The purpose of this position is to maintain a caring and high professional standard of nursing care, meeting the needs of the patients in all aspects and promoting job satisfaction in the nursing team. In addition the jobholder is responsible for the assessment of patient needs, planning,implementation and evaluation of the care plans and the care delivered on daily basis.
Critical Care Nurse (ICU) provides most of the direct care to patients in life threatening situations within intensive care unit.
Monitor the critical patients for changes in status and indications of conditions such as sepsis or shock and institute appropriate interventions.
Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity and inform the ICU Doctor on duty as is necessary.
Responding to life-saving situations, using nursing standards and protocols for treatment.
Care for pre- and post-operative patients when those patients require ICU care.
Assess patients’ pain levels and sedation requirements.
Prioritize nursing care for assigned critically ill patients based on assessment data and identified needs.
Assess family adaptation levels and coping skills to determine whether intervention is needed.
Acting as patient advocate.
Providing education and support to patient families.
Responsible for accurate record keeping in regards to patient care and good maintenance of the records.
Communicating with a range of patients and their families, ensuring that clear and accurate information is included in the patients’ notes.
Must be a Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing Diploma holder or equivalent.
Must be a Kenya Registered Critical Care Nursing.
Must have Basic Life Support Course and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course
Must have a valid practicing license from the Kenya Nursing council
Three (3) year related experience
Excellent proficiency in use of Computer
Proficiency in reporting,typing and record keeping.
Responsible for the Critical Care Nursing provided within the Hospital on a 24-hour basis.
Contact person for individuals, cooperate and medical insurance schemes at The Karen hospital.
Ensuring quality standards, safety and continuous improvement of patient clinical outcomes in ICU