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  • Posted: Feb 4, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 17, 2021
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    edecins Du Monde - For more than 30 years, Medecins Du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those w...
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    EPI Nurse

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    Main Responsibilities
    Under the supervision of the Medical Doctor Supervisor, the EPI Nurse will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics:

    • Realization of the patients triage and taking vital signs
    • Realization of paramedics acts including vaccination
    • Implementation of health education sessions
    • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
    • Reporting and attendance to different meetings

    Tasks Description

    • Preparation of the medical site
    • Install the furniture and the material before the start of each mobile clinic
    • Prepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before starting the activities
    • Realization of the patients triage and taking vital signs
    • Prepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before to leave MdM office
    • Keep always the nurse tools clean and organized
    • Do the triage of the patients with the medical doctors and give an MDM number to the patients needing a medical consultation
    • Take weight, temperature and BP for all the patients who have been registered
    • Give deworming drugs to all the targeted children according to the protocol
    • Ensure patient confidentiality is respected and treat all the patients with respect and dignity
    • Identify medical emergencies and refer them immediately to the medical doctor
    • Realization of paramedics acts including vaccination
    • Follow the basic medical rules of hygiene when performing paramedics acts
    • Realize malaria rapid diagnostic tests according to necessity and/or prescription
    • Urine dipstick tests to the patients according to necessity and/or prescription
    • Haemoglobin test according to prescription
    • Make dressings according to MdM protocols
    • Do injections according to necessity and/or prescription
    • Ensure the cleaning and sterilisation of dressing material on a daily basis
    • Check the immunization status of the children and proceed to proper immunization of targeted children according to EPI calendar
    • Evaluate the right quantity of vaccines and consumables per day
    • Health Education Sessions
    • Give health education sessions to the patients in the different waiting areas
    • Spread main messages about health education for the following topics: hygiene, safe water, nutrition, immunization (explain vaccination importance to mothers and caregivers, explain immunization schedule, ensure that all mothers or caregivers have understood adverse event following Immunization), antenatal care, post-natal care, assisted delivery, family planning, ARI, diarrhea, malaria, cholera,
    • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
    • Perform the daily data collection regarding paramedics acts
    • Participate to the weekly computerization and analysis of the paramedics data
    • Reporting and attendance to different meetings
    • Prepare a weekly activities report to submit to Team Leader
    • Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security…)
    • Participate to all the trainings organized by MDM

    Others:

    • Give suggestions to improve the functioning of MDM mobile clinics
    • Participate to the loading and unloading of the vehicles and to the setting up of the mobile clinics
    • Participate to weekly physical inventory of mobile clinic pharmacy
    • Be flexible in performing his/her duties to ensure that beneficiaries are getting good quality services
    • Perform other additional duties on request of the team leader
    • Inform immediately the security focal point in case of any security problem in the field

    Profile

    • Education (Essential): Diploma / Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
    • Experience: 2 years
    • Confidentiality, Team Player, ability to work with little or no supervision, people management, Report Writing
    • Additional Skills: Ability to work in low resource field environments.
    • Language Skills: Fluent in English (Speaking, Reading, Writing), Kanuri and Hausa are added advantage
    • Personal Skills: Ability to work under tight deadline steam-work, negotiation skils and flexible working hours

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter via email to: recruitment.nigeria@medecinsdumonde.net using the "EPI Nurse" as the subject of the email.

    Note: Applications without the above subject will not be treated.

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