Tuesday, 1 March 2016

University Nurse at the United States International University

United States International University - Africa, situated in Nairobi, Kenya is the most diverse university in East and Central Africa catering to over 6000 students from 73 nationalities, and with a global network of over 11,000 alumni. 

It is also the only other university in Africa to receive local and American accreditation of its 24 degree programs.

In line with USIU - Africa’s commitment to providing quality, affordable education through world-class service delivery platforms, USIU-Africa is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the following position:

University Nurse

Key Responsibilities
  • Observation of vital signs and giving treatment at the triage room.
  • Man the health center reception and receive patients.
  • Maintaining medical records.
  • Observation and monitoring of patient conditions as well as maintenance of records.
  • Offering medical advice to patients.
  • Assistance in surgical procedures.
  • Sterilization and packaging of surgical equipment.
  • Referral (where necessary) of medical emergencies.
  • General housekeeping of the Health Center (includes preparation of First Aid kits, pre-packaging of drugs/pharmaceuticals and maintenance of hygiene).
  • Assisting the Clinician in dispensing drugs when needed.
  • Assisting in the monthly stock take.
  • Process and follow up on insurance and hospital invoices
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Health Service Coordinator
Minimum Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Diploma in Community Health Nursing (KRCHN) from an accredited medical institution.
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education grade C (plain) or equivalent.
  • Valid practicing license from the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Over 5 years working experience as a nurse in a hospital/university clinic. Experience managing the reception of a busy hospital, and processing of patient medical records will be an added advantage.
Competencies
  • Good customer care
  • Team work.
  • Accuracy, neatness, and consistency
Skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Planning and Organization skills
  • Decision Making skills
If you had previously applied for any of the listed positions, please do not re-apply.

Incumbents will be expected to continue upgrading their knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes and trends in higher education.

Should you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply. 

Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the following address by Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

Head of Human Resources,
United States International University - Africa
P.O Box 14634-00800, 
Nairobi, Kenya

Email: jobs@usiu.ac.ke

www.usiu.ac.ke/jobs

USIU-Africa is an equal opportunity employer
 

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