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Operating Theatre & Recovery Nurse - Temporary

Closing: May 21, 2024

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Published: May 14, 2024 (14 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 Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Higher Diploma in Peri-operative Theatre Nursing is an added advantage
  • Demonstrate evidence based knowledge of current practices in theater nursing.


Responsibilities

Requirements:

  • RN from a recognized school of nursing or university
  • Current licensure with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Higher Diploma in Peri-operative Theatre Nursing is an added advantage
  • Demonstrate evidence based knowledge of current practices in theater nursing.


·         Ensures complete pre-op assessment including the surgical checklist, nursing documentation and Physician's assessment

·         Receives the patient prior to surgery, gets report from the accompanying nurse and performs

pre-op checklist.

·         Serves as the communication liaison to family and members of the operating team

·         Familiar with procedures in operating room and PACU routines and area specific assignments.

·         Circulate and assist as needed for surgical procedures

·         Scrub for surgical procedures in the operating room independently.

·         Prepare operating room for patient/procedure

·         Ensure effective recovery of patients post any form of anesthesia.

·         Assists with intubation and extubation of patient in the recovery room (RR) and in the operating room (OR).

·         Communicates with anesthetists and primary teams regarding patient issues and shifting plans.

·         Facilitates safe transfer of patient to alternate level of care as appropriate.

·         Promptly reports both clinical and non-clinical unusual findings/incidences to the nurse manager or designee

·         Identify patient and family learning needs and initiate appropriate teaching.

·         Ensures safety checks are performed to ensure correct patient and correct procedure is performed

·         Perform pain assessment and initiate analgesia as required

·         Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms

·         Coordinates theater list with concerned OR coordinator.

·         Ensure all specimens are properly labeled and delivered to the lab in a timely manner

·         Provide safe environment for patients through adherence to infection control practices and other safety policies.

·         Be able to recognize a patient in a pre- arrest or arrest states, and initiate Basic Life Support

·         Dispose of clinical and non-clinical waste safely in accordance with Aga Khan University Hospital Guidelines on waste management

·         Administer medication safely, monitor patient responses to medication and promptly report adverse reactions.

·         Be accountable for judicious and efficient use of resources i.e. accurate and timely billing of equipment and consumables     .

·         Care for equipment through cleaning, storage, per shift check of the inventory and timely reporting_and follow up of nonfunctional equipment to the nurse m nager or designee

·         Assist in orientation of new nurses and mentoring of junior nursing staff and students

·         Occasionally shift leads under supervision of senior RN

·         Participates in unit based continuing education, quality improvement (QI) projects, Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC), audits, spot checks and skill checks.

·         Can be assigned to assist in medical surgical unit


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