Clinic

 


Management of patients

  • Doing observations e.g BP check, temperature, pulse, respiration, weight check, urinalysis and haemocheck, height check
  • Taking history and doing examination of all patients
  • Consultation of all patients
  • Recording on T12 and other registers
  • Recording all findings on clients cards or medical books
  • Diagnosing patients
  • Dispensing of drugs
  • Health education on drug compliance, diet, personal hygiene, side effects of drugs and review dates
  • Offering PITC and VCT services
  • Counseling of patients on all medical conditions
  • Condutcing uncomplicated maternity deliveries
  • Referral of all patients as need arises
  • Offering out patients services to hard to reach areas.

Drug management

  • Maintenance of drug storeroom in ideal state e.g ensure good ventilation, free from pests, rodents, moistures, ants, heat, and contamination
  • Ordering of drugs and ensuring good storage
  • Use of FEFO method and FIFO in medicine management
  • Opening of stocks control cards
  • Doing monthly drug counting-physcal counting
  • Ordering drugs from the district hospital monthly
  • Making emergency drug orders
  • Taking expired drugs to the hospital (district)

ZEPI-ZIMBABWE EXPANDED PROGRAM ON IMMUNISATIONS

  • Management of cold chain
  • Health education on importance of FCH daily
  • Responsible for child growth monitoring and updating every child health card
  • Screening of all children for immunizations
  • Conducting immunization sessions using super market approach
  • Conducting outreach immunizations on hard to reach areas
  • Data capturing using T series
  • Data analysis monthly (using T5, T2, T1)

ZEPI CONTINUED

  • Compiling of statistics
  • Drawing and updating vaccination coverages on graphs monthly
  • Reporting on any EPI diseases out breaks to PMD timeously
  • Filing in of surveillance foms
  • Taking blood or stools in case of any EPI epidemics
  • Packing of EPI epidemic specimens and sending them P.M.D timely by reverse cold chain
  • Ordering and distribution of vaccines
  • Mobilizing the community liazing with community health workers and community leaders on national immunization days
  • Collecting and distribution of IEC material on EPI for Umguza East clinics
  • EPI stock management for the whole Umguza East
  • Calculation of vaccine wastages

Administration duties

  • Drafting duty roasters
  • Recommending leave days for subordinates
  • Appraising of junior staff including student nurses
  • Conducting domiciliary visits with student nurses
  • Support and supervision of student nurses
  • Sourcing quotations
  • Raising expenditure vouchers
  • Purchasing clinic provisions
  • Acquittal of expenditure vouchers receipts
  • Planning and implementation of outreach services
  • Mobilization and sensitization of community health workers and community leaders on health issues
  • Liasing with schools to inform the community about outreach services to be undertaken on stipulated dates

INFECTION CONTROL

  • Health education on health and hygiene, personal hygiene, environmental hygiene, coughing technique to prevent spread of air bone diseases e.g T.B and good nutrition
  • Collection of sputum and sending to laboratory
  • Contract tracing of STI and TB and screening contacts
  • Use of protective clothing e.g gumboots and gowns
  • Conducting safe deliveries
  • Application of TEO to newly born babies
  • Application of universal accepted methods when dealing with blood and human excreta
  • Proper sharp disposal using sharp disposal boxes
  • Auto clawing of instruments and dressing packs
  • Wound dressing using aseptic techniques
  • Washing of hands after after every procedure
  • Using of disinfectants on soiled linen and when cleaning floors
  • Damp dusting before conducting sterile procedures e.g an hour before aseptic technique.

PREVENTIVE SERVICE

  • Pretest and posttest counseling and testing following a needle prick injury
  • Administration of post exposure prophlaxis following a needle prick injury
  • Offering PMTC phrohylaxis and ART
  • Screening blood for syphilis and treating them including the significant others
  • Health education on HIV-AIDS transmission
  • Screening for T.B on all pregnant mothers
  • Health education on correct and consistent use of condoms both male and female condoms
  • Correct disposal of used condoms
  • Health education on importance of vaccinations

FAMILY PLANNING SERVICE

  • Group information giving to all patients who come to the clinic aout reproductive health and family planning
  • Give information daily on family planning methonds and assist each client on choosing the method of choice
  • Inform all clients about how to use F.P method to enable the client to choose wisely and have an informed choice.
  • Explain on disadvantages and disadvantages of each method to enable the client to choose wisely and have an informed choice.
  • Involve males into family planning services so as to gain male involvement in promoting condom use
  • Give review dates