Intensive Care Nurse at Raksha International Medical Services

Raksha is incorporated in Kenya to enhance access to healthcare. Universal Cardiology Care Access is our goal. Raksha works with existing hospitals to establish Cardiology departments, fully equipped and manned. These cardiology departments are in two categories; Emergency Cardiology Center (ECC) and Interventional Cardiology Center (ICC).

Main Purpose Of The Job

To constantly monitoring patients with highly unstable physical conditions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the Critical Care Nursing provided within the Hospital on a 24-hour basis.
  • Care for pre- and post-operative patients when those patients require ICU care.
  • ICU nurse must be able to draw ABG Blood and interpret report correctly.
  • Assessing, planning, implementing nursing interventions and evaluating patient’s outcomes.
  • Providing health education and counselling to patients/clients.
  • Facilitating patients’ admission and initiating discharge plans.
  • Maintaining records/Documentation on patients/client’s health condition and care.
  • Ensuring a tidy and safe clinical environment.
  • Ensuring that the privacy of the patients is respected and the result of the investigations and consultation are confidential.
  • Order drugs and medical materials as necessary for the day and night duty as per the doctor’s prescription.
  • Follow Doctor Prescription and ensure that all the procedures/Tests requested by the Doctor are done for the patient.
  • Ensuring that the ward is clean (in and outside).
  • Taking the Doctor/Consultant for the Ward round and assist whenever there is a procedure to be done.
  • Properly handover to the next colleagues in the nursing Station and take him/her round to physically see the patients.
  • Notifying the Supervisor in case of shortage, changes to be done and any problems in the ward.
  • Always maintaining professionalism, honesty, truthfulness, adhere to nursing ethics and be committed when delivering services.
  • Assisting in emergency nursing procedures necessary for promote control of changes in patient(s) physical conditions.
  • Ability to perform the techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, accurately and effectively.
  • Ensuring economic use of equipment and supplies
  • Administer blood and blood products, monitoring patients for signs and symptoms related to transfusion reactions.
  • Administer medications intravenously, by injection, orally, through gastric tubes, or by other methods.
  • Advocate for patients’ and families’ needs or provide emotional support for patients and their families.
  • Set up and monitor medical equipment and devices such as cardiac monitors, mechanical ventilators and alarms, oxygen delivery devices, transducers, and pressure lines.
  • Assess patients’ psychosocial status and needs including areas such as sleep patterns, anxiety, grief, anger, and support systems.
  • Conduct pulmonary assessments to identify abnormal respiratory patterns or breathing sounds that indicate problems.
  • Assist physicians with procedures such as bronchoscopy, endoscopy, endotracheal intubation, and elective cardioversion.
  • Identify malfunctioning equipment or devices.
  • Any other job advised by Medical Superintendent from time to time

Job Qualifications and Requirements

  • Must have a Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Must have Basic Life Support Course and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course
  • Must have a valid practicing license from the Kenya Nursing council
  • Must have a minimum (2) year related ICU nursing experience
  • Must have strong commitment to care of patients and general customer service.
  • Must have good communication skills.
  • Experience in ECG will be an added advantage
  • Excellent proficiency in use of Computer

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