Shining Hope for Communities – Nurse – Jobs in Kenya

Organizational Overview
Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) combats extreme poverty and gender inequity in Kenya by linking tuition-free schools for girls to a set of high-value, holistic community services for the urban poor. In our model, a girls’ school becomes a portal for large-scale social change.

Through a demand-driven approach to grassroots development, our model extends beyond the schools for girls, broadening outreach by providing communities with integrated basic services through three other initiatives: health, community empowerment, and clean water and sanitation.

Position Overview

To be responsible for providing holistic nursing services to outpatients by assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care in health facilities and communities.

Location: Mathare

Reports to: Deputy Health Manager

Key Responsibilities and Job Dimensions
Assess patients’ general condition to determine patient care.
Support Clinical Officer as required during treatment, examination and testing of patients.
Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly carried out and documented on patient’s charts.
Prepare equipment and ensure examination rooms are clean and stocked with required supplies and materials.
Refer to the Clinical Officer relevant information such as patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
Participate in community health surveys/campaigns and in training of community health workers.
Administer prescribed medications, injections and treatments in accordance with nursing standards.
Act as a link between clients and different program areas to include CCC, ANC, PNC, nutrition, family planning.
Conduct follow up home visits for clients with special cases.
Work together with CHW and social worker to reach out to missed appointments and defaulters.
Ensure timely and correct, timely data entry and completeness of data tools to include; prophylaxis, ART, PMTCT, HEI, TB, IPT and any other relevant tool.
Co-ordinate client support groups.
Co-ordinate timely reporting and ordering of supplies.
Maintain high quality of service provision including patient confidentiality.
Conduct CME’s and feedback after internal/external trainings.

Academic Qualifications
Degree or Diploma in Nursing, Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse

Professional Qualifications
Valid practicing license from the Nursing Council of Kenya

Other requirements (unique/job specific)
At least 3 years of cumulative relevant experience in nursing

Functional Skills
Examining information
Documenting facts
Inviting feedback
Making decisions

Behavioural Competencies/Attributes
Interacting with people
Following procedures
Team working
Understanding people
How to apply
Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to jobsmathare@shininghopeforcommunities.org quoting their current and expected salaries.
The Subject should clearly indicate the position being applied for.
Applications without this information will not be considered.
Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information and job application details, see;https://www.shofco.org/job/lab-technologist/%20target=_blank%20STYLE==

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