Clinical Nurse, Endoscopy Job in Kenya

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Clinical Nurse, Endoscopy Job in Kenya

Clinical Nurse, Endoscopy,

Nurse

Department

Endoscopy

Entity

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

Introduction

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.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the above position based in Nairobi Kenya. The position holder will report to the Supervisor Endoscopy Unit.


Responsibilities:

  • Conduct head to toe assessment before procedure to identify care needs and plan effective nursing interventions to meet those needs
  • Ascertain patient readiness for procedure using a checklist i.e. confirms consent, IV access, and Vital signs
  • Confirm equipment are clean and in working order before start of the procedure
  • Assist the physician during the procedure either as a scrub or circulating nurse
  • Administer IV medication and fluids as prescribed
  • Monitor patients during procedure, ensuring patient safety, stability and dignity is maintained throughout the procedure
  • Provide post procedure care and assesses patient’s readiness for discharge from the unit
  • Maintain accurate record of patient’s condition, procedures and medications.
  • Ensure discharge instructions from Endoscopy Unit are clear and documented, and hands over the patients to the floors or their families
  • Provide safe environment for patients through adherence to infection control practices, timely safety checks on oxygen source, suction and other equipment used in the unit
  • Take accountability for efficient use of consumables and practices judicious stock control at all times i.e. accurate and timely billing of used CSSD items and unit drugs
  • Responsible for safe use of equipment through cleaning, storage, per shift checks of the inventory and timely reporting of non-functional equipment to the unit supervisor
  • Participate in unit based continuing education and monitoring of identified unit based quality indicators
  • Participate in unit based nursing education, quality improvement (QI) projects, clinical care program certification (CCPC), audits, spot checks and skill checks

  Requirements:

  • RN from a recognized school of nursing or University
  • Current licensure with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Certificate in Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Demonstrate evidence based knowledge of current practices in Medical-Surgical nursing

How to Apply

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Closing Date: 20/01/2023, 9:59:00 PM

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