NGO Jobs – Registered Nurse at CoRSU

Title:    Registered Nurse
Organization: CoRSU
Kisubi, Wakiso, Uganda
: Head of Nursing
CoRSU was established in 2006 as a private non
profit, non government organization in Uganda after extensive consultation with
various stake holders. It is a Ugandan initiative which was encouraged and
supported by CBM with the main aim of expanding and improving the
rehabilitation services for children and people with disability.
The primary focus is on children with physical
impairment for whom CoRSU provides orthopaedic and plastic/reconstructive
surgical interventions and rehabilitation services. CoRSU provides free surgery
for CWDs below 17 years of age; parents/guardians are expected to contribute
towards hospital stay (accommodation and food).
The Registered Nurse will be primarily
deliver high quality and efficient nursing care to patients of CoRSU. The
incumbent is also responsible for the supervision of Enrolled Nurses and
Nursing Assistants/Aides on the duty rota as well as team activities. He/she is
required to observe and maintain high level of professionalism and “patient
first” culture.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide high-quality nursing
    care and other services to patients as required
  • Adhere to the rota for work
    at the triage, assessment, general treatment and emergency stations, as
    may be allocated by the Head of Nursing; ensuring that there is
    prioritisation of needs for urgent and emergency interventions
  • Supervise and manage the
    activities of Enrolled Nurses (EN) as well as Nursing Assistants/Aides on
    the wards, hostel, OPD and theatre to ensure care plans, doctors’
    instructions, drugs round management are followed.
  • Steer nursing teams as
    whenever selected and provided by the duty rosters for OPD, Theatre, Ward
    nurses and cleaners to ensure quality service always.
  • Observe (follow and adhered
    to) infection control procedures and protocols making available what is
    needed for staff safety and patient care such as gloves, clean beddings,
    clean and dry floor, sterile dressings, etc.
  • Identify patient care
    requirements by establishing rapport with the patient as well as care
  • Uphold patients’ dignity and
    confidentiality in all patient care operations.
  • Ensure that high standards
    are adhered to in triage, initial assessment, handling emergencies and the
    administration of medications, as well as other nursing routines
  • Liaise, and work with other
    members of the Nursing team to solve patients’ problems
  • Actively participate in
    training, as organised by the CoRSU, with the knowledge and agreement of
    the Head of Nursing
  • Participate in CMEs as
    appropriate in liaison with the Head of Nursing.
  • Participate in the patient
    admission, discharge, referral and transfer process as may be allocated by
    the Head of Nursing
  • Perform any other duties that
    may reasonably be expected from the Head of Nursing or Medical Officer
Performance Indicators:
  • High-quality nursing services
    delivered and adhered to.
  • Enrolled Nurses (EN) as well
    as Nursing Assistants/Aides supervised
  • Infection control procedures
    and protocols observed
  • Patient care requirements
  • Patients’ dignity and
    confidentiality upheld
  • The rota for work adhered to
Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants should hold
    Diplomas in Nursing, or Registered Nurses certificate    Comprehensive Nursing Certificate
  • Registration with the Uganda
    Nurses and Midwives Council (UNMC) Certificate in First Aid
  • Two or more years’ experience
    in nursing
  • Past experience in
    Physiotherapy care    
  • Working knowledge of orthopaedic
    care issues
  • Working knowledge of English
    and local language(s)
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Possess excellent
    organisational skills
  • Possess excellent
    communication and interpersonal skills   
  • Non-judgemental approach to
    human relations
to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are
strongly encouraged to send their application letters with detailed CVs,
motivation letters and copies of professional / academic certificates to or hand deliver to the Head of
Human resources, CoRSU Hospital, P.O. Box 46, Kisubi, Uganda.
20th February, 2015
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