Clinical Nurse, Children’s Ward at Aga Khan University Hospital

March 17, 2023
Application Ends: March 31, 2023
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Job Description

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the above position based in Nairobi Kenya. The position holder will report to the Nursing Manager, Pediatrics Department Nursing Division.


  • Complete assessment and re-assessment of Pediatric patients to identify their care needs
  • Develop written care plans based on Pediatric patients changing needs, monitor and evaluate effectiveness of interventions
  • Actively contributes feedback during patient rounds with physicians and ensures that patients’ investigations, reports and updates on clinical information are available.
  • Administers medication safely, monitors patients, response to medication and provides medication use education to patients and families.
  • Document all assessment data, investigation results, care given, discussions with the multidisciplinary team, and family/patient interactions in an accurate, comprehensive and timely manner.
  • Perform pain assessment and initiate analgesia as per protocol.
  • Accurately administer all medication as per the treatment order sheet and in line with MMU guidelines
  • Identify patient and family education needs and implement appropriate teaching 
  • Be able to commence enteral, oral and gastric feeds as prescribed, assess absorption and elimination and give feedback as appropriate
  • Be able to recognize a patient in a pre- arrest or arrest states, and to activate  Emergency Response Team and actively participate in the resuscitation of the patient
  • Provide safe environment for patients through adherence to infection control practices and other safety policies, and perform timely safety checks on incubators, IV pumps, oxygen source, and cardiac monitors. 
  • Be accountable for judicious and efficient use of resources i.e. accurate and timely billing of ward stock drugs and consumables
  • Care for equipment through proper cleaning, storage, per shift check of the inventory and timely reporting and follow up of nonfunctional equipment to the nurse manager
  • Participate in unit based nursing education, quality improvement (QI) projects, audits, spot checks and skill checks
  • Ensures code pink is practiced at all times.
  • Assist in orientation of new nurses and mentoring of junior nursing staff and students
  • Provide leadership for the team and manage the unit in a given shift
  • Participate in and facilitate unit based nursing education, quality improvement (QI) projects, audits, spot checks and skill checks.
  • Provides basic nursing care without supervision.


  • KRCHN/KRM/BScN from a recognized school of Nursing or University
  • Current Licensure with the Nursing council of Kenya
  • Certificate in Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in an acute care hospital.
  • Demonstrate evidence based knowledge of current practices in Paediatrics nursing