Departments & Positions
Nurses in Kamineni Hospital’s Medical and Surgical Departments illustrate our commitment to remarkable patient care. Our medical environment offers growth to our nurses in their chosen specialization and gives them ample opportunities to help patients recover in the best possible way. After all, we believe that our nurses are the face of our hospitals and we are proud of their hard work.
Surgical Intensive Care / Post-operative Nursing Care
Maintaining hand-off communication, caring for special concerns with respect to complications during surgery, nursing care focuses on managing airway, circulatory, neurological status and pain management. The nurses monitor patients to detect trends in vital signs and manage accordingly. Nurses also assess the patient’s needs and provide individual and holistic care.
Bed Strength: 2
Medical Intensive Care Unit
The MICU is an intensive care unit that specializes in the care of critically ill patients with medical disorders. Each year, our staff at Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) treat approximately 1,200 severely ill patients 24/7. We have a dedicated team of experienced medical professionals with a wealth of knowledge to care for a wide array of illnesses and complex, multiple conditions encountered in the MICU.
The Medical Intensive Care Unit provides care to the critically ill with conditions related to:
- Lung disorders
- Kidney disorders
- Liver disorders
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Diseases of the blood
- Blood infections
- Bed strength : 15
Intensive Neuro Care Unit
The INCU is a multi-disciplinary unit, staffed by neurologists, anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners, and critical care nurses who are specially trained in neurological disorders, assessing patient’s vital functions, speech and eye responses every hour.
Nurses in INCU are trained in various aspects like providing care to patients with altered loss of consciousness, they monitor and maintain haemodynamics, prevent risk of injuries, and ensure family and social support during the recovery.
Bed strength : 12
Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit
Our nurses are adept at identifying the varying needs of patients and applying nursing as a framework in pre and post-operative care and in developing a care plan for the patients.
Bed strength : 5
Respiratory Intensive Care Unit
RICU provides comprehensive nursing care for patients on mechanical ventilation. Our nurses are skilled in performing advanced diagnostic and treatment procedures, they are trained in handling all the latest equipment. Nursing duties include maintaining adequate nutritional status and ensuring an infection and complications free early recovery.
Bed strength : 8
Intensive Coronary Care Unit
At the ICCU we promote excellence in cardiovascular nursing. Nurses identify early signs of pain and symptoms of ischemia, monitoring adequate tissue perfusion, ease the patient’s anxiety, and ensure the patient’s adherence to the self-care program.
Bed strength : 12
Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
Our nurses show excellence in assessment and management of all cardio-thoracic surgical patients. They ascertain the patient’s functional reserve, plan careful postoperative management for successful patient outcomes.
Bed strength : 7
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
The PICU is a highly specialized area of expertise that requires astute assessment skill, development of critical thinking while understanding the implications of growth and psychological factors.
The PICU provides an environment for safe, effective 24-hour nursing care with an emphasis on restoration of patient health and wellness & providing a supportive environment for patients and families to meet their unique medical and psycho-social needs.
Keeping in mind the criticality of the patients, more focus is given in training the nurses to promote the healthy maturation of the child as a physical, intellectual and emotional being within the context of his or her family and community. Also dealing with the child’s disabilities for rehabilitation, therefore maximizing the child’s potential level of body function.
Bed strength : 6
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
A baby’s birth is a very complex process and it requires the most advanced care specific to the condition. Nurses in this unit are given evidence-based practice to provide comprehensive care in handling all critically ill infants.
Nurses in this department are essentially given training in working with patients and families to manage their emotions and thoughts, communicating with family members to provide information about treatments, medical options and precautions, facing critical neonatal challenges like preemies (premature infancy), birth defects etc.
Nurses are also responsible for noting the growth and progress of each newborn or infant in her care, maintaining health change patterns, symptom changes & health improvements.
Bed strength : 10
Emergency Medicine Department / Nursing Care
Our nurses are skilled at rapid, accurate physical examination, early recognition of illness or injury, the use of advance monitoring and equipment, prioritizing the urgency of care, rapidly and effectively carrying out resuscitative measures, and other treatments. Our nurses act with a high degree of autonomy and ability to initiate the needed measures.
Bed strength : 23
Kidney Transplant Unit
Nurse interventions include pre and post-renal transplantation interventions. Nurses play a vital role in assisting the patient to tackle the challenges associated with Renal Transplantation. They provide physical, psychological and educational support to the patient and family.
Bed strength : 4
Our nurses have expertise in performing peritoneal and haemodialysis. Trained in handling emergency practices and infection control measures to prevent complications.
Bed strength : 15
Our nurses are competent in caring for patients with all types of surgeries post-operatively and focus on pain management, early ambulation, prevention of surgical site infections and educate patients on home care management.
