Registered Nurse

Job Description:

Location: Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Burundi
Need: Next 6 months

  • Sets up and operates dialysis machines to provide dialysis treatment for patients
  • Mixes dialysate, according to formula.
  • Primes dialyzer with saline or heparinized solution to prepare machine for use.
  • Transports patient to dialysis room and positions patient on chair/bed at hemodialysis machine.
  • Takes and records patient’s predialysis weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiration rate.
  • Explains dialysis procedure and operation of hemodialysis machine to patient before treatment to allay anxieties.
  • Cleans area of access, using antiseptic solution.
  • Connects hemodialysis machine to access in patient’s forearm or catheter site to start blood circulating through dialyzer.
  • Inspects equipment settings, including pressures, conductivity, and temperature to ensure conformance to safety standards.
  • Starts blood flow pump at prescribed rate.
  • Inspects venous and arterial pressures as registered on equipment to ensure pressures are within established limits.
  • Calculates fluid removal or replacement to be achieved during dialysis procedure.
  • Monitors patient for adverse reaction and hemo dialysis machine for malfunction.
  • Taking care of RO Plant and its regular maintenance activities
  • Monitors stock for expiration dates, quantity, consumption, etc
  • Coordinates with the Center Manager the scheduling of patients to ensure accommodations of all patients per Clinic’s policies
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Handle other team members in an very efficient manner.

Requirements

  • Qualification: GNM or BSc Nursing or Dialysis Diploma; Nursing Registration from Local Authority
  • Experience:   1 – 15 years