General Nurse

Date Posted: Sept. 27, 2023, 5:22 a.m.

Avenue Healthcare

Job Description

Job Objective/Purpose

Adhere to Avenue Healthcare’s defined policies, protocols, procedures and standards. 

Key Responsibilities

Covering the Unit Manager when required. 

Ensure proper inventory of the available equipment on a daily basis andensure that they are in good working condition. Report any malfunction toBio-Medical Technician/Unit Manager. 

Ensure the unit is financially viable and demonstrate growth through; 

Offering quality care to patients and ensuring good working relationshipwith our stakeholders 

Ensure financial objectives are met by managing costs within budget, timelyand accurate billing of drugs and services. Ensure an invoice rejection rate of< 3% by ensuring that proper pre-authorisations and documentation hasbeen done. 

Ensure that Avenue corporate governance policies are adhered to. 

Prevent, detect and report any fraud or criminal activity 

Liaise with the Nurse in charge to fully implement internal auditrecommendations and attain satisfactory ratings in subsequent audits. 

Read, understand and be conversant with all systems, policies andprocedures as outlined in the Hospital Manual especially policies pertainingto provision of medical services i.e. Admission & discharge procedures,nurses’ reports, ward equipment and supplies, emergency protocols etc. 

Record all sentinel incidents/events and report within 24 hours using theprovided tools 

Maintain and enforce infection control standards per the hospital manualand observe the infection control bundles (SSI, VAP, CAUTI and CLABSI)where applicable. 

Daily compilation of government reports and submitting them to the UnitManager (leprosy, cholera, maternal deaths etc) 

Supervise patient attendants as per their job description Active participationin ward rounds and receive handover reports from the outgoing nurse onshift 

Ensure recording and safe keeping of patient’s valuables 

Proper documentation of patient notes and review; consulting with fellowclinicians, consultants when need be. 

Ensure that all diagnostic requests (lab and radiology) have patient’sclinical information. 

Ensure patients safety following the 6 International Patient SafetyGoals (IPSGs) (patient identification, effective communication, safety ofhigh alert medication, ensure correct site procedure and surgery,reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections, reduce the risk ofpatient harm resulting from falls) 

Provides patient and family education/teaching applicable to thepatients medical condition. Discusses patient concerns and answersquestions relevant to care. 

Prioritization of patient needs in a documented nursing care plan. 

Organize emergency trolley for easy use during resuscitation, drugs andsupplies are well stocked, damaged equipment is removed andreported promptly A checklist should be kept and updated on the 1stand 16th of every month, and as needed. 

Update doctors/consultants on patient’s progress and any criticalvalues as soon as they are available 

Perform all invasive nursing procedures under aseptic technique 

Enter unit specific data daily and promptly 

Ensure all the relevant consultants have explained procedures and haveobtained consent 

Complete official checklists for all patients prior to procedures (theatre,radiology, renal) 

Ensure patient privacy and confidentiality is maintained at all times, asper policy. 

Participate in emergency response 

Drug administration; 

Adhere to the 10 rights of drug administration (right patient,medication, dosage, route, time, documentation, client education,assessment, evaluation and client refusal of treatment) 

Submit all new drug orders to pharmacy promptly and STAT dosesgiven within 30 minutes 

Keep D.D.A. drugs safe and drug register properly per unit

Personal Specifications

A BSc. In Nursing, Diploma or Higher Diploma in Nursing 

Minimum of 2 years experience clinical practice 

A Valid Nursing Council License 

Updated BLS/ACLS/ATLS certificate

Organizational Awareness and detailed-oriented

How To Apply

Application documents (CV and Certificates) must be emailed to [email protected] with the job position you are applying for as the subject of the email

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