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Ophthalmology Nurse

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital (KUTRRH)

Job Summary

Reporting to the Senior Nursing Officer, the Ophthalmology Nurses’ job exists to provide nursing services by assessing, treating patients with a variety of eye diseases and injuries.

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

Job Description/Requirements

JOB DESCRIPTIONS FOR VACANT POSITIONS IN KUTRRH ON FULL TIME BASIS

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) is a leading National Referral Hospital with a Vision of be a premier hospital renowned for Clinical Excellence, Education and Research. The hospital seeks to attract qualified and experienced expertise in the following listed specialized areas. These positions will be on full time basis: -

3. Ophthalmology Nurse - KUTRRH/DNSOPHN/363 – 1 POST

Job Description
Reporting to the Senior Nursing Officer, the Ophthalmology Nurses’ job exists to provide nursing services by assessing, treating patients with a variety of eye diseases and injuries. The nurse shall also participate in nursing research and training at KUTRRH.

Duties and Responsibilities
i. Receive, register, record and document patients’ information and present the same to the Medical Officers in the unit.
ii. Transfer referred patients from the unit for further diagnosis or specialized treatment from other units of the hospital.
iii. Create individualized care plans for patients under their supervision and care.
iv. Give supportive resources on the patient and the families to promote positive outlook.
v. Administering medications such as chemotherapy to patients in the unit as prescribed by doctors and Consultants.
vi. Document all care rendered and response to treatment and medication treatments in the Hospital Management System. vii. Caring for patients diagnosed with eye conditions in both inpatient and outpatient. viii. Offering education and support to patients’ families regarding treatment expectations. ix. Support Medical Officers and Medical Specialists in attending to patients in the unit hospital. x. Monitor patients’ progress in the unit for side effects to treatment and reporting the same to the Medical Officers and Medical Specialists in the hospital. xi. Liaise with other healthcare staff in handling patients with multiple of complex medical conditions in the units in the hospital. xii. Supervise, guide and mentor junior nursing officers, interns and nursing students who are working in the eye unit department. xiii. Participate in nursing services research and training to students at the eyes unit department. xiv. Ensure that unit workplace is clean and tidy complying with sanitation standards of the hospital.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience
i. Diploma in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a recognized institution.
ii. Higher Diploma in Ophthalmology Specialized Nursing from a recognized institution.
iii. Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya and in possession of a Valid Practice License.
iv. Proficiency in computer applications.
v. Knowledge of relevant legislations.
vi. Knowledge of professional standards.
vii. Proven track record of nursing research and training in a reputable institution.

Soft skills required
i. Communication skills
ii. Leadership skills
iii. Observation skills
iv. Analytical skills
v. Compassionate
vi. Organizational skills
vii. Team building skills

If your background and competencies match the specifications of any of the posts above, please apply online via: www.kutrrh.go.ke/careers OR send hard copies of your Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Filled Application Form ONLY to the address below:
The Chief Executive Officer
Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital
P.O. Box 7674 – 00100 GPO
Nairobi Kenya


For all applications, please indicate the subject as follows: JOB APPLICATION – [JOB REFERENCE NUMBER]. Please note that you have to attach the Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Filled Application Form when you apply online via the portal.
The deadline for the receipt of all applications is 1st December 2020. Detailed job descriptions can be accessed on the Kenya University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital careers portal: www.kutrrh.go.ke
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All shortlisted candidates must fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, including;
• Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
• Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (for University graduates only)
• Tax Compliance Certificate from the KRA
• Clearance from Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission
• A report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau

Please take note that all communication to potential candidates is specifically through official emails/ telephone.

Any form of canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.

KUTRRH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

YOUTH, WOMEN AND PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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