Bed strength : 22
Nurses care for all patients recovering from acute medical conditions. They monitor haemodynamic status and focus on education of patient and family in prevention of recurrence.
Bed strength : 39
Our nurses care for all cardio-vascular surgical and non-surgical patients. Possessing good communication skills, they educate patients about diet, medications and importance of exercises and prevention of associated complications.
Bed strength : 23
Oncology nurses are specialized in the treatment and care of patients with cancer. In addition to the usual nursing roles of administering medicine, observing patients and helping with diagnostic tests, they supervise chemotherapy or radiation treatments. Oncology nurses often serve as resources to other staff members.
Bed strength : 16
Non-A/C West / Male General Ward / Female General Ward / Special Rooms / Deluxe Rooms
Our nurses display excellence in caring for medical, pre & post surgical patients, excel in maternal health care & care of newborn, paediatric and geriatric care.
Non-A/C West: 25
Male General Ward: 32
Female General Ward: 24
Special Rooms: 14
Deluxe Rooms : 13
A Nursing Superintendent reports to the C.N.O. for planning organisation and development of nursing services in the hospital in consultation with Medical Supdt./Chief of Centres.
- She will be responsible and overall in-charge of Nursing Services in the hospital or specialized centres, irrespective of the number of beds.
- She will report to the Medical Supdt. or Addl. MS or chief of Centres of the hospital or centre as the case may be.
- She will be responsible for implementing hospital/centre policies amongst various nursing units.
- She will assist the C.N.O. in formulation of hospital policy, particularly concerning nursing services.
- She will officiate as C.N.O. in the absence of C.N.O. (The senior most amongst the NS will do so).
- She will recommend personnel and material requirement for various nursing service departments of the hospital.
- She will assist MS/Addl. MS or Chief of Centres in recruiting nursing staff.
- She will carry out regular rounds of the hospital.
- She will accompany MS/Addl. MS while making hospital rounds.
- She will ensure safe and efficient care is rendered to patients in various wards etc.
- She will prepare budgets for nursing services.
- She will be a member of various condemnation boards for linen and other hospital stores.
- She will be responsible for counseling and guidance of sub-ordinate staff.
- She will attend hospital/intra-hospital meetings and conferences.
- She will investigate all complaints regarding nursing care and personnel, and take suitable corrective action.
- She will initiate and encourage research in nursing services
- She will evaluate confidential reports of her sub-ordinate staff and recommend for promotion, higher studies etc.
- She will maintain cordial relations with patients and Medical Social Workers.
- She will periodically interact with clinical heads to discuss problems in patient care.
- She will educate nursing staff on all categories by conducting awareness programme on universal precautions.
- Supervises, coordinates, directs and participates in the activities of an assigned area of the Nursing Division of the Department.
- Supervises, coordinates and performs a variety of administrative staff work such as: scheduling, maintaining records, responding to requests for information or services, performing related administrative, planning and research activities, preparing correspondence, reports, statistical information and budget materials, and assisting in the development of policies, procedures and training.
- Completes performance evaluations, may make hiring recommendations, recommends disciplinary actions, approves vacations and time off, prepares work schedules and assignments, supervises the activities of assigned personnel, monitors reports and record-keeping activities filed by assigned personnel for completeness, accuracy, and adherence to policy and procedure guidelines, instructs personnel in departmental policies, procedures and techniques, and provides training.
- Determines best course of action in the completion of assignments in assigned area including setting priorities.
- Provides counseling and training of various health care programs such as family planning, growth and development of infants and children,
- sexually transmitted diseases, communicable diseases and preventive health.
- Performs N.I.C.P. (Newborn Intensive Care Program) home visits to evaluate at-risk newborns.
- Performs various tests such as pregnancy, tuberculosis, AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and communicable diseases.
- Supervises and participates in the weekly (or as required) immunization services.
- Documents and maintains patient charts and clinic records after each visit.
- Meets with patients to obtain appropriate medical history, oral and written.
- Responds to all positive tests with contact investigation.
- Supervises and oversees the filing of forms, reports and charts completed by subordinates.
- Prepares reports and summaries of public health and patient activity statistics, and other related statistics.
- As required, performs a variety of clerical tasks including, but not limited to: scheduling appointments, answering phones, responding to or routing inquiries, referring and directing patients and family members to appropriate agencies.
- Performs related work as required
Administrative Charge Responsibilities:
- Organizes, prioritizes and delegates workflow.
- Follows individual unit practice.
- Participates in decision-making regarding patient flow (ad/d/c/transfers). The charge nurse is responsible for overseeing that ADT transactions happen in real time.
- Adapts work plan to changing unit workload.
- Seeks assistance from Nursing Supervisor with staffing issues.
