Clinical Nurse, NICU/NHDU at Aga Khan University Hospital

Full Time5 months ago
Employment Information

Responsibilities:

  • Complete assessment and re-assessment of patients to identify their care needs
  • Develop written care plans based on patients changing needs, monitor and evaluate effectiveness of interventions
  • Initiate cardiac monitoring both room and central, be able to interpret monitor trends and communicate critical changes to the physician and Nurse manager
  • Carry out other hemodynamic monitoring to include CVP, UVCs, lab, radiological and ABG evaluations
  • Document all assessment data, investigation results, care given, discussions with the multidisciplinary team, family/patient interactions in an accurate, comprehensive and timely manner
  • Prepare for and assist the physician in emergency procedures necessary for prompt control of patient's condition e.g. intubation, insertion of invasive lines, drains and administration of surfactant.
  • Initiate mechanical ventilation (invasive and non-invasive) based on physician orders,
  • Assess patient's readiness for weaning and implement the weaning and extubation protocols
  • Maintain adequate airway management to include oxygen therapy, nebulization and suctioning
  • Perform pain assessment and initiate analgesia as per protocol
  • Be able to perform peritoneal dialysis and care for a patient on the same as instructed.
  • Accurately administer all medication as per the treatment order sheet and in line with MMU guidelines
  • Identify patient and family education needs and implement appropriate teaching
  • Be able to commence enteral, oral and gastric feeds as prescribed, assess absorption and elimination and give feedback as appropriate
  • Be able to recognize a patient in a pre- arrest or arrest states, and to activate Emergency Response
  • Team and actively participate in the resuscitation of the patient
  • Provide safe environment for patients through adherence to infection control practices and other
  • safety policies, and perform timely safety checks on incubators, IV pumps, oxygen source, ventilators and cardiac monitors
  • Be able to care for children undergoing exchange transfusion
  • Be accountable for judicious and efficient use of resources i.e. accurate and timely billing of ward stock drugs and consumables
  • Care for equipment through proper 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 nursing education, quality improvement (QI) projects, audits, spot checks and skill checks
  • Assist in other related Paediatrics Units in time of low census
  • Any other assignment that is deemed appropriate for this level.

Requirements:

  • RN from a recognized school of nursing or University
  • Current licensure with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • European Paediatrics Life Support (EPLS)
  • 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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