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

 

Theatre Nurse Function

Department

Nursing
Grade

 

  Reports To Nursing Operations Manager
Scope

 

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

●     Responsible for promoting and maintaining high standards of professional nursing care by providing quality services with special focus on surgeries to meet the needs of patients.

Main Responsibilities
●     Provide efficient and effective perioperative nursing care to patients.

●     Maintain surgical services in accordance with competency standards.

●     Complete all physician orders, administer medications, and conduct treatments and tests for patients in a timely manner.

●     Assist with patient care in the recovery room, procedure room and operating room.

●     Develop and implement a nursing care plan for assigned patients.

●     Execute proper use, care and handling of surgical equipment to ensure safety of operating staff and patients.

●     Maintain current and in-depth knowledge of sterile techniques.

●     Communicate continuously with the operating team and other medical staff to meet needs for patient care.

●     Assist in ordering, storing and maintaining surgical equipment and supplies.

●     Prepare an operating room with surgical equipment, sterile, linens and supplies that will be needed during surgery.

●     Maintain order and cleanliness in the operating room.

●     Prepare patients including cleaning and disinfecting body areas for surgery.

●     Prepare timely and accurate records of patient history and recovery charts.

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

●     2 Years’ experience in a similar role

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

●     Kenya Registered perioperative Certification

●     Latest certification in BLS and ACLS is an added advantage

Work experience and skills
Essential Desirable
●      2+ years experience in perioperative

 

●     Experience in endoscopy procedures, including Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP and Bronchoscopy

 

Key Competencies
Essential Desirable
●     Excellent interpersonal, communication & customer care

●     Ability to remain calm in emergency

●     Compassionate,

●     Possess phenomenal efficiency

●     Attention to detail

●     Strong knowledge of operation procedures and patient safety.

●     Being compassionate

●     Critical thinker and fast to act in emergencies.