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Aga Khan Hospital University – Operating Theatre Nurse (Outreach Clinic Roysambu).

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Job Description

Operating Theatre Nurse, Outreach Clinic Roysambu – (220000UC)

Operating Theatre Nurse

Department

Outreach Clinic Roysambu

Entity

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

Introduction

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi is a private not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides tertiary and secondary level healthcare services. It is the first hospital in East Africa to be accredited by the Joint Commission International from the USA. The University Hospital has been providing high quality care for the people of East Africa and beyond for over 60 years.

The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi Outreach Division is a rapidly growing network of 50 medical centers spread over East Africa. These medical centers feature three to five consulting rooms with a practice that is home to qualified medical officers, highly-experienced nurses and constant reception cover. The clinics offer an on-site pharmacy and laboratory as well as radiology and sonography services. There is high expectation from staff to provide high quality professional services

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the above position based in Nairobi Kenya. The position holder will report to the Supervisor Roysambu Clinic.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure complete pre-op assessment including the surgical checklist, nursing documentation and physician’s assessment
  • Receive the patient prior to surgery, gets report from the accompanying nurse and performs pre-op checklist.
  • Circulate and assist as needed for minor surgeries under supervision
  • Ensure effective recovery of stable patients post any form of anaesthesia.
  • Assists with intubation and extubation of patient in the Post Anaesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and if required in the Operating Room (OR)
  • Communicate with anaesthetist and primary teams regarding patient issues and shifting plans.
  • Identify patient and family learning needs and initiate appropriate teaching
  • Perform pain assessment and initiate analgesia as required
  • Ensure that nursing documentation is timely, comprehensive and complete
  • 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
  • Care of equipment through cleaning, storage, per shift check of the inventory and timely reporting and follow up on non-functional equipment to the Team Leader.
  • Participate in unit based nursing education, quality improvement (QI) projects, audits, spot checks and skill checks

Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse from a recognized school of nursing or University
  • Current licensure with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Minimum 3 years of clinical nursing experience in acute care hospital
  • Demonstrate evidence based knowledge of current practices in Medical-Surgical nursing.

How To Apply

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