Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia
Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia (NMCZ) is a statutory body established in 1970 under the Nurses and Midwives Act No. 55 of 1970 with an express mandate to regulate nursing and midwifery training, education and practice. The Act was repealed and replaced by the Nurses & Midwives Act No. 31 of 1997 and Nurses & Midwives Act No. 10 of 2019, which redefined the functions of the Council and expanded the scope of practice for nurses and midwives. The Council is therefore, inviting applications from highly motivated, result oriented, qualified and experienced persons to fill the positions of:
JOB TITLE: Director – Regulation and Compliance
GRADE: NMCZ 2
INSTITUTION: Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia
DEPARTMENT: Regulation and Compliance
1. JOB PURPOSE:
To manage and coordinate the regulation of nursing and midwifery practice and professional conduct in order to ensure compliance to set standards and provision of quality health care.
2 KEY RESULT AREA
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES (MAIN DUTIES)
Manages effectively the formulation and review of policies in order to provide guidelines for implementation of regulation and compliance programmes
Standards of Practice
Manages effectively the development, review and monitoring the implementation of nursing and midwifery standards of practice in order to casure provision of quality health care services
Code of Conduct
Manages effectively the development, review, dissemination and enforcement of the professional code of conduct in order to ensure adherence to professional standards of practice
Nursing and Midwifery Audits
Manages efficiently auditing of nursing and midwifery care services in order to ensure provision of quality health care.
Public Complaints and Case Management
Manages effectively the receipt and processing of complaints made against nursing and midwifery practitioners and institutions in order to take appropriate remedial action.
Manages efficiently inspection of nursing and midwifery institutions in order to ensure adherence to statutory and professional standards.
Manage efficiently the conduct of investigations of alleged cases of professional misconduct in order to establish authenticity of the offense
Continuous Professional Development
Manages effectively the development and implementation of Continous Professional Development (CPD) programs for nurses and midwives in order to assure the maintenance of clinical competence and practice.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Manages effectively the monitoring and evaluation of Council programmes and using and midwifery institutions in order to develop appropriate interventions to enhance quality
Manages effectively the conduct of research on topical and emerging issues in order to generate information for informed
Manages electively provision of secretarial services to the professional conduct committee of the Council in order to facilitate the conduct of business
Manages effectively collaboration with local and International midwifery organizations in order to foster technical cooperation
Manages effectively the identification and management of in order to implement appropriate mitigation measures
Manages effectively the development of work plans and implementation of the Annual Performance Appraisal System (APAS) in order to monitor and enhance performance
Manages effectively utilization of human, financial and other resources in order to facilitate the achievement of departmental objectives.
3. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to Registrar & CEO
4. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
a) Minimum Primary/Secondary Education
Full Form Vor Crade 12 School Certificate or equivalent
b) Minimum Vocational Professional Qualifications
Degree in Nursing Midwifery or equivalent
Registered and Licensed with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia
e) Minimum Relevant Pre-Job Experience
10 years of which 4 should be a management level
d) Communication Skills:
1) Written Skills:
Able to write technical and analytical reports
1) Oral Skills:
Able to communicate effectively in English
c) Other skills/Attributes
Leadership skills Analytical skills
Analytical skills Investigative skills
Only candidates who meet the above listed competencies and role specifications should apply attaching their curriculum vitae, certified copies of their academic and professional qualifications and three names of referees with their contact addresses and telephone numbers.
Method of Application
Applications should reach the undersigned not later than Friday 8th September 2023. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
THE REGISTRAR & CEO,
Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia,
Plot 171, Luanshya Road,
PO Box 33521, Lusaka.