- Oversees completion of unit specific administrative tasks (e.g.census sheet, narcotic count, real time ADT)
- Collaborates with other healthcare disciplines/departments to maintain communication and provide optimal level of patient care.
- Maintains reporting responsibility to Nursing Manager.
- Informs Nursing Supervisor of unit issues and concerns.
- Supervises float RNs.
- Updates bed management system in real time regarding bed placement and clinical issues.
Clinical Charge Responsibilities:
- Keeps informed about the status of all patients.
- Assists in nursing care management of the unit to provide optimal level of care to all patients.
Staff-Related Charge Responsibilities:
- Provides guidance to staff members as appropriate.
- Assesses performance of staff and provides feedback to unit Nursing Manager and/or Nursing Supervisor.
- Ensuring educational activities are congruent with the mission, goals, values, priorities, and resources
- Providing an appropriate climate for learning, and facilitate the adult learning process by developing, planning, and presenting educational activities and directly or indirectly fostering the development of competence in the nursing staff
- Assisting learners to identify both their learning needs and the effective learning activities required to meet those needs, while fostering a positive attitude about the benefits and opportunities of lifelong learning
- Identifying changes that should be made in nursing practice using an evidence-based approach and facilitating the initiation of, adoption of, and adaptation to change
- Acting as both a formal and informal consultant, assisting with the integration of new learning into nursing practice and serving as a resource by assisting nurses in identifying problems, identifying available internal and external educational resources, and selecting educational options
- Designing, creating, and applying research by supporting the integration of research into practice and helping to develop staff members’ knowledge and skills in the research process, as well as fostering the use of systematic evaluative research with regard to clinical, educational, and managerial data
- Modeling behaviors that reflect affiliations with professional organizations as well as the community
- Maintaining clinical competence in their area of specialty
- Integrating ethical principles in all aspects of practice
- Providing ongoing evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of the educational activities to ensure that they maintain and enhance professional development that promotes the delivery of cost-effective and high quality healthcare
- Evaluation of his or her own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards, relevant statutes and regulations, and maintaining continuing professional nursing competence
- Collaborating with others in the practice of nursing professional development at the institutional, local, regional and state levels
- Participating in and using evidence-based research to identify strategies for improving professional development activities, nursing practice, and patient outcomes
- Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning, delivering, and managing nursing professional development activities
The Staff Nurse is responsible for the complete nursing care of the patient(s) assigned to her. The following duties would be shared with nursing students, if any, and auxiliary staff such as nursing orderlies, ward boys, ayas, and sweepers, as the situation warrants.
General care of the patients
- Admission and discharge of patient
- Assistance and instructions to patient and their relatives
- Bathing patients including daily care of mouth, nails and pressure points
- Four-hourly, or more frequent attention to pressure points
- Giving and removing of bedpans and urine pots
- Giving and removing of hot water bottle
- Feeding of patients
- Distribution of diets, milk etc
- Preparation of special feeds, eggs, milk, etc
Technical nursing care of patients
- Administration of medicine
- Administration of injections
- Assistance in administration of IV injection
- Preparation of injections and clearing up
- Recording of medicines & injection given
- Tallying and charting I.P.R.
- Rounds with doctor
- Technical procedure e.g. enema catheterization, dressings, irrigations, O2 therapy, preparing for and clearing up after procedure
- Preparation for and assistance in clinical tests and medical procedure
- Pre and post-operative care
- Urine testing
- Collecting labeling and dispatching of specimens
- Escorting patients to and from departments
- Giving and receiving reports
- Handing over and taking charge of shift
- Keeping the ward clean and tidy
- Preparation of surgical supplies, bandage, splint, etc.
- Routine care and cleaning of dressing trolleys, cupboards, apparatus, mackintosh, etc.
- Care of clean and soiled linens
- Disinfections of linen, beds, floor and bed pans
- Demonstration and guidance to student nurses and domestic staff.
- Supervision of domestic staff.
- Assistance in orientation of new staff nurses.
- Participation in staff education and staff meeting.
- Participation in professional activities.
- Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.
Through our affiliations with other communities, nurses at Kamineni Hospital have access to a variety of clinical and observational experiences. The positive impact of these institutions create mutually beneficial experience for students and instructors.
To cope with the increasing demand for medical manpower, Kamineni Nursing School and College has tied up with various medical institutions to help nurses get access to a wide variety of supervised and innovative clinical practices obtained from both inpatients and outpatient communities.
- Erragadda Mental Hospital
- Niloufer Government Hospital
- Maternity Government Hospital
- Osmania Government Hospital
- Andhra Pradesh Chest Hospital
- Sir Ronald Ross Medical Hospital
- Government ENT Hospital
- Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital
- MNJ Cancer Hospital
- GMH Tettaburz
- Institute Of Mental Health, Erragadda
- Asha Mental Hospital