Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH, N) is a private not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides tertiary and secondary level healthcare services. It is one of the hospitals in East Africa accredited by the Joint Commission International from USA. The University Hospital has been providing high quality care for the people of East Africa and beyond for over 60 years.
The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi Outreach Division is a rapidly growing network of 52 medical centers spread over East Africa. These medical centers feature three to five consulting rooms with a practice that is home to qualified medical officers, highly-experienced nurses and constant reception cover. The clinics offer an on-site pharmacy and laboratory as well as radiology and sonography services. There is high expectation for staff to provide high quality professional services.
To focus primarily on patient care needs that does not require licensure under the direction of team leader/delegate and the supervision of a nurse.Such care includes but is not limited to patient hygiene, oral nutritional support, and activities of daily living and may be provided both in the clinic and at home under AKU@HOME HEALTH
Responsibilities:May be assigned to assist in any nursing units or at home under AKUH@HOME Assist patients in their daily living activities; bathing, changing positions, vital signs monitoring, this may be both in the clinic or at home Assist patients on stretchers and wheelchairs in the clinic or at home Check patientâs environment for safety, cleanliness and proper functioning of equipment, to ensure compliance with quality and safety policies Escorts patients to various diagnostic and procedure departments Assists the nurse in any procedure as and when required Any other duties as may be assigned by the clinic Supervisor
Requirements:Certificate in Patient Care attendant (Nurse Aid) or Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA Experience as patient attendant/health care assistant or same role in a health care facility is preferred Empathetic towards patients of all ages Demonstrate polite and courteous behavior at all times Good communication skills Culturally sensitive
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