Job Title:Director of Nursing, Angola
Closing Date: Thursday, 17 January 2013
In the capital city of Luanda in Angola, CHMS has signed a management contract to staff and oversee the VITAL Luanda Medical and Diagnostic Center. This multi-specialty clinic will provide primary services including primary care, high-end diagnostics and minor day surgeries. This facility will also provide opportunities to build needed health care infrastructure through the training of Angolan doctors. The LMDC will be staffed and equipped to serve 500-600+ patients per day after completion of the $16M equipment investment, tentatively scheduled in 2012 for Phase one. Phase two construction is planned to begin in 2013 to include a separate 155 bed general hospital facility with eight operating theaters.
Director of Nursing
Education Required: Current nursing certification and licensure, Bachelor Degree in Nursing from an accredited school in the United States or equivalent. Master's degree in nursing preferred. Current PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), BLS (Basic Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certifications. Maintenance of continuing education in anesthesia/nursing as designated by certification board.
Experience Required: Clinical, didactic and administrative experience in a developing country. Three (3) years experience supervising a minimum of 25 nurses in a multi-specialty general hospital setting. Experience establishing quality of care programs in inpatient, surgical and outpatient settings. Two years experience in providing direct nurse training.
Responsible To: Executive Administrator
Skills, Characteristics Required for Position:
High level of clinical nursing, teaching and administrative skills; commitment to provide compassionate care; ability to effectively communicate with the national and international staff; compliant with the basic policies, mission statement and philosophy of CURE Health Management Services .
Summary: Supports the Executive Administrator in providing Leadership, Management and Development of hospital culture and quality standards of service.
The DON is accountable for the management and development of quality, client focused services. In achieving this goal the DON is responsible for ensuring standards of care and services within the nursing department. Maximizing client and employee satisfaction and development of standards of service is key. The DON will also play a key role as a member of the management team planning for and driving the strategic plans of the Board of Directors, ensuring all components of legislative requirements are met: M.O.H, labor laws, building codes, service contracts and that the hospital is maintained to the highest standards.
Develop strategic nursing care vision, service development strategy and plans in collaboration with Executive Administrator and Chief Medical Officer.
Manage staff development and performance and maintain staffing levels set via approval of department staffing budgets.
Ensure services provided are appropriate to the needs of local people we support and are delivered to the best possible standards.
Direct in-patient IT systems implementation and training as well as assist in performing quality improvement on systems throughout the hospital IT network
Ensure compliance with legal requirements, regulation, codes of practice and organizational health & safety policies and procedures. Maintain a safe work environment for staff and customers
6.Report to the EA on customer satisfaction, compliments and complaints in a format to establish best practices or steps for improvement
Participate in organizational projects.
8.Maintain key performance indicator tracking and report on trends through monthly reporting and statistics to EA.
Provide Financial Management leadership in nursing department
Promote and demonstrate organizational values and standards, and ensure effective and appropriate communication within the organization.
Develop an effective hospital culture through leadership in multi-cultural harmony, training and staff development.
Develop and implement an ongoing nurse training plan to ensure constant delivery of quality nursing care
How to apply:
To apply please visit www.cure.org/jobs
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