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  • Posted: May 14, 2024
    Deadline: May 25, 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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    General Nurse

    Job Objective/Purpose

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

    Key Responsibilities

    • Covering the Unit Manager when required.
    • Ensure proper inventory of the available equipment on a daily basis and ensure that they are in good working condition. Report any malfunction to Bio-Medical Technician/Unit Manager.
    • Ensure the unit is financially viable and demonstrate growth through;
      • Offering quality care to patients and ensuring good working relationship with our stakeholders
      • Ensure financial objectives are met by managing costs within budget, timely and accurate billing of drugs and services. Ensure an invoice rejection rate of < 3% by ensuring that proper pre-authorizations and documentation has been done.
    • Ensure that Avenue corporate governance policies are adhered to. 
      • Prevent, detect and report any fraud or criminal activity
      • Liaise with the Nurse in charge to fully implement internal audit recommendations and attain satisfactory ratings in subsequent audits.
    • Read, understand and be conversant with all systems, policies and procedures as outlined in the Hospital Manual especially policies pertaining to provision of medical services i.e. Admission & discharge procedures, nurses’ reports, ward equipment and supplies, emergency protocols etc.
    • Record all sentinel incidents/events and report within 24 hours using the provided tools
    • Maintain and enforce infection control standards per the hospital manual and observe the infection control bundles (SSI, VAP, CAUTI and CLABSI) where applicable.
    • Daily compilation of government reports and submitting them to the Unit Manager (leprosy, cholera, maternal deaths etc)
    • Supervise patient attendants as per their job description Active participation in ward rounds and receive handover reports from the outgoing nurse on shift
    • Ensure recording and safe keeping of patient’s valuables
    • Proper documentation of patient notes and review; consulting with fellow clinicians, consultants when need be.
    • Ensure that all diagnostic requests (lab and radiology) have patient’s clinical information.
    • Ensure patients safety following the 6 International Patient Safety Goals (IPSGs) (patient identification, effective communication, safety of high alert medication, ensure correct site procedure and surgery, reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections, reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from falls)
    • Provides patient and family education/teaching applicable to the patients medical condition. Discusses patient concerns and answers questions relevant to care.
    • Prioritization of patient needs in a documented nursing care plan.
    • Organize emergency trolley for easy use during resuscitation, drugs and supplies are well stocked, damaged equipment is removed and reported promptly A checklist should be kept and updated on the 1st and 16th of every month, and as needed.
    • Update doctors/consultants on patient’s progress and any  critical values as soon as they are available
    • Perform all invasive nursing procedures under aseptic technique
    • Enter unit specific data daily and promptly
    • 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
    • Drug administration;
      • Adhere to the 10 rights of drug administration (right patient, medication, dosage, route, time, documentation, client education, assessment, evaluation and      client refusal of treatment)
      • Submit all new drug orders to pharmacy promptly and STAT doses given within 30 minutes
      • Keep D.D.A. drugs safe and drug register properly per unit requirements
      • Refund all unused drugs immediately
      • Ensure all verbal prescriptions should be signed within 24 hours by the respective doctor per the hospital policy.
      • Ensure all treatment sheets have patients biodata including information on drug allergies
    • Adhere to Government and respective professional standards of care and treatment of patients as guided by the Nursing Council of Kenya.
    • Client satisfaction (patient, consultants and others)-  ensure client satisfaction through optimal quality of care, effective communication, timely feedback and escalation of unresolved issues to the Unit Manager and demonstrate follow-up and improvement.
    • Any other duty as assigned by your immediate supervisor in line with the job description

    Person Specification

    • A BSc. In Nursing, Diploma or Higher Diploma in Nursing
    • Minimum of 2 years' experience clinical practice
    • A Valid Nursing Council License
    • Updated BLS/ACLS/ATLS certificate
    • Organizational Awareness and detailed-oriented

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    General Nurse - Med/ Surg

    Job Objective/ Purpose:

