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Nursing Officers – Dadaab (4 Positions)

Position Title:  Nursing Officer

Reporting to:  Nursing Officer In-Charge

Job Location:    Dadaab

Duration: Short Term Contract of Three (3) Months with possibility of extension

PURPOSE:

The overall objective is to provide a high standard of client care to both outpatients and inpatients, in accordance with clinical guidelines, policies, procedure, quality standards and guidelines for nursing professional practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Nursing Officer shall work in specific ward/clinic assigned to and would therefore work
  • as both supervisor and team leader of the refugee staff.
  • Prepare for and assist the doctors during the rounds whenever required.
  • Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly
  • carried out and documented on patient’s charts.
  • Refer to the doctor in charge or to the doctor/CO on call relevant information such as
  • patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
  • Arrange and submit weekly clinic/ward work schedule and plan daily duties and
  • responsibilities for each refugee staff.
  • Participate in camp health surveys/campaigns.
  • Conduct regular training session for refugee staff on basic nursing care/management of
  • various ward/clinic cases and charting.
  • Give health education to patients and clients
  • Compile and submit monthly reports.
  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of supplies.
  • Maintain equipment in good condition and submit regular inventory report of the same.
  • Maintain drug registers and drug consumption within the ward level.
  • Ensure that all admissions, discharges, transfers and deaths are properly recorded as they
  • occur.
  • Taking and recording of vital signs and proper documentation of all nursing procedures
  • Ensure the clinic/ward is cleaned to the expected standards.
  • Perform coverage and be on-call as required.

 Qualifications 

  • Over two (2) years’ experience.
  • Registered nurse with a Diploma in Nursing from KMTC or other recognized nurse-training institute.
  • Valid and current registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya.

Key Competencies 

  • At least 2 years working in a busy hospital set-up.
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the Society’s strategic objectives.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, email and utilization of the internet.
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply strictly through https://www.redcross.or.ke/Careers so as to reach us not later than so as to reach us not later than 29th October 2020;

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.