Clinical Nurse, Medical Surgical Units at Aga Khan University Hospital

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Clinical Nurse, Medical Surgical Units at Aga Khan University Hospital

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Employee type

Full Time

Position

Entry Level

Offer Salary

Attractive

Job Description

Care for the psychiatry patient as per policy on Psychiatry Care.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete head to toe assessment and re-assessment of patients to identify their care needs
  • Develop written care plans based on patients’ needs, monitor and evaluate effectiveness of interventions
  • 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
  • Assist patients with activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing and dressing
  • Prepare for and assist physicians to perform various procedures such as Lumbar Puncture and insertion of invasive lines
  • Carry out pre and post-operative care for the surgical patient
  • Care for the psychiatry patient as per policy on Psychiatry Care.
  • Maintain adequate airway management to include oxygen therapy, nebulization and suctioning
  • 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)
  • Care for equipment through cleaning, storage, per shift check of the inventory and timely reporting and follow up of nonfunctional equipment to the nurse manager
  • Follow discharge procedure of assigned patients according to hospital protocol, and ensure follow up appointments are made
  • Participate in unit based nursing 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
  • Certificate in Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Demonstrate evidence based knowledge of current practices in Medical-Surgical nursing
 

Method of Application

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


 

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