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Primary Care Nurse

Cure Uganda

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted January 23, 2022.

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# Job Description

Responsibilities and Duties
• Carries out Nursing Assessment and Care
• Initiates treatment and responds accordingly
• Promotes wholeness and well-being including safety and comfort of patients
• Sets priorities in nursing care based on patients’ need
• Ensures continuity of care
• Utilizes the nursing process as framework for nursing
• Formulates a plan of care in collaboration with patients and other members
of the health team
• Implements planned nursing care to achieve identified outcomes
• Evaluates progress toward expected outcomes
• Responds to the urgency of the patient’s condition and reports any
abnormalities to in-charge and physicians.
• Provide Health Education and Orientation to patients and/or caretakers
• Participates in weekly health education talks to caregivers and patients.
• Orients new patients on the operations of the wards
• Provides information to patients according to their discharge plan
• Responds to information needs of patients and caregivers
• Provide pre and post surgical care to patients
• Prepare patients for Surgery.
• Cares for wounds using sterile technique
• Organize procedure room
• Disinfect and appropriately store all equipment used
• Dispose of all medical waste in the proper bins
• Ensure appropriate use of PPE during procedures
• Documentation
• Transcribe orders in the patient chart according to set guidelines
• Maintains accurate and updated documentation of patient care
• Conduct and record 24hour chart check of patients under your care
• Records outcome of patient care
• Maintains an effective recording and reporting system
• Conduct an appropriate Handover process
• Receives a report from the previous shift and confirms the entries made
• Assumes full responsibility during the shift and provides all appropriate
information in patient care management to the next shift
• Makes inventory of all available supplies and equipment before receiving or
handing over
• Writes handover and receiving reports clearly documenting what transpired
during the shift. Especially regarding vitals, medicines given and status of
the patient.
• Carries out Shift leader role
• Ensures that all OPD patients that have been admitted have got files.
• Ensures that all OPD patients sent to the pharmacy have been served timely
by the dispending Nurse.
• Acts as a point of contact on the ward in the absence of the charge nurse.
• Ensures that all admitted patient on the ward have nurse attending to them.
• Ensures that the ward is tidy and clean before the ward round and at all
• Ensure that clean hospital linen is available for caretaker.
• Ensure that all admitted patients have been oriented by the ward clerk and
attending nurses.
• Ensure that all patients investigations have been done and results filed in
the patients file by the attending nurse.
• Spiritual Ministry
• Participates in the hospital’s Spiritual Ministry programs.
• Occupation Health and Safety
• All staff are expected to work in such a way that does not cause injury to
themselves, other staff members or customers.
• Following & complying with H&S policies, processes & applying them to their
own work activities, including using/wearing Personal Protective Equipment as
• Participating in activities directed at preventing harm & promoting well-
being in the workplace Identifying, reporting & self-managing hazards where
• Early and accurate reporting of incidents at work and raising issues of
concern when identified.
• Other duties
• Other official related duties that may be assigned by Supervisor.

Essential Qualifications
• Completed Diploma in Nursing or an equivalent combination of education
and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired
• Possess a current certificate from the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council
• Good knowledge of general scientific principles, practices, specialized
techniques used in the practice of nursing
• High degree of integrity and professional values.
• Excellent communication and report writing skills
• Essential Skills
• Maintains open communication with members of various levels of management.
• Good teamwork and interpersonal skills.
• Good oral and written communication and presentation skills
• High level planning and organizational skills including efficient and
effective time management and the ability to prioritize tasks.
• Essential Experience and knowledge
• At least one-year experience in Nursing or demonstrated ability and desire
to learn and embrace new ideas.
• Essential personal attributes and aptitudes
• Positive attitude
• Adherence to Christian ethos
• Innovative and independent thinker
• Exhibit high qualities of honesty and integrity when handling hospital
• Considers education a valuable part of the job for her/him and staff members
• Ability to establish priorities and proceed with objectives without
• Desirable
• Experience and/or knowledge of the operations of NGOs.

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