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  • Posted: Feb 9, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
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  • The Karen Hospital is a 102 bed multispecialty Hospital in Kenya located in Karen along Karen –Langata Road, Nairobi. We offer patient focused, world class medical treatment and accord the highest standards of medical care to all our patients indiscriminately. With our State of the art amenities, equipment and our well trained staff, we are committe...
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    ICU Nurse

    Ref No. N/ICU/01/2021

    Overall Purpose: The purpose of this position is to maintain a caring and high professional standard of nursing care, meeting the needs of the patients in all aspects and promoting job satisfaction in the nursing team. In addition the jobholder is responsible for the assessment of patient needs, planning, implementation and evaluation of the care plans and the care delivered on daily basis.

    Critical Care Nurse (ICU) provides most of the direct care to patients in life threatening situations within intensive care unit.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the Critical Care Nursing provided within the Hospital on a 24-hour basis.
    • Contact person for individuals, cooperate and medical insurance schemes at The Karen hospital.
    • Ensuring quality standards, safety and continuous improvement of patient clinical outcomes in ICU.
    • Monitor the critical patients for changes in status and indications of conditions such as sepsis or shock and institute appropriate interventions.
    • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity and inform the ICU Doctor on duty as is necessary.
    • Responding to life-saving situations, using nursing standards and protocols for treatment.
    • Care for pre- and post-operative patients when those patients require ICU care.
    • Assess patients’ pain levels and sedation requirements.
    • Prioritize nursing care for assigned critically ill patients based on assessment data and identified needs.
    • Assess family adaptation levels and coping skills to determine whether intervention is needed.
    • Acting as patient advocate.
    • Providing education and support to patient families.
    • ICU nurse must be able to draw ABG Blood and interpret report correctly.
    • ICU nurse should have enough knowledge about GCS (Glasgow Coma Scale) and also evaluation capacity of patient condition
    • To practice at all times infection prevention practices as stipulated by the hospital protocols.
    • Responsible for accurate record keeping in regards to patient care and good maintenance of the records.
    • Communicating with a range of patients and their families, ensuring that clear and accurate information is included in the patients’ notes.

    Minimum requirement:

    • Must have a Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing or equivalent from a recognized institution.
    • Must be a Kenya Registered Critical Care Nursing.
    • Must have Basic Life Support Course and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course
    • Must have a valid practicing license from the Kenya Nursing council
    • Must have a minimum (5) year related ICU nursing experience
    • Excellent proficiency in use of Computer
    • Proficiency in reporting, typing and record keeping.

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    Senior A& E Nurse

    REF No. N/A&E/01/2021

    Overall Purpose: The role holder is responsible for promoting and maintaining high standards of professional nursing care to meet the needs of patients and their families while ensuring patient’s safety, dignity and respect are maintained at all times at the Accident & Emergency unit.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Triage patients to assess their medical needs for care.
    • Assessing, planning, implementing nursing interventions, evaluating and documenting patient’s outcomes;
    • Monitor vital signs, Evaluation and recording of patient’s conditions and report to the Medical Officer.
    • Administer medication and treatments as prescribed by the Medical Officer.
    • Attend to patient emergencies as and when they arise
    • Ensure patient records are accurately captured and filed in accordance with hospital policies and procedures
    • 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
    • Ensure proper inventory management such as replenishing and consuming stocks as per procurement procedures

    Minimum requirement:

    • A Diploma in Nursing (KRN/M or KRCHN) or BSc Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing.
    • Higher Diploma in Accident and Emergency Care will be an added advantage
    • S/he should have current licensure with the Kenya Nursing Council.
    • Must have Basic Life Support Course and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course. ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) will be an added advantage.
    • Minimum of seven (7) years Nursing experience of which a minimum of three (3) years should be in A&E department
    • Proficiency in reporting writing and record keeping.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are requested to visit our website and apply online at https://www.karenhospital.org/about-us/

    OR you can send your detailed CV to us on email to: [email protected]g quoting the reference number.

     

    Deadline for submission is 12th February 2021

     

    Due to the large number of applicants only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Interested and qualified? Go to Karen Hospital on www.karenhospital.org to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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