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* News / Uganda :Baby reported dead, body vanishes at Kawempe hospital by Idowu Olabode: November 17, 2017, 06:48:30 PM
Immaculate Kyomugisha, 21, a resident of Kawanda Kirinyabijjo along Bombo road is in mourning.

Her newly-born baby girl mysteriously went missing at Kawempe general hospital.

“It all started on Saturday [November 11] night at 9pm, when I went to Kawempe hospital to give birth. Although I was in much pain, the nurses didn’t seem bothered until my mother-in-law gave them Shs 40,000 and they took me to the labour ward,” she said.



Kyomugisha said, after giving birth, the nurse showed her the baby’s sex, but she didn’t see her new born’s face. Later, they told her that the baby was dead.

“The nurse asked for clothes to wrap the baby and took her to an unknown place. She later told my husband’s mother to bring the kaveera (polythene bag) and gloves for doctors to clean me since I was bleeding so much and other women were waiting to use the same bed to deliver,” she said.


Operated mothers in the postnatal ward at Kawempe hospital
“After cleaning me, the nurses, chased us from the labour ward on fourth floor and told us to go to the postnatal ward on fifth floor and wait there since the body had been taken to the mortuary.”

“Since it was at night, they told us to claim for our body the following day. In the morning, at the mortuary, they told us our baby was not registered on the list of bodies which were kept there. We spent the whole day looking for my baby; they checked everywhere, but the baby was not seen,” she said.

“Then my husband, Jonathan Mutebi, went to the hospital administration and reported the case but they seemed unbothered and instead started abusing us for disorganising the hospital and also ordered the security guards to chase us,” she said.

“We reported a case at Kawempe police station SD Ref 55/13/11/2017 of the missing body of a baby, and the suspected nurse who helped my wife to deliver was arrested. We want her to tell us where she put the baby. I want my baby whether alive or dead and I bury her,” Mutebi said.

“We can’t accept the baby was dead yet he wasn’t registered anywhere and the body wasn’t available in the mortuary since Sunday when we claimed for it. So, where is my baby? ” he asked.

Ruth Atwine, the O/C CID Kawempe police station, said Viola Namatovu, a student of Mulago Nursing School who assisted Kyomugisha to deliver has been arrested and her file is going to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) to prefer charges as investigations continue.

“According to her statement, after delivering the baby, it wasn’t breathing and that she told Kyomugisha the baby was dead, and showed it to her. The nurse later took the body to the weighing scale table where she forgot it and failed to register it. But at the same time the doctors called her to attend to other mothers who also wanted to deliver because there were few doctors since majority of them are on strike,” she said.

“But our question is, who stole this dead baby and why? Another problem, there are no cameras in this labour ward which can tell us what happened exactly? Many people enter this labour ward and you can’t know them, especially at this time of the strike when there are few doctors,” Atwine said.

She said since the strike started last week, three cases of baby theft from Kawempe general hospital have been reported. One Harriet Nankya, a resident of Bwaise, was caught with a stolen child at the hospital gate.

Atwine said Nankya was detained upon arrest last Wednesday. Nankya is believed to have snatched the child when its mother went to the toilet and exchanged it with a doll.
* News / Nurse charged with running illegal abortion clinic by Idowu Olabode: November 17, 2017, 05:22:41 PM
A nurse has been arrested for allegedly running an illegal private abortion clinic in Muang district.

The suspect was identified as Suwanna Kaewsawang, 56, who previously worked as a nurse at private  hospitals in the district.

She was apprehended at her room at a national public housing apartment in tambon Nong Chabok around 9.30pm on Thursday.



Abortion paraphernalia and pills were impounded from her room.

The raid was jointly launched by police from the intellectual property enforcement centre and Provincial Police Region 3, which supervises the Northeast, after a suspect detained earlier for selling abortion pills alleged they were purchased from Ms Suwanna.

A female plainclothes officer then posed as a pregnant woman who wanted an abortion, which was priced  around 7,000 baht.

Ms Suwanna took the officer to her room, which was equipprd as an illegal abortion clinic. Police then arrested her

According to police investigators, Ms Suwanna confessed she had induced abortions in over 100 women, many of them university students.

She had trained as a nurse and worked at several private hospitals in the province before resigning to run her own clinic.

Customers were charged between 5,000 and 45,000 baht, depending on how advanced their pregnancy.

