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Critical Care Nurse (Paediatric)

Closing: Apr 8, 2024

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Published: Apr 2, 2024 (17 days ago)

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Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

  • A diploma and/or bachelor’s degree in nursing from a recognized institution with specialization in Paediatric.
  • Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing from a recognized institution.
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Valid Practice License as a Critical Care Nurse.
  • Must have a valid resuscitation training certificate in life-saving course.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislations.
  • Knowledge of professional standards.
  • Proven track record of nursing research and training in a reputable institution.


Responsibilities

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

  • A diploma and/or bachelor’s degree in nursing from a recognized institution with specialization in Paediatric.
  • Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing from a recognized institution.
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Valid Practice License as a Critical Care Nurse.
  • Must have a valid resuscitation training certificate in life-saving course.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislations.
  • Knowledge of professional standards.
  • Proven track record of nursing research and training in a reputable institution.


  • Ensure that the critical care centers are clean and in the right conditions to provide the conducive environment needed by patients admitted into the critical care centers of the hospital.
  • Ensure that the critical care centers have all the machinery, equipment, and materials needed to provide critical care to patients admitted into the critical care centers of the hospital.
  • Set up and monitor medical equipment and devices such as cardiac monitors, mechanical ventilators and alarms, oxygen delivery devices, transducers, or pressure lines, and identify malfunctioning equipment or devices, and report the same to the biomedical engineering section of the hospital.
  • Receive pediatric patients in critical conditions that are referred to the critical care centers and book them in for advanced care and attention in the hospital.
  • Deliver quality nursing care in accordance with the set Nursing Standards and as per the policies and procedures of the hospital.
  • Ensure the provision of quality critical care nursing services to the admitted critically ill pediatric patients, based on assessment data or identified needs in the hospital.
  • Monitor patients for their progress and changes in status and indications of health conditions.
  • Administer the prescribed therapeutic procedures based upon patients’ clinical status and assess patients’ pain levels or sedation requirements in the critical care centers of the hospital.
  • Conduct pulmonary assessments to identify abnormal respiratory patterns or breathing sounds that indicate medical conditions of patients in the critical care centers of the hospital.
  • Document patients’ medical histories and assessment findings, compile and analyze data obtained from monitoring or diagnostic tests in the critical care centers of the hospital.
  • Evaluation of critical care nursing practice protocols in the critical care centers of the hospital.


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