Nurse Mentor & Educator

Jacaranda Health is a non-profit organization focused on ensuring that all women have access to affordable, high quality and patient-centered care. Our maternity hospital serves low-income women in peri-urban Nairobi, and has grown from 600 patients in 2012, to over 24,000 patient visits annually, and has achieved international recognition as a provider of high-quality care. Jacaranda also partners with government facilities to adapt these tools for impact in the public sector.  Our program partnerships with public facilities have grown from 3 facilities in 2015, to 15 facilities serving over 30,000 women and babies in 2017. We are now seeking to expand our partnerships with county-level governments across Kenya. Please visit our homepage for more details.

Job Summary

Jacaranda Health is expanding its mentorship program in Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) to additional counties in Kenya. This is an on-site mentoring approach, through which our team of nurse mentors leads sessions in continuous medical education (CME), one-on-one mentorship, skills training, and simulation drills for emergencies, resulting in a significant and sustained improvement of EmONC knowledge and skills. Our team will work with county health administrators to adopt the current model for the county context. Under the supervision of the Program Management Team, the Nurse Mentor & Educator will be responsible for the oversight and execution of the county-specific mentorship program in the field. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Works as a self-driven individual who is passionate about maternal health
  • Conducts facility-based CMEs, simulation drills, and other methods of learning
  • Facilitates Quality Improvement initiatives where applicable and tracks data
  • Conducts performance improvement programs based on the staff’s learning needs
  • Performs nursing practice by providing direct patient care where appropriate
  • Maintains the highest standards of professionalism and represents Jacaranda as an organization dedicated to ending maternal/neonatal deaths and morbidities

Requirements

  • Strong Knowledge of EmONC principles and experience handling emergencies; has completed ALSO training or equivalent
  • Experience in collecting data for monitoring or research purposes
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, coordinate, deliver and evaluate education and training programs that incorporate contemporary adult learning principles
  • Demonstrated experience in a nursing leadership role involving change management, team development skills, and the ability to apply complex problem-solving strategies.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years midwifery experience
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to deal with interpersonal conflict

Contract Period

This is expected to be a contract position for 12 months, based in the counties neighboring Nairobi OR Western Kenya.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send their application cover letters and CVs to jobs@jacarandahealth.org with the subject line Nurse Mentor & Educator. No hard copies required or accepted.