Nurse at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

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Job Title: Nurse

Location: Monguno, Borno
Open To: Nigeria Nationals Only (Male/Female)
Contract Start Date: ASAP
Contract Duration: 7 months (with possible extension)

General Objective

  • Under the direct supervision of the Health Supervisor, the Nurse provides patients consultations in collaboration with Midwife and other team members in the facility.
  • S/he follows PUI protocols and standards to ensure Quality and continuity of care, promotion and restoration of health of patients and population.

Responsibilities and Tasks
Patient Care:

  • Ensure and conduct the medical consultations with full history taking, clinical examination and provide a diagnosis and prescribe treatment accordingly following the protocols and universal precautions
  • Explain clearly the diagnosis and treatment to the patient and make sure that the patients comply with the treatment
  • Request for a 2nd evaluation of the patient when needed
  • Provide individual health promotion during consultations
  • Delegate the treatment cares (distribution of drugs, injections, dressings…) to Nurse assistant
  • Manage and report any suspected communicable disease case according to Première Urgence Internationale’s protocols and national Disease Surveillance guidelines
  • Execute any action requested by the PM, DPM or Medical Coordinator as part of the outbreak response plan
  • Actively participate in the good cohesion and coordination of the team
  • Record on a readable manner the health status and medical prescription
  • Participate in the follow-up of the waste management according to the waste management procedures
  • Collaborate with other departments as needed to ensure smooth implementation and integration of services.
  • Participate in any other activities such as vaccination, survey…according to the needs and as directed.
  • Maintain the working environment in a clean and presentable state.

Management of an Efficient Referral System:

  • Manage the emergency and electives referral cases according to the referral protocol by facilitating the logistics including transportation means, appointment with specialists, laboratory tests etc. in collaboration with OPT supervisor
  • Follow up the referred cases, and check the outcome
  • Ensuring appropriate follow-up care has been given and taking appropriate action if further care is needed
  • Identify and refer patients who need mental health consultation

Medical Data Collection and Reporting:

  • Record accurately and on a readable manner, the clinical case management on the patient health card (history taking, physical examination, treatment, investigation, etc.), and patient registration book
  • Ensure an accurate daily use and tracking of epidemiological data
  • Participate actively in the early warning system and the outbreak response plan
  • Collect general information about the people living conditions
  • Participate to the assessment of health needs
  • Participate to the weekly medical statistic report in collaboration with OPT supervisor and the deputy program manager
  • Ensure an oral hand over at every team change over, draw attention to any notable events during the shift
  • Report to the supervisor any problem especially the gap/loss/robbery/damage of medical equipment or medicines or any patient and organizational issue.
  • 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

  • Language skills: Fluent in English and Hausa and good knowledge in Kanuri is an asset
  • Education degree: Recognized Nurse Degree (at least certificate level) with national legislation and valid License number.

Work Experience:

  • At least 2 years of experience in Nursing, or in OPD services. Work experience with other NGO’s would be an asset

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good knowledge of Communicable and Non Communicable diseases
  • Good knowledge of Public Health
  • Good knowledge of Medical Ethics

Assets:

  • Interests: Working in humanitarian relief and interest in social issues
  • Understanding of the political situation in the area

Transversals Skills:

  • Excellent communication, conflict solving and diplomacy skills to manage relationship in potentially tense situations
  • Team Spirit
  • Be available for any emergency
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation.
  • Ability to make decisions and to exercise authority when required
  • Ability to analyse and suggest improvements of the activities
  • Well organized and hard worker
  • Able to manage stress and pressure
  • Able to check validity of information, logical thinking
  • Neutrality
  • Reliability

Application Closing Date
29th December, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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