Kenyatta University Hospital - Nursing Officer – Critical Care Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Hospital - Nursing Officer – Critical Care Jobs in Kenya



Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital (KUTRRH) is seeking to recruit highly transformative and dynamic self-driven individuals with a high degree of integrity, result oriented, demonstrable professionalism, competence and impeccable capability to fill the following positions within its staff establishment:


Kenyatta University Hospital - Nursing Officer – Critical Care Jobs in Kenya

Nursing Officer- Critical Care-(DNSNOCC/KUTRRH/8)

1. Background Information


Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH)

Department: Nursing Services
Section/Unit: Critical Care Centers
Job Title: Critical Care Nursing Officer
Reports to: Senior Critical Nursing Officer
Direct Reports: None

2. Purpose of the Job

Reporting to the Senior Critical Care Nursing Officer, the Critical Care Nursing Officer I
job exists to provide of advanced nursing services and patients care in the ICU and HDU, provide nursing research and training and advise on the same at KUTRRH.

3. Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:
  • Ensure that the critical care centers are clean and in the right conditions to provide the conducive environment needed by patients into the critical care centers of the hospital.
  • Ensure that the critical care centers have all the machinery, equipment and materials needed to provide critical care to patients admitted into the critical care centers of the hospital.
  • Set up and monitor medical equipment and devices such as cardiac monitors, mechanical ventilators and alarms, oxygen delivery devices, transducers, or pressure lines and identify malfunctioning equipment or devices and report the same to the biomedical engineering section of the hospital.
  • Receive patients in critical conditions that are referred to the critical carecenters
    and book them in for advanced care and attention in the hospital.
  • Deliver quality nursing care in accordance with the set Nursing Standards andas per the policies and procedures of the hospital.
  • Ensure the provision of quality critical care nursing services to the admittedcritically
    ill patients, based on assessment data or identified needs in the hospital.
  • Monitor patients for their progress and changes in status and indications of health
    conditions such as sepsis or shock and institute appropriate interventions together with medical specialists in the hospital.
  • Administer the prescribed therapeutic procedures based upon patients' clinical status
    and assess patients' pain levels or sedation requirements in the critical care centers of
    the hospital.
  • Conduct pulmonary assessments to identify abnormal respiratory patterns or breathing sounds that indicate medical conditions of patients in the critical care centers of the hospital.
  • Monitor patients' fluid intake and outlet to detect any emerging problems such as
    fluid and electrolyte imbalances among patients in
    the critical care centers of the hospital.
  • Document patients' medical histories and assessment findings, compile and analyze data obtained from monitoring or diagnostic tests in the critical care centers of the hospital.
  • Coordinate patient care conferences and participate in the development, review,
    or evaluation of critical care nursing practice protocols in the critical care centers of the hospital.
  • Mentor and guide other junior nursing officers, interns and students in thecritical
    care centers of the hospital.
  • Provide nursing research and training to students in the critical care centers of the
    hospital.

    4. Qualifications Knowledge and Skills:

    Minimum level of academic qualifications required to perform effectively in the role:

    a) Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing from a recognized institution
    b) Bachelor of Science in Nursing will be an added advantage

    Professional qualifications required to effectively perform in the role:

    a) Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya and Valid Practice License
    b) Must have a Certificate in a course in life-saving

    Minimum level of knowledge required for the job:
    a) Computer literate
    b) Knowledge of relevant legislations
    c) Knowledge of professional standards
    d) Proven track record of nursing research and training in a reputable institution

    Soft skills required for the Job:
    a) Communication and interpersonal skills
    b) Observation skills
    c) Analytical skills
    d) Compassionate
    e) Team player
    f) Ability to work under pressure

    5. Relevant Work Experience Required:

    Minimum number of years of experience the jobholder isrequired to have to be appointed
    to the position:


    At least five years working experience as a Critical Care Nursing Officer in reputable hospital.

    The deadline for the receipt of all applications is Monday 5th August 2019

    If your background and competencies match the specifications of any of these posts, please send your;

    1. Application Letter,
    2. Curriculum Vitae and
    3. Filled Application Form

    ONLY via email to recruitment@kutrrh.go.ke

    Or hard copies can be addressed to:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital
    P.O Box 7674 – 00100 GPO
    Nairobi Kenya

    For more information and job applications details, see; Kenyatta University Hospital - Nursing Officer – Critical Care Jobs in Kenya/a>

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