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Job for EPI Nurse at Medecins du Monde (MdM)

Medecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care. MdM operating in Nigeria, Borno state since October 2016.

We are recruiting to to fill the position below:

Job Title: EPI Nurse

Location: Borno

Main Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Medical Doctor Supervisor, the EPI Nurse will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics:

  • Realization of the patients triage and taking vital signs
  • Realization of paramedics acts including vaccination
  • Implementation of health education sessions
  • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
  • Reporting and attendance to different meetings

Tasks Description

  • Preparation of the medical site
  • Install the furniture and the material before the start of each mobile clinic
  • Prepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before starting the activities
  • Evaluate the right quantity of vaccines and consumables per day
  • Health Education Sessions
  • Give health education sessions to the patients in the different waiting areas
  • Spread main messages about health education for the following topics: hygiene, safe water, nutrition, immunization (explain vaccination importance to mothers and caregivers, explain immunization schedule, ensure that all mothers or caregivers have understood adverse event following Immunization), antenatal care, post-natal care, assisted delivery, family planning, ARI, diarrhea, malaria, cholera,
  • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
  • Prepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before to leave MdM office
  • Keep always the nurse tools clean and organized
  • Do the triage of the patients with the medical doctors and give an MDM number to the patients needing a medical consultation
  • Take weight, temperature and BP for all the patients who have been registered
  • Give deworming drugs to all the targeted children according to the protocol
  • Ensure patient confidentiality is respected and treat all the patients with respect and dignity
  • Identify medical emergencies and refer them immediately to the medical doctor
  • Realization of paramedics acts including vaccination
  • Perform the daily data collection regarding paramedics acts
  • Participate to the weekly computerization and analysis of the paramedics data
  • Reporting and attendance to different meetings
  • Realization of the patients triage and taking vital signs
  • Follow the basic medical rules of hygiene when performing paramedics acts
  • Realize malaria rapid diagnostic tests according to necessity and/or prescription
  • Urine dipstick tests to the patients according to necessity and/or prescription
  • Haemoglobin test according to prescription
  • Make dressings according to MdM protocols
  • Do injections according to necessity and/or prescription
  • Ensure the cleaning and sterilisation of dressing material on a daily basis
  • Check the immunization status of the children and proceed to proper immunization of targeted children according to EPI calendar
  • Prepare a weekly activities report to submit to Team Leader
  • Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security…)
  • Participate to all the trainings organized by MDM

Others:

  • Give suggestions to improve the functioning of MDM mobile clinics
  • Participate to the loading and unloading of the vehicles and to the setting up of the mobile clinics
  • Participate to weekly physical inventory of mobile clinic pharmacy
  • Be flexible in performing his/her duties to ensure that beneficiaries are getting good quality services
  • Perform other additional duties on request of the team leader
  • Inform immediately the security focal point in case of any security problem in the field

Profile

  • Education (Essential): Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Confidentiality, Team Player, ability to work with little or no supervision, people management , Report Writing
  • Additional Skills: Ability to work in low resource field environments.
  • Language Skills: Fluent in English (Speaking, Reading, Writing), Kanuri and Hausa are added advantage
  • Personal Skills: Ability to work under tight deadlines, team-work, negotiation skils and flexible working hours

Conditions

  • Because of the emergency relief nature of MDM’s work, working hours may be irregular and employees are expected to be flexible in their approach to working hours under emergency conditions.
  • He/she works under the supervision of the Medical Doctor Supersor.
  • The employee shall respect Médecins du Monde France’s schedule and Terms and Conditions of Engagement for National Staff and is expected to be available anytime in order to answer to an emergency situation and be flexible and available beyond normal working hours if requested.

This job description can be modified according to changes in MDM activities or in the context. It can be amended at any time after mutual consultation, in order to fit the requirements of the programs.

Deadline: 2nd December, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter via email to: recruitment.nigeria@medecinsdumonde.net using the “EPI Nurse” as the subject of the mail. Applications without the above subject will not be treated.

Note: Applications without the above subject will not be treated.

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