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General Nurse - Kisumu

Closing: May 17, 2024

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Published: May 14, 2024 (13 days ago)

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Person Specification
  1. A BSc. In Nursing, Diploma or Higher Diploma in Nursing
  2. Minimum of 2 years' experience clinical practice
  3. A Valid Nursing Council License
  4. Updated BLS/ACLS/ATLS certificate
  5. Organizational Awareness and detailed-oriented


Responsibilities
Person Specification
  1. A BSc. In Nursing, Diploma or Higher Diploma in Nursing
  2. Minimum of 2 years' experience clinical practice
  3. A Valid Nursing Council License
  4. Updated BLS/ACLS/ATLS certificate
  5. Organizational Awareness and detailed-oriented


1.Covering the Unit Manager when required.
2.Ensure proper inventory of the available equipment on a daily basis and ensure that they are in good working condition. Report any malfunction to Bio-Medical Technician/Unit Manager.
3.Ensure the unit is financially viable and demonstrate growth through;
  a)Offering quality care to patients and ensuring good working relationship with our stakeholders
    b)Ensure financial objectives are met by managing costs within budget, timely and accurate billing of drugs and services. Ensure an invoice rejection rate of < 3% by ensuring that proper pre-authorizations and documentation has been done.
4.Ensure that Avenue corporate governance policies are adhered to. 
    a)Prevent, detect and report any fraud or criminal activity
    b)Liaise with the Nurse in charge to fully implement internal audit recommendations and attain satisfactory ratings in subsequent audits.
5.Read, understand and be conversant with all systems, policies and procedures as outlined in the Hospital Manual especially policies pertaining to provision of medical services i.e. Admission & discharge procedures, nurses’ reports, ward equipment and supplies, emergency protocols etc.
6.Record all sentinel incidents/events and report within 24 hours using the provided tools
7.Maintain and enforce infection control standards per the hospital manual and observe the infection control bundles (SSI, VAP, CAUTI and CLABSI) where applicable.
8.Daily compilation of government reports and submitting them to the Unit Manager (leprosy, cholera, maternal deaths etc)
9.Supervise patient attendants as per their job description Active participation in ward rounds and receive handover reports from the outgoing nurse on shift
10.Ensure recording and safe keeping of patient’s valuables
11.Proper documentation of patient notes and review; consulting with fellow clinicians, consultants when need be.
12.Ensure that all diagnostic requests (lab and radiology) have patient’s clinical information.
13.Ensure patients safety following the 6 International Patient Safety Goals (IPSGs) (patient identification, effective communication, safety of high alert medication, ensure correct site procedure and surgery, reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections, reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from falls)
14.Provides patient and family education/teaching applicable to the patients medical condition. Discusses patient concerns and answers questions relevant to care.
15.Prioritization of patient needs in a documented nursing care plan.
16.Organize emergency trolley for easy use during resuscitation, drugs and supplies are well stocked, damaged equipment is removed and reported promptly A checklist should be kept and updated on the 1st and 16th of every month, and as needed.
17.Update doctors/consultants on patient’s progress and any  critical values as soon as they are available
18.Perform all invasive nursing procedures under aseptic technique
19.Enter unit specific data daily and promptly
20.Ensure all the relevant consultants have explained procedures and have obtained consent
21.Complete official checklists for all patients prior to procedures (theatre, radiology, renal)
22.Ensure patient privacy and confidentiality is maintained at all times, as per policy.
23.Participate in emergency response
24.Drug administration;
       i.Adhere to the 10 rights of drug administration (right patient, medication, dosage, route, time, documentation, client education, assessment, evaluation and      client refusal of treatment)
       ii.submit all new drug orders to pharmacy promptly and STAT doses given within 30 minutes
       iii.Keep D.D.A. drugs safe and drug register properly per unit requirements
       iv.Refund all unused drugs immediately
       v.Ensure all verbal prescriptions should be signed within 24 hours by the respective doctor per the hospital policy.
       vi.Ensure all treatment sheets have patients biodata including information on drug allergies
25.Adhere to Government and respective professional standards of care and treatment of patients as guided by the Nursing Council of Kenya.
26.Client satisfaction (patient, consultants and others)-  ensure client satisfaction through optimal quality of care, effective communication, timely feedback and escalation of unresolved issues to the Unit Manager and demonstrate follow-up and improvement.
27.Any other duty as assigned by your immediate supervisor in line with the job description


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