Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following positions tenable in the Ministry of Health.
Under the general supervision of Senior Nursing Officer, the incumbent is responsible for patient/client nursing care, organization, co-ordination and supervision of staff under her/him in a ward/unit. Over and above these responsibilities a Nursing Officer carries out specialized nursing services.
Patient /Client nursing care
❖ Reviews planned nursing care plan for appropriateness
❖ Monitors and evaluates planned care and process of recovery tor re-planning WILL of care.
❖ Provides counseling services to both clients and their relatives to cope with the situation. + Provides planned nursing care actions to clients /patients for their recovery.
❖ Monitors and evaluates clients process of recovery for re-planning and continuity of nursing care
•Refers complicated patients and clients to SNO for further nursing management and support.
• Counsels patients and their families and staff in cases of bereavement in order to assist them to cope with their loss.
Organizations of nursing services within a ward /unit
❖ Draws up daily/monthly work schedule for nurses and non-nursing personnel in order to ensure the right mix of staff at any time in accordance with the duty roster.
❖ Identifies training needs for improvement of nursing care.
•’.• Provides orientation to all newly employed staff on policies, protocols, and /or guidelines for proper taking off of work in the ward.
❖ Plans and puts into effect in —service education programs to update staff on new approaches in nursing.
• Participates in clinical teaching of nursing students in order to correlate theory with practice.
❖ Organizes for taking of specimens to the laboratory and collection of results for review and maintenance of patient’s management.
Co-ordination of nursing services with other health services
❖ Works with Pharmacy department to ensure availability of drugs and supplies at all times for sustainability of patients treatment and management.
❖ Inspects patients charts daily to determine inclusion of necessary documentation for communication with other health services about the patients progress.
❖ Liaises with patients’ relatives and other relevant agencies/departments to assist patients in the process of recovery.
❖ Supervises the nursing sisters in the implementation of the nursing process for support and motivation.
Degree in General nursing
HOW TO APPLY
Application forms are available at Ministry of Health and its departments throughout the country and should be hand delivered to Ministry of Health.
Closing date: 25 June 2019