Monday, 6 January 2020

Nursing and Midwife Job Vacancies at Premiere Urgence Internationale, Borno State

Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency.
PUI is implementing humanitarian activities in Nigeria since April 2016, supporting population with food security, nutrition, health and protection project in Maiduguri and Borno State. PUI is now looking for qualified candidate for its Health team in Maiduguri, to fill the positions below:
 Job Title: Nurse Assistant, Roving

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Starting date: ASAP
Contract duration: 7 months
General Objective
  • Under the direct supervision of the Nurse, the Nurse assistant provides patients’ health care in collaboration other health team members in the facility.
  • S / he assists the nurse and the rest of the medical team on duty with general nursing activities and over-all patient care according to international / national protocol and the given instructions under strict supervision/monitoring of a nurse, a supervisor or team leader.
  • S / he follows PUI protocols and standards to ensure quality and continuity of care, promotion and restoration of health of the patients and population.
Responsabilities and Tasks
Support in the medical consultation:
  • Welcome patients to the facility.
  • Establish personal rapport with potential and actual patients and their relatives.
  • Ensure proper triage (make sure urgent cases are seen first) at the entrance of the facility
  • Attends to patients according to their medical needs based on the severity of their illness
  • Ensure anthropometric measurements (MUAC, weight, height) are done properly and recorded accurately as required (aside from the common vital signs)
  • Assist in the admission and discharge of the patients
  • Give first aid care when needed. Assist in resuscitation of the patient
  • Assess and identify patients health needs
  • Provide health education to patient and caretakers, hygiene, nutrition, warning signs, immunization
  • Provide essential preventative assistance services and follow up on identified beneficiaries with Non Communicable Diseases and other diseases/morbidities of Public Health relevance.
  • Support nursing staff in patient management
  • Perform any clinical tasks, as required, within the scope of training, supervised by the duty nurse
  • Assist with setting up of equipment and materials as required
  • Perform and record initial observations, vital signs, weight and height
  • Inform nurse in-charge of any incident or concerns regarding patient status
  • Ensure proper assistance of patients with personal hygiene, feeding
  • Assist in the preparations and administration of medications (oral, injections (IV, SC, IM)
  • Assist in the measurement of fluid intake (IV and oral) and output, record and report to nurse / supervisor).
Infection prevention control:
  • Follow waste management procedures by correctly separating waste in accordance with protocols
  • Follow standard precautions and maintain general hygiene at all times
  • Ensure that all sterile techniques are respected
  • Ensure the department is always clean and tidy, water and soap are always available at washing points that the medication preparation areas are cleaned with appropriate solution at the beginning of each day and that hand towels are changed daily
  • Maintain the working environment in a clean and presentable state
  • Adhere to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
Specific code of conduct:
  • Ensure no action or omission that places the patient at risk, including referring to others when she has reached the limit of her / his experience
  • Does not accept gift or money from her / his patients or their family for care provided
  • Upholds good medical practice, updates her / his knowledge regularly by reading and training
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all time and respect patients
  • Helps promote the policies and protocols
  • Should not prescribe / advice medications for the patients/ attendants
  • Respect the rights of the patients and caretakers/attendants under his/her care
  • Inform the patients and caretakers/attendants BEFORE any procedure or medication is done / given
  • Respect the patient right to decline care or treatment
  • Respect the patient right to have a family member for support
  • Maintains and promotes a good attitude and proper manner towards patients, their attendants and the medical staff
  • Upholds universal precautions at all times during their practice in the PHCC facility.
Administration, reporting and data collection:
  • Assist the nurse in the reporting of data
  • Assist in the preparations of oral meds, counting the correct numbers of tablets , the correct name of the patient to ensure proper dose and dosage as prescribed by the clinician
  • Assist the nurse in ensuring the correct patient information documentation.
  • Ensure daily, weekly and monthly data collection
  • Directly report any difficulties or delays in the implementation of activities.
Team Work:
  • In case of absence of another team member, the nurse assistant will replace in the appropriate sector (roster flexibility required).
  • Participate in ward dispensary inventory and order
  • Attend to trainings and meetings when required
  • Perform duty of referral nurse focal point if it is needed.
Qualifications
Mandatory requirements:
  • Language skills: Good command in English (speaking, reading & writing) and fluent in local languages (Hausa and Kanuri)
  • Education degree: Nigerian health care qualification or Community Health Extension Worker (CHEW) qualified under the Nigerian health care legislation
  • Work experience: Minimum of 1 years of experience as nursing assistant /  nursing aid or similar. Work experience with other NGO’s would be an asset.
  • Knowledge and skills:
    • Good knowledge of Public Health
    • Good ability for team work
    • Ability to manage a fair workload including emergencies.
  • Interests: Working in humanitarian relief, interest for social issues
  • Transversals skills:
    • Strong motivation to help people in need
    • Conflict resolution and diplomacy experience
    • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
    • Understanding of the political situation in the area
    • Ability to analyze and suggest improvements of the activities
    • Well organized and hard worker
    • Able to manage stress and pressure
    • Understanding of the context of the area
    • Reliability
    • Neutrality
    • Able to check validity of information, logical thinking.
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply



