Thursday, November 22, 2018

Job Opportunity at Africa Healthcare Network

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.

Position: Registered Nurse

Job summary
We are looking for highly motivated Registered Nurses who will be working in a Hemodialysis Centre providing nursing care to patients, collaborating with physicians and team members to provide the best service to patients.
Prior-experience in hemodialysis is not required, just a willingness to learn. Successful candidates will be given a comprehensive theoretical and practical training in hemodialysis.

Location of work: Arusha / Moshi

Qualifications Required
• Diploma in Nursing
• License to Practice from the Tanzania Nursing and Widwifery Council

Duties and responsibilities
• 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;
• 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 hemodialysis machine for malfunction;
• Taking care of R.O. System and its regular maintenance activities;
• Monitors stock for expiration dates, quantity, consumption, etc.;
• Other duties as assigned;
• Handle other team members in a very efficient and friendly manner.

Application Instructions
Interested Tanzanians who meet the minimum requirements of this position should send their CV, references, and copies of their certificates to [ ]

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.
AHN is an equal opportunity employer.