Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi is a private not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides tertiary and secondary level healthcare services. It is the first hospital in East Africa to be accredited by the Joint Commission International from the USA. The University Hospital has been providing high quality care for the people of East Africa and beyond for over 60 years.
Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the above position based in Nairobi Kenya. The position holder will report to the Nursing Supervisor, Clinics Nursing Division.
Responsibilities:Prepares consultation rooms, ensuring stocks, linen, basic equipment and stationery are available at all times Performs basic assessment for all patients attending the clinic and designs care which is specific and appropriate to individual needs. Assessment includes measurement of vital signs, height, and weight Confirms imaging and pathology reports and ensures these are present in CARE before patient is seen by the doctor Prepares patient for physician examination and acts as chaperone where necessary Maintains an orderly, efficient, and timely flow of patients Assists the physician with clinic procedures where applicable and performs basic tests such as Glucose test and urinalysis Proficiency in wound care Assesses patient and family education needs and provides appropriate teaching based on their needs Arranges for patientsâ admission to the wards when necessary Ensures safety of special populations such as paediatric, the elderly, psychiatric and patients with various forms of disabilities Instructs patient and family regarding medications, investigations and follow up clinic appointments Demonstrate awareness of community resources available to patients and assists with referrals when necessary. Observes infection control practices and maintains a clean and safe work environment for staff and patients Maintains open communication with the patient and the multidisciplinary team in the clinics to ensure customer satisfaction Participates in data collection and monitoring of clinicâs quality indicators Is accountable for judicious and efficient use of resources i.e. accurate and timely billing of ward stock, drugs and consumables Responsible for safe use of equipment through cleaning, storage, per shift checks of the inventory and timely reporting of non-functional equipment to the unit supervisor Ensure compliance with health and safety guidelines for staff and patients, reporting any accidents, incidents, hazards or equipment defects in accordance with laid down policies Participates in unit-based nursing education, quality improvement (QI) projects, Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC), audits, spot checks and skill checks
Requirements:KRCHN /BScN from a recognized school of Nursing or University Current Licensure with the Nursing council of Kenya Certificate in Basic life support (BLS) Demonstrate evidence-based knowledge of current practices in Medical-Surgical nursing
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