Kenya Red Cross Are Hiring

Nursing Officer (8 Positions) Kenya Red Cross Society

The Society is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic persons to fill the following position:

Overall 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.

Duties and 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.

Minimum 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.

Application Procedure                                                                   Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send or drop their applications so as to reach us not later than Friday, 13th October 2017 at either;

•Kenya Red Cross Society Lodwar Branch Office or
•Kenya Red Cross Society Kakuma Tracing Office or
•Post it to
Secretary  General Kenya Red Cross Society P.O. Box 40712-00100, Nairobi

Applications MUST contain; letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates (including Current Practising License), address and contacts of two referees

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