KUTRRH Senior Nurse, Renal - Jobs in Kenya

KUTRRH Senior Nurse, Renal - Jobs in Kenya

Senior Nurse, Renal - V/IA/4/2022

Position Summary
The Senior Nurse, Renal will be responsible for the provision of efficient and effective operating
services that achieve optimal patient outcomes in the Directorate of Nursing Services. Reporting to
the Supervisor in the Directorate of Nursing Services, the Senior Nurse, Renal will be responsible for a
Section within the Directorate of Nursing.

Main Duties and Responsibilities.
  • Supervise nursing and other staff in the section/unit to ensure that they perform their duties as required.
  • Coordinate and provide patient centered care to patients in the Renal unit of the hospital ensuring services meet the expected standards of quality, quantity and compliance.
  • 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.
  • Ensure that all dialysis equipment are in good working condition, timely calibration, oversee disassembly and disinfection of dialysis equipment and promptly report to the maintenance team in case of malfunction.
  • Assesses, prepare, and assist in cannulation of a patient' s vascular access (including needle insertion in arteriovenous fistula or grafts for aseptic connection with dialysis equipment).
  • Oversee the preparation of the delivery system, dialysate bath, and dialyzer and confirms that all mandatory alarm tests on the dialyzer and equipment are performed.
  • Perform surveillance on dialysis accesses (catheter, fistula, graft) for early signs of failure or
    infection; this includes (if needed and after receiving the appropriate training)
  • Maintain availability of minimum stock of commodities and supplies to ensure optimal provision of dialysis services in the unit and stock monitoring.
  • Coordinate with other hospital departments in the provision of care such as laboratory and nutrition services ensuring timely referrals if need be.
  • Provide and ensure surveillance and testing of dialysis water treatment equipment and dialysis water (such as chlorine, hardness, conductivity, water cultures) to ensure that these machines are operating within the parameters set in the facility's written protocols.
  • Provides leadership in improving patient care, maintaining standards of care, directing and teaching personnel in a variety of settings, and providing nurses responsibilities as needed while demonstrating an in-depth understanding of infection control and prevention of transmission of blood borne pathogens.
  • Works closely with others on the dialysis team and participates in interdisciplinary team
    meetings; reviews physician orders for dialysis patients, collects pre-treatment dialysis data,
    and reviews patient records
    prior to dialysis.
  • Ensure nurses conduct post dialysis assessment and patient discharge by evaluating treatment, documenting medication administration, utilizing the appropriate protocols, assessing condition of vascular access, discharging the patients when vital signs are stable, and documenting and recording patient treatment data.
  • In liaison with immediate supervisor, set performance targets, monitor and conduct periodic
  • Develop and manage partnerships with clinicians, physicians and administrative counterparts to achieve common goals and promote integration of multidisciplinary work groups.
  • In liaison with immediate supervisor, set performance objectives, monitor and conduct periodic evaluations for the team
  • Any other work-related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Higher Diploma as a Renal care nurse with a minimum of seven (7) years nursing experience five (5) of which must have been in renal care or
  • Diploma in Nursing and Higher Diploma as a Renal care nurse with a minimum of nine (9) years nursing experience six (6) of which must have been in renal 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 for the job
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Compassionate skills
  • Organization skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

    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, Renal Jobs in Kenya

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