St. Francis Community Hospital Job Vacancy 2018 for Theatre Nurses, Application Details

St. Francis Community Hospital Job Vacancy 2018 for Theatre Nurses, Application Details

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for St. Francis Community Hospital Vacancy 2018 Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

St. Francis Community Hospital Job Vacancy 2018

St. Francis Community Hospital is in an exciting growth phase and has attained acknowledgment of its quality by undergoing ISO 9001:2015 certification process, as part of our growth, exciting vacancies have arisen, and we invite suitably qualified to apply for the position of Trained Theatre Nurses.

Overall Responsibility:

Reporting to the Unit Manager-Theatre, the successful candidate will be responsible in promoting and maintaining high standards of professional nursing care by providing quality services with special focus on surgeries to meet the needs of patients.

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Theatre Nurses Job Responsibilities

  • Assessing patient’s status ,reviewing charts/file ,identifying  patient and verifying surgical site upon arrival from the ward
  • Take measures to ensure patient’s comfort and provision of psychological support to the patient
  • Participate in packaging, Sterilization and dispatching of theatre consumables
  • Managing and Communicating patient’s emotional status to other appropriate theatre team members
  • Maintaining aseptic /safe controlled environment
  • Managing human resources, equipment, and supplies for individualized patient care
  • Receiving patients from ward, confirming theatre list and handing over patients once stable enough to be in the ward
  • Managing patient flow in theatre Department
  • Participating in surgical procedures as a scrub nurse
  • Transferring patient to operating room table, Participate in Positioning the patient on the operating table and to recovery area after operation
  • Ensures that the sponge, needle, and instrument counts are correct before and after the procedure
  • Institute measures to promote normal body temperature of the patient during operation e.g. providing warm intravenous fluids
  • Determine patient’s immediate response to surgical intervention by doing assessment
  • Maintain patient’s safety (airway, circulation and prevention of injury)
  • Administer medications, fluid and blood if Prescribed
  • Managing of consumable non consumable surgical supplies
  • Timely reporting of any malfunctioning equipments for repair
  • Ensuring all patients are charged in relation to the procedure performed and consumable supplies used e.g. drugs
  • Monitoring of blood/fluid loss during operation
  • Communicating intraoperative information to the respective ward  staff including type of surgery performed and anesthetic used
  • Report patient’s response to surgical procedure and anesthesia.
  • Describe intraoperative factors e.g., insertion of drains, administration of blood, analgesic agents, or other medications during surgery and  occurrence of unexpected events
  • Taking vital observations before/after surgery and reporting any changes in patient’s vital signs
  • Communicating to relevant parties e.g. anesthetists, Surgeons and MO’s
  • Assisting anesthetists during induction
  • Ensuring theatre equipments are in good working condition
  • Documenting any events during surgery
  • Receiving and taking care of newborns during cesarean section
  • Any other duties that may be allocated by the Management

Requirements for the Theatre Nurses Job

  • Diploma in Community health Nursing (KRCHN)
  • Higher Diploma in Perioperative Nursing will be an added advantage
  • At least Three years of experience in Perioperative nursing
  • Must have Certification in BLS
  • ACLS Certification will be an added advantage
  • Experience in Laparoscopy will be an added advantage

How to Apply

Only qualified candidates are encouraged to email their applications with detailed curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees, current and expected salary to hr@stfrancishospital.or.ke  on or before 15th October, 2018.

 

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