(Jobs in Kenya) Wound Care Nurse, Nursing at Aga Khan University Hospital - Gazeti Jobs

(Jobs in Kenya) Wound Care Nurse, Nursing at Aga Khan University Hospital

2 months ago 8

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the above position based in Nairobi Kenya. The position holder will report to the Supervisor, Wound Care Services Nursing Division.


  • Perform wound assessment, reassessment, and wound management for all patients.
  • Utilize principles of current wound management when providing care to patients with acute and chronic wounds.
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of staging system of wounds.
  • Develops skin care programs to prevent skin breakouts for patients.
  • Revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan of effectiveness.
  • Utilize appropriate pain management techniques, educates the patient and family regarding pain management
  • Provides education to patients undergoing surgery that result in an ostomy. Provide pre and post operating assessments and patient/family education
  • Knowledgeable of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and clinical condition.
  • Is a resource person to physicians, nursing and other hospital staff. Provides in-services on wound prevention, wound care, ostomy care and incontinence for the nursing staff
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to nurse managers, nursing staff and physicians
  • Consults other healthcare professionals/departments as appropriate to provide interdisciplinary approach to patient’s needs.
  • Attends seminars, conferences, continuing education classes in the areas of wound prevention, wound management and ostomies. Participates in professional societies and stays current with changes, new advancement/treatments in wound care.
  • Knowledgeable of clinical products currently available on the market, evaluates the products and makes recommendations.
  • Document all assessment data, investigation results, care given, discussions with the multi-disciplinary team, family/patient interactions in an accurate, comprehensive, and timely manner.
  • Perform pain assessment and reassessment, and initiate analgesia as per protocol
  • Promptly report both clinical and non-clinical unusual findings/incidences to the nurse manager, team leader or physician
  • Identify patient and family education needs and implement appropriate teaching
  • Be able to recognize a patient in a pre- arrest or arrest states, and to initiate Basic Life Support
  • Provide safe environment for patients through adherence to infection control practices and other safety policies.


  • KRCHN /BScN from a recognized school of Nursing or University
  • Current Licensure with the Nursing council of Kenya
  • Certificate in Basic life support (BLS)
  • Certificate in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse (CWOCN) preferred
  • Minimum of six (6) years’ experience in an acute care hospital.
  • Demonstrate evidence-based knowledge of current practices in Medical-Surgical nursing
  • Demonstrate Leadership and management skills
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