Theatre Nurse Job Aug 2021

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Theatre Nurse Job, Current Medical Jobs Kenya

Job Purpose
The  theatre nurse shall be responsible in promoting and maintaining high standards of  professional nursing care by providing quality services with special focus on surgeries to meet  the needs of patients.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assessing patient’s status , reviewing charts/file, identifying   patient and verifying surgical  site upon arrival from the ward
  • Take measures to ensure patient’s comfort and provision of psychological support to the  patient
  • Participate in packaging, Sterilization and dispatching of t heatre consumables
  • Managing and Communicating patient’s emotional status to other appropriate theatre  team members
  • Maintaining aseptic /safe controlled environment
  • Managing human resources, equipment, and supplies for individualized patient care
  • Receiving  patients from ward, confirming theatre  list,   and handing over patients once  stable enough to be in the ward
  • Managing patient flow in theatre Department
  • Participating in surgical procedures as a scrub nurse
  • Transferring patient to operating room table, Parti cipate in Positioning the patient on the  operating table and to recovery area after operation
  • Ensures that the sponge, needle, and instrument counts are correct before and after the  procedure
  • Institute measures to promote normal body temperature of the  patient during operation  e.g.,   providing warm intravenous fluids
  • Determine patient’s immediate response to surgical intervention by doing assessment
  • Maintain patient’s safety (airway,  circulation,   and prevention of injury)
  • Administer medications, fluid and b lood if Prescribed
  • Managing of consumable non consumable surgical supplies
  • Timely reporting of any malfunctioning equipment for repair
  •   Ensuring all patients are charged in relation to the procedure performed and consumable  supplies used  e.g.,   drugs
  • Monitori ng of blood/fluid loss during operation
  • Communicating intraoperative information to the respective ward  staff including type of  surgery performed and anesthetic used
  • Report patient’s response to surgical procedure and anesthesia
  • Describe intraoperative fa ctors e.g., insertion of drains, administration of blood, analgesic  agents, or other medications during surgery and   occurrence of unexpected events
  • Taking vital observations before/after surgery and reporting any changes in patient’s vital  signs
  • Communicat ing to relevant parties  e.g.,   anesthetists, Surgeons and MO’s
  • Assisting anesthetists during induction
  • Ensuring theatre equipment are in good working condition
  • Documenting any events during surgery
  • Receiving and taking care of newborns during cesarean sectio n
  • Any other duties that may be allocated by the Management

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Community health Nursing (KRCHN) or BSN from a recognized institution.
  • Higher Diploma in Perioperative Nursing will be an added advantage
  • At least Three years of experien ce in Perioperative nursing
  • Must have Certification in BLS
  • ACLS Certification will be an added advantage
  • Experience in Laparoscopy will be an added advantage

N airobi Adventist hospital, a   level 4 Faith Based Hospital provides excellent employment  opportunities to competent, diligent and ethical indivi duals. We are located in Nyari,  Westlands  off Redhill Road.

How To Apply
Interested candidates are invited to  send  their application, CV , letter of reference from  pastor/chaplain,   and copies of certificates  on or before  Tues day 31 st  August   2021   to
[email protected] All the  required  documents  cited  above shou ld be sent as  one PDF document (n o hard copies will  be accepted )

Addressed to:

The Human Resource Manager,
Central Kenya Conference

P. O. Box 41352 00100

Nairobi

Quoting   the  position   appli ed for as the subject line.

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