Police said Ms Suwanna will be charged with running an unauthorised sanatorium, running a medical profession without registration or licence, and selling medication without a permit.

She was arrested for a similar offence 10 years ago, according to police. The case went to court and she was acquitted.
* News / Shortage of Nurses:American Recruiter lands in Canada to Recruit Nurses by Idowu Olabode: November 16, 2017, 05:52:32 PM
A job fair set up by an American health organization drew in dozens of Winnipeg nurses Wednesday.

Sanford Health is an American integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is described as the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system across the border.

Tyler Steinwand is with Sanford Health and said his team has never come to Canada, let alone Winnipeg, to hire nurses. But, after learning about the changes to Manitoba’s health care system decided to bring its career fair north. Steinwand said its looking to fill at least 300 jobs, including RN’s and clerks, as its American facilities grow.

Four Winnipeg Emergency rooms are currently being converted to Urgent Care facilities or closed.

Brianna Fay is an ER nurse at Concordia Hospital, which will undergo changes in 2018, and came to the job fair to hear what Sanford had to offer.

“It’s less than ideal. My family is here. I’m going to be far. It’s uprooting my life,” Fay said.

But with so much uncertainty surrounding her future at Concordia Fay said she feels she needs to plan her future now.

Sanford said they were happy with the candidates that came through and they intend to use their immigration lawyers connected to Sanford to help any nurse that wants to move to their team.

While a nurse may not be able to start working immediately for one of the Sanford facilities if they’re hired, Steinwand said they would receive anywhere from two to six months of paid training to get them ready and comfortable to work.

Source :https://globalnews.ca/news/3863046/recruiters-from-an-american-medical-facility-land-in-winnipeg-searching-for-nurses-looking-for-jobs/
* Nursing Jobs / Association for Reproductive and Family Health Vacancies for Clinical Nursing by Idowu Olabode: November 16, 2017, 05:36:57 PM
Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is one of the leading Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations implementing programs for improving Reproductive Health and Family planning (RH/FP), OVC Programming, Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria etc. We offer professional opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration. We seek applications from qualified persons in ARFH Headquarter in Ibadan.

Position: Clinical Nursing Officer

Location: ARFH, Ibadan office- Ikolaba Ibadan

Specific Responsibilities

Perform nursing duties with strong emphasis on provision of family planning services.
Provide contraceptive services including oral and injectable contraception, emergency contraception, insertion of intrauterine devices and implants and post-abortion care.
Must be able to interact with young people and understand the principles of Youth-Friendly services.
Obtain complete medical history and physical data on patients
Perform physical examination and assessment, make independent nursing, judgments and records findings
Interpret and integrate data to determine appropriate diagnostic, therapeutic and laboratory procedures and plans as needed.
Promote health literacy particularly prevention of malaria, STI/HIV and unplanned pregnancy.
Interview and advice patients regarding health maintenance, illness prevention, normal behaviour, social and physical growth and development.
Refer patients with health conditions outside of the scope of the facility, and provide instructions to patients and family on medications and treatment.
Provide supervision and direction to support staff and interns
Counsel clients to evaluate effectiveness of family planning services and types of contraceptive chosen.
Work as an effective and responsible team member.
Commitment to discharging roles and responsibilities with good time management
Collaborate with other members of the team to determine client care and treatment
Attend required meetings and in-services, and participates in committees as required
Perform other duties as assigned by Management.
Qualifications:

A graduate from an accredited school of Nursing and Midwifery or BSc/BSN.  Certificate in Family Planning, Master degree will be an added advantage. At least 15 years of professional nursing experience in a clinic setting, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a high level of commitment and flexibility.  Candidate must enjoy working with men, women and young people and be a team player.

Method of Application

Applicants should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job; to programs@arfh-ng.org on/or before  November 24th, 2017 .

Please indicate the title of post applied for in the subject line of the email.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees including their functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.  ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
* Undergraduate / Osun State University, Osogbo 2017/2018 Pre-Degree Admission Forms on Sale by Idowu Olabode: November 16, 2017, 05:28:41 PM
-Those who are aspiring to become Registered Nurses can apply

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into one-year Pre-Degree Programme for the 2017/2018 Academic Session.
 
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must possess Ordinary Level. SSCE (WAEC), SSCE (NECO) or equivalent with a minimum of five (5) relevant credit passes in subjects which must include English Language for Arts; and English and Mathematics for Sciences and Social Sciences. Candidates with deficiencies in their '0' level results could be considered; but such candidates are, however. required to make up for any deficiency before the 2018/2019 admission exercise.
 