Job TItle: Midwife
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Slot: 3 Openings
Starting date: ASAP
Duration of contract:  7 months
Overal Mission
  • Under the direct supervision of the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) supervisor, the midwife provides Maternal and Newborn Child Health (MNCH) / SRH care services, including Ante Natal Care (ANC), Post Natal Care (PNC), basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care, family planning, etc.
  • S / he follows pui obstetrical and sexual reproductive health protocols and universal standards to ensure quality and continuity of care.
Responsabilities and Tasks
Consultation:
  • Welcome patients to the MNHC / SRH services in the PHC.
  • Establish personal rapport with potential and actual patients and their relatives.
  • Provide Antenatal and Postnatal care services.
  • Provide Basic Obstetrical and Neonatal care, including assistance to urgent normal deliveries, manage obstetric emergencies.
  • Ensure mothers receive the documents required (birth certificate, vaccination card…).
  • Provide Family planning counseling as a routine and on request (where possible to the couple) and provide contraceptives according to the need.
  • Treat sick Pregnant and Lactating Women for illnesses selected by PUI, and for which a protocol is provided and adhere to therapeutic standards.
  • Manage sexual transmitted infections according to PUI protocols.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.
Assessment:
  • Assess urgency and make sure urgent cases are seen first
  • Evaluate the pregnant women for high risks pregnancy and ensure a timely referral to secondary health services.
  • Identify cases needing referral and refer them in time, assessment and follow-up of new borne.
  • Identify Sexually Gender Based Violence victims and collaborate with the medical team for treatment.
Health Education:
  • Provide individual and group health education to patients concerning safe motherhood, care of the new born, IYCF (Infant and Young child feeding), Family Planning and general Sexual Health.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with Universal standards, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Adhere to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
Reporting:
  • Document collected information on health cards and other records.
  • Support in various data collection.
  • Ensure coordination and continuity of care through verbal and written reports and coordination with SRH supervisor and other PHC staff.
  • Ensure operation of equipment, and report to SRH supervisor in case of damage or not functioning.
  • Participate actively in meetings and trainings when required.
  • Perform other relevant duties as requested by supervisors.
Requirements / Qualifications
  • Language skills: Good command in English (speaking, reading & writing)
  • Fluent in local languages – Hausa, etc.
  • Education degree: Recognized Midwife degree (at least certificate level) with national legislation
  • Work experience: 2 years of experience in Midwifery
  • Work experience with other NGO’s would be an asset.
Knowledge and skills:
  • Technical knowledge about use of medical equipment
  • Good knowledge about Ante Natal Consultation and Post Natal Consultation
  • Good practice in conduction of deliveries.
Transversals skills:
  • Excellent communication, conflict solving and diplomacy skills to manage relationship in potentially tense situations
  • Strong motivation to help people in need
  • Ability to make decisions and to exercise authority when required
  • Understanding of the political situation in the area
  • Ability to analyze and suggest improvements of the activities
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
  • Team spirit
  • Well organized and hard worker
  • Able to manage stress and pressure
  • Able to check validity of information, logical thinking
  • Neutrality
  • Reliability.
Interests:
  • Working in humanitarian relief.
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply



