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St. Luke’s Orthopaedic and Trauma Neonatal Nurse Job

The overall purpose of this job is to provide care for newborns and infants; specifically those who require special medical attention such as patients who may have been born early, have deformities, struggle with breathing, need surgery, or suffer from other complications that require intensive medical care.

Key duties and responsibilities 

  • Administer medications as prescribed by attending NICU and paediatric physician.
  • Maintain and calibrate NICU/paediatric equipment for patient safety and support.
  • Connect intravenous lines to administer medication and extract samples.
  • Evaluate and oversee patients in the NICU/paediatric ward and report any changes in condition to supervisors.
  • Communicate with parents/guardians the plan of care and scope of treatment.
  • Consult with physicians and other nurses on plan of care, progress, and prognosis.
  • Monitor the health of infants suffering from medical issues relating to birth, such as prematurity or congenital defects.
  • Providing treatment and administering medication as proscribed by the NICU/paediatric physician.
  • Documenting patient history.
  • Running and maintaining the equipment in the NICU/paediatric ward.
  • Educate new parents on the care of their new infant; for example, breastfeeding.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor from time.

Knowledge, experience and qualifications required

  • Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a recognized institution.
  • Specialization in Neonatal Nursing.
  • Must be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya with a valid practicing license.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a high-volume NICU

Competencies

Technical & Behavioural competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Up-to-date knowledge of NICU equipment, such as a ventilator, incubator, and feeding pumps.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
  • A caring and compassionate attitude towards new parents and their infants.

How to Apply

Qualified and interested applicants should submit their applications with copies of their National Identification Cards and Updated CVs, including names and contacts of three references, current and expected remuneration to the following e-mail on or before 15th December 2022:

[email protected]rthopaedics.com

Hard copies will not be accepted, and only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Please note that St. Luke’s Orthopaedic and Trauma Hospital does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, shortlisting of interview meeting).

St. Luke’s Orthopaedic and Trauma Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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