New career at International Rescue Committee

Nursing jobs, Entry level jobs, Healthcare jobs,

Locum Nurses

Job Description

  • Working under the guidance and supervision of the Nursing Officer In Charge, the nurse will be directly responsible for;

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for patients with specific conditions as prescribed by the clinician.
  • Identify and manage, as appropriate, treatment plans for patients at risk of developing long-term conditions.
  • Supervise incentive staff working in the specific ward.
  • Prepare for and assist the doctors during the rounds and whenever required.
  • Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment, and procedures are properly carried out and documented in the patient’s charts.
  • Perform bedside nursing.
  • Escort patients to other referral hospitals when necessary.
  • Do hospital coverage and on-call as required.
  • Conduct regular training session for refugee staff on basic nursing care/management of various ward cases and charting.
  • Give health education to patients and clients.
  • Compile and submit monthly reports.
  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of supplies.
  • Maintain equipment in good condition and submit regular inventory reports of the same.
  • Ensure that all admissions, discharges, transfers, and deaths are properly recorded as they occur.
  • Supervise incentive staff working in RH and EPI at a designated clinic.
  • Assist the Clinical Officer in the management of Health Clinic and whenever required.
  • Together with the Clinical Officer organize for adequate clinic coverage when required.
  • Carry out any other additional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Key Result Areas.

  • Ability to provide overall leadership at the assigned ward or department.
  • Ensure timely and quality health care services to refugees.
  • Maintain accurate inventory and ensure rational use of medical supplies and drugs.


  • Diploma in Nursing from KMTC or recognized nurse training institution.
  • Be registered and have a valid license from the Nursing Council of Kenya.

Required Experience & Competencies.

  • At least 2 years’ working experience in a busy hospital setup.
  • Computer literate.
  • Team player and cultural sensitivity is required.
  • Ability to work in hardship areas (Previous experience in a Camp setting will be an added advantage).
  • Fluency in Turkana/Somali will be an added advantage.


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