International Rescue Committee (IRC) Jobs career in Hagadera Kenya 2013

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana and Garissa regions as well as in Eastleigh, Nairobi.
The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, protection, peace building, water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH), HIV/AIDS prevention, response to gender based violence, disaster risk reduction (DRR), livelihoods and governance.
Applications are invited for the following position

Hospital Nurse
 

Sector: Health
 
Location: Kenya
 
Employee Type: Regular
 
Employee Category: Full Time
 
Description

Based in Hagadera, the hospital nurse will provide holistic nursing services to both inpatient and out patients within the hospital.

Key Responsibilities

The Hospital Nurse is directly responsible to the Hospital Matron and will carry out the following duties:

Programming

  • The clinical nurse 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 and 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.
  • Assist patients with activities of daily living while in the ward.
  • Arrange and submit weekly ward work schedule and plan daily duties and responsibilities for each refugee staff.
  • Convene ward meeting and attend monthly hospital meetings.
  • Escort patient to other referral hospital when necessary.
  • Do hospital coverage and on-call as required.
  • Participate in camp health surveys/campaigns.
Reporting and communication
  • Compile and submit quarterly inventory return/requisition of all drugs and supplies.
  • Conduct regular training session for refugee staff on basic nursing care/management of various ward cases and charting.
  • Give health education to patients and clients
  • Compile and submit monthly reports.
  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of supplies.
Operations
  • 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.
  • Report any significant changes in operations to the hospital matron.
  • Carry out any other additional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Minimum requirements:
  • Registered Nurse from KMTC or recognized nurse training institution
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • At least 2 years working experience in a busy hospital setup.
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
  • Sensitive to different cultures
  • Team player
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
International allowances are not available for this position.
Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

Apply online at www.rescue.org/careers

Please apply on or before 22nd March 2013

IRC leading the way from harm to home.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
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