Kenyatta University Hospital Renal Nurses Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Hospital Renal Nurses Jobs in Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the preparation of the delivery system, dialysate bath, and dialyzer and confirms that all mandatory alarm tests on the dialyzer and equipment are performed.

  • Reviews physician orders for dialysis patients, collects pre-treatment dialysis data, and reviews patient records prior to dialysis.

  • Conducts pre-dialysis patient assessment including obtaining patient vital signs and assessing the patient’s vascular access, laboratory findings, and the patient’s general health.

  • Verifies that patients are taking all prescribed medications and performs medication reconciliation.

  • Documents findings of patient assessments and interventions and advises providers of any significant change in the patient's condition and other pertinent information.

  • Discusses patient concerns and answers questions relevant to care.

  • Oversees dialysis technicians in the performance of dialysis from start to finish, monitors patient reaction to treatment and performance of the dialysis machines and demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the mechanics of dialysis.

  • Assesses, prepares, and cannulates a patient’s vascular access (including needle insertion in arteriovenous fistula or grafts for aseptic connection with dialysis equipment).

  • Utilizes sterile techniques to assess the dialysis catheter exit site and to apply dressing on the patient’s vascular access (dialysis catheter, arteriovenous
    access) per protocols.

  • Maintains responsibility for providing coverage to the dialysis department.

  • Provides patient education/teaching applicable to the patient’s medical condition.

  • Any other duties assigned by Supervisor.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A Diploma and/or Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from a recognized institution.

  • Higher Diploma in Nephrology / Renal Nursing from a recognized institution.

  • A minimum of two (2) year working experience in a busy renal unit.

  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya.

  • Valid practicing license as a renal / nephrology nurse.

    Soft Skills Required

  • Communication skills.

  • Organizational skills.

  • Observational.

  • Analytical skills.

  • Team player.

  • Attention to details.

  • Accounting skills.

    How to Apply

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