Clinical Nurse, Paeds HDU at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) – May 2024

Clinical Nurse, Paeds HDU


  • Complete assessment and re-assessment of patients to identify their care needs
  • Develop written care plans based on patients changing needs, monitor and evaluate effectiveness of interventions
  • Initiate cardiac monitoring both room and central, be able to interpret monitor trends and communicate critical changes to the physician and Nurse manager
  • Carry out other hemodynamic monitoring to include CVP, ICP, neurological and fluid status; lab, radiological and ABG evaluations
  • Document all assessment data, investigation results, care given, discussions with the multidisciplinary team, family/patient interactions in an accurate, comprehensive, and timely manner
  • Prepare for and assist the physician in emergency procedures necessary for prompt control of patient’s condition e.g. intubation, insertion of invasive lines and drains
  • Initiate mechanical ventilation (invasive and non-invasive) based on physician orders
  • Assess patient’s readiness for weaning and implement the weaning and extubation protocols
  • Be able to perform haemo and Peritoneal dialysis for children as instructed.
  • Accurately administer all medication as per the treatment order
  • Identify patient and family education needs and implement appropriate teaching
  • Be able to commence enteral feeds as prescribed, assess absorption and elimination and give feedback as appropriate
  • Be able to recognize a patient in a pre- arrest or arrest states, and to activate Emergency Response Team and actively participate in the resuscitation of the patient
  • Provide safe environment for patients through adherence to infection control practices and other safety policies, and perform timely safety checks on beds, IV pumps, oxygen source, ventilators, and cardiac monitors.
  • Participate in unit-based nursing education, quality improvement (QI) projects, audits, spot checks and skill checks


  • Registered Nurse from a recognized School of Nursing or University
  • Higher Diploma in Paediatric Critical Care Nursing or experience in Paediatric Critical Care
  • Current licensure with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Certification in European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS)
  • Demonstrate evidence-based knowledge of current practices in critical care nursing
  • Computer Literacy
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team

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