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Posted Dec 29

Nurse

Marie Stopes International Ethiopia
Keffa, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region, Ethiopia Full Time

Nurse


Job Description

Under general supervision by the MSIE Centre Coordinator, Centre Head, Centre Manager/OPD, the incumbent performs nursing duties ensuring efficient delivery and client/patient care in accordance with accepted standard medical practice and professional codes of conduct.

DUTIES/TASKS

General

  • Provides nursing services, within defined scope of practice, to patients based on patient assessment and care planning procedures
  • Performs nursing interventions such as taking vital signs, applying aseptic techniques including sterile dressing, ensuring infection control, monitoring nutritional intake and conducting specimen collection
  • Administers medication and observes and documents therapeutic effects
  • Provides pre-operative and post-operative personal and comfort care
  • Monitors patients' progress, evaluate effectiveness of nursing interventions and consults with appropriate members of healthcare team
  • Provides reproductive health/family planning education to individuals and their families.

Safe Abortion Nurse Role

  • Conducts safe abortion of pregnancies upon request and/or occasioned by medical, economic, or social reasons;
  • Supplies to patients various forms of pregnancy termination procedures (pills, implants, injection, MVA procedures, drainage, etc.,) upon instructions by gynaecologist;
  • Carries out emergency treatment of pregnant women to stop symptoms such as bleeding, vomiting and nausea;
  • Provides counselling on preventing unwanted pregnancies; correct use of pregnancy termination procedures;

Instrument Nurse Role:

  • Prepares all surgical instruments, sets and medical supplies required for operation in accordance with accepted standards,
  • Assists doctors intra-operatively (as a Scrub Nurse, Circulating Nurse, etc.) and makes the instruments ready for other operations as required.
  • Ensures proper receipt, storage, safe keep, issuance and timely placement of orders of surgical instruments and medical supplies for theatre by pre-establishing re-order level and regular replenishment of enough stocks.

Operation Theatre/Scrub Nurse Role:

  • Prepares patients for surgery by washing, shaving and sterilizing the patients' operative areas, weighs, lifts, turns, and positions patients; shaves patients prior to operations;
  • Assists in surgery by laying out instruments, setting up equipment, assisting surgical teams with gowns and gloves and passing instruments to surgeons
  • Cleans and sterilizes the operating room and instruments.
  • Supervises patients' exercise routines,
  • Sets up and provide leisure activities for patients,
  • Accompanies patients on outside recreational activities and perform other duties related to patient care and comfort
  • Transports patients by wheelchair or stretcher for treatment or surgery
  • Carries messages, reports, requisitions and specimens between departments
  • Makes beds and maintains patients' rooms

Antenatal Care Nurse Role:

  • Takes blood pressure, temperature and pulse of pregnant women throughout their pregnancy as part of regular follow-up;
  • Carries out laboratory tests of patients as part of evaluation of health conditions of pregnant women with unusual diagnosis and reports to gynaecologist
  • Provides counselling to those pregnant women having physiological or social difficulties;
  • Observes or monitors pregnant women’s status and documents patient care on charts;
  • Administers first aid in emergency situations;
  • Administers suppositories, colonic irrigations and enemas
  • Performs other procedures as directed by supervisor

Related Duties/Tasks

  • Ensures the maintenance of high-level standards and applies universal precautions to prevent infection (e.g. HIV/AIDS) from blood or other body fluids of patients
  • Accounts for all assets under his/her custody during regular stock taking and audit as and when required
  • Prepares and submits periodic reports as required.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies; accounts for all assets under his/her custody during regular stock taking and audit as and when required.
  • Prepares and submits periodic reports as required
  • Performs related tasks as required

Job Requirements

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualification Requirements

Education:

Diploma in nursing

Experience

Two Years

Skills, Attitudes and Attributes

  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Conscious of Government, MSI and MSIE regulations
  • Ability to make logical and timely decisions
  • Counselling skill
  • Awareness of concepts and strategies of quality care
  • Cation (both oral & written)and time management skills.-

Number of Position: One (01)

Fixed term contract: 1 year

Duty Station: MSIE Sodo Programs Office, Kefa Sheka

Salary: As per MSIE Salary Scale

How to Apply

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should mail their applications letter, together with a non-returnable CV and copies of supporting documents, within Ten (10) days from the date of this announcement to: Human Resources, MSIE

humanresource@mariestopes.org.et

ONLY SHORT LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

PLEASE MENTION THE TITLE AND VACANCY NUMBER OF YOUR PREFERRED POSITION ON THE SUBJECT LINE, CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT FOLLOW THE RIGHT INSTRUCTION WILL NOT BE SHORTLISTED

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