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Clinical Nurse, NHDU

Closing: May 26, 2024

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Published: May 13, 2024 (13 days ago)

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Requirement

  • Registered Nurse from a recognized School of Nursing or University
  • Higher Diploma in Paediatric/Neonatal Critical Care Nursing or experience in Neonatal Critical Care
  • Current licensure with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Certification in European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS)
  • Demonstrate evidence-based knowledge of current practices in Neonatal critical care nursing
  • Computer Literacy
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team


Responsibilities

Requirement

  • Registered Nurse from a recognized School of Nursing or University
  • Higher Diploma in Paediatric/Neonatal Critical Care Nursing or experience in Neonatal Critical Care
  • Current licensure with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Certification in European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS)
  • Demonstrate evidence-based knowledge of current practices in Neonatal critical care nursing
  • Computer Literacy
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team


  • 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
  • Maintain adequate airway management to include oxygen therapy, nebulization and suctioning
  • 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
  • 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
  • Participate in unit-based nursing education, quality improvement (QI) projects, audits, spot checks and skill checks


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