Marie Stopes Anaesthetist Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Registered Clinical Officer - Anaesthetist

Role: Registered Clinical Officer - Anaesthetist
Reports To: Center Manager
Liaises With: Clinical and Business Department.
Duty Station: Eastleigh Nursing Home
Contract Type: Fixed Term- One year (Subject to renewal)
Gross Salary: Kshs. 60,000 – 70,000

General Responsibilities
  • Deliver local anaesthesia to patients requiring surgery.
  • Responsible for monitoring consumption, regular inventory, quantifying and ordering of medical supplies required by the operation theatre.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of standard antisepsis in the operation theatre.
  • Quantify and promptly order logistical requirements needed for sterilization.
  • Responsible for adequate sterilization of re-usable materials in the theatre.
  • Ensures proper packing, labelling, and storage of sterile materials, and inventory of supplies in theatre.
  • Supervises and monitors activities of other operation theatre team members.
  • Prepare sterile field including sponge and needle counts, documenting these on patient records.
  • Ensure clean up of operating room following surgery, including proper disposal of used supplies/sharps.
  • Carry out counselling of patients on reproductive health issues and other health matters.
  • In collaboration with the Centre Manager and Medical Officer, ensure that the centre complies with Marie Stopes Kenya policies and protocols for vocal local, infection prevention and emergency preparedness (including resuscitation). 
  • Report on operation theatre activities including regular updating of the Operation register book to Center Manager.
  • Participate in in-service training of hospital personnel – training plans made and training implemented.
  • Participate in training other Support staff and service providers on basic administration of anesthesia and intra operative patient monitoring.
  • Ensure resuscitation trolley/tray supplies kept in working order and drugs maintained appropriately.
  • Perform pre and post operative assessment of all patients for operation.
  • In liaison with the maternity team members, responsible for post operative care on the wards and follow up of discharged surgical/obstetric patients.
  • Responsible for monitoring and keeping a record of all of patients and ensuring confidentiality is maintained.
  • Fully participate in planned promotional activities as directed by Centre Manager.
  • In liaison with the Center Manager ensure that costs are maintained within the approved targets and income is generated from services offered to clients.
  • Take necessary steps to ensure that all centre clients are treated with sensitivity, respect, and consideration. 
  • Carry out routine client consultations in absence of theatre procedures.
Minimum Academic Qualification
  • Diploma in Clinical medicine from a recognised institution.
  • Higher Diploma in Anesthesia
  • Registered with Clinical Officers Council
Desired Skills and Attributes
  • Computer Literate.
  • Strong report writing skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity, assertiveness and negotiating skills.
Applications quoting the position title with detailed CVs with contact details of 3 referees (2 of which should be immediate or former supervisors) should be submitted to:

People and Development Dept
Marie Stopes Kenya

On or before 21st June, 2013

NB: Please clearly indicate on the subject as ‘Registered Clinical Officer Anaesthetist’

Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity Employer