INTERSOS Organization

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Nurse – Rabia

Job Overview

Description

Purpose/objective of the position:

To provide nursing care, Antenatal care and Family planning treatment and follow-up of patients according to the protocols applied and universal hygiene standards/precautions, in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the beneficiaries.

To undertake health programme activities guaranteeing the efficient and effective sensitisation, mobilisation and participation of the targeted communities, thereby maximising programme performance. The nurse shall ensure that supportive supervision is given to the community mobilizers, guidelines set in the health protocols are followed during programme implementation. The nurse shall also ensure that every beneficiary receives adequate medical examination, the required routine and prescribed medication and referral for additional treatment, as appropriate and according to the protocols.

 

Generic Duties:

  • Knowing, promoting, implementing and following up the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control, security rules and other protocols and procedures in the medical premises and ensuring high standards of hygiene of his/her working environment in the targeted HF and in the mobile clinic. Respecting medical secrets and confidentiality at all times.
  • Organizing and carrying out Antenatal care, Family planning and treatments according to medical prescriptions, performing consultations (AND/FP) and other minor medical procedures. Participating in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary.
  • Carrying and supervising administrative procedures and documents (fill in patient’s files, forms, consumptions, statistics, registers, health files, etc.), and reporting any problematic situations and cases that may arise. Participating in data collection and keeping doctors/supervisors informed;
  • Be available to oversee screening, and do RDT for all patient
  • Ability to head the outreach and hygiene promotion team and guide community health volunteers from time to time
  • Participate in planning and undertaking health surveys, rapid assessments, as well as in the monitoring and evaluation of the health program activities
  • Responsible for providing inputs and data for monthly health activities (ANC/FP)’ reports in timely manner.
  • Participate and update progress in weekly technical meeting with health staff
  • Ensure the quality of the health service given in all different locations meet the expected standards.
  • Conduct trainings to build the capacity of staff/volunteers (Danger signs of pregnancy and other SRH related topics)
  • Performing other related duties within the clinic as may be assigned.

 

 

Specific Duties:

  • Measures and fills in the health card with vital signs: body temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate, oxygenation, and, if adult, blood pressure. If the patient has already the health card, new vital signs, weight are taken and registered with the current date
  • Orients then patients to consultations, according to their medical priority (red, yellow or green) based on triage protocols. If there are any signs or symptoms of emergency, the patient is sent to the medical emergency area.
  • Responsible for conducting all Rapid diagnostic test
  • Give the treatment as per the doctor prescription
  • Undertake ANC/FP consultation
  • Perform any reasonable task assigned by the supervisor

 

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Person Specification:

  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • Leadership, people management and development, teamwork and cooperation
  • Service Orientation.
  • Understanding of humanitarian operations principles, standards and best practices
  • Manages effectively his/her own time as well as flexible and available to work over time when needed
  • Good command of written and spoken English,
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills and excellence as a team player
  • Honesty and integrity and able to cope with stressful situations

 

Education and professional experience:

  • University Degree or Diploma in Nursing from an accredited institution
  • Diploma in Nutrition will be and additional advantage
  • At least 2 years post qualifying experience in a similar environment as the project sites above
  • Possession of a valid practicing certificate
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Good knowledge and background of Sexual reproductive Health (ANC and Family planning)
  • Manages effectively his/her own time as well as flexible and available to work over time when needed

 

 

Competencies: (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Good leadership skills
  • Strong technical knowledge in protection
  • High confidentiality, respect and non-discriminatory attitude
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and as part of a team

 

Languages:

  • Fluency in Arabic (written and spoken)
  • English is an asset

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