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Clinical Nurse, Adult a & E

Closing: May 22, 2024

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Published: May 13, 2024 (15 days ago)

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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


Responsibilities

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


  • 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.


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