Nurse at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – France


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  • Company: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
  • Location: Nigeria
  • State: Katsina Jobs
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Healthcare/Medical Jobs in Nigeria

Job Description

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nurse

Location:  Katsina
Contract: Fixed Term Contract during Malaria Peak / 208 working hours per month with roster flexibility

Main Purpose

  • Provide nursing care, treatment and follow-up for children according to doctors’ prescriptions, MSF protocols, universal hygienic standards and precautions, in order to ensure a good delivery of care.

Job Description

  • 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.
  • Respecting medical secrets and confidentiality at all times.
  • Organizing and carrying out care and treatments according to medical prescriptions, and assisting during consultations, daily rounds and other medical procedures.
  • Participating in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary.
  • Identifying Sexually Gender Based Violence victims and referring them to the medical team so they can receive the necessary treatment.
  • Knowing and is aware of the importance and appropriate use of the Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit
  • Ensuring patients are properly received and installed and that those with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movements and comfort.
  • For ER and OPD nurse, ensuring triage of patients in waiting areas, wards or during emergencies, detecting the priority acute/emergency cases,  carrying out first aid care and referring them to the doctor when necessary
  • Sending material to be sterilized and recuperates it from sterilization
  • Carrying out admission, surveillance and follow-up of patients (i.e. assessment of the evolution of their state of health and the identification of any emergency situation or deterioration
  • Carrying and supervising administrative procedures and documents (fill in patient’s files, forms, consumptions, statistics, registers, health files, etc.), ensuring an appropriate written/oral handover, and reporting any problematic situations and cases that may arise.
  • Participating in data collection and keeping doctors/supervisors informed .
  • Participating in the department-related pharmacy and medical equipment control and maintenance (quality and its functioning, storage conditions, follow-up of expired drugs inventories, stock takes of medicines and material at every team changeover ensuring no material is taken out of nursing area/wards without prior authorisation, etc.)
  • Perform cleaning and minor maintenance  for  biomedical equipment used. Fol-lowing the user manual and  protocols and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning.
  • Supervising and training nurse-aids, nutritional assistants, cleaners and other related staff under his/her supervision, ensuring teamwork and adherence to all appropriate protocols and procedures
  • During emergencies, detecting the priority acute/emergency cases, carrying out first aid care and referring them to the doctor when necessary.
  • Sending material to be sterilized and recuperates it from sterilization.

Requirements
Education:

  • Essential – recognized Nurse Degree / Diploma
  • Desirable – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Experience:

  • Desirable – 2 years of previous experience and previous experience in other NGO’s
  • Demonstrable experience in supervising and training others in a team setting.

Languages:

  • Essential fluent in English / Hausa.

Competencies:

  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Behavioral Flexibility
  • Commitment to MSF Principles
  • Stress Management.

Application Closing Date
10th August, 2022.


Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Note
  • Only successful applicants will be called for the next steps and are obligated to disclose any information about family member(s) currently in the employ of MSF-France in any location.
  • No monetary transactions, neither demands of favors in kind, nor other types of favoritism will be tolerated in the MSF recruitment process.
  • MSF reserves the right to refuse hiring a candidate having benefitted from any such acts. All illicit demands may be pursued through the judicial system.
  • MSF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages any Nigerian citizen to apply irrespective of race, gender, religion, creed, political affiliation.

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