COMPLETION OF APPLICATION FORMS
Candidates are to register on-line by accessing the University website: http://www.uniosun.edu.ng to complete and submit Application Forms. Candidates are also expected to print two (2) copies of the application form after submission, which is to be submitted on admission to the Pre-Degree programme of the University.
 
ACCESS TO THE REGISTRATION PORTAL
Visit the Uniosun Pre-Degree Portal via http://www,uniosun.edu.ng or http://pds.uniosun.edu.ng. This will take you to the online Application Platform. Ensure you read all registration guidelines and instructions before proceeding to register. Payment of Ten Thousand Naira (N10, 000.00) for the Pre-Degree application is through the UNIOSUN WebPAY using Interswitch enabled Debit/ATM cards (MasterCard and Verve)
 
PLACEMENT INTO DEGREE PROGRAMME
Upon successful completion of the programme, candidates must also obtain satisfactory scores in the 2018/2019 JAMB Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), to have the opportunity of being admitted into any of the following Degree Programmes:
 
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, OSOGBO CAMPUS
 
• B.N.Sc. Nursing
 
Also, the programme has been designed to include intensive training in Information and Communication Technology. (1CT)
 
CLOSING DATE:
Submission of forms closes on Thursday, 14th December, 20 17.
 
For further information, please contact the following numbers 08035769845, 08067393931, 08136529963, 08034349494.
 
Signed:
A.A. Adeosun
Acting Registrar
* Upcoming Conference / Men in Nursing and Midwifery To Take over Abuja Between 30th Nov. & 1st Dec 2017 by Idowu Olabode: November 16, 2017, 05:24:28 PM
The Lamp for Africa and American Association for Men in Nursing will in few days lead Nigerian Men in Nursing and Midwifery to shut down Abuja the seat of power as they host the Maiden edition of Men in Nursing Conference come Nov 30th in the country.

The conference which is organized in partnership with the American Association  for Men in Nursing (AAMN), seeks to improve quality of care through the breaking of  stereotyping of male nurse/Midwives, improved acceptance, enhance satisfaction and increased productivity.
 
MEET THE GUEST SPEAKER:

 


Jonas Nguh, PhD, MSN, FACHE, FNAP, NEA-BC, RN
Dr. Nguh’s is a global health scholar and practitioner. His scope of practice has been in maternal newborn and child health programs, immunization, family planning and reproductive health, nutrition, health systems strengthening, water/sanitation/hygiene, malaria, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and pediatric HIV care and treatment in Sub-Sahran countries and low resource countries. low.
 
Dr. Nguh has taught and worked in more than 20 countries including; Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. Dr. Nguh is a distinguished faculty with professorships in six international universities.
 

He teaches primarily in Public Health and Nursing where he chairs doctoral students completing their PhD and Masters of Science in Nursing.
Dr. Nguh has served as program director for both Nursing and Public Health programs. Dr. Nguh holds a PhD in Public Health, a Master’s of Science in Nursing, a Master’s of Science in Healthcare Administration, and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Dr. Nguh holds several certifications including Fellowship of the American College of Healthcare Executive, the National Academy of Practice, and is board certified as a Nurse Executive, Advanced by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Dr. Nguh is a six-time national award winner. He is the first and only male ever to have received the prestigious Lillian Wald Award from the National League of Nursing in 2015 for his work in community service and volunteerism.
In 2015, he was honored with the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Maryland Nurses Association and in 2012 was one of just six nurses nationally to receive the Nurse of the year Award from Nurse.com.
 
Dr. Nguh also was honored with the senior executive career award by the Maryland Association of Healthcare Executives in 2017, and in April of 2017, he was one of only 9 faculty members in the Laureate International University network which comprises of 80 universities in 28 countries to be honored with the “Here for Good” award that recognizes individual who are agents of global social change. Dr. Nguh sits on several healthcare boards including the regional chapter of Nurse.com, the Maryland Nurses Association, the American Association of Men in Nursing, and the American College of Healthcare Executives (National Capital Chapter). He is a peer reviewer for several editorial board including the International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management, the International Journal of Management in Education, the International Advisory Board for Nurse Education in Practice and the Journal of Transcultural Nursing
* Schools of Nursing / 2017/2018 Admission into School of Basic Midwifery, Kishi, Oyo State Nigeria by Idowu Olabode: November 16, 2017, 05:12:37 PM
Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the School of Basic Midwifery, Kishi a Satellite Campus of the Oyo State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Ibadan for Basic Midwifery Programme.

