Job at Save the Children : ARV Nurse (Deadline: 10 April 2017)
TITLE: ARV Nurse
LOCATION: Kirehe District (Mahama Refugee Camp)
CONTRACT LENGTH: one year
Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Program Coordinator – HIV/TB
Staff reporting to this post: NA
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
• Ensure cordial reception of patients
• Ensure good patient registration
• Implement a nursing care plan specifically to every patient
• Properly complete and regularly records, drugs, and mark all important data for proper monitoring of the patient (Height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, …) and other items requested by the physician
• Distribute drugs(ARTs) as prescribed by the physician on duty shift
• Encourage patients to adherence. firmly to an HIV regimen—taking HIV medicines every day and exactly as prescribed.
• Educate patients about side effect of medication
• Lifelong ART initiation
• carry out home visiting along with social worker
• Assist departments to develop their individual service operational quality improvement plans
• Participate in gathering patient satisfaction survey data from admitted patients
• Management of equipment and materials within ART department
• Occasionally, participates in departments meeting and assessment of services, to implement recommendations from data analysis for quality improvement.
• Condom distribution refer for HIV positive cases
• Reporting timely any challenge related to the further management of the patients to in charge of ART department and physician in charge.
• Any task requested by line manager
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
• holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
• holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
• sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
• widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
• future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
• builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
• values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
• approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
• develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
• willing to take disciplined risks.
• Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
A qualified Registered Nurse registered
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
• At least two (2) years working experience working with international NGO.
• Excellent liaison abilities and good communication skills (French, Kiswahili and English preferred).
• Willingness to work in resource poor environment and be culturally sensitive.
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:
Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact. This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to [email protected]. The deadline for receiving applications is 10th April 2017.
*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted