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Avenue Healthcare Careers


Position : General Nurse



Overview

Avenue Healthcare is one of the leading private healthcare groups in East Africa running 3 Hospitals, and 13 clinics across Kenya, and a Homecare business. With over 25 years in the healthcare industry, Avenue Healthcare runs 300 hospital beds with over 1,000 staff members, and more than 400 specialists and serves over 400,000 patients annually, offeringprimary, secondary, and tertiary.


Position :  General Nurse
Department :  Nursing
Reports to :  Branch Manager
Location :  Mombasa and Nanyuki
No. of Posts :  2
Application Deadline :  2022-07-08

Job Objective/Purpose

The Nurse will be responsible for ensuring quality care within the clinic and must adhere to Avenue Healthcare’s defined policies, protocols, procedures and standards. 


  • Key Responsibilities

      1. Ensure proper inventory of the available equipment on a daily basis and ensure that they are in good working condition. Report any malfunction to the Branch Manager
      2. Maintain and enforce infection control standards per the Avenue policies and observe the infection control bundles (SSI, VAP, CAUTI and CLABSI) where applicable.
      3. Ensure patients safety following the 6 International Patient Safety Goals (IPSGs) (patient identification, effective communication, safety of high alert medication, ensure correct site procedure and surgery, reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections, reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from falls)
      4. Provides patient and family education/teaching applicable to the patient’s medical condition. 
      5. Organize emergency trolley for ease of use during resuscitation. The drugs and supplies should be well stocked, damaged equipment removed and reported promptly. 
      6. Manage the clinic’s triage process, prioritizing care to emergencies and needy cases.
      7. Manage the clinic’s diary- book patients and inform patients of any changes, delays, cancellations or other relevant information
      8. Assist with queue management and inform the patients of any anticipated delays
      9. Perform all invasive nursing procedures under aseptic technique
      10. Collection of KEPI vaccines from the depot, maintenance of daily cold chain records, ensuring no stock outs.
      11. Managing and assisting the doctors in running the Ante Natal, Well Baby, Diabetic, Obs/Gynae, VCTT, Review & other clinics as per AHC guidelines.
      12. Compiling government reports and submitting them by 2nd of every month
      13. Special Clinic and Chronic Care patients follow up; keep an updated list of the special clinics/Chronic Care patients, manage their follow up by active call back, defaulter tracing, address or escalate their concerns.
      14. Adhere to Government and respective professional standards of care and treatment of patients as guided by the Nursing Council of Kenya.
      15. Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor 


  • Personal Specifications

      1. A nursing diploma 
      2. A valid nursing council of Kenya license
      3. Updated BLS, ACLS certificate
      4. Updated BLS, ACLS/ATLS certificate
      5. 1 year experience in nursing
      6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
      7. Should be reliable
      8. Customer focus
      9. Strong analytical and reporting skills
      10. Ethical



  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Avenue Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer