IRC Maternity Nurse Job in Hagadera, Kenya

Maternity Nurse
Sector:     Health          
Location:     Kenya          
Employee Type:     Regular          
Employee Category:     Full Time
Based in Hagadera, the Maternity Nurse will provide holistic, reproductive health services to mothers in maternity department.
Key Responsibilities
  • Diagnosing, monitoring, and examining mothers during pregnancy and in labor.
  • Developing, assessing and evaluating individual programs of care.
  • Providing full focused antenatal care, including counseling and screening tests in the hospital.
  • Identifying high risk pregnancies and making referral to clinicians and other medical specialist.
  • Arranging and providing parenting and health education for the mother, her partner and family members
  • Responsible for the delivery of the mother, ensuring the safety of both the mother and child.
  • Offering support and advice following events such as miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal abnormality and neonatal death.
  • Supervising and assisting mothers in labor, monitoring labor using the partograph and writing of nursing care plans.
  • The clinical nurse will prepare for and assist the doctors during the rounds and whenever required.
  • Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly carried out and documented on patient’s charts.
  • Ensure that the birth Registration of babies is carried out promptly before discharge of both mother and baby.
  • Escort patient to other referral hospital when necessary
Reporting and communication
  • Compile and submit quarterly inventory return/requisition of all drugs and supplies.
  • Conduct regular training session for refugee staff on basic nursing care/management of various ward cases and charting.
  • Compile and submit monthly HIS reports.
  • Arrange and submit daily ward work schedule and plan daily duties and responsibilities for each refugee staff.
  • Attend ward meeting and attend monthly hospital meetings.
  • Maintain equipments in good condition and submit regular inventory report of the same.
  • Maintain drug registers and drug consumption within the ward level.
  • Ensure that all admissions, discharges, transfers and deaths are properly recorded as they occur.
  • Report any significant changes in operations to the head nurse.
  • Carry out any other additional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Required Qualifications:
  • Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN)/ Kenya Registered Midwife. (KRM) and be registered by the nursing council.
  • Required Experience & Competencies:
  • At least one year experience working in a busy maternity unit and 1 year in general nursing.
  • Life support Skills on obstetric and neonatal care.(ALSO/EMOC)
  • Team player and cultural sensitivity is required.
  • Ability to work in a hardship area. Previous experience in a Camp setting will be an added advantage
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.
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Please apply on or before July 6, 2012
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