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Critical Care Nurse

Closing: May 18, 2024

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Published: May 16, 2024 (13 days ago)

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Key Competencies:

  • Diploma or Degree in Nursing from a recognized institution.
  • Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing from a recognized institution.
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Must have a Certificate in a course in life saving.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislations.
  • Knowledge of professional standards.
  • Proven track record of nursing research a nd training in a reputable institution.
  • At least Five (5 ) years working experience as a Critical Care Nursing Officer in reputable health facility.


Responsibilities

Key Competencies:

  • Diploma or Degree in Nursing from a recognized institution.
  • Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing from a recognized institution.
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Must have a Certificate in a course in life saving.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislations.
  • Knowledge of professional standards.
  • Proven track record of nursing research a nd training in a reputable institution.
  • At least Five (5 ) years working experience as a Critical Care Nursing Officer in reputable health facility.


  • Ensuring that the critical care area are clean and in the right conditions to provide the conducive environment needed by patients
  • Ensuring that the critical care areas have all the machinery, equipment and materials needed to provide critical care to patients admitted in the hospital
  • Set up and monitor medical equipment and devices such as cardiac monitors, mechanical ventilators and alarms, oxygen delivery devices, and identify malfunctioning equipment or devices, and report the same to the biomedical engineering section of the hospital.
  • Receive 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 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 such as sepsis or shock and institute appropriate interventions together with medical specialists in the hospital.
  • 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.
  • Monitor patients’ fluid intake and outlet to detect any emerging problems such as fluid and electrolyte imbalances among 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.
  • Coordinate patient care conferences and participate in the development, review, or evaluation of critical care nursing practice protocols in the critical care centers of the hospital.
  • Mentor and guide other junior nursing officers, interns and students in the critical care centers of the hospital.
  • Provide nursing research and training to students in the critical care centers of the hospital


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