Midwife - Abudwaq

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Employer: Mercy USA
Job Title: Midwife - Abudwaq
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other
Description:

DEPARTMENTPROGRAMS

REPORTS TO: MEDICAL DOCTOR

PLACE OF WORK: ABDUWAQ

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

POSITIONS: ONE

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To interview the pregnant women regarding medical history, previous pregnancies and births and actual health status (including STI, Para check and syphilis screening).
  • Examine the pregnant woman regularly (according to protocol and need); weight, BP, urine, presentation and growth of the foetus, foetal heart auscultation).
  • Prescribing iron tablets, anti-malarial and albendazole as per protocol.
  • Derivate to tetanus-toxoid vaccination as per protocol.
  • Refer pregnant women to Clinical Officer in case of any medical complication.
  • Record results accurately on Antenatal card.
  • Give nutritional and general health education.
  • Give pregnant women personalized information about pregnancy and birth (possible complications and how to react, hygiene, etc.).
  • To assess the progress of labour (strength of contractions, cervical dilatation).
  • Assessing foetal position and wellbeing.
  • Perform delivery.
  • Perform episiotomy and suture appropriately.
  • Observe the woman post-natal watching for any complication.
  • Administer Oxytocin and Ergometrine when needed.
  • Provide information regarding the postnatal period and family planning issues.
  • Assess the baby directly after birth (APGAR score).
  • Examine the baby for any major abnormalities and weight.
  • Assure appropriate cord care and body temperature of baby.
  • Inform mother on infant care, Breastfeeding and vaccination calendar of baby.
  • Follow the visit every morning with the expatriate midwife and/or expatriate /national MD / CO.

JOB SPECIFICATION

Academic

  • Trained as a Nurse and graduated from a recognized institution on Somalia

Experience

· 2-3 years in similar position

Work related skills

· Good organizational skills

· Good time management skills

· Strong communication skills, including ability to lead and manage remote

· Ability to work in harsh conditions

· Aggressive and Result Oriented

· Able to set targets and meet own targets on a monthly basis and follow up targets of reporting colleagues

· Able to meet deadlines

· Knowledge of local Language- Somali

Personal attributes

· Ability to work under pressure

· Trustworthy

· Team player

· Responsiveness

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Strong customer relation skills

· Integrity

HOW TO APPLY:

About Mercy USA

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is dedicated to alleviating human suffering and supporting individuals and their communities in their efforts to become more self-sufficient. Incorporated in the State of Michigan in 1988, Mercy-USA’s projects focus on improving health, nutrition and access to safe water, as well as promoting economic and educational growth around the world.

The position will close 20th January 2019

Any interested candidate can send a CV and cover letter to the following email address: hr.eaprogram@mercyusa.org or Deliver hardcopy CV’s to the MOH (Balanbale & Abduwaq). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 
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