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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Stabilization Centre Nurse at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee(IRC), one of the world's largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries. The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women's empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Stabilization Centre Nurse


Location: Gujba, Yobe

Scope of Work
  • The SC nurse is the focal point for nutrition care at the IRC's stabilization centre and will ensure 24 hour coverage. She/he reports to the SC medical Doctor and works closely with the MOH staffs for day to day administrative issues
  • The SC nurse will ensure the implementation of a quality nursing care at the stabilization centre and ensure that all nutrition roles and responsibilities are done as per Nigeria national CMAM inpatient guidelines
  • The SC nurse will identify gaps in stabilization centre and take the necessary steps to address those gaps. S/he provides assistance in planning, implementing and monitoring of high impact interventions and provides support in system strengthening and promotion of childhood nutrition, with special focus to the most vulnerable and unreached population groups
  • In addition, provide co-ordinate support and technical assistance to Health Department and management of on-going programmes statewide and establishing nutrition surveillance systems
  • She/he will direct SC help mothers and cleaners and work hand in hand with stabilization centre Doctor.
Key Responsibilities
Programming:
  • Ensure quality and timely identification and treatment of medical complications associated with malnutrition in SC in liaison with the clinical services .Give and advice on the drug regimen for children in the SC.
  • Supervise and coordinate the strict patient management of children in the Stabilization centre and ensure the laid protocols are followed.
  • Participate in daily ward rounds in the SC ward with the medical team.
  • Strictly monitor and record the vital signs as required and report any deviation from the Normal
  • Prepare for and assist the doctors during the rounds and whenever required.
  • Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly carried out and documented on patient’s charts.
  • Refer to the doctor in charge or to the doctor on call relevant information such as patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
  • Assist patients with activities of daily living while in the ward.
  • Arrange and submit weekly ward work schedule and plan daily duties and responsibilities for each refugee staff.
  • Escort patient to other referral hospital when necessary.
  • Maintain equipment’s in good condition and submit regular inventory report of the same.
  • Maintain drug registers and drug consumption within the ward level.
  • Ensure that all admissions, discharges, transfers and deaths are properly recorded as they occur.
  • Ensure the establishment of nutrition monitoring activities and train health staff in case detection and referral system.
  • Improvement of the MIYCN program in the ward and ensure mother establish breastfeeding while in the ward
  • Monitor therapeutic Feeds and ensure that children get 3 hourly therapeutic feeds as required.
  • Ensure timely reporting in accordance with set deadlines.
  • Improve the provision of quality nutrition counseling in the hospital
  • Plan and Conduct continuous monitoring of the OTP and SC patient management through quality of care (QoC) assessments.
Required Qualifications
  • Diploma in Nursing.
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Nigeria
  • Must possess at least three (3) years’ experience in implementing nutrition related activities in a busy community set up.
  • S/He must possess ability to analyze and interpret both quantitative and qualitative programmed data.
  • Must possess excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must have cognate skills in computer appreciation.
  • Must possess a high level of integrity and with good interpersonal skills
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions.
Standards of Professional Conduct:
  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability
  • In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.
Gender Equality:
  • IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.
Work Environment
  • The position will work in the Gujba, Yobe Field Office. The program site in Northern Nigeria. This is security level 3 – orange
Benefits
  • Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.
Application Closing Date
4th May, 2018. 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications addressed to the "Human Resource Coordinator the "Human Resources Coordinator, International Rescue Committee" via: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org Subject of the application should read: "SC Nurse, Gujba-Yobe"

Note
  • Hand delivery applications should be submitted in Yobe Field Office.
  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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