EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Meridian Health Group is one of the market leaders in quality, cost-effective and accessible health care in Kenya and the East African region. At the heart of our corporate philosophy is a devotion to patient centred care and service excellence. We provide effective and efficient care in a safe and welcoming environment.

We seek to recruit competent and qualified individuals in the following capacities:

Job Title

 

Critical Care Unit Nurse Function

Department

Nursing
Grade

 

Reports To Nursing Operations Manager
Scope

 

 Hospital Location  Meridian Equator Hospital
Main Purpose of the Job- (Job Summary)

●       Provide round-the-clock care for premature and ill newborn infants.

●       Administering care to newborn infants residing in the NICU, running various medical tests and providing support to families as needed.

●       Work with newborn infants in critical care, along with supporting and providing information to parents and guardians.

Main Responsibilities
●     Assessing patient’s condition and planning for their care

●      Ensuring patient’s nursing needs such as physical, psychological and mental are attended to

●      Providing advanced life support care

●      Assisting physicians in carrying out medical procedures

●      Monitoring, record and report changes in patient’s symptoms; maintain accurate reports on patients

●      Ensuring ventilators, monitors and other equipment in the unit are working properly

●      Receiving and discharging patients to and from the unit

●      Administering intravenous fluids and medications

●      Assist in carrying out diagnostic tests

●      Responding to emergencies and life-threatening situations

●      Maintaining safe and clean working environment by adhering to set standards and procedures

●      Providing support and education to the patient’s families on various topics pertaining to health of the patient

Key Deliverables of this position
●      Excellent patient experience and quality of care.
Academic & Professional Qualifications
Essential Desirable
●     KRN/KRCHN/BscN

●     Have a higher Diploma in critical care

●     Latest certification in BLS and ACLS is an added advantage

●     Must be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya with a current license

●     Pediatric Nursing qualification from a recognized institution.
Work experience and skills
Essential Desirable
●      Minimum of 3 years working experience with at least 2 years post qualification in Neonatal Critical Care

 

Key Competencies
Essential Desirable
●     Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and observation skills.

●     Ability to remain calm in emergency

●     Excellent interpersonal, communication & customer care

●     Compassionate,

●     Possess phenomenal efficiency