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Joyce Mukuria

Email: joycemukuria11@gmail.com
Cell: 0715-935466 or 0721-400584

2nd August 2017.

The Chief Executive Officer,


Kenyatta National Hospital
P.O Box 20723-00202
NAIROBI

Dear Hiring Manager,

Ref: Application for a Nursing Officer III K10

Please accept my application documents for consideration for a Nursing Officer III position
in your reputable organization, as recently advertised in local media. I am a Registered
Nurse with over ten years of nursing experience in different clinical settings. Through-out
the years, Ive developed extensive clinical skills in many nursing areas such as specialized
and general wards, operating theatre and ICU, OPD and MCH/FP.

Im currently working in Kenyatta National Hospital in Orthopedics Ward as Nursing


Officer on locum basis since July 2016 and more recently in Burns Intensive Care Unit. Im
responsible for managing patients according to hospitals protocols and improving patient
clinical outcomes through patient-centered nursing care plans. I previously served as a
Nursing officer in-charge of reproductive health services at a faith-based facility, Ruben
Medical-Centre for a period of four years. During this time, I worked very closely with
Mukuru/Ruben community where I developed skills including leadership skills related to
facility management, improvement of client service delivery, leading and mentorship of
clinical staff. I also previously worked in several capacities as a Nursing Officer with Karen
Hospital, Nairobi, Tumutumu Mission Hospital and Toto Medical Centre.

Furthermore, Ive attended specific training such as HIV counseling and testing, PMTCT,
VMMC, and family planning, management of malaria, diarrhea, TB and HIV diseases. As
detailed in my resume, Im highly skilled and knowledgeable on matters related to patient
care in diverse clinical setups, including national referral hospital, private hospitals and
service delivery in urban informal settlements as well as in rural areas.

I am very enthusiastic joining your institution for this nursing position. I would greatly
appreciate an invitation to further discuss my qualifications and skills with you.

Thank you for your time and kind consideration.

Yours sincerely,

Joyce Wamuyu.
JOYCE WAMUYU MUKURIA
Contact information

Cell: +254715 935466 or +254721400584


Email: joycemukuria11@gmail.com
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EDUCATIONAL PROFILE:

2012 2014 - Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN) at AMREF


2005 2007 Community Health Nursing (KECHN) at Tumutumu Hospital
2000 - 2003 - K.C. S.E Mean Grade C at Kangubiri Girls High School

IN-SERVICE TRAINING COURSES ATTENDED


Management of diarrhea
Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (EMTCT)
Malaria case management with new ACTs guidelines
Management of patients with HIV/AIDS and TB
Contraceptive technology
Cervical Cancer Screening
HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC)
Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC)
Birth registration

SEMINARS FACILITATED AND CLINICAL RESEARCH WORK


Field surveyor for Malaria case management research in Kisii/Gucha
Kemri/Wellcome Trust
Field surveyor for Health facility management of Diabetic patient in Nyeri - Kemri
Facilitated APHIA II counseling and training sessions for People Living With
HIV/AIDS, Nyeri

PROFESSIONAL MILESTONES:

2016 to 2017: Kenyatta National Hospital:


Position - Nursing Officer Locum, Orthopedics and Burns Wards
Providing nursing services in orthopedics department
Preoperative and post operative management of spine injury patients
Documentation of patient care according to hospital protocol.
Managing patients in burns intensive unit and disaster management using
individualized nursing care plans
Wound care of burn patients
Fluid therapy and infection control
Providing counseling services to clients and their families
Managing infectious disease outbreaks such as cholera

2011 to 2016: Ruben Medical Centre:


Brief back-ground: Catholic Faith-based facility located in Mukuru Ruben and provides
general outpatient services to clients/patients. Average daily patient flow estimated
at 250.

Position - Nursing Officer In-charge:


Overseeing nursing staff working in all departments in the medical Centre such as
MCH, OPD, CCC, etc.
Planning, coordinating and reporting nursing activities in the medical centre
Supervising community health events such as national immunization days
Supervising and providing reproductive health services, including long term
methods and short acting methods
Conducting health promotion programmes over the mass media i.e. discussion of
topical health issue in Radio Waumini.
Achievements:
Contributed to establishment of the following services:
Day Care Centre to empower low income women living in informal
settlement areas
Championed introduction of comprehensive reproductive health services
in a Catholic faith based setting
Strengthening of Gender Based Violence (GBV) programme
Introduction of VMMC services

June 2010 to December 2010: Karen Hospital


Position: Nursing Officer
Providing nursing services in maternity wing department
Conducting deliveries and managing newborns
Managing pre and post-operative C-section mothers
Providing PNC services, including counseling mothers on baby care,
breastfeeding, immunization, family planning, etc.
Jan 2010 to June 2010: Totoo Medical Clinic
Position: Nurse Administrator
Managed immunization/vaccination center for children and travelers
Administrative roles including management of supplies, supervision of clinical and non-
clinical staff
Maintained documentation, including patient records and business related records.

Aug 2007 to Dec 2009: Tumutumu Hospital:


Position: Nursing Officer
Providing wholistic nursing care procedures to patients presenting with diversified
medical disease in OPD, Pediatric and Medical and Surgical wards
Providing pre-operative , intra-operative and post-operative care management to the
patient presenting for various surgical interventions
Mentored pre-service nursing students (KRCHN) in various clinical placements
Provided HIV counseling and testing services (PMTCT, CT and DTC)
Conducted management aspects (staffing, drugs and equipment) for the in-patient
medical wards and main operating theatre

2007 Feb to March: Endarasha Rural Health (Nyeri)


Position: Community Health Internship
Management of rural health facilities for example; staffing, drugs and vaccines
Management of general out-patient diseases including STI,HIV/AIDS and TB
Reproductive health services like Family Planning, ANC and PNC
Child Welfare Clinic (CWC) services for example immunization, growth monitoring
and health education.
Community based activities like mobile clinics/outreach services, school health
program and home visiting

Qualities: Honest, fast learner, pro-active and ability to work under pressure

Interests: Nursing, Research, Philanthropic work, Reading and Traveling.


REFEREES

Mrs. Atamba, (current supervisor)


Assistant Chief Nurse, Orthopedics department,
Kenya National Hospital,
Phone: +254722984219

Mrs. Stella Ngaire, (current supervisor)


Nursing Officer In-charge, Burns Unit,
Kenya National Hospital,
Phone: +254 722975853

Fr. Frank Oshea, (previous supervisor)


Director,
Ruben Medical Centre,
P.O Box 200954 00200, Nairobi
Tel: +254723750819