EPI Nurse - Abudwaq

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Employer: Mercy USA
Job Title: EPI Nurse - 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

  • Perform patient intake and assessment, which includes measuring patient health and wellness, both through direct observation and by conducting medical tests and evaluations
  • Vaccinate all the new arrivals according to the protocol
  • Maintain the cold chain of the vaccines
  • Educate patients and the general public on disease management, special diet plans and medical conditions
  • Provide patient care at the MCH
  • Aid patients from the moment they enter the clinic by collecting patient information, supporting patient evaluation, administering treatments and medications as needed, and educating patients
  • Asks patients questions about current symptoms, medical histories, and medications to provide the current medical needs and background
  • Conduct preliminary tests such as blood pressure and respiratory checks
  • Change the dressing on a wound, apply topical treatments, or administer medication via intravenous methods or direct injection
  • Follow up with patients to determine whether courses of treatment are effective and assess patients during follow-up appointments.
  • Maintain clear communication with all other health post staff regarding the status of beneficiaries.
  • ·Offer practical advice and education to the new arrivals on the key issues of Health
  • Be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work
  • Provide direct care to patients, including administering medication or treatments

JOB SPECIFICATION

Academic

  • Diploma in Health Sciences such as Nutrition, Public Health, Nursing or another technical relevant discipline

Experience

· 2-3 years in similar position

· Experience working in Somalia

· Management of Immunization/Cold-chain

Work related skills

· Strong experience in health and nutrition

· Strong knowledge of the programme management cycle, and related process and structures for quality programme management

· Good organizational skills

· Good time management skills

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

· Ability to work in harsh conditions

· Strategic thinking

· 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

· Able to identify programme challenges and plan and communicate alternatives for smooth programme implementation

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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