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Theatre Nurse Job At Premier Hospital

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification Diploma
  • Experience 2 years
  • Location Mombasa
  • Job Field Medical / Healthcare 

JOB PURPOSE

Ensure high-quality clinical care to all patients through provision of effective nursing services in Theatre.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures that pre-op assessment is complete, including the surgical checklist and nursing documentation and notes any discrepancies and informs concerned staff accordingly.
  • Receives the patient prior to surgery, gets report from the accompanying nurse and performs pre- op checklist.
  • Familiar with Operating Room procedures, Recovery Room routines, taking assignment e.g. narcotic cupboard.
  • Effective management of pre-operative care of elective cases in the operating room
  • Effective recovery of stable patients post any form of anesthesia.
  • Assists with intubation and extubation of patient in the recovery room (RR) and if required in the operating room (OR).
  • Communicates with anesthetists and primary teams regarding patient issues and shifting plans.
  • Provides care to ventilated patients.
  • Facilitates safe transfer of patient to alternate level of care on approval by anesthetist.
  • Must effectively care use and maintain the following equipment: Cardiac Monitors & Diarthemy
  • Promptly reports both clinical and non-clinical unusual findings/incidences to the nurse manager, team leader or Physician/Surgeons.
  • Identify patient and family education needs and implement appropriate teaching
  • Perform pain assessment and initiate analgesia as per protocol, patient presentation and doctor`s orders
  • Ensure Nursing documentation is timely, comprehensive and complete reflecting the nursing process and nursing quality standards.
  • Ensures a safe environment by applying safety measures for the patients/families and healthcare team by following infection control and other applicable policies.
  • Coordinates theater list with concerned OR coordinator.
  • Assists the physician in performing procedures e.g. scrub or circulating nurse roles
  • Ensure all specimens are properly labeled and delivered to the lab in a timely manner
  • Be able to recognize a patient in a pre- arrest or arrest states, and to initiate Basic Life Support
  • Dispose of clinical and non-clinical waste safely in accordance with Hospital Guidelines on waste management
  • Administer medication safely, monitor patient responses to medication and promptly report adverse reactions.
  • Be accountable for judicious and efficient use of resources i.e. accurate and timely billing of ward stock drugs and consumables
  • Care for equipment through cleaning, storage, per shift check of the inventory and timely reporting and follow up of nonfunctional equipment to the nurse manager.
  • Adequately prepare and participate in health talks, presentations, and Continuous Medical Education (CME) events.
  • Participate in clinical audits.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/ QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma in any of the following. disciplines: Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing, Kenya Registered Nursing
  • Higher Diploma in Perioperative Nursing;
  • Must be registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya with a Valid Practicing License
  • Experience – 2 years of experience in a busy OR 
  • Experience providing direct nursing care in surgical cases within the last 1 Year required
  • Must have Valid ACLS/BLS certificates 

KEY JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent clinical acumen.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Effective communication skills – listening, oral and written.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Problem solving, conflict resolution and crisis management skills.

Method of Application

If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send us your application (cover letter & CV/Resume) quoting the job title on the email subject, testimonials and full contact details of 3 referees, to careers@premierhospital.org. The application should be received not later than 5.00pm on 8TH SEPTEMBER, 2023. We shall ONLY accept ONLINE applications. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Due to the high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

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