Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:
Assessing, planning, implementing nursing interventions and evaluating patient's outcomes;
Diagnosing common health conditions;
Providing appropriate healthcare service including Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI), Integrated Management of Adolescents and Adulthood illnesses (IMAI), immunization and reproductive health;
Providing health education and counselling to patients/clients and community on identified health needs;
Referring patients and clients appropriately; facilitating patients' admission and initiating discharge plans; maintaining records on patients/clients health condition and care;
Ensuring a tidy and safe clinical environment;
Collecting and collating data for research;
Evaluating healthcare outcomes on patients/clients and preparing individualized reports;
Conducting assessment of schools health needs;
Planning, implementing interventions and preparing periodic reports;
Identifying occupational health needs and making appropriate recommendations.
In addition to the above general duties, the officer at this level will be responsible for care of patients (paediatrics and adults) with kidney diseases. Specific duties and responsibilities will include:
Assessment and nursing care of patients in the renal unit;
Initiating of dialysis, patient and machine monitoring during dialysis and termination of dialysis procedure;
Requirements for Appointment
Be a Kenyan citizen.
Served as a Registered Nurse for a minimum period of three years;
Diploma in any of the following disciplines: Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing, Kenya Registered Nursing, Kenya Registered Midwifery, Kenya Registered Nursing/Midwifery or Kenya Registered Nursing/Mental, Health and Psychiatry from a recognized institution;
Higher Diploma in Nephrology nursing from a recognized institution;
Registration Certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya;
Valid practicing license from the Nursing Council of Kenya;
Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution;
Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Nursing care prior to and following renal transplant;
Care of renal patients in the secondary stage involving rehabilitation and in the tertiary stage;
Organizing for and coordinating training for staff on renal care;
Ensuring a safe environment for care of patients;
Performing any other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.