ICU Nurse

Nairobi Adventist Hospital

Medical & Pharmaceutical

Healthcare KSh Confidential
1 month ago

Job Summary

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.

  • Minimum Qualification:Diploma
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Nairobi Adventist hospital, a level 4 Faith Based Hospital provides excellent employment opportunities to competent, diligent and ethical individuals. We are located in Nyari, Westlands off Redhill Road. .


As part of our strategic realignment, we believe that attracting and retaining the right people is essential to the realization of our facility goals and therefore must have in place right human resources. .


NAH therefore invites applications from qualified professionals


JOB TITLE

ICU NURSE


POSITIONS

3


REPORTS TO

NURSING MANAGER

Job 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. 


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 NAH 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.
Qualifications
  • Must be a Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing Diploma holder or equivalent.
  • 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
  • Three (3) year related experience
  • Excellent proficiency in use of Computer
  • Proficiency in reporting, typing and record keeping.
To apply for the advertised position:

Interested candidates are invited to send their Application Letter, CV, letter of reference from pastor/chaplain, and copies of certificates on or before Tuesday, 31st January, 2023 to careers@nah.or.keThese documents should be merged into one PDF document. For details on job purpose and job description, kindly visit our website www.nah.or.ke/careers. Late applications will not be accepted and ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Addressed to: The Human Resource Manager,

                          Central Kenya Conference

                          P.O. Box 41352-00100

                          Nairobi

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