National Council of Churches of Kenya ICU Nurse Jobs

National Council of Churches of Kenya ICU Nurse Jobs

Main Purpose of the Job

  • To constantly monitoring patients with highly unstable physical conditions and therefore will only be responsible for one or two patients at a time.

  • Additionally, you must be able to provide emotional support to gravely ill patients and their families.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify patients’ age-specific needs and alter care plans as necessary to meet those needs.

  • Perform approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based upon patients’ clinical status.

  • Evaluate patients’ vital signs and laboratory data to determine emergency intervention needs.

  • Administer blood and blood products, monitoring patients for signs and symptoms related to transfusion reactions.

  • Administer medications intravenously, by injection, orally, through gastric tubes, or by other methods.

  • Advocate for patients’ and families’ needs or provide emotional support for patients and their families.

  • Set up and monitor medical equipment and devices such as cardiac monitors, mechanical ventilators and alarms, oxygen delivery devices, transducers, and pressure lines.

  • Monitor patients’ fluid intake and output to detect emerging problems such as fluid and electrolyte imbalances.

  • Assess patients’ psychosocial status and needs including areas such as sleep patterns, anxiety, grief, anger, and support systems.

  • Collaborate with other health care professionals to develop and revise treatment plans based on identified needs and assessment data.

  • Compile and analyze data obtained from monitoring or diagnostic tests.

  • Conduct pulmonary assessments to identify abnormal respiratory patterns or breathing sounds
    that indicate problems.

  • Document patients’ medical histories and assessment findings.

  • Document patients’ treatment plans, interventions, outcomes, or plan revisions.

  • Identify patients who are at risk of complications due to nutritional status.

  • Prioritize nursing care for assigned critically ill patients based on assessment data and identified needs.

  • Assist physicians with procedures such as bronchoscopy, endoscopy, endotracheal intubation, and elective cardioversion.

  • Identify malfunctioning equipment or devices.

  • Plan, provide, or evaluate educational programs for nursing staff, interdisciplinary health care team members, and community members.

  • Supervise and monitor unit nursing staff.

  • Any other job advised by Medical Superintendent from time to time

    Job Specification

    Level of Education/Academic Qualification

  • Diploma / Degree in Nursing.

    Specialised Training/Professional Qualifications

  • Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing

    Other Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required

  • Knowledge in Medical services

  • Administrative skills

  • Leadership trait

  • Self-motivated and quick to take initiative

  • Relevant Job Experience

    How to Apply

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

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