Overview

Position: Registered Nurse
Qualification: GNM or BSc Nursing or Dialysis Diploma; Nursing Registration from Local Authority
Experience: 1 – 15 years
Location: Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Burundi
Need: Next 6 months

Job Description:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Transports patient to dialysis room and positions patient on chair/bed at hemodialysis machine.

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About Africa Healthcare Network (AHN)

Africa Healthcare Network (AHN) is building the first dialysis chain across East Africa, providing high quality, life-saving dialysis at an affordable cost to both the local patient population and patients from neighboring countries, which do not have centers of their own. AHN brings world-class technical expertise combined with developing world practical operating experience to a region in dire need of quality dialysis treatment. In North America, over 97% of patients requiring treatment for kidney disease receive care; in East Africa, less than 5% receive care. AHN's goal is to increase access to high quality care at a lower cost to patients, delivered through a sustainable business model.