Company Background :
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization.
Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.
By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
International Medical Corps is therefore looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of
SC NURSE (1 Position) to be based in Damboa.
Job ID DAM / NUT / 08
Position : Nigerian nationals only
IMC's curative and preventive nutrition intervention has expanded to 15 OTPs in Damboa, Jere, Konduga and MMC LGAs. The curative component targets children, 6-59 months with SAM.
Community health volunteers screen and refer children with a MUAC
The principal objective of the Stabilization Centre (SC) Nurse role is to manage acute malnutrition as part of the basic health services in line with the national and international guidelines.
The SC Nurse is responsible for nutrition rehabilitation of the admitted children through treatment of medical complications of Severe Acute Malnutrition and prevention of further deterioration of the nutrition situation through provision of therapeutic feeds, routine and specialized medicines, health and nutrition counselling.
The SC Nurse is also responsible for ensuring quality of services through capacity building and technical support to the SC nutrition assistants in the management of complications associated with Severe Acute Malnutrition in line with the SC national and international protocols.
Ensuring comprehensive medical examination, vital signs, frequent medicines and treatment according to the protocols.
Following and adhering to the current protocols on drug administration i.e. antibiotics, antimalarial, anthelminthic.
Ensuring timely therapeutic preparation and administering the appropriate feeds and medicines for the malnourished children in the SC.
Carrying out daily nutritional status monitoring of severely malnourished children as prescribed in the protocol.
Providing appropriate nutrition counselling and health education to the mothers and caretakers in the SC based on the protocols and guidelines.
Ensuring adequate availability of all drugs and nutrition supply and ensuring stock is pre-positioned as planned.
Consulting and informing the SC Doctor and / or Nutrition Manager on issues that may affect the smooth operations of the stabilization Centre.
Ensuring proper handing over of duties within the SC.
Preparing and updating the medical and nutritional record for ward rounds on a daily basis.
Ensuring all criteria are adhered to and documented, including admission, discharge and transfer to and from the OTP
Completing and updating the patient file to ensure a track of patient progress.
Compiling the statistical data (admission, default, cured, absent, death) and drafting a report on activities.
Maintaining supply consumption reports.
Qualifications and Experience
Registered Nurse with a Degree in Nursing from a recognized Nigerian Institution.
Over two (2) years’ experience in CMAM and IYCF programmes
NYSC Certificate or Exemption letter
Valid and current practicing license.
Excellent report-writing skills
Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles.
Key Competencies :
Strong communication skills : oral, written and presentation skills.
Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and utilization of the internet
Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver IMC’s strategic objectives.
Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors
Compliance & Ethics :
Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.