Trauma Nurse Job in Kenya

The successful candidate reports to the SGBV/Mental health Supervisor.

Objective of the Position:

  • Providing nursing care, treatment, and follow-up of patients, according to doctors’ prescriptions, the context, MSF protocols applied in service and universal hygiene standards/precautions in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the targeted population.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Managing medical emergencies in the Trauma Room as per the standard emergency care guidelines: trauma, medical, surgical, obstetric, and pediatric patients.
  • Facilitating and providing ongoing medical care during patient referrals via ambulance.

Ambulance activities:

  • Perform patient assessments, including physical examination of patients.
  • Provide First Aid, Basic Life Support including but not limited to airway management, ventilator support, circulatory and shock management, clinical assessment, orthopedic care, and patient extrication and safety.
  • Ensuring patients are properly received and installed and that those with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movement and comfort.
  • For ER and OPD nurse, ensuring triage of patients in waiting areas, wards or during emergencies, detecting the priority acute/emergency cases, carrying out first aid care and referring them to the doctor when necessary
  • Organizing and carrying out care and treatment according to medical prescriptions, and assisting during consultations, daily rounds and other medical procedures.
  • Participating in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary.Knowledge, promoting, implementing and follow up of the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, biohazard prevention and infection control, security rules and other protocols and procedures in the medical premises and ensuring high standards of hygiene of his/her working environment.
  • Respecting medical ethics and confidentiality at all times.Sending material to be sterilized and recuperates it from sterilization
  • Carrying out admission, surveillance, and follow-up of patients (i.e. assessment of the evolution of their state of health and the identification of any emergency situation or deteriorationCarrying and supervising administrative procedures and documents (fill in patient’s files, forms, consumption, statistics, registers, health files, etc.), ensuring an appropriate written/oral handover, and reporting any problematic situations and cases that may arise.
  • Participating in data collection and keeping doctors/supervisors informed.
  • Participating in the department-related pharmacy and medical equipment control and maintenance (quality and its functioning, storage conditions, follow-up of expired drugs inventories, stock takes of medicines and material at every team changeover ensuring no material is taken out of nursing area/wards without prior authorization, etc.)
  • Perform cleaning and minor maintenance for biomedical equipment used.
  • Following the user manual and protocols and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in Nursing.
  • Experience: Minimum 2 years of demonstrable working experience in providing pre-hospital and trauma care/medical stabilization.
  • Previous experience with MSF is a plus.
  • Languages: Essential local languages, Kiswahili and English
  • Competencies/Skills: Adherence to MSF principles; Results and detail-oriented, service, team player, committed and flexible.

How To Apply

Applicants MUST be Kenyan nationals and have the necessary statutory documents (ID, NSSF, NHIF, and a PIN certificate) Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a motivation letter and an updated Curriculum Vitae as a single file mentioning the subject line “Trauma Nurse” and email to: on or before 01st July, 2024.