Clinical Nurse Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Clinical Nurse

Hiring Organization: Aga Khan University
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Not for profit
Job Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 05/08/2024

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.


  • Complete assessment and re-assessment of patients to identify their care needs
  • Develop written care plans based on patients changing needs, monitor and evaluate effectiveness of interventions
  • Initiate cardiac monitoring both room and central, be able to interpret monitor trends and communicate critical changes to the physician and Nurse manager
  • Carry out other hemodynamic monitoring to include CVP, ICP, neurological and fluid status; lab, radiological and ABG evaluations
  • Document all assessment data, investigation results, care given, discussions with the multidisciplinary team, family/patient interactions in an accurate, comprehensive, and timely manner
  • Prepare for and assist the physician in emergency procedures necessary for prompt control of patient’s condition e.g. intubation, insertion of invasive lines and drains
  • Initiate mechanical ventilation (invasive and non-invasive) based on physician orders
  • Assess patient’s readiness for weaning and implement the weaning and extubation protocols
  • Be able to perform haemo and Peritoneal dialysis for children as instructed.
  • Accurately administer all medication as per the treatment order
  • Identify patient and family education needs and implement appropriate teaching
  • Be able to commence enteral feeds as prescribed, assess absorption and elimination and give feedback as appropriate
  • Be able to recognize a patient in a pre- arrest or arrest states, and to activate Emergency Response Team and actively participate in the resuscitation of the patient
  • Provide safe environment for patients through adherence to infection control practices and other safety policies, and perform timely safety checks on beds, IV pumps, oxygen source, ventilators, and cardiac monitors.
  • Participate in unit-based nursing education, quality improvement (QI) projects, audits, spot checks and skill checks


  • Registered Nurse from a recognized School of Nursing or University
  • Higher Diploma in Paediatric Critical Care Nursing or experience in Paediatric Critical Care
  • Current licensure with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Certification in European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS)
  • Demonstrate evidence-based knowledge of current practices in critical care nursing
  • Computer Literacy
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team

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