Nakasero Hospital is a private hospital that was started by a group of Consultant Doctors in 2009 who came together with a goal of setting up a world class hospital that would meet the healthcare needs of Ugandans and East Africans who were seeking medical treatment outside the region, due to the gap in quality healthcare services in the country.

In all we do, we must remember this background and uphold this goal, guided by the vision, mission and values of the hospital.

Our Mission is to provide quality, sustainable, compassionate health care by leveraging local and international talent and state-of-the-art technology.

As such we are looking for candidates to fill the position of In-Patient Nursing Manager as indicated below:

Interested candidates should be able to:

Coordinate and provide direction and guidance to all Nursing departments.

Key Result Areas
The In-patient Nursing Manager is required to:-

• Delivering a professional and high standard of nursing care within the hospital
• Mentor and develop nursing staff in patient care ensuring that their performance meets the Nakasero hospital standards of care.
• Supervision and coordination of nursing personnel and delivery of nursing care on a 24 hour basis.
• Organize hospital based education sessions.
• Implementation of the plans for providing nursing care, treatment, and services including determination of the types and numbers of nursing personnel necessary to provide nursing care.
• Development of a patient focused, team oriented culture, working in conjunction with all other medical, clinical and therapeutic disciplines to ensure optimal service and superior outcomes.
• Development and implementation of programs enhancing a culture of safety and accountability related to all aspects of patient care.
• Supervision and coordination of nursing personnel and the delivery of nursing care on a 24-hour basis.
• Implementation of effective, ongoing programs to measure, assess and improve nursing care, treatment, and services delivered to patients.
• Creation of an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by meeting or exceeding its goals, conveying the hospital mission to all staff, holding staff accountable for performance, motivating staff to improve performance and being responsible for the measurement, assessment and continuous improvement of the departments.
• Ensure that all patient valuables are dealt with as identified in the patient valuables policy.
• Advocate improvement in clinical practice and development of department based policies and procedures.
• Implementation of effective, ongoing programs to measure, assess and improve nursing care, treatment, and services delivered to patients.
• Integration of complex data to formulate decisions, develop programs and plans that optimize health, promote wellness, manage illness, and prevent complications or secondary disabilities.
• Ensure the continuity of the expected standards of care by effective management of staff and resources
• Implementation and maintain an up to date knowledge of statutory regulations which apply in the work situation and that of the nursing council of Uganda, and ensure nursing staff act in accordance with those regulations.
• Set policy, protocols, guidelines, procedures and ensure adherence to professional standards. Remain current on professional rules and regulations.
• Maintain nursing quality assurance standards and develop audit process of the nursing practice.
• Maintain infection control practices and standards.
• Ensure that all patient complaints related to nursing are investigated in accordance with the hospital policy and procedure.
• Implementation of patient care programs, policies, and procedures that describe how patient needs for nursing care, treatment, and services are assessed, evaluated, are met.
• Implementation of programs enhancing a culture of safety and accountability related to all aspects of patient care.
• Promote clinical governance and service improvements through the analysis of complaints, adverse events and other change drivers.
• Provide visible and accessible leadership creating a climate where individuals understand their roles and responsibilities and people are empowered to be effective in their role.
• Responsible for maintaining standards of cleanliness.
• Monitor and manage risk, investigate and act on complaints.
• Promote standards and behaviors/approaches so that all concerns raised are dealt with appropriately and timeously.
• Ensure that staff maintain accurate and contemporaneous records.
• Ensure appropriate care via individualized care plans.
• Form positive relationships with all stakeholders including doctors.
• Responsible for developing staff and maintaining clinical standards within departments.
• Oversee the allocation of staff and their duties appropriately.
• Ensure appropriate infection control protocols are in place.

CLINICAL RESPONSILITIES
• Maintain a safe practice and environment for the patients at all times.
• Act as a role model to other nurses on the unit.
Practicing
• Maintain personal contact with patients periodically ensuring that they understand their treatment and that their needs are met.
• Communicate with other professional staff to ensure that the care given to patients is of appropriate standard.
• Take responsibility for ensuring maintenance of accurate records/ documentation for:
• Nursing assessment
• Follow up nursing care plan
• Family and patient education
• Make sure that all information concerning patients and their treatment remain confidential at all times.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The In-patient Nursing Manager is required to:-
• Maintain and develop own professional profile and identify development needs.
• Participate in performance appraisals where annual goals and objectives are set and met.
• Keep a link with other professionals and networking to keep up to date with the nursing practice
• Maintain credit hours for the Nakasero hospital and the nursing council of Uganda.

Competencies/Abilities:
• Demonstrate ability to transmit knowledge, skills through nursing and patient education.
• Demonstrate leadership skills and negotiation skills.
• Knowledge of the nursing process, current, and legal aspects of documentation.
• Experience in budget preparation
• Demonstrate respect for and receptivity to other cultural norms and standards.
• Ability to identify and analyze problems and take appropriate decisions to resolve issues.
• Ability to express a personal philosophy of nursing.

Knowledge/Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
• At least 8 years of nursing experience in a busy hospital environment
• Minimum five years’ experience in a nursing management capacity (Unit Manager level or higher).
• At least 5 years of management experience
• Proven ability to lead teams
• Ability to enact policies and procedures
• Ability to communicate effectively
• A comprehensive understanding of the nursing process and measurement
• Training in management or administration is desirable
• Ability to demonstrate technical proficiency and the ability to comprehend its impact on work/unit responsibilities.
• Excellent leadership qualities, sound decision-making and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, with the ability to function well under pressure.
• Knowledge of human resources, training, financial management of the private hospital environment will be advantageous

Candidates that have relevant experience, know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, should submit their applications to the HR office or by email on hr@nhl.co.ug no later than 5:00pm on 15th December 2020

Nakasero Hospital provides an equal opportunity for all qualified persons and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, ethnicity, tribe, national origin, ancestry, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation or any other protected status.
Canvassing or lobbying by an applicant directly or indirectly in connection with any appointment shall disqualify the applicant.

Nakasero Hospital does not offer any positions without an interview and never asks candidates for money. If you are asked for money, we strongly recommend that you do not respond and do not send money or personal information.