National Council of Churches of Kenya CO/Nurse Anaesthetist Jobs

National Council of Churches of Kenya CO/Nurse Anaesthetist Jobs

Main Purpose of the Job

  • The purpose of the position is to glorify God through the provision of safe anaesthesia services to patients

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meeting patients before their procedure to conduct pre-operative examinations (which includes measuring weight, height, fluid levels etc).

  • Determining appropriate anaesthetic or sedation for patient based on pre-operative examination and prior medical history.

  • Explaining anaesthetic process to patients and re-assuring them before they are led into the operating theatre under their supervision.

  • Administering appropriate type of anaesthesia (local, regional, general or sedation) to patients via a variety of methods including inhalation or intravenous injection.

  • Recording vital details, including type of anaesthesia administered, dosage, method of administration and patient’s condition.

  • Positioning patients on operating tables, ensuring they are warm and comfortable.

  • Monitoring patients throughout their medical procedure and dealing immediately with any problems that arise.

  • Safely waking patients from their procedure whilst maintaining appropriate levels of pain killer/sedation without causing unnecessary nausea and side-effects.

  • Working co-operatively with other medical professions, including surgeons and theatre nurses to manage patients from end-to-end and deal with chronic pain complaints etc.

  • Anaesthetist jobs may also involve training medical students and fellow medical professionals
    on patient care related to the administration of anaesthetic agents.

    Level of Education/Academic Qualification

  • Secondary School Education (KCSE).

    Specialised Training/Professional Qualifications

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery/ Nursing

  • Higher diploma in Anaesthesia

  • Registered by relevant body

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience.

    Other Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills with meticulous attention to detail.

  • Computer literacy, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Ability to work effectively with a team in a culturally diverse environment

  • A good understanding of community dynamics.

  • Knowledge and familiarity with the community

    Relevant Job Experience

  • Must have worked in a similar position for at least three years in a similar position.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; National Council of Churches of Kenya CO/Nurse Anaesthetist Jobs

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