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  • Posted: Jun 11, 2024
    Deadline: Jun 21, 2024
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    Avenue Hospital was founded in 1995 for the purpose of managing the outpatient department at the Hospital, and to extend medical services to corporate clientele through an innovative concept of Managed Healthcare.

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    Theatre Nurse

    Job Objective/Purpose

    • Adhere to Avenue Healthcare’s defined policies, protocols, procedures and standards.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Maintaining Theatre list
    • Correctly book patients for surgical procedures 
    • Ensure surgeon / anaesthetist are informed of bookings or changes in time

    Receiving Patients 

    • Checks completeness of theatre checklist and act appropriately
    • Carry out a Pre-Operative Assessment
    • Appropriately explain the nature of the procedure / operation to the patient
    • Ensure all X-rays, Scans, Investigations and Bloods are available
    • Obtains correct consent for operations and general anaesthesia for day cases
    • Prepares and avails patient in time for operation with all reports for day cases

    Operating Room Management 

    • Accounting for all the pieces of equipment, especially after the operation. 
    • Getting and opening packs required 
    • Ensures that the packs remain sterile and that the operating room environment is contamination free


    • Accurately assesses patient after operation, documents clinical observations & findings
    • Consults and advises surgeon / anaesthetist immediately if abnormalities are noted
    • Effectively hands over the patient to recovery / ward nurse

    Drug Administration

    • Ensure all required drugs/supplies are available
    • Adhere to the 10 rights of drug administration (right patient, medication, dosage, route, time, documentation, client education, assessment, evaluation and client refusal of treatment)
    • Ensure all treatment sheets have patients biodata including information on drug allergies.
    • Submit all new drug orders to pharmacy promptly and STAT doses given within 30 minutes
    • Ensures all the items used by patients are billed accurately 
    • Ensures crash cart and emergency equipment are checked as required by the hospital standards


    • Ensures that the Operating Room is well stocked with the required surgical instruments
    • Keep regular inventory of equipment
    • Keep all necessary packs and instruments organized for easy use during each procedure

    Infection - Control

    • Ensure proper disposal of medical waste
    • Ensure medical equipment are disinfected before next use
    • Ensure proper disinfectants are used
    • Maintain and enforce infection control standards per the hospital manual and observe the infection control bundles (SSI, VAP, CAUTI and CLABSI) where applicable.
    • Record all sentinel incidents/events and report within 24 hours using the provided tools
    • Ensure patients safety following the 6 International Patient Safety Goals (IPSGs) 
    • Ensure all the relevant consultants have explained procedures and have obtained consent
    • Complete official checklists for all patients prior to procedures (theatre, radiology, renal)
    • Ensure patient privacy and confidentiality is maintained at all times, as per policy.
    • Participate in emergency response
    • Ensure client satisfaction through optimal quality of care, effective communication, timely feedback and escalation of unresolved issues to the incharge and demonstrate follow-up and improvement.
    • Any other duty as assigned by your immediate supervisor in line with the job description

    Person Specification

    • A higher diploma in Nursing/Bachelor of Science in Nursing 
    • Higher Diploma in Perioperative Nursing is a must have   
    • A valid nursing council of Kenya license
    • Up to date BLS, ACLS/ATLS certificate
    • 2 years’ experience in nursing
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with attention to detail and results oriented

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Avenue Healthcare on to apply

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