The programme is for three years commencing in March, 2018 after which candidates will be presented for the College and the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (N&MCN) Final Qualifying Examinations to qualify as Midwives and be eligible for registration with N&MCN as Registered Midwives (RM).

Requirements

Applicant must:

        i.            Possess WAEC/SSCE/GCE or NECO/SSCE/GCE with at least five (5) credits (at not more than two (2) sittings) in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology;

      ii.            Only individual with required credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings from the same examination body may apply. He or she should be at least Seventeen (17) years old on admission.

Method of Application

        i.            Any interested candidate should pay the sum of Ten Thousand Naira (₦10,000.00) only to the College Account Number: 0694966574 at any branch of Access Bank Plc. Similarly, a sum of Two Hundred Naira (₦200.00) only into Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Oyo State Chapter Account Number: 2019704292 at any First Bank Nigeria Plc;

      ii.            The applicant will come to the College with the Bank Tellers obtained from the Bank and collect the scratch card to fill the online admission form on http://oyostatecollegeofnursingandmidwiferykisicampus.com/students/portal/login

    iii.            Candidates should print the completed copy and other details from the website on successful completion of the online admission application; and

    iv.            Candidates should come along with his/her photocard on the day of examination.

Closing Date:

Online application will commence on Monday, 13th November, 2017 and must be completed on or before Friday, 12th January, 2018.

Date of Entrance Examination: 13th January, 2018 and will be held simultaneously at:
o   School of Basic Midwifery, Kisi;

o   Oyo State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Eleyele, Ibadan.

Time 8.00 am prompt
Interview Date:  Interview for applicants who meet the cut – off marks will take place between Monday, 29th and Wednesday, 31st January, 2018 at the School of Basic Midwifery, Kisi, Irepo Local Government.
Resumption Date:  Successful candidates will resume at the School on Thursday, 1st March, 2018.
Note:   No payment to any Individual/Agent or Personal Bank Account. Pay directly to the College Account Number: 0694966574 and obtain the scratch card from the Bursary Department of the College to complete your application ONLINE.

 All of us at the College wishes our student and applicants a rewarding learning experience, as you adhere to Oyo State College of Nursing and Midwifery rules and regulations. 

Thank you.

A.g Provost,

O.G Owolabi.
* News / UNIOSUN 2017/2018 School Fees for Nursing and other Courses by katty: November 16, 2017, 02:02:46 PM
New regime of fees and other charges for fresh intakes in the 2017/2018 Academic Session stated below...

Non-Science ; Total : 228,000 00

Science , Anatomy & Physiology :263,000 00

Nursing ,Law, Public Health : 303, 000 00


All Engineering Courses: 268,000 00

Accounting, Political Science, Business Administration, Economics, Industrial Relations &Personal Management : 253,000 00


i. Departments that might have peculiarities such as Laboratory manual, teaching practice manual, other training kits etc, would be charged separately, subject to approval by the University Management.

ii. Add and delete of courses after registration would cost N1,000.00

iii. 5% increase would be added to late registration at the closure of normal registration and 1% increase would be added every two weeks.

iv. All fresh Students must obtain CLEARANCE from their respective College Secretaries before they can be activated to make payments of tuition and other rallied fees.

TERMS OF PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION FOR 2017/2018

i. The payment of school fees henceforth is by Interswitch WebPay Platform through the use of Interswitch enable Debit/ATM cards. For more information, read or download bellow, the Step-By-Step Guide on How to Use the UNIOSUN WebPAY Platform. You can also read the WebPAY Frequently Asked Questions and Tips here for further information.

ii. Other payments such as Portal Access and Late Registration shall also be by the use if Interswitch WebPAY Platform.

iii. All students in the College of Law, Ifetedo Campus are required to pay their ‘Accommodation Fees’ of N60,000.00 (Sixty Thousand Naira Only) using the following account details:

Title of Account: Osun State University, College of Law Accommodation
Account No: 0035787687
Bank: Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB)
Note: Upon payment, students are to present the payment evidence at the College Office, Ifetedo Campus for further registration.

Any student that requires additional information or explanation should feel free to contact his/her College Accounts Officer.

