Clinical Nurse, NICU

Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Active

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Nairobi

Job Description

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

Responsibilities:

  • Complete assessment and re-assessment of patients to identify their care needs
  • Develop written care plans based on patients changing needs, monitor and evaluate effectiveness of interventions
  • Initiate cardiac monitoring both room and central, be able to interpret monitor trends and communicate critical changes to the physician and Nurse manager
  • Carry out other hemodynamic monitoring to include CVP, UVCs, lab, radiological and ABG evaluations
  • Document all assessment data, investigation results, care given, discussions with the multidisciplinary team, family/patient interactions in an accurate, comprehensive and timely manner
  • Prepare for and assist the physician in emergency procedures necessary for prompt control of patient’s condition
  • Initiate mechanical ventilation (invasive and non-invasive) based on physician orders,
  • Assess patient’s readiness for weaning and implement the weaning and extubation protocols
  • Maintain adequate airway management to include oxygen therapy, nebulization and suctioning
  • Be able to perform peritoneal dialysis and care for a patient on the same as instructed.
  • Be able to commence enteral, oral and gastric feeds as prescribed, assess absorption and elimination and give feedback as appropriate
  • Be able to recognize a patient in a pre- arrest or arrest states, and to activate Emergency Response
  • Provide safe environment for patients through adherence to infection control practices and other safety policies, and perform timely safety checks on incubators, IV pumps, oxygen source, ventilators and cardiac monitors
  • Care for equipment through proper cleaning, storage, per shift check of the inventory and timely
  • Participate in unit based nursing education, quality improvement (QI) projects, audits, spot checks and skill checks

Requirements:

  • RN from a recognized school of nursing or University
  • Current licensure with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Certificate in Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • European Paediatrics Life Support (EPLS)
  • Demonstrate evidence based knowledge of current practices in Paediatrics Nursing
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