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Pediatric Nurses

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

Reporting to the Senior Nursing Officer, the pediatric nurses’ job exists to provide pediatric nursing services
and care, and provide nursing research and training at the KUTRRH.
Qualifications
  • Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution;
  • Higher Diploma in Pediatric Specialized Nursing from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  • At least three years working experience as a pediatric nurse in a reputable health facility;
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya and Valid Practice License;
  • Proficiency in computer application;
  • Knowledge of relevant legislations;
  • Knowledge of professional standards;
  • Proven track record of nursing research and training in a reputable institution.

Responsibilities

  • Receive, register, record and document children’s’ information and present the same to the Medical Officers at the unit.
  • Transfer referred children from unit for further diagnosis or specialized treatment from other units of the hospital.
  • Provide general nursing services and care to children in the hospital.
  • Identify changes in a child’s signs and symptoms and intervene in emergent situations
  • Serve as a child advocate
  • Analyze situations to anticipate pathophysiological problems and detect changes in status
  • Determine a child’s needs related to pain management
  • Ensure cleanliness and tidiness of children sections in the hospital.
  • Support Medical Officers and Medical Specialists in attending to children in the pediatric unit.
  • Administer medication to children in the unit as prescribed by Medical Officers and Medical Specialists in the hospital.
  • Administer patient care and nursing to outpatients in the hospital.
  • Monitor patients’ progress in the unit, document the same for clear patient records and report the same to the Medical Officers and Medical Specialists in the hospital.
  • Liaise with other healthcare staff in handling children with multiple of complex medical conditions in the units in the hospital.
  • Supervise, guide and mentor junior nursing officers, interns and nursing students, together with their work in the units of the hospital.
  • Provide nursing services research and training to students at the unit of the hospital.
  • Ensure that nursing areas are clean and tidy complying with sanitation standards of the hospital.


Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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