Clinical Nurse Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Clinical Nurse

Hiring Organization: Aga Khan University Hospital
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Healthcare
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES Competitive
Date Posted: 04/02/2024

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi is a private not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides tertiary and secondary level healthcare services. It is the first hospital in East Africa to be accredited by the Joint Commission International from the USA. The University Hospital has been providing high quality care for the people of East Africa and beyond for over 60 years.

The position holder will report to the Nurse Manager, Pediatrics Department.


  • Triage each patient using the PCETAS criteria and determine priority of care based on physical, psychological and social needs
  • Identify patients with infectious diseases and initiate appropriate isolation precautions and communicate as appropriate
  • Perform focused assessment of chief complaints of each patient in a timely manner according to established triage guidelines
  • Provide professional nursing care for assigned patients in the emergency room
  • Carry out hemodynamic monitoring to include vital signs, neurological and fluid status; labs and radiological evaluations
  • Document all assessment data, investigation results, care given, discussions with the multidisciplinary team, family/patient interactions in an accurate, comprehensive, and timely manner
  • Administer medication safely, monitor patient responses to medication and promptly report adverse reactions
  • Prepare for and assist physicians to perform various procedures such as insertion of invasive lines
  • Prepare patients for various investigations including lab and radiological imaging
  • Collect specimens in emergency situations and ensure correct labeling.
  • Promptly report both clinical and non-clinical unusual findings/incidences to the nurse manager, team leader or physician
  • Identify patient and family education needs and implement appropriate teaching
  • Provide safe environment for patients through adherence to infection control practices and other safety policies
  • Be accountable for judicious use of resources and ensure accurate and timely billing of supplies
  • Care for equipment through cleaning, storage, per shift check of the inventory and timely reporting and follow up of non-functional equipment to the nurse manager
  • Participate in unit based continuing education, quality improvement (QI) projects, audits, spot checks and skill checks

Key Requirements

  • RN from a recognized School of Nursing or University
  • Current licensure with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Certification in European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS)
  • Demonstrate evidence-based knowledge of current practices in emergency nursing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team

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