Deputy Principal Nursing Officer – Clinical Job Placement – Lubaga Hospital

Organisation: Lubaga
Hospital
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:
Principal Nursing Officer
About US:
Lubaga Hospital,
founded in 1899 (incorporated as Uganda Martyrs Hospital Lubaga) is the second
oldest hospital in the country. The facility is a Private-Not-for-Profit
Hospital,owned by the Archdiocese of Kampala and accredited by the Uganda
Catholic Medical Bureau. The Hospital offers Out-Patient, Inpatient and
Diagnostic services, Internal medicine, Maternity and Antenatal care,
Paediatrics, Surgery, Physiotherapy, Public Health, Clinical Research and
undertakes training of human resources for health. Lubaga Hospital has 250 beds
and is undergoing transformation in accordance with the Strategic Plan in order
to meet the aspirations of society and most importantly, to become a health
facility of choice.
Job Summary:  The Deputy Principal Nursing Officer –
Clinical will primarily support the attainment of the Hospital core objectives
by maintaining acceptable Nursing patient-care standards in all Clinical
Service Points; ensuring that patients are safe and have access to the right
medical care at all times.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provides leadership and prevails over the Nursing Staff in the
    Hospital with the view to achieve and sustain acceptable health care
    practices in accordance with the internal SOP and internationally
    acceptable nursing values;
  • Responsible for formulating and implementing Nursing SOPs, policies
    and procedures with the view to sustain best practices in nursing health
    care;
  • Continuously analyses [audits] the quality of nursing care provided
    in the various Units, advises management on how quality of care can be
    improved in the facility, bearing in mind available resources and time.
  • Works closely with the management team and stakeholders to acquire
    the right infrastructure, equipment and resources to sustain high quality
    nursing care in the Hospital;
  • Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates nursing services in
    compliance with the government regulations, policies and procedures in
    order to enhance high quality health care;
  • Supports the Human Resources Department in determining human
    resources needs for Nurses; evolves job descriptions and specifications,
    short listing, CV evaluation and engagement, inducts new staff in best
    nursing practices applied in the Hospital.
  • Maintains high operational standards in nursing care management to
    enable on- the-job training, skill transfer; inspires others based on what
    is being done and encourages them to uphold the best practices when
    handling patients.
  • Works towards establishing a conducive environment for nurses by
    developing strategies aimed at creating collaboration; represents the
    Hospital at medical conferences and seminars with the view to benchmark with
    best practices and also uphold the corporate image of the Hospital.
  • Conducts extensive research, evaluates results and prepares reports
    on the best approach the Hospital should undertake to streamline and
    sustain its operations in nursing care.
  • Performs any other duties which may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing/ Midwifery
    obtained from a recognized institution of Higher Learning.
  • A minimum of five (05) years working experience in a busy Hospital.
  • Ensure high consistent quality care delivery in a cost effective
    manner.
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Have the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Must have a flexible and well organized approach to work and an
    ability to meet deadlines
  • Must have attentiveness to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Willingness to be on call and work outside the normal working hours
  • Should be familiar with Hospital Total Quality Management (TQM),
    this is an added advantage.
  • Plan, organize and prioritize work
  • Excellent interpersonal
    skills Assign and supervise work of others.
  • Should be able to formulate and implement nursing policies
How to Apply:
All interested and
qualified persons should submit the following in a sealed envelope clearly
marked “Application for the Position of “………”
  • Cover letter, clearly indicating the Position for which you are
    applying and describing how you meet the minimum requirements;
  • Updated and detailed Curriculum Vitae/ Resume, with names, contact
    telephone number, and email address of three (3) professional referees.
  • Copies of Academic Transcript and Certificates.
  • Any other information deemed necessary.
Address and deliver
to:
Executive Director,
Lubaga Hospital,
P.O. Box 14130
Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 16th November 2018 at 17:00 hours
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