Nairobi Hospital Nurse Counsellor Job


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Career Opportunity

The Nairobi Hospital, a leading health care institution in Eastern Africa has an excellent career opportunity for an individual who possess a passion for excellence, strong work ethic, results oriented and committed to continuous improvement. The successful candidate will be a team player with the ability to effectively add value to enabling good patient outcomes and shape best clinical and non-clinical practice in line with our Strategic Plan (2019-2024).

NURSE COUNSELLOR                                  REF: TNH/HRD/NC/07/2022

Reporting to the Charge Nurse, the successful candidate will be responsible for conducting medical and psychological counselling, couple counselling and family therapy to all inpatients, and outpatient, and staff/students’ clients in line with the Hospital’s patient care objectives.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Organize and manage the functions of patient counselling in nursing practice.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to counselling liaison nurses and all nurses as well as a resource person for other hospital staff practicing nurses.
  • Conduct ward rounds, liaise with doctors and ward staff for new clients to be counselled.
  • Observe and maintain confidentiality and ensure that any revelation of any information is through the right channel.
  • Ensure and maintain the expected counselling standards as well as maintain a safe practice and environment for all clients.
  • Exercise professionalism and be a role model to the counselling profession within the Hospital.
  • Hold brief in absence of the Charge nurse or the social worker.
  • Co-ordinate and, maintain and implement the hospitals Cancer support group activities to ensure that clients are satisfied with the care; get holistic care
  • Ensure that all inpatients are attended to within 24 hours of the request.
  • Keep records of all in and outpatients counselled.
  • Participate in the formulation and implementation of nursing standards, procedures and audits, counselling standards, documents and processes in the hospital committees
  • Conduct psychological debriefing, individual, couple and family counselling for all staff and others as required.
  • Promote good interpersonal relationship with other disciplines in the hospital.
  • Stay up to date and ensure effective implementation of all Hospital management and nursing policies; and
  • Any other responsibilities that may be assigned to the job holder by the supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a recognized institution.
  • Diploma in Counselling or any other related field from a recognized institution. Counselling Psychology. A bachelor’s degree in counselling psychology would be an added advantage
  • Must be a registered member with the Kenya Counsellors and Psychologists Association and hold a valid practicing license.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience.

Core Competencies

  • Counselling skills
  • Listening skills
  • Empathy
  • Networking skills
  • Ability to work for long hours under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Drive and openness to learning
  • Time management skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Effective decision making and judgement skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Communication skills including presentation and facilitation skills
  • Team working skills
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Confidentiality
  • Critical thinking skills

How to Apply

If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send us your application (cover letter & CV/Resume) quoting the job reference number, your current, testimonials and full contact details of 3 referees, to reach the undersigned not later than  5 th  August 2022 . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We shall  ONLY  accept  ONLINE  applications and contact  SHORTLISTED  candidates.

The Nairobi Hospital does  NOT  charge recruitment fees.

Director, Human Resources & Operations

The Nairobi Hospital

P. O. Box 30026 – 00100

NAIROBI

email:   [email protected]

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