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Assistant Technical Officer, Nurse / Midwife

Closing: Jun 19, 2024

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Published: Jun 4, 2024 (17 days ago)

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Qualifications
  • BSc. Nursing or Midwifery with at least 1-3 years post NYSC relevant experience.
  • Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife with a valid practicing license is Mandatory 
  • Additional public health certificate or other closely related field certificates from a government - recognized institution is an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience working in a humanitarian crisis is highly desirable.
  • Ability and willingness to travel via road, 100% time from Maiduguri to Mafa LGA.
Responsibilities
Qualifications
  • BSc. Nursing or Midwifery with at least 1-3 years post NYSC relevant experience.
  • Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife with a valid practicing license is Mandatory 
  • Additional public health certificate or other closely related field certificates from a government - recognized institution is an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience working in a humanitarian crisis is highly desirable.
  • Ability and willingness to travel via road, 100% time from Maiduguri to Mafa LGA.
  • Providing nursing and midwifery care, treatment and follow-up of patients, according to doctors’ prescriptions, protocols applied in service and universal hygiene standards/precautions, in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the targeted population. Using your midwifery skill assist female patients in all stages of pregnancy, childbirth and post-delivery. He/she will also provide antenatal and postnatal advice and support to women and their families.
  • The ATO-Nurse/Midwife will also be expected to build the capacity of SMOH clinic in-charge to carry out roles related to leadership and project management, including proposal writing to request for key support from government leadership and governance platforms.

Duties

  • Works as part of a multidisciplinary team of staff to provide high quality patient care to an extremely vulnerable population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Knowing, promoting, implementing and following up the universal hygiene standards/ precautions.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • Co-work with Community Health Extension workers and other RN/RM volunteers working within your unit, including capacity building
  • Organize regular monthly and quarterly support supervision visit with BSPHCDB and LHGA staff across all supported health facility in collaboration with supported Local organization.
  • Adheres to the relevant Code of conduct and ethics
  • Participates in outreach and community health programs (as required)
  • Participates in Continuing Professional Development (i.e. trainings, mentoring)
  • Plans care of the patient in collaboration with the site doctor.
  • Provision of direct nursing care i.e. Administration of IV medications, wound dressings clinical observations etc.
  • Maintains all reusable equipment by cleaning and sterilizing appropriately.
  • Maintain adequate and correct records of patient care including consumables & instruments utilized(if any)
  • Ensure high quality Nursing and Midwifery health services at all project sites.
  • Works with technical support and M&E teams to collect appropriate baseline data over the life of the project
  • Compiles and submits periodic reports
  • Ensures adequate infection prevention and control measures are maintained at all times.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Ability and willingness to stay and rotate to any LGA within Borno state is required.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long-distance walking to distribution sites.
  • Excellent spoken and written Local (Hausa, Kanuri, Fula, or any other) languages spoken in NE and fluent English languages.
  • Conversant with Borno State government development plans as pertains to health sector and Health sector coordination requirement.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Previous experience working in a clinical and maternity setting is an asset.
  • Ability to prepare weekly and monthly program reports.
  • Be flexible and adaptable with regard to the implementation of the daily work

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

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