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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 ---- 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
Hygiene/Safety

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
Essential:
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).

Contract
208 working hours per month and roster flexibility required.

TO APPLY
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: msff-abuja-recruitment@paris.msf.org

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.

DUE DATE: 10 July, 2016

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