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Enrolled Nurses (Ophthalmic Theatre Nurses) (03)_Mengo Hospital

Job Title: Enrolled Nurses (Ophthalmic Theatre Nurses) (03)

Reports to: Eye Nurse Manager

Location: Kampala

Job summary: To provide quality nursing care and support to ophthalmology clients throughout their surgical experience including pre, intra and postoperative care.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure instruments for procedures are available and sterile.
  • Scrubbing and assisting in various Ophthalmic procedures
  • Administering local anaesthesia, keeping it in safe custody, and documenting in the patient casebooks.
  • Assisting with procedures such as tests for glaucoma, cataracts, retinal scans etc.
  • Preparing patients for examinations by explaining procedures and providing instructions on how to behave during the examination.
  • Observing patients during examinations to ensure they follow instructions and are in good health.
  • Recording patient information including medical history, diagnosis, treatment plan, and progress.
  • Performing basic nursing tasks such as administering eye drops, giving eye exams, and cleaning equipment.
  • Documentation of key Issues in Theatre.
  • Educating patients, relatives and cleaners on health issues, such as cleanliness, diet and general hygiene.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned from time to time by the relevant authority.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Certificate in Nursing from a recognised Institution
  • Certificate in Ophthalmic Theatre Nursing is a must
  • Registration with Uganda Nurses’ and Midwives’ Council
  • Minimum of 1 year’s work experience in a similar setting
  • Excellent customer care skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

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