economical driving.
·         Providing services to the required standards.
·         Record information, such as items received and delivered.
·         Carrying at all times, a valid driver’s license and for the class of vehicle being driven.
·         Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications:
·         KCSE Mean Score of C- Minus.
·         Clean and valid driver’s license class BCEFG.
·         Must have excellent knowledge and experience motorbike-riding.
·         Solid experience in defensive and offensive driving.
·         Basic mechanical knowledge of vehicles.
·         Minimum 3 to 5 years proven accident free driving.
·         Well trained in traffic safety and highway codes.
·         Well conversant with Nairobi streets, avenues and residences.
·         Ability to communicate fluently, written and spoken, both English and Swahili.
·         Competent in computer application/ IT literate
·         Experience in courier service organization or environment will be an added advantage.

Peri-Operative (Theatre) Nurses
REF: TNH/KRPON/11/19
Job Summary
Conducting an individualized patient assessment, prioritizing the data collection based on the patient’s immediate condition or needs within timeframe as per the standard operating procedures.
Reporting to the Charge Nurse – Theatre Unit, the successful candidates will be responsible for the following roles amongst others: –
Responsibilities:
·         Conducting an individualized patient assessment, prioritizing the data collection based on the patient’s immediate condition or needs within time-frame as per the standard operating procedures.
·         Developing plan of care that is individualized for the patient reflecting collaboration with other members of the healthcare team.
·         Performing appropriate treatments as ordered by physician in an accurate and timely manner.
·         Performing therapeutic nursing interventions as established by individualized plan of care for the patient and their family.
·         Providing individualized patient/family education and discharge planning customized to the patient and their family.
·         Documenting patient assessment findings, physical/psychosocial responses to nursing intervention and progress towards problem resolution.
·         Initiating emergency resuscitative measures according to resuscitation, basic and advanced life support protocols.
·         Maintaining confidentiality in matters related to patient, family and client facility staff.
·         Providing care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to the patient’s and family’s diversity, preserving their autonomy, dignity and rights.
·         Reporting patient’s condition to appropriate personnel during each shift.
·         Ensuring that all supplies necessary to perform surgical procedures are availed to the surgeon and the supporting team.
·         Observing infection control measures and maintaining sterility in the operating theatres
·         Applying safety mearing throughout the perioperative period
·         Monitoring physiological and psychological status of the patients.
·         Maintaining current competency in perioperative nursing through continuing nursing education.
·         Performing any other duties that may be assigned from time to time depending on the need and urgency.
Qualifications:
·         KRN, KRM, KRCHN, BSc. Nursing
·         Kenya Registered Perioperative Nurse.
·         4 years post registration experience.
·         Mentorship training.
·         BLS Certified
·         Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication, administrative & customer care skills.
The duties of the post may change from time to time and new duties allocated will be consistent with the overall role of the post.

Critical Care Nurses
REF: TNH/HRD/KRCCN/11/19
Job Summary
The successful candidate will be a team player with the ability to effectively add value to enabling excellent patient outcomes and shape best clinical and non-clinical practice.
Reporting to the Charge Nurse – Critical Care Unit, the successful candidates will be responsible for the following roles amongst others: –
Responsibilities:
·         Identifying a patient’s specific and critical needs and adopt a care plans as necessary to meet those needs.
·         Performing approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based on the patient’s clinical status.
·         Advocating for the patient’s and family’s needs and proving emotional support for both the patient and their families.
·         Setting up and monitoring medical equipment and devices such as cardiac monitors, mechanical ventilators, alarms, oxygen delivery equipment etc.
·         Providing special therapies i.e. dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy, mechanical ventilation and inotropic support.
·         Maintaining the Hospitals policies, standard and procedures of nursing care.
·         Participating in professional organisations and continuing education to improve on technical knowledge and skills.
·         Advocating for patients, treating them with dignity and according them privacy.
·         Communicating effectively with patients, patients’ families and all other care givers.
·         Communicating effectively with doctors and other hospital departments for cooperative and supportive relationships.
·         Supporting Charge Nurse in administrative roles, monitoring staff performance and staff development.
·         Maintaining and observing infection control measures for staff and patients wellbeing.
·         Upholding statutory regulations as required by Nursing Council of Kenya and the laws of Kenya.
·         Safe-guarding Hospital’s and patients’ confidential information and property.
·         Reporting all complaints and incidents to the In-charge as they occur.
·         Prioritizing nursing care for critically ill patients based on assessment data and identified needs.
·         Providing accurate documentation and proper record keeping of patients’ treatment.
·         Provide effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation
·         Providing mentorship to junior nurses and students
·         Performing any other duties that may be assigned from time to time depending on the need and urgency.
Qualifications:
·         KRN, KRM, KRCHN, BSc. Nursing
·         Kenya Registered Critical Care Nurse.
·         4 years post registration experience.
·         Mentorship training.
·         BLS Certified
·         Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication, administrative & customer care skills.
·         The duties of the post may change from time to time and new duties allocated will be consistent with the overall role of the post.

