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