Several Non-profit Jobs – Nursing Aides at CoRSU

Organization: CoRSU
Duty
Station:
Kisubi, Wakiso, Uganda
Reports
to
: Head of Nursing
About
CoRSU:
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).
Job
Summary:
 The Nursing Aide works under a Registered
Nurse’s supervision to support  patients
perform the most basic daily tasks. He/she provides extensive daily contact
with each patient and plays a key role in the lives of their patients and in
keeping the Registered Nurse in-charge up- to-date on vital information about
the patients’ conditions.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Receive patients on
    admission, ensure they present a receipt for private ward, and admit in
    the correct room, admission book, and receipt book)
  • Ensure clinical rooms are
    ready for use at all times; set the rooms (by dusting , making bed,
    orientation of patients on the ward, providing towel, soap tissue)
  • Bathe, groom, shave, dress,
    and/or drape patients to prepare them for surgery, treatment, or
    examination
  • Escort patient to and from
    theater, x-ray, lab, (both private out patients and in patients), and
    physiotherapy for in patient.
  • Escort private patients to
    and from OPD
  • Take lab samples to the lab,
    and pick results
  • Collect drugs from pharmacy
  • Assist patient during
    discharge (ensure they have all their medication) and private belongings
  • Observe and check patients so
    that they do not take hospital property with them, on discharge
  • Generally, provide assistance
    with such tasks as: patient dressing, Toileting assistance and catheter
    care, Bowel and bladder care, Taking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse,
    etc), Helping patients walk, assisting with range-of-motion exercises,
    Helping wheelchair-bound patients using safe patient handling devices,
    Turning and positioning patients regularly, Reporting all changes to the
    nurse in-charge, safety awareness, Observing, reporting and documentation
    and Post-mortem care
  • Perform any other duties that
    may reasonably be expected from the immediate supervisor
Key
Performance Indicators:
  • Admitted patients assisted
    through registration
  • Patients facilities (rooms),
    drugs and other requirements set up
  • Patients assisted to perform
    the most basic daily tasks/motion exercises
  • Discharged patients assisted
    through exit process
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants should be
    Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Registered (RNA), or Licensed
    (LNA)   
  • Completion of a state tested
    and approved Nursing Assistants (STNA) Course
  • Registration with the Uganda
    Nurses and Midwives Council (UNMC)   
  • A minimum of two years’
    experience as a Nursing Aide/Assistant   
  • Working knowledge of working
    with physiotherapeutic gadgets
  • Past experience of working in
    a health setting   
  • Experience of working with
    Children
  • Basic principles of nursing
    and complete supervised clinical work course
How
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 hr@corsu.or.ug or hand deliver to the Head of
Human resources, CoRSU Hospital, P.O. Box 46, Kisubi, Uganda.
Deadline:
20th February, 2015

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