MSF Switzerland Operation Theatre Nurse (OT) Job in Likoni, Mombasa, Kenya

Dec 29, 2016

Job Title: Operation Theatre Nurse (OT)
 
Location: Likoni sub county of Mombasa    
 
Length of contract: 3 months probationary contract with possibility of extension 

MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need. 

 
In partnership & collaboration with the Mombasa County Government / Department of Health, MSFCH implements ‘Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare’ services at the Mrima health facility in Likoni, sub-county of Mombasa. 

The objective of the activities is to increase access to quality maternal & neonatal health care services to contribute in improving maternal and newborn outcomes.

Main Tasks include, but not limited to:
  • Ensure the preparation of the material and equipment (checking the quantity and quality), in the OT and carry-out the reception, transport of the patient from the preparation room to the OT  and ensuring his/her installation for surgery.
  • Assist the surgeon and anaesthetist during the operation, anticipating their needs, in order to facilitate their job and helping throughout the whole process.
  • Checks vital parameters of the patient with the nurse anaesthetist
  • Organize the patient’s transport and installation from the operating theatre to the recovery room and carry-out and/or supervise all the post-operative activities (used material collection, OT’s cleaning and disinfection, resetting all equipment and material back), in order to prepare the OT for next surgical intervention or any emergency.
  • Implement and follow-up the hygiene, sterilization, asepsis and disinfection protocols and procedures at all times, in pre, during and post-operative activities, in order to ensure the patient and staff’s safety conditions. I.e. waste containers availability, sharps container, checking no material or needles remain in the surgical towels, placing instruments into soak container, take instruments/linen to sterilization unit, etc.).
  • Supervise and train the nurse-aids and cleaners while in the OT in following all appropriate protocols and procedures, in order to ensure the quality of the healthcare given to patients. and train NS where applicable
  • Control all equipment and material stock to be used in the OT (carrying out inventories, checking its quality and its functioning, storage conditions, doing follow-up of expired drugs, etc.), in order to ensure an efficient and rationale use of material resources while preventing damage and deterioration.
  • Carry-out and supervise administrative procedures and documents (check identity of patient and his/her consent for the operation, fill in patients files, forms, statistics, quantitative surgical data collection, etc.),  and report any problematic situations and cases arising, in order to have updated and correct information about the day-to-day activity and ensuring proper transfer of information.
  • Participate in data and reporting
  • Intervene in support of other services whenever needed and work particularly in close   collaboration with the accident, emergency department and with obstetrics.
  • Be able to both scrub and circulate in the OT, following strictly MSF guidelines of sterile technique/surgical asepsis.
  • Provide post-operative care of surgical patients in collaboration with the  CO anaesthetist including  patient care from reception from OT to transfer to ward, following strictly the MSF guidelines for post-operative care.
  • Restock and organize the OT between cases, ensuring all supplies and biomedical equipment are present and functioning and arranged such that the theatre is ready to be used without delay in emergent cases.
  • Flexibility to assist in  other areas (Maternity, ANC, FP, Neonatal, post-op, etc.) during times when no surgical cases are scheduled or running.
Requirements:

Education: Nursing diploma with specialisation as a theatre nurse essential.
 
Experience:  
  • Desirable 2 years OT experience. 
  • Having  worked in MSF or other NGO’s and in developing countries is desirable. 
  • Experience as a Midwife and/or neonatal ICU nurse highly desirable. 
  • Cesarian section experience also desired.
Languages: Local language essential and mission language essential.
   
Competences: Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, service

How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter, copies of certificates/diplomas and current registration documents to http://uhired.me/e/job-preview/75
before 6th January 2017.
 
We apologize that due to the volume of applications we receive; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

(MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)




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