* Articles / A Degree of Respect To Nurses: The Warriors Who Walk the Wards While we Sleep by katty: November 16, 2017, 11:57:49 AM
In the darkness of the forlorn wards where every breath laboured and every frail bone creaked; she walked on – attending to every turn and whim. And for how long she has walked – only the soles of her shoes could testify. Outside, the air resonated with festive cheer as her friends gulped cool drinks, making the night merry and memorable.

She is the dedicated nurse who works when many of us are already slumbered in bed. She is the trusted caregiver dedicated to a calling where each second, each life, and each cry matters more than her personal needs.



Many of us would recall that moment when we were sick in the ward, only to be comforted by the reassuring presence of these silent angels. Weren’t they the ones who walked us through our darkest nights?

For these nursing warriors, their work encompasses more than the physical rounds. Theirs is a package that requires meticulous diligence, compassion, empathy, and patience amidst urgent schedules battling life and death.

Most of the time, these nurses are burdened with more than their fair share of patients at one time, working on endless shifts. Yet, they toil on – powering it through – as the backbone of the hospital and the pillar of emotional support to the patients.

Undeniably, a big salute to these unsung heroes is much delayed.

The gender and professional divide in healthcare


Over the past 100 years, women’s gains have outpaced men’s, especially in terms of rising IQ scores. Today, most nurses are highly educated and keep abreast of the changing trends in healthcare through continuous nursing education.

However, in a world where credentials count, doctors are put on the pinnacle of praise and respect, while their indispensable nursing colleagues are sidelined. Also, in a patriarchal society that applauds the male and submerges the female, many contributions of female nurses have been undervalued.

This is evident when a Florida anaesthesiologist posted demeaning and inflammatory comments about nurse practitioners.

“Nurse practitioners are not, I repeat, not physicians. They lack the education, IQ and clinical experience. There is no depth of understanding. They are useful, but only as minions,” ranted Dr David Glener on a medical social media network Doximity. His comments on Twitter drew criticisms from the public, many urging physicians to take a team-based approach and promote unity among health care professionals.

The series of post on the social media site has indirectly put Dr Glener in hot soup – where he has since reached out to Nurge.org community site, further explaining the “inflammatory comments” were posted by somebody else.

Regardless, female nurses are indeed facing economic disparities. Although women make up 91% of the nursing profession, they still earn USD4,000 to USD17,000 less, annually, than their male counterparts – depending on their specialty area.

In India, the scene is even more upsetting. Many nurses spend huge sums on their nursing degree, devoting their time to serving the weak and frail. Nonetheless, they remain poorly paid and many actually struggle to meet their family’s needs.

There have also been increasing incidences of sexual harassment among nurses. Some male nurses have reported being harassed; however, more than 50% are female nurses.



Nurses impact health outcomes; assist in decision-making

It is perhaps time to put things into perspective: by addressing the gender and professional divide in healthcare and flattening of the hierarchy.

Nurses work long hours and rotating shifts, just like doctors. According to the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 65% of nurses work 12 to 13 hour shifts several times a week; and many nurses claim that those shifts end up being closer to 14 hours in length.

While tending to the needs of patients, many nurses often forego their meals. In a study of 400 nurses during a 28-day period, 10% of participants reported they had no opportunity to sit down or eat.

Nevertheless, several studies have found that positive health outcomes for patients are actually closely linked to the nursing intervention.

A 2014 study found that the patient mortality rate was lowered by 10.9% when the hospitals increased their nursing staff by 10%. The findings also showed that patients who experienced complications after serious surgery recovered better in a hospital with a strong nurse force.

“Without a doubt, the ones that help me the most are the many wonderful nurses whom I have worked with over the years. Without the help of these hardworking people, who often have to carry out the most menial and unpleasant tasks, there is simply no way that my patients could get the care they deserve,” expressed healthcare practitioner Dr Sohail Gandhi.

In the final analysis, it is all about caring and competence, not title, paper or gender.

