Deputy Theatre In-Charge

Duties and responsibilities:

Assisting in all major surgeries and as required by surgeons.
Timely escalation of theatre incidents and errors.
Ensure that all elective surgical cases are booked as per scheduling SOP.
Ensure equipment and instruments are managed as per manufacturers specifications and ensure that failures and breakages are reported immediately.
Preparation of theatre reports as requested by theatre nurse manager.
Overseeing the daily operations of theatre department in the absence of the theatre manager.
Ensure timely staff scheduling and Rota Management in consultation with theatre manager.
Patient safety.
Ensure that only patients who are fully prepared are received and operated on.
Ensure that all pre and post-operative checklists are duly filled as per the theatre operating standards.
Comply with Metropolitan Hospital Quality and risk policies.
Comply with IPC protocols in managing theatre and CSSD units.
Plan with biosafety teams to conduct sterility tests for theatre and CSSD.
Ensure compliance with all theatre related turn around times. This may include but not limited to: Decision to cutting time, receiving and discharge from theatre.
Ensure compliance with healthcare standards code of conduct.
Comply with the data protection act.

Key deliverables

Ensure implementation and compliance with theatre surgical scheduling.
Manage theatre equipment and instrument management.
Ensure and compliance with IPC protocol.
Ensure implementation and compliance with IPSG at theatre level.

Job Requirements

Higher diploma in perioperative nursing
Diploma in KRN/KRCHN
Registered with the nursing council of Kenya
Active BLS/ACLS certification
2 to 5 years in leadership position

Knowledge, Skills and Personal Attributes

Good interpersonal skills
Process Oriented
Critical thinker
Strict time manager


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Interested applicants must meet all the requirements and provide an updated CV by 20th May, 2022.

N.B Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

About Metropolitan Hospital

Metropolitan Hospital was founded in the year 1995 by a group of professional entrepreneurs to fulfill the need for a proper medical care to the community in a warm welcoming environment. The hospital was born to offer an alternative, affordable and quality healthcare for the people of Nairobi and its Environs. The Hospital, located at Buruburu in the East Lands of Nairobi is the largest private hospital in the region and offers 24 hour service. It has been committed to offer quality service and improve its capacity overtime.