Nursing Officer In-Charge/Hospital matron

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Title: Nursing Officer In-Charge/Hospital matron
  • Field: Medical / Health

Role of Purpose

Plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of the Nursing Services department in accordance with the standards, guidelines and regulations that govern Nursing as well as the hospitals policies and as maybe directed by the Medical officer in-charge, to ensure that the highest degree of quality Nursing care is maintained at all times.

Supervises: Outpatient department, Inpatient department and Quality Assurance Manager

Reporting to the Director Clinical Services, the successful candidates will be responsible for the following amongst others:

Duties and Responsibilities.

  • Develop, maintain and periodically update: Written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the nursing service department.
  • Develop methods for coordination of nursing services with other patient services to ensure continuity of the patients’ total regimen.
  • Perform administrative duties such as completing medical reports, evaluations studies.
  • Develop, implement and maintain an ongoing quality assurance program for the nursing service department.
  • Develop and implementation a nursing service organization structure.
  • Determine the staffing needs of the Nursing Services Department necessary to meet the total nursing needs of the patient.
  • Recommend the number and level of nursing personnel to be employed.
  • Assist HR in the recruitment and selection of nursing services staff.
  • Schedule duty hours and assign sufficient number of nursing staff for each shift to ensure that routine care is provided to meet the daily nursing needs of each patient.
  • Delegate to senior nurses the administrative authority, responsibility and accountability to perform their assigned duties.
  • Make rounds of the nursing services department to ensure that all nursing staff are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards.
  • Liaise with the Preceptor nurse to plan, conduct and schedule in-service training for nursing students from the School.
  • Participate in new employee orientation as required by facility protocol.
  • Assessment through Performance Appraisals.
  • Review complaints and grievances made or filed by department staff.
  • Make rounds with physicians as necessary and review nurse’s notes to ensure that they are informative and descriptive of the nursing care being provided and that they reflect the patient’s response to the care.
  • Schedule daily rounds to observe patients and determine if nursing needs are being met.
  • Care plan and assessment assist in the scheduling of care plans and assessments to be presented and discussed at each committee meeting as needed.
  • Review and revise care plans and assessments as necessary, but at least quarterly.
  • Safety and sanitation Assist Infection Control in the development, implementation and revising of written aseptic and isolation techniques.
  • Liaise with the Quality Control nurse to ensure that all nursing staff follow established departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all nursing staff participate in and conduct fire safety and disaster preparedness drills in a safe and professional manner.
  • Prepare a preventative maintenance program for maintaining the departments’ equipment and supplies in a safe and operable manner.
  • Monitor nursing care to ensure all patients are treated fairly, with kindness, dignity and respect.
  • Ensure that all nursing staff are knowledgeable of the patients’ rights and responsibilities.
  • Review complaints and grievances made by patients, follow up resolution and give a report to the Medical officer in-charge.


  • Diploma in KRCHN and midwifery from a recognized institution.
  • Licensed by the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Possession of valid NCK practicing license.
  • Must be in possession of a BLS and ACLS Certificate.
  • Fifteen (15) years of experience and at least three (3) in a managerial position.
  • Good communication skills, honest and good interpersonal skills.
  • Possession of a BSN and certificate in leadership course is an added advantage.

How to Apply

If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send us your application (cover letter & CV/Resume) to not later than Monday 8th March 2021. Your CV/Resume MUST include full names, I.D No. and contact details of 3 referees.


  • Ensure to attach three of the latest pay slips and a completed Myers & Brigg personality test results.
  • ONLY SHORTLISTED candidates will be contacted.

Plainsview Nursing Home is an equal opportunity employer.

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