Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Registered Clinical Officer


Role: Registered Clinical Officer – Anaesthetist
Reports To: Center Manager
Liaises With: Clinical and Business Department.
Duty Station: Eastleigh Nursing Home, Nairobi.
Contract Type: Fixed Term- One year (Subject to renewal)
Gross Salary: Kshs. 60,000 – 70,000


General Responsibilities
Deliver local anaesthesia to patients requiring surgery.
Responsible for monitoring consumption, regular inventory, quantifying and ordering of medical supplies required by the operation theatre.
Responsible for the maintenance of standard antisepsis in the operation theatre.
Quantify and promptly order logistical requirements needed for sterilization.
Responsible for adequate sterilization of re-usable materials in the theatre.
Ensures proper packing, labelling, and storage of sterile materials, and inventory of supplies in theatre.
Supervises and monitors activities of other operation theatre team members.
Prepare sterile field including sponge and needle counts, documenting these on patient records.
Ensure clean up of operating room following surgery, including proper disposal of used supplies/sharps.
Carry out counselling of patients on reproductive health issues and other health matters.
In collaboration with the Centre Manager and Medical Officer, ensure that the centre complies with Marie Stopes Kenya policies and protocols for vocal local, infection prevention and emergency preparedness (including resuscitation).
Report on operation theatre activities including regular updating of the Operation register book to Center Manager.
Participate in in-service training of hospital personnel – training plans made and training implemented.
Participate in training other Support staff and service providers on basic administration of anesthesia and intra operative patient monitoring.
Ensure resuscitation trolley/tray supplies kept in working order and drugs maintained appropriately.
Perform pre and post operative assessment of all patients for operation.
In liaison with the maternity team members, responsible for post operative care on the wards and follow up of discharged surgical/obstetric patients.
Responsible for monitoring and keeping a record of all of patients and ensuring confidentiality is maintained.
Fully participate in planned promotional activities as directed by Centre Manager.
In liaison with the Center Manager ensure that costs are maintained within the approved targets and income is generated from services offered to clients.
Take necessary steps to ensure that all centre clients are treated with sensitivity, respect, and consideration.
Carry out routine client consultations in absence of theatre procedures.

Minimum Academic Qualification
Diploma in Clinical medicine from a recognised institution.
Higher Diploma in Anesthesia
Registered with Clinical Officers Council

Desired Skills and Attributes
Computer Literate.
Strong report writing skills.
Excellent written and spoken English.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity, assertiveness and negotiating skills.

Applications quoting the position title with detailed CVs with contact details of 3 referees (2 of which should be immediate or former supervisors) should be submitted to:

Marie Stopes Kenya
People and Development Dept
pd@mariestopes.or.ke

On or before 8th July, 2013

NB: Please clearly indicate on the subject as ‘Registered Clinical Officer Anaesthetist’

Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity Employer