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  • Posted on: 3 July, 2016 Deadline: 10 July, 2016
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  • Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

    Entry-Level ICU Nurse


    Main Responsibilities

    • Respect patient confidentiality and maintain privacy at all times
    • Ensure all equipment are available and in good working condition using the checklist provided in ICU
    • Maintain ward hygiene and patient hygiene as well
    • Proper admission of patient and maintain vital signs, record and call report any danger signs noted.
    • Provide nursing care to the patients in intensive care Unit throughout their admission in accordance with MSF standards and protocols
    • Adhere to work schedule as per roster and on-call requirements (flexibility!)
    • Treat all patients and their family members with respect

    Specific Responsibilities

    Patient care

    • Ensure Management of ABC- airway, breathing and circulation.
    • Ensure safe transfer of patient from trolley or wheelchair to ICU bed.
    • Take handover from Anesthetist and receive instructions.
    • Ensure all IV, catheter and drain tubing securely attached and not kinked or pulled during transfer to ICU bed
    • If patient unconscious, must be lying in recovery position (on her side) until awake
    • Hang IV bags and urinary bags accordingly
    • Place monitor: (a)Oxygen via mask if required; (b) SaO2% probe on finger; (c)BP cuff on arm
    • Blood pressure, pulse, temperature, Sao2 and respiration to be take and recorded at 15 minute interval the first hour. If stable then take every half hour.
    • Check and recorded urinary output on arrival in recovery and at least hourly during recovery period note colour of urine.
    • Maintain all input and output chart
    • Ensure earlier ambulation of patient following surgery where necessary
    • Ensure passive and active exercise to all postoperative patient
    • Check wound for ooze on arrival and regularly during recovery period and document on recovery chart.
    • Check bleeding from vagina in all obstetric cases at hourly interval for the first three hours, if stable then two hourly.
    • Be aware of parameters for all observations.
    • Proper post -operative management of patient and recovery. notify doctor of any concern including if observation are not normal


    • Collecting/disposing of material
    • Putting needles and sharps in safety box.
    • Check linen for sharps and instruments before discarding into linen containers
    • Ensure cleaning completed before next patient and at end of day.
    • Know procedure to follow if accidental blood exposure.
    • Provide oral toilet, bed bathing, and pressure area care, daily to the patient admitted into ICU where necessary.
    • Keep working area in a tidy area in tidy state.
    • Apply waste management protocols correctly (use bin system correct)

    Training and Management

    • Assist with training of new staff
    • Participate in formation of new protocols
    • Attend and participates in training sessions
    • Attend regular ICU meetings.
    • Update own knowledge and identify areas requiring training.
    • Participate in regular self-evaluations.
    • Assist with the collection of appropriate data if required.

    Managing Materials

    • Check function of ICU equipment and supplies.
    • Inform ICU supervisor if defect or broken.
    • Replace/fill used medication and supplies at end of your shift.
    • Environment
    • Ensure cleaning standards maintained.

    Managing Stock

    • Evaluation of needs
    • Ensure that sufficient and appropriate materials are available at all times for required tasks. Notify the ICU supervisor for any shortage
    • Maintain up to date skills and knowledge through attendance at internal trainings and me
    • Ensure all drugs, material and equipment are available at the beginning and end of the shift

    Data Management/Documentation

    • Register all admission in and exist from the unit
    • Participate in collection of data
    • Keep all register clean and updated
    • Document all care rendered to the patient
    • Ensures that registers, charts and logs are in good condition

    Required Skills and Conditions


    Professional Competencies

    • Nigerian Registered Nursing Qualification with a minimum of 1 -2 years of post-qualification experienced.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English and Hausa language

    Personal Qualities

    • Strong work ethic: punctuality, responsibility and flexibility
    • Respect the work as a team member
    • High level of motivation including capacity to initiate and to learn

    Experience and Skills Required

    • Previous experience in a similar position

    Work Location

    • Jahun MSF Base and General Hospital, Jigawa State (Nigeria).


    • 208 working hours per month and roster flexibility required.

    Method of Application

    Submit your CV, copies of diplomas, qualifications and a cover letter with contact details to the MSF Admin’ Office in Jahun (“Application Box” at the Watchmen Desk).

    Applications can be submitted in person or by email to:

    Deadline for the submission of applications: 10th July 2016.

    Please make sure to submit your application on or before this date.

    NB: only successful applicants will be called for interview.

    Notice: No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the recruitment process.

    MSF reserves the right to refuse hiring of a candidate having benefitted from such acts. All illicit demands of these types may be pursued through the judicial system.

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