Job Title: Midwife Assistant
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Slot: 3 Openings
Starting date – ASAP
Duration of contract – 7 months
General objective
  • Under the direct supervision of the Midwives, the Midwife assistant provides Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) care and Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) care services, including Ante Natal Care (ANC), Post Natal Care (PNC), basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care, family planning etc.
  • S/he follows PUI obstetrical and sexual reproductive health protocols and universal standards to ensure the quality and continuity of care, and to contribute to the promotion and restoration of the communities’ health.
Responsabilities and Tasks
Support in the medical consultation:
  • Welcome patients to the facility
  • Establish personal rapport with potential and actual patients and their relatives
  • Provide Antenatal and Postnatal care services
  • Provide Basic Obstetrical and Neonatal care, including assistance to urgent normal deliveries, manage obstetric emergencies
  • Ensure mothers receive the documents required (birth certificate, vaccination card…)
  • Provide Family planning counseling as a routine and on request (where possible to the couple) and provide contraceptives according to the need
  • Treat sick Pregnant and Lactating Women for illnesses selected by PUI, and for which a protocol is provided and adhere to therapeutic standards
  • Manage sexual transmitted infections according to PUI protocols
  • Maintain patient confidentiality
  • Provide essential preventative assistance services and follow up to identified women in reproductive age years, especially pregnant/lactating women
Assessment:
  • Assess the level of urgency of the patience and make sure urgent cases are seen first
  • Evaluate the pregnant women for high risks pregnancy and ensure a timely referral to secondary health services.
  • Identify cases needing referral and refer them in time, assessment and follow-up of new borne.
  • Identify Sexually Gender Based Violence victims and collaborate with the medical team for treatment.
Health Education:
  • Provide individual and group health education to patients concerning safe motherhood, care of the new born, IYCF (Infant and Young child feeding), Family Planning and general Sexual Health.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with Universal standards, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Adhere to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
Administration, reporting and data collection:
  • Assist the midwife in in ensuring the correct patient information documentation
  • Assist the midwife in the reporting of data
  • Ensure daily, weekly and monthly data collection
  • Directly report any difficulties or delays in the implementation of activities
Team Work:
  • In case of absence of another team member, the midwife assistant will replace in the appropriate sector
  • Attend to trainings and meetings when required
  • Perform other relevant duties as requested by supervisors
Note: The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.
Qualifications
Mandatory requirements:
  • Language skills: Good command in English (speaking, reading & writing) and fluent in local languages (Hausa and Kanuri)
  • Education degree: Nigerian health care qualification or Community Health Extension Worker (CHEW) qualified under the Nigerian health care legislation
  • Work experience: Minimum of 1 years of experience as midwife or similar. Work experience with other NGO’s would be an asset.
Knowledge and skills:
  • Good knowledge of Public Health
  • Good ability for team work
  • Ability to manage a fair workload including emergencies.
  • Interests: Working in humanitarian relief, interest for social issues
Transversals skills:
  • Strong motivation to help people in need
  • Conflict resolution and diplomacy experience
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
  • Understanding of the political situation in the area
  • Ability to analyze and suggest improvements of the activities
  • Well organized and hard worker
  • Able to manage stress and pressure
  • Understanding of the context of the area
  • Reliability
  • Neutrality
  • Able to check validity of information, logical thinking
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


Application Deadline  Thursday, 9th January, 2020.

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