Patient/Healthcare Assistant Job in Kenya

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Patient/Healthcare Assistant Job in Kenya

Patient/ Healthcare Assistant

Overall Responsibility

The successful candidate shall provide comprehensive support services to admitted patients to enhance their comfort.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist patients to perform self-hygiene by providing bathing water, making beds, and assisting in bathing where necessary.
  • In liaison with housekeeping, ensure that patient rooms/wards are always ready for admissions.
  • Escort patients for admissions to the allocated rooms, perform room orientations, and ensure the patients are comfortable.
  • Perform periodic ward visits to check on patients and escalate care where necessary.
  • Participate in ensuring the patients have taken their meals and drinks.
  • Assist nurses in making occupied beds and NGT feeding for patients.
  • Assist patients in toileting by providing bedpans and urinals
  • Perform Ongoing cleaning of clinical equipment and working surfaces (trolleys, stretchers, wheelchairs), preparing treatment/procedure/delivery rooms prior to use.
  • Assist patients in onboarding and offloading patients from Taxis, ambulances, cars or helicopters
  • Maintain inventory of equipment such as ripple mattress, wheel chairs, stretchers, and stock take of toiletries, linen and other items used by the patient.
  • Document all patient responses to direct care/assistance given in the Patient Assistants Care Plans and progress notes.

  • Accompany patients who have been discharged or referred out of the facility as may be advised by the nurse in-charge.
  • Transport equipment, specimens, X-rays, patient records, patients and deceased patients between wards, departments, theatres and out of the facility
  • Assist in administrative duties such as photocopying ward forms.

Job Requirements & Skills

  • A Certificate in Nurse Aide/ Certificate in Healthcare Assistance
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Computer literate and good reporting skills.
  • Compassionate.
  • Knowledge of the Hospital’s Health and Safety policies and procedures.

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates are to email their cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae ONLY; including names and contacts of three references, to on or before 9 th March 2023.
  • The email subject line MUST include the position title being applied for e.g., “HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER”
  • Canvassing of any nature will lead to automatic disqualification.

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