Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited was founded in Abuja in January, 2008. The hospital started as a mono specialty centre and was formerly known as Cedarcrest Orthopaedic Clinics Ltd. Within a few years the hospital expanded its scope of services and has become a leading private multispecialty hospital. The core vision of the organisation is to provide world class specialist healthcare services to patients in Nigeria and the West African sub region.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Head Nurse, Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD)
Job Code: #N00001
Head Nurse CSSD reporting to the Matron – Theatre, is responsible for management of the CSSD activities within the ward, providing professional help and guidance to nurses, assistants, technicians, and physicians alike.
They will need to ensure that the department operates efficiently providing sterile supplies to all wards and units within the hospital.
Their duties will include disassembling, decontaminating, inspecting and reassembling surgical/medical instruments in accordance with established procedure.
Coordinate the delivery of sterilising services within the CSSD in accordance with best practice principles and within a collaborative multidisciplinary framework.
Provide expert advice and recommendations to management in relation to sterilising practices, policies and procedures.
Provide expert advice on sterilising issues, policies and practices to members of the health care teams, and develop and deliver educational activities for staff and patients in relation to sterilising services.
Provide regular reports on the CSSD to management, and attend meetings as and when required.
Provide leadership in contemporary practice and promote an environment conducive to innovation and change.
Monitors, manages and provides relevant reports on the CSSD’s key performance and activity levels.
Ensure the sterility of the equipment in their charge. This includes evaluating equipment storage facilities and developing procedures to keep the equipment free of contamination.
Assists and reviews staff performance and development in a timely manner undertaking performance development as required.
Actively participate in and contributes to the organisation’s quality, safety, and work health processes, including the development and implementation of safety systems.
Ensures that quality and safety improvement processes are in place and acted upon.
Manages CSSD records to assist and inform the inventory process.
Ensure that all CSSD records books are properly entered and kept.
RN or RN/RM
Bachelors of Nursing Science preferred
Valid Licence – Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
NYSC Certificate or Exemption Letter
5 years prior experience
BLS certification preferred
Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, physicians and hospital staff.
Basic computer skills.
Professional, friendly attitude.
Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
Highly motivated team player willing to go the extra mile
Employment is contingent on passing a medical screening conducted by the hospital
Employee will be subject to various testing including but not limited to drug and medical testing throughout the tenure of their employment
Knowledge of workflow processes.
Application Closing Date
18th August, 2019.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: [email protected]
using Position Title and Code as the subject of their email application.
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