As in the words of Melissa D. Kalensky, assistant professor in the College of Nursing at Rush University and family nurse practitioner, “In my experience as a nurse, patients usually don’t prioritise a health care provider’s gender, title, or degree. They want to know you are competent. And that you care.” MIMS

Sources:
https://www.statnews.com/2017/11/03/gender-gap-health-care-nurses/
https://www.medpagetoday.com/nursing/nursing/69039
http://nursesarena.com/articles/nurse-workload-impacts-on-patient-satisfaction-and-mortality-rates/
http://blogs.curingbuddha.com/top-five-reasons-nurses-deserve-respect/
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/sohail-gandhi/respect-for-nurses_b_8494286.html
http://www.nvi.com.au/story/4638349/nurses-deserve-respect-to-do-their-job-well/
* Nursing Jobs / Alliance Community Hospital Vacancies for Hospital Operations Manager by katty: November 16, 2017, 10:24:39 AM
Alliance Community Hospital, a non-profit hospital that was founded in 1901, is licensed for 204 beds including 68 nursing home/transitional care beds that are found in our attached, long-term care facility, Community Care Center. ACH is fully-accredited by The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and offers a quality medical staff of more than 150 active and covering physicians.
 
Alliance Community Hospital has many affiliates that provide services to complement our mission. Affiliates include our home medical supply company, DASCO Medical Equipment; Alliance Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, Family Care Urgent Care Center and several physician group practices.
 
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
 
Position: Hospital Operations Manager
 
Location: Abuja
 
Job Summary
* Run the medical facility with in-depth knowledge of all administrative hospital procedures, from creating work schedules and communicating with doctors to budging and maintaining supplies stock.
* Supervise employees and ensure compliance with policies and regulations. Ultimately, ensure all hospital operations run smoothly.
 
Responsibilities
* Supervise daily administrative operations, monitor expenses and suggest cost-effective alternatives;
* Ensure smooth running of the day to day operations of the hospital;
* Participate in and coordinate the setting of strategic priorities for the direction of the hospital.
* In collaboration with HR, ED, MD/CEO, ensure smooth recruitment and retention of physicians and oversee quality, improvement of processes for efficient delivery of patient care;
* Oversee press relations, public and community affairs, grants management (where applicable), billing, collections, purchasing of equipment and meeting regulatory standards.
* In collaboration with Finance Department (budget, revenue and procurement), create quarterly/ annual budgets for the hospital; set standards, oversight of budgets, create financial and business strategies to assure fiscal viability and health.
* Oversee billing unit in calculating and issuing patient bills;
* Negotiate insurance claims (where applicable);
* Develop/update and implement effective policies for all operational procedures;
* Monitor administrative staff performance;
* Ensure prompt ordering and stocking of medical and other hospital/office supplies;
* Answer inquiries from doctors, nurses and other hospital staff;
* Resolve potential issues with patients;
* Stay up to date with health care regulations;
* Oversee the hiring of the staff and ensure only qualified people are employed;
* Ensure all patient records and kept secured by following the latest technology and laws regarding health information systems;
* Strategize, lead and manage patient medical services;
* Manage patient services and medical resources in accordance with relevant regulations;
* Continually seek ways to improve the hospital’s service delivery;
* Oversee the processes used to store and utilize information in the hospital and find new ways to improve these processes by making sure that information is accessible, relevant, factual and secure for the remainder of its utility.
* Delegate data management responsibilities by overseeing qualified front off staff(s) in the hospital to maintain information integrity; devise the policies and regulations that govern this process, while making sure that records are comprehensive, follow legal regulations and benefit patients;
* Update/maintain the information management frameworks used to secure and control access to patient/employee files and comply;
* Lead the hospital through innovative developments designed to improve the hospital. Analyze how new developments will affect care giving and make sure that the hospital can provide uninterrupted service.
* Manage projects implemented to integrate new initiatives in the hospital into current operations.
* Utilize data resources to analyze current practices and find ways to improve the hospital facility operations, while monitoring and refining procedures to produce the best possible outcomes for patients.
* Oversee human resource activities, create and manage facility ethics programs and allocate resources.
* Develop and oversee institutional financial controls;
* Oversee and hold all departmental heads accountable for defined outcomes concerning these duties;
* Any other task as may be assigned.
 
Qualifications
Academic and Professional:
* Minimum Requirement: Nursing, BSc Health Care Administration or equivalent, Master's of Business Administration (MBA), Master's of Public Health (MPH), Master's of Health Administration (MHA) and Master's of Public Administration (MPA) with extensive educational training in healthcare administration are an added advantage.
 
Experience:
* 5-8 years relevant experience
 
Application Closing date
20th November, 2017.
 
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and Cover Letter to: recruitment@alliancehospitalabj.com with the email subject as the job title
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