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Emergency Flight Nurse Job in Kenya


AMREF Flying Doctors is a not for profit company, wholly owned by AMREF, the largest indigenous health development non governmental organization based in Africa. 

Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, AMREF aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health. 

For more information, visit AMREF’s website www.amref.org
 
Based in Nairobi, AMREF Flying Doctors provides Air Ambulance services locally, regionally and internationally. 

With up to 800 evacuations per year and international accreditation by EURAMI, AMREF Flying Doctors has become the leading Air Ambulance provider in the region, operating at the highest professional level. 

The income generated supports AMREF’s work, in particularly the Outreach Programme and Charity Evacuations. 

For more information, visit the website www.flydoc.org
 
We are seeking to fill the following vacancy based at AMREF Flying Doctors
 
Emergency Flight Nurse 

Ref: AFD/001/2013
 
Reporting to the Medical Director, the Emergency Flight Nurse will provide medical emergency patient care on the ground and in the air, including other related tasks as advised by the department head.
 
Key responsibilities will include:
  • Accompany Air Ambulance flights in Eastern Africa, continental and inter-continental with and without a flight physician on a 24-hour duty roster;
  • Escort patients on commercial airline;
  • Provide advanced life support to casualties at accident site, airstrip, in flight or on ground until hand over at the hospital, including stabilization and resuscitation;
  • Man the 24-hour control centre and communicate as required using radio communication and any other modes of modern communication.
  • Provide medical coverage at special events (Safari rally, Marathon, Horse shows) by helicopter, ground ambulance or in a make shift medical facility (tents);
  • Handle all medical equipment;
  • Be available from home for emergency flights or other duties during night time, weekends and public holidays according to the on-call duty roster;
  • Visit patients in hospital and obtain follow up reports;
  • Write evacuation reports for fundraising or PR related purposes.
  • Participate in marketing and/or fundraising events
The ideal candidate will be a Kenya Registered Nurse with at least 4 years working experience as a nurse, a Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing and a minimum of 2 years ICU working experience. 

Additionally s/he should have current qualifications in ACLS, ATLS and PALS with experience in pre-hospital emergency patient care and radio communication.
 
The successful candidate must be able to take up the post by 01 March, 2013.
 
If you are looking for growth, new challenges, are not afraid to fly and have a passion for improving the health of disadvantaged communities in Africa, you are encouraged to apply. 

Please quote reference number and send your details including remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to Human Resources Officer, AMREF Flying Doctors by email to vacancies@flydoc.org . 

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 
We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications by Wednesday 23rd January 2013.
 
AMREF Flying Doctors is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.
 
P.O Box 18617- 00500 
Nairobi, 

Tel +254 (0) 20 699 2000 

Fax +254 (0) 20 344 170 

Website: www.flydoc.org

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