Nurses And Midwives Jobs Open At Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of neutrality and impartiality.

Job Description

  • Provide obstetrical care to pregnant women and their babies, doing follow up before, during and after delivery, according to MSF obstetrical and reproductive health protocols, universal hygienic and newborn caring standards and under supervision of a specialist doctor, in order to ensure their health conditions and avoid post-delivery complications.
  • Ensure the implementation and continuity of antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, obstetrical care, neonatal and comprehensive abortion care, management of victims of sexual violence, reproductive tract infections and Fistula care in accordance with MSF Reproductive Core Package of Activities and reinforce the implementation of standardised protocols.
  • Collaborate with the medical doctor and /or nurse in the management of Sexual Violence cases
  • Ensure hygiene and sterilization criteria (including universal precautions) are met according to MSF specifications.
  • Guarantee a regular and ongoing supply of drugs and equipment required for maternity activities (including monitoring/consumption control/ordering of orders.
  • Properly follow up all newborn babies from delivery until discharge, informing mothers and relatives about importance of breast feeding, vaccination and possible complications resulting from harmful traditional practice
  • Ensure patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality is respected
  • Supervise that administrative procedures of admissions and hospitalizations comply with MSF protocols , as well as verify patients are properly informed and receive the documents required (birth certificate, vaccination card, etc
  • Participate in the organisation of the ward in collaboration with other midwifes and the maternity ward supervisor. Ensure transfer of relevant information to the next shift team (specially identifying risk cases)

Requirements

  • Essential recognized midwife degree
  • Desirable 2 years of previous experience and previous experience in other NGO’s
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Hausa language
  • High level of motivation and ability to learn

 

Nurses

Job Description

  • Know, promote, implement and follow at all times the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control, security rules and other protocols and procedures in the medical premises and ensure high standards of hygiene of his/her working environment .
  • Organize and carry out care and treatments according to medical prescriptions, as well as assist them during consultations/ daily rounds and other medical procedures.
  • Ensure patients are properly received and installed in the health service. Ensures that patients with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movements and comfort.
  • Respect medical secret and confidentiality
  • Carry-out admission, surveillance and follow-up of patients meaning assessment of their health state evolution, and identification of emergency situation or any deterioration,
  • Participate in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary
  • Supervise and train nurse-aids, nutritional assistants, cleaners and other related staff under his/her supervision in their work with special focus in following all appropriate protocols and procedures and ensuring team work
  • Participate in the department-related pharmacy and medical equipment control and maintenance
  • Carry-out and supervise administrative procedures and documents, ensure an appropriate written/oral handover, and report any problematic situations and cases that may arise. fill in all necessary registers and health files, participate in data collection and keep doctors/supervisors informed.
  • Knows and is aware of the importance and appropriate use of the Post Exposure Prophylaxis Kit
  • Sends material to be sterilized and recuperates it from sterilization.

Requirements

  • Essential recognized nurse degree
  • Desirable 2 years of previous experience and previous experience in other NGO’s
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Hausa language
  • High level of motivation and ability to learn

Method of Application

Submit your CV, copies of diplomas, qualifications and a cover letter (with reference MIDJU15) OR (with reference NURSESJU15) with contact details to: [email protected]

Applications can also be submitted in person at the following address: Plot 82, Old GRA ( behind Lagos house) Kolo RD Galtimari, Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria

Deadline for the submission of applications: 1st of July 2015.

NB: only successful applicants will be called for interview.

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