IRC Nurse Jobs in Kenya

IRC Nurse Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

  • To provide holistic specialized or general nursing services to both inpatient and outpatients within the hospital specialized unit or Health post.

    Key Responsibilities

  • The Nurse is directly responsible to the Hospital Nursing Officer in Charge and will carry out the following duties:


  • The clinical nurse shall work in specific ward/Health post/specialized unit assigned and would therefore work as both supervisor and team leader of the national and refugee staff.

  • Prepare for and assist the doctors during clinical procedures whenever required.

  • Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly carried out and documented on patient’s charts.

  • Carry out minor surgical procedures, screening, admissions, consultation, resuscitation and stabilization of clients in management of clinical emergencies.

  • Provide effective reproductive health services based on all pillars of safe motherhood to ensure best maternal child outcome.

  • Implement community health strategy in collaboration with key stakeholders.

  • Refer to the doctor in charge or to the doctor on call relevant information such as patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.

  • Assist patients with activities of daily living while in the ward/clinic.

  • Maintaining psychological well beings through reassurance to patients’ perioperative.

  • Observe and maintain infection prevention policy daily and ensure safe work environment.

  • Arrange and submit weekly/monthly ward or unit work schedule, plan daily duties and responsibilities for both national and refugee staff and leave plans to ensure adequate coverage.

  • Convene ward/unit meetings and attend important hospital or department meetings.

  • Escort patients during referral when necessary and facilitate acquisition of legal travel documents.

  • Do hospital coverage and on-call as required.

  • Participate in camp health surveys/campaigns as required.

    Reporting and Communication

  • Compile and submit quarterly inventory return/requisition of all drugs and supplies.

  • Conduct regular training session for national and refugee staff on basic nursing care/management of various ward cases, documentation and infection prevention.

  • Provide individualized health education and counseling related to health maintenance and disease prevention.

  • Attend and facilitate Continuous Medical Education.

  • Compile and submit
    weekly/monthly HIS reports.

  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of supplies as well as maintain adequate supplies and buffer stock.


  • Perform managerial and administrative functions in assigned wards/unit by participating in recruitment, capacity building, and appraisal and disciplinary of supervisees.

  • Maintain equipment in good condition and submit regular inventory report of the same.

  • Maintain and update key registers in the assigned area and documentation of client assessment, nursing diagnosis and outcomes while ensuring confidential records.

  • Ensure that all admissions, discharges, transfers and deaths are properly recorded as they occur and participate in respective audits.

  • Report any significant changes in operations to the supervisor.

  • Carry out any other additional duties relevant to job description as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Key Result Areas

  • Assessment, Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of nursing care services and other related activities within the allocated ward/unit.


  • Kenya Registered and/or Community Health Nurse from a recognized Nursing Training Institution.

  • Registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya with valid practicing license

  • At least 2 years’ experience

  • NGO experience in a similar setup is an added advantage.

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • At least 2 years working experience in a busy hospital setup.

  • Experience in management of children with severe acute malnutrition and medical complications desirable.

  • Team player and cultural sensitivity is required.

  • Ability to work in hardship areas (Previous emergency experience in a remote setting will be an added advantage).

  • Fluency in Somali will be an added advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC Nurse Jobs in Kenya

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