Thursday, March 31, 2011


Mobile Clinic Nurse – Job Description

Background Jacaranda Health is a new venture that aims to set a new 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
Jacaranda Health is seeking several nurses or midwives to staff our first mobile maternity clinic in Nairobi. We seek nurses with good experience in maternal and child health and a strong commitment to providing friendly and respectful care to all women. Our first nurses will serve as leaders in quality improvement, and also ambassador to the community.

Jacaranda Health aims to become a chain of maternal health clinics and also a pioneer in maternal health innovation. Along with their clinical duties, the nurses 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 clinical skills, receive mentorship in a clinical setting, and CME.
Duties and Responsibilities

Provide comprehensive antenatal care, postnatal care, and family planning for mothers and mothers-to-be in Jacaranda’s mobile clinic
Provide friendly, helpful service, advice, guidance, and education to all patients.
Maintain patient data using our electronic medical records system
Keep accurate records and remain committed to quality control
Provide comprehensive PMTCT services and counseling and referrals for HIV.
Maintain a good relationship with the community and other clinic staff
Work closely with peer educators, CHWs, and traditional birth attendants for outreach and education within the community
Work closely with the Jacaranda Health management team to identify and implement opportunities for improvement in clinical quality and clinic operations

Desired Qualifications

The desired candidate should possess the following:

Certificate in nursing from a recognized institution. A Diploma or Degree in nursing may be an added advantage
At least 3 years of clinical experience serving women, preferably in labor wards or maternities
Strong 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, preferably with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to work effectively and interdependently in a culturally diverse environment
A good understanding of community dynamics. Knowledge and familiarity with low-income urban areas of Nairobi will be an added advantage

Additional Comments Interested candidates may apply by email with an up to date CV, cover letter, current/expected salary and day-time telephone contact to
Please put “NURSE” in the subject line. No Calls Please.
Your application must be received on or before end of business April 10th, 2011.
We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
If you do not hear from us by April 30th, 2011, consider your application unsuccessful.

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