Full time Offered Salary :

Project Nurse, Mother Child Health (MCH) Department at Aga Khan University Hospital. Nairobi

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Job Description

Reporting to the Unit Manager, the successful candidate will provide Vaccination services to hospital clients. S/he will assist in all project activities such as triaging, vaccinating, documentation, and responding to emergencies when they arise.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs objective assessment for all patients who come to get vaccinated. Assessment includes measurement of vital signs, height and weight
  • Triage clients appropriately
  • Assesses patient and family education needs and provides appropriate teaching based on their needs
  • Ensures safety of special populations such as paediatric, the elderly, psychiatric and patients with various forms of disabilities
  • Demonstrate awareness of community resources available to patients and assists with referrals when necessary.
  • Observes infection control practices and maintains a clean and safe work environment for staff and patients
  • Maintains open communication with the patient and the multidisciplinary team in the clinics to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Participates in data collection and monitoring of clinic’s quality indicators
  • Is accountable for judicious and efficient use of resources
  • Responsible for safe use of equipment through cleaning, storage, per shift checks of the inventory and timely reporting of nonfunctional equipment to the unit supervisor
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety guidelines for staff and patients, reporting any accidents, incidents, hazards or equipment defects in accordance with laid down policies
  • Provide safe environment for patients through adherence to infection control practices and other safety policies while administering the vaccinations
  • Participates in unit based continuing education, quality improvement (QI) projects, Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC), audits, spot checks and skill checks.

Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse from a recognized School of Nursing or University
  • Current licensure with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Excellent written and Verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate Critical thinking and Analytical skills
  • Demonstrate proactivity and ability to work with minimum supervision.
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