Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jacaranda Health Nurse Aide Job in Kenya


Jacaranda Health is a new 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.

Job Description

In 2011 we launched mobile clinic services providing antenatal care at community sites around northeastern Nairobi. Today, we are seeking several nurses/midwives to staff our first fixed maternity clinic in Nairobi (just before Ruiru town), as well as in our mobile clinic.

We seek nurse aides with good experience in maternal health and a strong commitment to providing friendly and respectful care to all women.

Along with their routine duties, the nurse aides will have the opportunity to work with new technologies and quality improvement techniques, and work with clinicians and advisors at the forefront of maternal health. It is an excellent opportunity to learn new skills, and to receive mentorship in a clinical setting.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist nurses to provide comprehensive antenatal care, postnatal care, and family planning for mothers and mothers-to-be in Jacaranda’s mobile clinic
  • Provide friendly, helpful service to all patients
  • Provide health education to women awaiting appointments
  • Observe patients, identify emergency signs, and assist nurses in treating or referring these cases
  • Work closely with the Jacaranda Health team to identify and implement opportunities to improve clinical quality
  • Carry out routine duties including: assisting in taking observations, recording patient data, bedmaking, cleaning in a maternity setting, bathing of patients, serving patients food, etc.
  • Any other duties as required
Desired Qualifications

The desired candidate should possess the following:
  • Nurse Aide certificate from a recognized institution
  • At least 2-3 years of clinical experience, preferably working in a maternity ward
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and empathy; equally comfortable providing one-on-one counseling and presenting birth-preparedness education to groups
  • A commitment to providing world-class care, and the curiosity and commitment to excellence needed for continuous quality improvement
  • Excellent analytical reasoning skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Computer literacy, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work effectively with a team in a culturally diverse environment
  • Willingness to work night shifts as needed
  • A good understanding of community dynamics. Knowledge and familiarity with low-income urban areas of Nairobi, particularly experience living or working in communities in Eastlands
Additional Comments

Interested candidates may apply by:

First, complete the online form available by clicking here: Jacaranda Health Nurse Aide Application Form or by pasting this link into your web browser: http://goo.gl/q3v44.

After completing the application, please also submit your CV and a cover letter to jobs@jacararandahealth.org.

Only applicant that have completed the online form as well as submitted their CV will be considered. No calls please.

Your application must be received by Sunday, February 12th, 2012.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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