Complete head to toe assessment and re-assessment of patients to identify their care needs
Develop written care plans based on patients’ needs, monitor and evaluate effectiveness of interventions
Carry out hemodynamic monitoring to include vital signs, neurological and fluid status; labs and radiological evaluations
Document all assessment data, investigation results, care given, discussions with the multidisciplinary team, family/patient interactions in an accurate, comprehensive and timely manner
Administer medication safely, monitor patient responses to medication and report adverse reactions promptly.
Dispose of clinical and non-clinical waste safely in accordance with Aga khan University Hospital Guidelines on waste management.
Prepare for and assist physicians to perform various procedures in the clinic.
Maintain adequate airway management to include oxygen therapy, nebulization and suctioning
Perform pain assessment and initiate analgesia as per protocol
Promptly report both clinical and non-clinical unusual findings/incidences to the Clinic in charge, Clinical Quality Manager or Operations Manager.
Identify patient and family education needs and implement appropriate teaching
Provide safe environment for patients through adherence to infection control practices and other safety policies, and perform timely safety checks on restraints, examination coaches, oxygen source and other medical equipment in the clinic.
Be accountable for judicious and efficient use of resources i.e. accurate and timely billing of clinic stock drugs and consumables
Care for equipment through proper cleaning, storage, per shift check of the inventory and timely reporting and follow up of non-functional equipment to the Operations manager
Follow discharge procedure of the out patients according to hospital protocol, and ensure follow up appointments are made where needed.
Participate in clinic based nursing education, quality improvement (QI) projects, audits, spot checks and skill checks
Registered Nurse from a recognized school of nursing or University
Current licensure with the Nursing Council of Kenya
Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS)
Minimum requirement of 3 years’ continuous clinical experience in medical surgical Nursing.
Demonstrate evidence based knowledge of the current practices in general nursing in an outpatient set up