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  • Posted: Aug 8, 2019
    Deadline: Aug 18, 2019
  • Cedarcrest Hospitals / Cedarcrest Orthopaedic Clinics Ltd is a modern specialist medical care centre located in the heart of Abuja, Nigeria’s blossoming capital. It was established in January 2008 with the aim of providing a high standard of local healthcare that is comparable with what obtains in other more developed parts of the world. The centre st...
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    Head Nurse, Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD)

    Job Code: #N00001

    The Role

    • 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

    Special Conditions

    • 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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: using the Position Title and Code as the subject of the mail application.

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