Nurse, Mogadishu, Somalia
Nurse (Temporary) Mogadishu
Employee Type: Temporary
Employee Category: Full Time
The Nurse will be working under the direct supervision of the Medical Officer and will be responsible providing quality of health care services to patients as per WHO/IRC protocols and international benchmarks.
Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly carried out and documented on patient’s charts or records.
Assess and plan nursing care requirements by monitoring and administering medication and intravenous infusions and taking patient samples and vital signs.
Prepare for and assist the doctors in clinical activities whenever needed.
Refer to the doctor in charge or to the doctor on call relevant information such as patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
Identify patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and other persons in a position to understand patient care requirements.
Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional and psychological support to patients and patients’ relatives.
Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
Maintain and submit nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies and placing orders for drugs and supplies.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and participating in Continuous Medical Education Sessions and other trainings.
Give health education to patients and clients.
Compile and submit monthly reports.
Diploma or BSc in Nursing from recognized institution
Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions.
Minimum of two years of relevant experience in a health program set up.
Experience working with a non-profit humanitarian organization preferred.
Flexibility at work.
A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity.
Knowledge of local Somali language.
Previous experience within a humanitarian aid organization, in particular working in primary health care programs and conducting nursing.
Strong counselling skills.
Good organizational skills.
Competent to work under stress as the situation may dictate.
Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic background.