    Provide professional and compassionate nursing services and high-quality care to patients, by ensuring their review and treatment as per the Hospital protocols, and nursing standards and practices.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Work with the Clinical team to navigate patients through the treatment journey, working directly with adult patients to help address underlying medical conditions, and provide treatment as per plan.
    • Ensure all nursing protocols have been administered as per the set-out policies and guidelines, recording and reporting  all sentinel incidents/events within 24 hours using the provided tools.
    • Constantly Monitor, assess and chart a patient's condition and response to treatment and medication, including the patients' physical and psycho-social status, and adjust treatment accordingly.
    • Ensure proper and effective drug administration and management as per policy and procedures.
    • Actively participate in ward rounds, receive handover reports from the outgoing nurse on shift, while ensuring all the relevant consultants have explained procedures and have obtained consent.
    • Effectively manage patient data and records.
    • Ensure patients safety following the 6 International Patient Safety Goals (IPSGs).
    • Supervise Patient Attendants as per their job description.
    • Maintain and enforce infection control standards per policy, and observe the infection control bundles (SSI, VAP, CAUTI and CLABSI) where applicable.
    • Organize emergency trolley for easy use during resuscitation, ensure drugs and supplies are well stocked, damaged equipment reported promptly, and a checklist kept and updated as needed.
    • Ensure the unit is financially viable and demonstrate growth by managing costs and ensuring proper pre - authorization and documentation is done.
    • Ensure that Avenue Healthcare corporate governance policies are adhered to, including preventing, detecting, and reporting any fraud or criminal activities, and Implementing audit recommendations.
    • Ensure adequate knowledge of and compliance to all Avenue Healthcare policies, procedures, and systems, especially policies pertaining to the provision of medical services i.e. Admission & discharge, nurses’ reports, equipment and supplies, etc.
    • Adhere to Government and respective professional standards of care and treatment of patients as guided by the Nursing Council of Kenya.
    • Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor.

    Person Specification

    • BScN or Diploma in Nursing (KRCHN). Higher Diploma in Nursing is an added advantage?
    • A valid Nursing License from NCK
    • Valid certification in BLS, ACLS. 
    • 2+ years’ experience working in a busy environment.
    • Customer focus and results oriented
    • Strong interpersonal skills, team playing abilities, and communication skills.
    • Highly responsive, ethical and responsible

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    General Nurse - Paediatrics

    Job Objective/ Purpose:

    Provide professional and compassionate nursing services and high quality care to patients, by ensuring their review and treatment as per the Hospital protocols, and nursing standards and practices.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Work with the Clinical team to navigate patients through the treatment journey, working directly with children, adolescents, and teenagers to help address underlying medical conditions, and provide treatment as per plan.
    • Ensure all nursing protocols have been administered as per the set-out policies and guidelines, recording and reporting  all sentinel incidents/events within 24 hours using the provided tools.
    • Constantly Monitor, assess and chart a patient's condition and response to treatment and medication, including the patients' physical and psycho-social status, and adjust treatment accordingly.
    • Ensure proper and effective drug administration and management as per policy and procedures.
    • Actively participate in ward rounds, receive handover reports from the outgoing nurse on shift, while ensuring all the relevant consultants have explained procedures and have obtained consent.
    • Effectively manage patient data and records.
    • Ensure patients safety following the 6 International Patient Safety Goals (IPSGs).
    • Supervise Patient Attendants as per their job description.
    • Maintain and enforce infection control standards per policy, and observe the infection control bundles (SSI, VAP, CAUTI and CLABSI) where applicable.
    • Organize emergency trolley for easy use during resuscitation, ensure drugs and supplies are well stocked, damaged equipment reported promptly, and a checklist kept and updated as needed.
    • Ensure the unit is financially viable and demonstrate growth by managing costs and ensuring proper pre - authorization and documentation is done.
    • Ensure that Avenue Healthcare corporate governance policies are adhered to, including preventing, detecting, and reporting any fraud or criminal activities, and Implementing audit recommendations.
    • Ensure adequate knowledge of and compliance to all Avenue Healthcare policies, procedures, and systems, especially policies pertaining to the provision of medical services i.e. Admission & discharge, nurses’ reports, equipment and supplies, etc.
    • Adhere to Government and respective professional standards of care and treatment of patients as guided by the Nursing Council of Kenya.
    • Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor.

    Person Specification

    • BScN or Diploma in Nursing (KRCHN). Higher Diploma in Nursing is an added advantage?
    • A valid Nursing License from NCK
    • Valid certification in BLS, ACLS. 
    • 2+ years’ experience working in a busy environment.
    • Customer focus and results oriented
    • Strong interpersonal skills, team playing abilities, and communication skills.
    • Highly responsive, ethical and responsible

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