Nursing Officer (5 Positions) at Moi Teaching & Referral Hospital

Nairobi, Kenya
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience5 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldMedical / Healthcare 

REF: MTRH/HR/01/08/2023

Job Purpose

  • Implement the Nursing Act, Cap 257 of Revised Edition 2012 [1985]. Provide holistic,
  • preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health care services using the nursing process
  • to meet health needs of clients/patients at the Hospital. Collaborate with other members of the
  • health care team in providing health care interventions. Carry out research in nursing health
  • care. Maintain nursing records and confidentiality of information relating to patients/clients.
  • Provide safe patient care in a conducive environment.

Responsibilities

Nursing Officer Responsibilities include:

  • Providing holistic care by carrying out risk identification and assessment of an individual;
  • Performing a comprehensive physical examination within various settings;
  • Assessing, formulating, planning and implementing evidence-based nursing care for client/patient;
  • Creating and maintaining a safe nursing environment for client/patient;
  • Carrying out clinical audits to improve client/patient care;
  • Collaborating and maintaining effective working relationship among interdisciplinary
  • teams to support client/patients and their families;
  • Documenting interventions and nursing outcomes;
  • Conducting a community health risk assessment and providing outcome based interventions;
  • Participating in quality improvement and quality assurance procedures;
  • Referring patients and clients appropriately;
  • Facilitating patients’ admission and initiating discharge plans;
  • Maintaining records on patients/clients personal and health conditions/care;
  • Following up on convalescing patients referred from other facilities for continuity of care;
  • Conducting assessment of hospital health needs, plan, implement interventions and preparing periodic reports;
  • Conducting occupational health needs assessment, planning, implementing, evaluating,
  • making recommendations and preparing periodic reports; and
  • Conducting desk review, collecting data and implementing recommendations of the findings for improvement of nursing care.

Minimum Requirements

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or midwifery or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Registration certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • 2023 Valid practising license from the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Must have worked for a minimum period of five (5) years.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.

Competencies

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Target setting
  • Planning and organizing the job
  • High standards of professional ethics
  • Administrative and supervisory skills
  • Responsive, prompt and effective provision of services
  • Effective communication skills
  • Influencing persuasion and negotiation
  • Team player
  • Proactive