Chief Nurse – Midwifery Officer Jobs – Sawa HealthCare Group (SHCG)

Organisation: Sawa
HealthCare Group (SHCG)
Duty Station:  Old
Kampala Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Hospital
About US:
Sawa HealthCare Group exists to
provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare services in the
communities we serve and to do so in a sustainable manner with the highest
level of integrity. 
Job Summary: The Chief
Nurse – Midwifery Officer is is responsible for providing effective leadership
and expertise and fosters shared governance of all matters pertaining to
nursing, midwifery and other medical staff affairs (excluding physicians),
clinical outcome, patient safety and satisfaction, and for strategic
initiatives and programs for enhancing clinical effectiveness. Works closely
with the Executive Committee in achieving high satisfaction from patients;
ensuring patient safety and high-quality, cost-effective patient care;
establishing and monitoring measures to ensure excellence in clinical care; and
for advancing best practices in clinical care, quality and safety.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides
    leadership in the areas of strategic planning, strategy execution and
    implementation of care management programs;
  • Oversees,
    directs and supports the rendering of medical management decisions that
    maximize benefits for patients while pursuing and supporting hospital
  • Monitors
    effectiveness of management practices and productivity indicators using
    available data such as turnover rates, absenteeism, budget variance,
    patient, nurse, midwife and staff satisfaction surveys;
  • Demonstrates
    effective leadership skills of delegation, organization, and coordination
    of the intra-department activities and inter-department integration;
  • Assures
    the ongoing development and implementation of policies and procedures that
    guide and support the provision of medical staff services;
  • Coordinates
    with the Chief Medical Officer and Hospital Director for the procurement
    of medical supplies and equipment in accordance with hospital policies,
    procedures and objectives and best practices in clinical care;
  • Manage,
    supervise and appraise subordinate staff;
  • Assesses
    and communicates recommendations for utilization of space, space needs,
    equipment, personnel and other resources as needed;
  • Prepares
    and submits reports as necessary to the Hospital Director and/or Executive
    Committee in an accurate and timely manner;
  • Facilitates
    nurse, midwife and other medical staff interactions to ensure effective
    and efficient delivery of quality medical care consistent with the mission
    and vision of Old Kampala Hospital;
  • Coordinates
    with the Chief Medical Officer and Hospital Director to create and update
    as required medical staff policies and procedures and ensures effective
    and efficient implementation;
  • Serves
    as liaison with external parties and institutions as required;
  • Oversees
    and manages all on-site inspections, assisting inspectors and surveyors in
    the performance of their duties, and provides reports as required to
  • Develops
    an effective process for nurse, midwife and other medical staff (other
    than physician) development and retention;
  • Ensures
    appointment of nurse, midwife and other medical staff and privileges are
    compliant with sound credentialing practices;
  • Collaborates
    with Hospital Director and/or Executive Committee in respect of the
    preparation of agenda and materials for staff meetings;
  • Participates
    in professional organizations and represents the hospital in a
    professional, competent manner in the community;
  • Maintains
    a work pace appropriate to the workload including direct patient care as
    required and
  • Performs
    other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a diploma in Nursing and Midwifery from an accredited
  • Registered
    by the Nurses and Midwives Council of Uganda
  • At
    least seven years of increasingly responsible experience in healthcare including
    at least 5 years of leadership experience in a hospital setting.
  • Ability
    to act as an effective agent for change, recognizes the need for change
    and adapts and inspires others to adapt;
  • Ability
    to address both broad and strategic issues and the management of
    day-to-day operations;
  • Ability
    to analyze and solve problems by taking into account various points of
  • Ability
    to innovate, encourage creative thinking and imaginative solutions to
    issues or problems;
  • Ability
    to serve as an effective champion for quality and continuous performance
    improvement using passion and persuasive skills;
  • Comprehensive
    and thorough understanding of all elements of healthcare delivery
    including strategy, business planning, operations and financial
  • Demonstrated
    leadership track record that shows an ability to gain credibility, to
    influence and achieve with and without direct authority and to work
    collaboratively with the Executive Committee, physicians, medical and
    other staff;
  • Exceptional
    inter-personal skills, customer service and ability to establish and
    maintain effective working relationships;
  • Excellent
    written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Excellent
    analytical and report writing skills;
  • Proficient
    computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications);
  • Knowledge
    of applicable laws, regulatory requirements and best practices in clinical
    care; and
  • Possesses
    the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance
    of assigned duties.
How to Apply:
All candidates who are suitably
qualified are advised to send their application and curriculum vitae to
Deadline: 12th February 2018

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