Graduate Nurse Assistant at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

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Job Title: Nurse Assistant

Location: Monguno, Borno
Number of Position: 06
Contract Start Date: ASAP
Contract duration: 5 months (with posssible extension)

General Objective

  • Under the direct supervision of the OPD Supervisor or Team Leader, the Nurse assistant provides patients’ health care in collaboration other health team members in the facility.
  • S/he assists the nurse and the rest of the medical team on duty with general nursing activities and over-all patient care according to international/national protocol and the given instructions under strict supervision/monitoring of a nurse, a supervisor or team leader.
  • S/he follows PUI protocols and standards to ensure quality and continuity of care, promotion and restoration of health of the patients and population.

Responsibilities and Tasks
Patient Care:

  • Perform general nursing duties such as monitoring of patient vital signs, wound care and dressings, insertion of cannulas, administration of IV fluids and injections, administration of Nebulisers as prescribed by a clinician
  • Participate in the preparation of the material equipment and drugs for the consultation
  • Conduct triage according to nurses’ protocols, detect priority acute cases in the waiting area and fill the health card (weight, BP, HR, temperature etc)
  • Check the vaccination status of children less than 5 years old
  • Ensure the good flow of patients avoiding overcrowded rooms and having patients standing up for long time while waiting for their turn
  • Ensure a good level of communication and understanding between the PHC team and the patients
  • Carry out first aid care when necessary
  • Follow medical prescriptions
  • Assist the clinician during certain health care acts when it is necessary
  • Assist the clinician in the management of the referral cases
  • Perform basic laboratory tests as requested by the clinician. (e.g. urinary sticks, pregnancy tests, capillary blood sugar, hemoglobin level)
  • Provide health education following the protocols and key messages regarding hygiene, diseases, and prevention
  • Educate patients in the self-management of their conditions and usage of medications Follow waste management according to waste management procedures
  • Clean and sterilize the medical material according to procedures
  • Collaborate with other departments as needed to ensure smooth implementation and integration of services
  • Participate in any other activities such as vaccination, survey, etc…according to the needs
  • Maintain the working environment in a clean and presentable state.

Medical Data Collection And Reporting:

  • Verify that the medical prescriptions are readable, dated and signed
  • Check expiry dates of medicines and report it directly to the supervisor
  • Record accurately for each area, on a timely manner, the personal and health related data on the health card
  • Register all the data needed about patients, referral, treatment in the appropriate registers and files
  • Report to the supervisor any problem in the clinic especially the gap/loss/robbery/damage of medical equipment or medicines or any patient and organizational issue
  • Ensure an oral and written handover at every team changeover, draw attention to any notable events during the shift
  • Report directly any difficulties or delays in the implementation of activities
  • Inform the direct supervisor of the various needs.

Internal And External Representation:

  • Participate in any training in order to improve the quality and efficiency of nursing cares and duties
  • Participate actively in meetings when required.

The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

Priorities of the Department:

  • Assessment on beneficiaries at risk and diagnosed individuals with communicable and non-communicable diseases or other diseases of public health relevant and treat him.
  • Provide frequent feedback on health-illness patterns observed in the field that require further assessment.
  • Report to line manager periodically regarding context changes that affect the modality of intervention.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Education degree: Nigerian health care qualification or Community Health Extension Worker (CHEW) qualified under the Nigerian health care legislation
  • Work experience: Minimum of 1 year of experience as nursing assistant/ nursing aid or similar. Work experience with other NGO’s would be an asset
  • Language skills: Fluent in English and Hausa, knowledge in Kanuri is an asset

Knowledge and skills:

  • Technical knowledge about use of medical equipment
  • Good knowledge of Public Health.
  • Good knowledge of Medical ethics.

Other:
Assets:

  • Interests: Working in humanitarian relief

Transversals Skills:

  • Conflict resolution and diplomacy experience
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
  • Ability to analyze and suggest improvements of the activities
  • Well organized and hard worker
  • Able to manage stress and pressure
  • Reliability
  • Team Spirit
  • Be available for any emergency
  • Neutrality
  • Able to check validity of information, logical thinking

Application Closing Date
12th February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Open to Nigeria Nationals Only.

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