Nairobi Adventist Hospital – Theatre Nurse.

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Job Purpose
The theatre nurse shall be responsible in promoting and maintaining high standards of professional nursing care by providing quality services with special focus on surgeries to meet the needs of patients.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Assessing patient’s status, reviewing charts/file, identifying patient and verifying surgical site upon arrival from the ward

2. Take measures to ensure patient’s comfort and provision of psychological support to the patient

3. Participate in packaging, Sterilization and dispatching of theatre consumables

4. Managing and Communicating patient’s emotional status to other appropriate theatre team members

5. Maintaining aseptic /safe controlled environment

6. Managing human resources, equipment, and supplies for individualized patient care

7. Receiving patients from ward, confirming theatre list, and handing over patients once stable enough to be in the ward

8. Managing patient flow in theatre Department

9. Participating in surgical procedures as a scrub nurse

10. Transferring patient to operating room table, Participate in Positioning the patient on the operating table and to recovery area after operation

11. Ensures that the sponge, needle, and instrument counts are correct before and after the procedure

12. Institute measures to promote normal body temperature of the patient during operation e.g., providing warm intravenous fluids

13. Determine patient’s immediate response to surgical intervention by doing assessment

14. Maintain patient’s safety (airway, circulation, and prevention of injury)

15. Administer medications, fluid and blood if Prescribed

16. Managing of consumable nonconsumable surgical supplies

17. Timely reporting of any malfunctioning equipment for repair

18. Ensuring all patients are charged in relation to the procedure performed and consumable supplies used e.g., drugs

19. Monitoring of blood/fluid loss during operation

20. Communicating intraoperative information to the respective ward staff including type of surgery performed and anesthetic used
21. Report patient’s response to surgical procedure and anesthesia.

22. Describe intraoperative factors e.g., insertion of drains, administration of blood, analgesic agents, or other medications during surgery and occurrence of unexpected events

23. Taking vital observations before/after surgery and reporting any changes in patient’s vital signs

24. Communicating to relevant parties e.g., anesthetists, Surgeons and MO’s

25. Assisting anesthetists during induction

26. Ensuring theatre equipment are in good working condition

27. Documenting any events during surgery

28. Receiving and taking care of newborns during cesarean section

29. Any other duties that may be allocated by the Management

Qualifications
Diploma in Community health Nursing (KRCHN) or BSN from a recognized institution.

Higher Diploma in Perioperative Nursing will be an added advantage

At least Three years of experience in Perioperative nursing

Must have Certification in BLS

ACLS Certification will be an added advantage

Experience in Laparoscopy will be an added advantage

Nairobi Adventist hospital, a level 4 Faith Based Hospital provides excellent employment opportunities to competent, diligent and ethical individuals. We are located in Nyari, Westlands off Redhill Road.

To apply for the advertised positions:
Interested candidates are invited to send their application, CV, letter of reference from pastor/chaplain, and copies of certificates on or before Tuesday, 31st August 2021 to
careers@nah.or.ke 

All the required documents cited above should be sent as one PDF document (no hard copies will be accepted)

Addressed to:

The Human Resource Manager,
Central Kenya Conference

P. O. Box 4135200100

Nairobi

Quoting the position applied for as the subject line.

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