Clinical Nurse, Adult A&E at Aga Khan University Hospital

logo

Clinical Nurse, Adult A&E at Aga Khan University Hospital

  •   1 Vacancy
  • 163 Views

Employee type

Full Time

Position

Entry Level

Offer Salary

Attractive

Job Description

Provides professional nursing care for assigned patients in the emergency room

Responsibilities:

  • Triage each patient using the CETAS criteria and determines priority of care based on physical, psychological and social needs.
  • Identify patients with infectious diseases and initiate appropriate isolation precautions and communicate as appropriate.
  • Performs focused assessment of chief complaints of each patient in a timely manner according to established triage guidelines
  • Provides professional nursing care for assigned patients in the emergency room
  • Complete head to toe assessment and re-assessment of patients to identify their care needs.
  • Carry out hemodynamic monitoring to include vital signs, neurological and fluid status; labs and radiological evaluations
  • Document all assessment data, investigation results, care given, discussions with the multidisciplinary team, family/patient interactions in an accurate, comprehensive and timely manner
  • Administer medication safely, monitor patient responses to medication and promptly report adverse reactions.
  • Dispose of clinical and non-clinical waste safely in accordance with Aga Khan University Hospital guidelines on waste management
  • Prepare for and assist physicians to perform various procedures such as insertion of invasive lines
  • Carry out pre-operative care for the surgical patients
  • Maintain adequate airway management to include oxygen therapy, nebulization and suctioning
  • Prepare patients for various investigations including lab and radiological imaging.
  • Collect specimens in emergency situations and ensure correct labeling.
  • Perform pain assessment and reassessment; and initiate analgesia as per protocol
  • Promptly report both clinical and non-clinical unusual findings/incidences to the nurse manager, team leader or physician
  • Identify patient and family education needs and implement appropriate teaching 
  • Provide safe environment for patients through adherence to infection control practices and other safety policies.
  • Participate in quality initiatives including clinical care program certification (CCPC)
  • Follow discharge procedure according to hospital protocol, and ensure follow up appointments are made appropriately
  • Be accountable for judicious use of resources and ensure accurate and timely billing of supplies.
  • Care for equipment through cleaning, storage, per shift check of the inventory and timely reporting and follow up of non-functional equipment to the nurse manager
  • Participate in unit based continuing education, quality improvement (QI) projects, audits, spot checks and skill checks.

Requirements:

  • RN from a recognized school of nursing or University
  • Current licensure with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  • Demonstrate evidence based knowledge of current practices in emergency nursing
 

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Aga Khan University Hospital on aku.taleo.net to apply


 

Related Jobs
Aga Khan University (AKU)

Nairobi City, KE

Attractive

Full Time
Published: 2 months ago
Aga Khan University (AKU)

Nairobi City, KE

Attractive

Full Time
Published: 2 months ago
Aga Khan University (AKU)

Nairobi City, KE

Attractive

Full Time
Published: 3 months ago