Clinical Nurse, Children’s Ward, Job in Kenya

Responsibilities:

Complete assessment and re-assessment of Pediatric patients to identify their care needs

Develop written care plans based on Pediatric patients changing needs, monitor and evaluate effectiveness of interventions

Actively contributes feedback during patient rounds with physicians and ensures that patients’ investigations, reports and updates on clinical information are available.

Administers medication safely, monitors patients, response to medication and provides medication use education to patients and families.

Document all assessment data, investigation results, care given, discussions with the multidisciplinary team, and family/patient interactions in an accurate, comprehensive and timely manner.

Perform pain assessment and initiate analgesia as per protocol.

Accurately administer all medication as per the treatment order sheet and in line with MMU guidelines

Identify patient and family education needs and implement appropriate teaching 


Be able to commence enteral, oral and gastric 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 incubators, IV pumps, oxygen source, and cardiac monitors. 

Be accountable for judicious and efficient use of resources i.e. accurate and timely billing of ward stock drugs and consumables

Care for equipment through proper cleaning, storage, per shift check of the inventory and timely reporting and follow up of nonfunctional equipment to the nurse manager

Participate in unit based nursing education, quality improvement (QI) projects, audits, spot checks and skill checks

Ensures code pink is practiced at all times.

Assist in orientation of new nurses and mentoring of junior nursing staff and students

Provide leadership for the team and manage the unit in a given shift

Participate in and facilitate unit based nursing education, quality improvement (QI) projects, audits, spot checks and skill checks.

Provides basic nursing care without supervision.

Requirements:

KRCHN/KRM/BScN from a recognized school of Nursing or University

Current Licensure with the Nursing council of Kenya

Certificate in Basic Life Support (BLS)

Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in an acute care hospital.

Demonstrate evidence based knowledge of current practices in Paediatrics nursing

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