Nursing Officers, Critical Care, Job in Kenya

Job Title: Nursing Officers – Critical Care

Hiring Organization: Tenwek Hospital
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Medical
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/18/2024

About Tenwek Hospital

Mission Statement: “Tenwek Hospital is a Christian community committed to excellence in compassionate healthcare, spiritual ministry, and training for service to the glory of God.” The hospital was founded in 1937 by missionaries from World Gospel Mission and has since grown to be a leading teaching and referral hospital in the region and one of the largest mission hospitals in Africa. It is a non-profit faith-based organization, a ministry of Africa Gospel Church and in partnership with World Gospel Mission. It has a capacity of 300 beds and offers a wide-range of quality and affordable primary and specialized healthcare services. Through partnerships with various organizations, long term and visiting physicians (Facilitated through Samaritan’s Purse), provide Tenwek patients with expertise in hospital care, out-patient treatment (Supported through USAID), and HIV/AIDS care through the PEPFAR program. Tenwek is also supported by Friends of Tenwek (FOT), a U.S.-based non-profit organization dedicated to developing key relationships and resources that help Tenwek fulfill its mission.

Job summary:


To provide nursing services within the respective department, in order that the patient/client receives quality care for the honor and glory of God.

Responsibilities

Using the Nursing Process, organize, participate and coordinate nursing care by prioritizing care using a care plan for the critically ill patients based his/her assessment data.

Evaluate patients hourly in Cardiac Critical Unit e.g. their overall health status, to include vital signs etc. and act swiftly according to the findings.

Perform various nursing procedures as outlined in the Nursing Council Procedure Manual

Perform diagnostic tests when need be, such as electrocardiograms, blood gases and other tests to evaluate patients’ condition

Prepare patients for surgery preoperatively to include cleaning and disinfection of surgical sites, administration of pre-operative medications etc.

Administer routine intravenous medications as per the set time ordered by the physician/Surgeon

Provide and ensure appropriate health teachings, emotional support is done to all patients, their families, and visitors, to include treatment options while maintaining confidentiality of patients’ information.

Do accurate documentation and keep proper records of all of his or her patients.

Provide effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Maintain infection prevention guidelines and practice at all times.

Ensuring safety in the work place by maintaining a clean, safe, and pleasant environment

Set and monitor medical equipment and devices such as cardiac monitors, mechanical ventilators, alarms, oxygen delivery equipment etc. to enable correct responds to the patients’ conditions at all times

Support Charge Nurse in administrative roles as assigned

Safe-guard hospital’s and patients’ confidential information and property at all times.

Report all complaints and incidences to the In-charge as they occur.

Provide mentorship to junior nurses and students

Identify research topics, construct a research plan, and carry out surveys at the operational level.

Promote effective interpersonal and public relations with his team.

Display Christ like attitude and character both on and off duty

Abide by the Tenwek Hospital moral code and Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) regulations.

Maintain familiarity with the legal implications of nursing practice and ensure that legal requirements are met

Perform any other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by Unit’s In-charge or his/her designate depending on the need and urgency.

Qualifications and experience

MUST have HND in critical care nursing.

Experience in ICU.

BSc is an advantage

Valid practice License, Registered by NCK

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