Theatre Nurse at Premier Hospital

  • Full Time
  • Mombasa

Premier Hospital

Job Objective

The primary goal of this position is to ensure the delivery of high-quality clinical care to patients by providing effective nursing services in the Theatre department.

Main Responsibilities

  • Complete pre-operative assessments, including surgical checklists and nursing documentation, noting any discrepancies and informing relevant staff.
  • Receive patients before surgery, gather reports from accompanying nurses, and conduct pre-operative checklists.
  • Possess familiarity with Operating Room protocols, Recovery Room procedures, and assignments like managing narcotic cupboards.
  • Efficiently manage pre-operative care for elective cases in the operating room.
  • Effectively oversee the recovery of stable patients post-anesthesia.
  • Assist with intubation and extubation of patients in the recovery room (RR) and potentially in the operating room (OR).
  • Communicate with anesthetists and primary teams about patient concerns and shifting plans.
  • Provide care to ventilated patients.
  • Safely transfer patients to another level of care upon anesthetist’s approval.
  • Utilize and maintain equipment such as Cardiac Monitors and Diarthemy effectively.
  • Promptly report any unusual clinical or non-clinical findings to the nurse manager, team leader, or Physician/Surgeons.
  • Identify educational needs for patients and families and deliver appropriate teaching.
  • Conduct pain assessments and initiate analgesia following protocols and doctor’s orders.
  • Ensure timely, comprehensive, and accurate nursing documentation reflecting nursing standards and processes.
  • Maintain a safe environment by adhering to infection control and safety policies for patients, families, and the healthcare team.
  • Coordinate theater schedules with the OR coordinator.
  • Assist physicians during procedures, taking on roles like scrub or circulating nurse.
  • Properly label and deliver specimens to the lab in a timely manner.
  • Recognize and respond appropriately to pre-arrest or arrest states, initiating Basic Life Support.
  • Follow proper waste disposal guidelines according to Hospital Guidelines on waste management.
  • Administer medication safely, monitor patient responses, and report adverse reactions promptly.
  • Responsible for efficient resource utilization, including billing of ward stock drugs and consumables.
  • Care for equipment through cleaning, storage, inventory checks, and reporting nonfunctional equipment to the nurse manager.
  • Prepare and participate in health talks, presentations, and Continuous Medical Education (CME) events.
  • Engage in clinical audits.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing or Kenya Registered Nursing.
  • Higher Diploma in Perioperative Nursing.
  • Registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya with a Valid Practicing License.
  • 2 years of experience in a busy Operating Room.
  • Recent experience providing direct nursing care in surgical cases within the past year.
  • Valid ACLS/BLS certificates.

Key Job Requirements

  • Strong clinical skills.
  • Excellent customer service abilities.
  • Effective communication skills – listening, oral, and written.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a collaborative team player.
  • Proficiency in problem-solving, conflict resolution, and crisis management.

Application Process

If you meet the qualifications outlined above, please send your application (including a cover letter, CV/Resume), testimonials, and contact details for 3 referees to Indicate the job title in the email subject. Applications should be submitted by 8th September 2023, no later than 5:00 PM. Only online applications will be accepted. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted due to the high volume of applications.

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