Friday, February 17, 2012

Feed the Children Nurse Job Opportunity


Position: Nurse (Place of Care and Safety)

Reports to: Nursing Care Coordinator/Matron

Dagoretti Children Centre (DCC) and Abandoned Baby Centre (ABC) a program supported by Feed The Children-K (FTC-K) are seeking to fill the position of a nurse.

The nurse will be responsible for children within the centre and for the new project called Place of Safety for abused and assaulted children

Major responsibilities:
  • Monitor the daily health and well-being of children living at the Center.
  • Conduct regular physical checks of the children and monitor monthly statistics, such as height and weight, and provide treatment as required.
  • Oversee the care of sick children who are staying in the clinic.
  • Recommend calling of the Centre doctor as necessary and oversee implementation of the physician’s care orders.
  • Oversee the referrals of children to medical specialists. Make appointments and take children to appointments.
  • Oversee the care of children in the ‘place of safety’.
  • Ensure that cost efficiency and quality of care standards are met. Work with Children Services Manager to make sure that care meets organizational cost guidelines.
  • Maintain the drug inventory and ordering new medicines as required.
  • Train FTC-K staff and volunteers in universal basic precautions and against child abuse /assault.
  • Train FTC-K staff in matters related to the health of the babies and children.
  • Provide basic examinations of children referred to FTC-K for services and children in community- and family-based programs.
  • Provide parent education and training especially on child abuse and neglect.
  • Participate in child welfare and activity teams, case management meetings and other staff activities.
  • Prepare annual budget and monitor expenses.
  • Prepare regular reports on children’s progress.
  • Make sure cottages and dorms have adequate health-related supplies.
  • The employee must be flexible and willing to perform any other appropriate duties as & when assigned by the management of FTC.
Qualifications
  • A college degree in Nursing.
  • At least five years nursing experience.
  • Experience in caring for AIDS-affected children and children with disabilities.
  • Good people and organizational skills.
  • Excellent Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel) required.
  • Certificate of Good conduct
  • Should be a member of the Nursing Council
If you meet the requirements of the above position, please send your application letter, detailed CV, and email contacts of three (3) references; to hr@feedthechildren.co.ke by 2nd March 2012

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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