EPI Nurse Vacancy at Medecins du Monde (MdM)

On 14/Jun/2019 / In NGO Jobs

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.
Medecins du Monde
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
 
Job Title: EPI Nurse 
 
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Start Date: ASAP
 
Details
Under the supervision of the Medical Doctor Supervisor, the 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
Realization of the patients triage and taking vital signs
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
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
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  
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
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
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 Supersvior.
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.
 
Application Closing Date
21st June, 2019.
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter and CV in one single attachment via email to: recruitment.nigeria@medecinsdumonde.net using the "Job Title and Location" as the subject of the mail.

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