Kenyatta University Hospital - Nursing Officer – Oncology Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Hospital - Nursing Officer – Oncology 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 – Oncology Jobs in Kenya

Nursing Officer – Oncology (DNSNOO/KUTRRH/8)

1. Background Information


Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH)

Department: Nursing Services
Section/Unit: Oncology
Job Title: Oncology Nursing Officer
Reports to: Senior Oncology Nursing Officer

2. Purpose of the Job

Reporting to the Senior Oncology Nursing Officer, the Oncology Nursing Officer I job
exists to provide oncology nursing services and care to cancer patients, support oncologists in the oncology unit, provide nursing research and training, and advise on the same at KUTRRH.

3. Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:
  • Ensure, in collaboration with Chief Oncologist, that the unit has properly
    functioning machinery, equipment and materials required to support delivery of oncology services in the unit of the hospital.
  • Deliver quality nursing services and nursing to care patients in accordance with the
    set nursing standards and as per the policies and procedures of the hospital.
  • Receive, register and record patients and record their personal data and prepare them to be seen and examined by the oncologists in the oncologyunit of the hospital.
  • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments topatients
    and monitor their conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary in the oncology unit of the hospital.
  • Provide filed patient records, medical reports, test results, or examination
    information to diagnose medical condition of patient to the oncologists before treatment in the unit of the hospital.
  • Support the oncologists to administer treatment and other medical procedures and prepare patients for oncology surgical operations and other medical procedures in the cancer unit of the hospital.
  • Administer prescribed therapy, medication, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury to patients in the oncology unit of the hospital.
  • Monitor patients’ progress and response to medication and other therapies after oncology surgical operations and other medical procedures in the hospital.
  • Support oncology patients manage cancer-related pain, effects of
    medication and other therapies in the cancer unit of the hospital.
  • Provide nursing research and training to students in oncology unit of the hospital.
  • Mentor and guide junior nursing officers, interns and students in the oncology unit of
    the hospital

    4. Qualifications Knowledge and Skills:

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

    a) Higher Diploma in Oncology Nursing from a recognized institution
    b) Bachelor of Science Degree 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 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 an Oncology 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 – Oncology Jobs in Kenya/a>

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