Assistant Engineer (Biomedical)
REF: TNH/HDR/AEB/11/19
Job Summary
Reporting to the Hospital Engineer- Biomedical, the Ass. Engineer Bio-Medical is responsible for ensuring continuous maintenance and repairs of Bio-Medical equipment to attain expected efficiency.
Responsibilities:
·         Ensuring that preventive maintenance and repairs of bio-medical equipment within the established quality standards and procedures.
·         Ensuring continuous training of Bio-medical equipment users and safe machine handling.
·         Ensuring calibration of biomedical equipment is done in time and documented.
·         Observing and complying with environmental health and occupational safety measures and regulations.
·         Staff supervision including work scheduling and execution.
·         Supervising, handling and being in charge of any works related to various equipment.
·         Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
·         Training user department in handling medical equipment.
·         Evaluating the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of medical equipment, report and implement recommendations.
·         Identify gaps and risks in biomedical equipment and share with head of department for execution.
·         Supervising outpatient centers and ensuring medical equipment’s are maintained as per hospital standards.
Qualifications
·         Degree in Medical engineering or equivalent from a recognized institution.
·         Minimum 4 years’ experience, heading maintenance function in a busy hospitality industry.
·         Demonstrated experience in Maintenance management.
·         Excellent organizational, decision-making and planning skills.
·         Good interpersonal and customer relation skills.
·         Computer literacy skills with demonstrated knowledge
The duties of the post may change from time to time and new duties allocated will be consistent with the overall role of the post.

Biomedical Technologist
REF: TNH/HDR/BMT/11/19
Job Summary
Reporting to the Asst. Hospital Engineer- Biomedical, the Bio-Medical technologist is responsible for ensuring proper functioning, safety and sound condition of all medical equipment and that they are in optimum maintenance condition and available for use.
Responsibilities
·         Carry out preventive maintenance, repairs to ICU, Theatres, Renal, Laboratory, Physical Medicine, wards equipment and other areas of the Hospital.
·         Carry out preventive maintenance, repairs to all equipment and items of plant assigned to him from time to time by the Assistant Hospital Engineer Biomed.
·         Keep records of all job cards, PPM schedules and tasks as performed.
·         Handle all biomedical equipment job requests
·         Carry out any other duties assigned by management from time to time
Qualifications
·         Diploma in Medical Engineering
·         Minimum KSCE grade C
·         Valid membership and practicing license in relevant field.
·         At least 2 years’ experience in the same field.
·         Experience in a hospital industry is an added advantage.
The duties of the post may change from time to time and new duties allocated will be consistent with the overall role of the post.
How to Apply
If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send us your application (cover letter & CV/Resume) quoting the job reference number and to reach the undersigned not later than 15th November 2019. Your CV/Resume MUST include full names and contact details of 3 referees. We shall ONLY accept ONLINE applications and contact SHORTLISTED candidates. The Nairobi Hospital does not charge any money throughout the recruitment process.
Ag. Human Resources Director
The Nairobi Hospital
P.O. Box 30026 – 00100
NAIROBI.
Email: recruitment@nbihosp.org
NOTE:
Candidates invited for interviews will be required to present both originals and clear copies (where applicable) of the following documents:
·         National I.D.
·         KRA Pin Card
·         Current Colored Passport Photo
·         NSSF Card
·         NHIF Card
·         Valid Police Clearance Certificate
·         Academic and Professional certificates
·         Certificates of Service from previous employers where applicable.

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