6 Feb 2024

Chief Of Nursing Services (Matron) at DCMC Hospital

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Job Description



The mission of DCMC Trust is to provide accessible and sustainable quality health care through a Tanzanian comprehensive health system which encompasses community-based prevention and primary, secondary and selected specialized and super-specialized care.

DCMC Hospital is a Christian Health Ministry owned by the Registered Trustees of Dodoma Christian Medical Center Trust (DCMCT) located at Imagi Hill, Ntyuka Dodoma. Since its establishment it has served thousands of patients as a multispecialty hospital offering quality health care for the people of Central Tanzania and in collaboration with other stake holders and in line with the Government policies.

DCMC Trust is an equal opportunity employer offering stable and professional working environment with competitive remuneration and benefits.

DCMC Hospital invites qualified Tanzanians to fill in the following vacant positions:


1.1. Job Summary:

The incumbent will oversee the quality and efficiency of patient care. This is an administrative and strategic planning role that involves maintaining standards of care, monitoring nursing staff, and ensuring compliance with all regulations. The incumbent will review department management reports, communicate issues with hospital leadership, and help with budgeting. S/he will be responsible for planning, coordination and implementation of long- and short-term plans for nursing activities in clinical departments. S/he will supervise all line divisions heads and ensure performance targets are met.

1.2. Duties and responsibilities
To supervise overall nursing activities at the hospital
To plan organize and supervise nursing care for patients at the hospital
To plan and execute preventive healthcare activities within and outside the hospital
To ensure adherence to national standards, guidelines and protocols for nursing practice in Tanzania
To evaluate nursing services and use the information gathered to improve the quality of services
To ensure cleanness and infection control protocol is adhered to by all staff in all sections
To advise management on the required nursing standards staffing levels qualifications and specific skills in the hiring process
To write reports and ensure timely distribution of reports to the municipal and other stakeholders
To respond to specific customers’ needs and complaints and resolve any arising dissatisfaction and conflicts arising during staff/patient/relatives’ interaction
To perform any other related duties as may be assigned from time to time

1.3. Qualifications and Experience:

Holder of Master’s Degree in Nursing or equivalent Postgraduate diploma from a recognized institution.
Must be registered by the Tanzania Nursing and Midwifery Council
Must have worked for at least two (2) years as an Assistant Nursing officer of Nursing officer.
Must have a minimum of five (5) years working experience as a matron in a busy reputable hospital.
Must have a valid practicing license.

1.4. Personal Attributes
Able to develop in-depth knowledge of principles of new public management and familiar with health reforms.
Good leadership skills and qualities and able to work in a team
Able to communicate with proven interpersonal skills and proven problem-solving skills
Versality in the critical management skills of transformation leadership, action planning, performance and total quality management, team building, decision making, problem solving and change management.


Applicants must attach an up-to-date current Curriculum Vitae (CV) having reliable contact postal address, email address, and reachable telephone numbers.
Applicants should apply on the strengths of the information given in this advertisement.
The title of the position applied for should be written in the subject of the application letter/email and marked on the envelope
Applicants must attach their detailed relevant certified copies of Academic certificates/ transcripts as follows:
Postgraduate Degree, First Degree/Advanced Diploma, Diploma/Certificates.
Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates.
Computer Certificates where applicable.
Professional Certificates/Licenses from respective boards where applicable.
One recent passport size picture and copy of birth certificate.
Form IV and Form VI result slips are strictly not accepted. Presentation of forged academic certificates and other information in the CV will necessitate to legal action.
Applicants should indicate three reputable work-related referees with their reliable contacts.
Only shortlisted candidates will be informed the date of the interview

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Method of Application

Application letters should be POSTED or HAND DELIVERED to the Following address on or before 04.00 p.m. on 15 February 2024 (i.e., Deadline for receiving applications)


DCMC Hospital

Imagi Hill, Ntyuka P O Box 658


Those using e-mail should submit their applications to [email protected]

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