KUTRRH Senior Nurse, NICU - Jobs in Kenya

KUTRRH Senior Nurse, NICU - Jobs in Kenya

Senior Nurse, NICU - V/IA/8/2022

Position Summary
The responsibilities of a Senior NICU nurse is to care for infants' basic needs, such as diaper changes
and feeding, and coordinating the infants' medical treatments with the NICU physician. The Senior
Nurse NICU will report to the Supervisor in the Directorate of Nursing Services and will be responsible
for a Section within the Directorate of Nursing that requires a section head.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervise nursing and other staff in the section/unit to ensure that they perform their duties as required.
  • Provide leadership in the care for all patients in the accident and emergency department.
  • Ensure all staff in the unit/section attend to their duties in strict adherence to the duty rota.
  • Maintain availability of minimum stock of commodities and supplies to ensure optimal provision of services in the unit.
  • Liase with other hospital departments in the provision of care such as radiology, laundry, laboratory, and pharmacy.
  • Ensure use of all Hospital’s automated systems, as appropriate, including the Hospital Management Information System (HMIS)
  • Regular update of the Hospital Management Information System (HMIS).
  • Ensures nurses adhere to set metrics of quality care indicators such as admission time, waiting times, discharge turnaround times and medication timings.
  • Ensure and coordinate the implementation of the hospital’s strategic plan in the section/unit within the framework of the vision, mission and culture of the hospital and other national and international healthcare frameworks.
  • Manages and supports the day-to-day operations of assigned patient care area(s) in the
  • Ensure provision of age and culturally appropriate care to patient
  • Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
  • Guide in the provision of nutritional assessment & specialized feedings
  • Provides arterial & intravenous therapy and Changes dressings, inserts catheters, starts IVs
  • Oversees the monitoring of vital signs and initiates corrective action whenever the patient displays adverse symptomatology, communicates patient’s condition to care team
  • Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients, such as incubators and ventilators
  • Assists treating physician during examination, treatment and procedures, which can include life-saving situations
  • Instructs and educates patient’s family and participates in discharge planning
  • Oversees the preparation and administering and records prescribed medications. Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments
  • In liaison with immediate supervisor, set performance targets, monitor and conduct periodic evaluations for the team.
  • Any other work-related duties as assigned by
    the supervisor in the delivery of care

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Higher Diploma as a Neonatal care nurse with a minimum of seven (7) years nursing experience five (5) of which must have been in Neonatal care or
  • Diploma in Nursing and Higher Diploma as a Neonatal care nurse with a minimum of nine (9) years nursing experience six (6) of which must have been in Neonatal care
  • Must have successfully completed the six (6) months’ probation period and served at KUTRRH for a minimum period of one (1) year inclusive of the probation period.
  • Registration with Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Master’s degree in a relevant or related field is an added advantage.
  • Evidence of leadership or supervisory experience will be an added advantage

    Soft Skills Required
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Compassionate skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Team building skills

    How to apply
    •If your background and competencies match the specifications of the above positions, please apply online via
    •OR send hard copies of your Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Filled Application Form and Licence ONLY to the address below:

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

    For all applications, please indicate the subject as follows: JOB APPLICATION – JOB REFERENCE NUMBER. Please note that you must attach the Application Letter, CV, Filled Application Form, and Practicing Licence when you apply online via the portal.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All successful candidates must fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, including;
    • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
    • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (for University graduates only)
    • Tax Compliance Certificate from the KRA
    • Clearance from Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission
    • A report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau

    For more information and job application details, see; KUTRRH Senior Nurse, NICU Jobs in Kenya

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