Job Title:    Pediatric Ophthalmic Nurse

Reports to:  Senior Nursing Officer

Location:     Sabatia Eye Hospital, Vihiga County

 Job Purpose: To provide holistic Ophthalmic Nursing services to both inpatient and outpatient within the pediatric Unit.

 Job Summary

While working under the direct supervision of a Senior Nursing Officer, the Pediatric Ophthalmic Nurse shall provide the following care to children with different eye conditions.

  • Manage children referred from general practitioners and primary healthcare units, perform initial screening, monitor disease progression, and assist with early treatment of chronic ocular conditions. 
  • Provide pre-operative care and prepare patients to undergo eye surgery.
  • Perform primary, follow-up, and discharge assessments of patients who have undergone surgery.
  • Function as both an educator and a practitioner.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing         
  • Higher Diploma in Ophthalmic or Pediatric Nursing will be an added advantage
  • Kenya Registered Nurse from a recognized nursing training institution                   
  • Must be licensed by the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Three years working experience in Ophthalmic or Pediatric Nursing              
  • Ability to provide pre-operative care, patient assessment and post-operative assessment
  • Knowledge on ocular anatomy and the instruments used in ophthalmology
  • A quick learner, adaptable and able to work well under pressure.       
  • Good organization and administrative skills.                   
  • Excellent attention to detail.                       

 How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their application letters, a detailed curriculum vitae, certificates and contacts of three referees on or before October 14, 2019, to Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 OR at the address below:

 The Chief Executive Officer

Sabatia Eye Hospital
P.O Box 214 - 50311

 Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.  

 Sabatia Eye Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

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