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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. 

We have launched one clinic in Nairobi last year, and are currently expanding to other locations in the region.  

We strive to be a data-driven company which improves its operational efficiency through informed decision making on the costs and pricing mechanisms in the health care market. 

Nursing Education & Professional Development Manager
 
Job Summary: The position is responsible for providing leadership for professional development and implementation of programs and support services that enhance the theoretical knowledge and clinical practice of the nursing/midwifery workforce. 

This includes the planning and development of education and training programs that complement the development and review of policy and procedures with a strong focus on evidenced-based practice.
 

The Manager will be accountable for the development, coordination and evaluation of consistent clinical practice, policies, protocols and procedures that are competency based.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Performs nursing practice by providing direct patient care.
  • Provides leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of standards of practice.
  • Plans and implements orientation and education programs.
  • Provides leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of standards of practice.
  • Actively participates in performance improvement programs to identify learning needs of the staff.
  • Collaborates with other health care disciplines within the hospital and community to develop and implement educational programs.
  • Provides consultation to nursing staff and other health care professionals.
  • Maintains practice excellence by utilizing practice opportunities for own professional growth and attending educational activities as needed.
  • Demonstrates professional commitment through membership in specialty organizations.
  • Assists with ongoing staff performance evaluations and to direct staff toward achieving optimum professional development as directed by the Hospital Manager, Chief Medical Office.
  • Takes part in program development and hospital committees, implementing the plan and providing staff training.
  • Stands in for the Hospital Manager when needed.
  • Promotes and participates in retention, recruitment, hiring and interviewing activities.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or its equivalent, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5-7 years midwifery experience.
  • Proficient in PC based computer skills, as well as Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated experience in a nursing leadership role involving change management, motivational and team development skills together with the ability to apply complex problem solving strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, coordinate, deliver and evaluate education and training programs that incorporate contemporary adult learning principles.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and the capacity to apply knowledge and skills to develop innovative improvement strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and facilitate the implementation of policy/guidelines and evidence based practice.
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills including comprehensive reports and advice for key internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage key nursing and midwifery projects within required timeframes and to provide advice on project impacts and outcomes.
  • Proficient facilitation and presentation skills preferred alongside proficient computer skills.

Quality Improvement Coordinator. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Drive process management and improvement activities focusing on safety, satisfaction and efficiency – working across Jacaranda’s clinical, operational and business processes.
  • Serve as a champion of patient safety and hospital quality; pursuing understanding of the patient needs and the challenges unit and arena staff face in fulfilling assigned roles.
  • Provide leadership, training, and decision-making support to managers and clinical staff on continuous performance measurement and quality improvement activities.
  • Track and interpret key data to drive a continuous improvement culture.
  • Train hospital-level quality champions (usually nurses) in performance and quality improvement, lean/six sigma methodology
Requirements:
  • Educated to Degree level in business, nursing or statistics with experience/qualification in continuous improvement – Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt.
  • Three years of applicable quality improvement experience, preferably (but not necessarily) in a healthcare setting.
  • Experience with quality processes, tools and methodologies (Root Cause Analysis, FMEA, Lean, Six Sigma, etc.), Utilization Management, and/or Risk Management principles and practices.

Quality Improvement Nurse. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Drive process management and improvement activities focusing on safety, satisfaction and efficiency – working across Jacaranda’s clinical, operational and business processes.
  • Serve as a champion of patient safety and hospital quality; pursuing understanding of the patient needs and the challenges unit and arena staff face in fulfilling assigned roles.
  • Provide leadership, training, and decision-making support to managers and clinical staff on continuous performance measurement and quality improvement activities.
  • Track and interpret key data to drive a continuous improvement culture.
  • Train hospital-level quality champions (usually nurses) in performance and quality improvement, lean/six sigma methodology
Requirements:
  • Educated to Degree level in business, nursing or statistics with experience/qualification in continuous improvement – Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt.
  • Two years of applicable quality improvement experience, preferably (but not necessarily) in a healthcare setting.
  • Experience with quality processes, tools and methodologies (Root Cause Analysis, FMEA, Lean, Six Sigma, etc.), Utilization Management, and/or Risk Management principles and practices.
How to Apply 
 
Interested candidates may apply by sending application letters and CVs to jobs@jacarandahealth.org with the subject line Quality Improvement Nurse.

Submission should be received by November 25, 2015.

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