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Oncology Nurse-Ref No. N/ON/02/2021

The Karen Hospital
Published
March 31, 2021
Location
Nairobi, Kenya
Category
Job Type
Salary Range
Confidential

Description

Oncology Nurse-Ref No. N/ON/02/2021

Overall Purpose

The role is responsible for provision of excellent and compassionate nursing care to patients.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist medical staff in the overall care of the patient and to ensure the prescribed treatment is given.
  • Maintain personal contact with patients ensuring that they understand their treatment and that their needs are met as far as possible.
  • To utilize the standards and procedures of nursing care to continuously improve the quality of nursing and exceed the patients’ expectations and participate in audits within their departments.
  • To communicate with other professionals and all relevant parties in order to advocate effectively for the patients.
  • To ensure all patients are treated with dignity, privacy and respect and that the patients are encouraged to be involved in decision making related to their care.
  • Implement infection control measures to provide a safe environment for patients, staff and others.
  • To be knowledgeable of the equipment in ward/department and to safe guard hospital/patient property and equipment from damage, wastage or loss.
  • To ensure accurate documentation, proper record keeping and storage for continuity, quality and legal reference.
  • To utilize available resources effectively to ensure quality service delivery, profitability, cost containment while closely adhering to the budget.

Minimum requirement:

  • KRN, KRN/KRM, KRCHN or Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Higher Diploma in Haematology / Oncology or Breast Cancer is added advantage.
  • 6 years of relevant work experience 2 of which must be in oncology units.
  • BLS certified
  • High standards of grooming and personal etiquette.
  • Excellent communication and customer care skills.

Due to the large number of applicants only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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