Assistant Technical Officer, Nursing
FHI 360
Maiduguri, Nigeria
2d ago

Northeast Nigeria is currently facing a growing humanitarian crisis with a vast number of Internally Displaced Persons in need of emergency assistance.

These IDPs are living among host communities, lacking access to livelihoods and resources, ultimately leading to unprecedented levels of malnutrition and food insecurity.

FHI 360 has been working in Nigeria for over 30 years and is now expanding activities in Borno state to respond to the IDP crisis.

FHI 360 is expanding its expertise by responding to this humanitarian crisis through integrated WASH, Health and Protection interventions

Basic Function :

Providing nursing care, treatment and follow-up of patients, according to doctors’ prescriptions, protocols applied in service and universal hygiene standards / precautions, in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the targeted population.

Duties and responsibilities :

Works as part of a multidisciplinary team of staff to provide high quality patient care to an extremely vulnerable population.

Ensuring patients are properly received and installed and that those with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movements and comfort.

For ER and OPD nurse, ensuring triage of patients in waiting areas, wards or during emergencies, detecting the priority acute / emergency cases, carrying out first aid care and referring them to the doctor when necessary.

Knowing, promoting, implementing and following up the universal hygiene standards / precautions.

Organizing and carrying out care and treatments according to medical prescriptions, and assisting during consultations, daily rounds and other medical procedures.

Participating in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary.

Carrying out admission, surveillance and follow-up of patients (i.e. assessment of the evolution of their state of health and the identification of any emergency situation or deterioration.

Carrying and supervising administrative procedures and documents (fill in patient’s files, forms, consumptions, statistics, registers, health files, etc.)

Co-work with Community Health Extension workers and other RN / RM volunteers working within you unit, including capacity building

Adheres to the relevant Code of conduct and ethics

Participates in outreach and community health programs (as required)

Participates in Continuing Professional Development (i.e. trainings, mentoring)

Plans care of the patient in collaboration with the site doctor.

Provision of direct nursing care i.e. Administration of IV medications, wound dressings clinical observations etc.

Maintains all reusable equipment by cleaning and sterilizing appropriately.

Maintain adequate and correct records of patient care including consumables & instruments utilized(if any)

Ensure high quality Nursing health services at all project sites.

Works with technical support and M&E teams to collect appropriate baseline data over the life of the project

Compiles and submits periodic reports

Ensures adequate infection prevention and control measures are maintained at all times.

Performs any other duties as may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes :

Ability and willingness to stay at the LGA is required.

Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to distribution sites.

Excellent spoken and written Local and English languages.

Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Previous experience working in clinical setting is an asset.

Ability to prepare weekly and monthly program reports.

Be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work

Qualifications and requirements :

BSc. Nursing, Public health, or other closely related fields with at least 3 years of relevant experience.

Registered Nurse / Midwife plus additional public health or other closely related field certificates from a government-recognized institution with 4 or more years of relevant experience.

Valid Practicing License is Mandatory.

Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Previous experience working in a humanitarian crisis is highly desirable.

You must have completed the mandatory NYSC or you have an NYSC exemption letter.

Successful candidates may be posted to any of our deep-field locations in Bama, Damasak, Banki or Ngala

SAFEGUARDING :

FHI 360 is committed to provide a safe environment for all employees, beneficiaries and anyone contracted by FHI 360. This Includes taking measures to protecting vulnerable people from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) by either FHI 360 employees or associated personnel.

FHI 360 abides by child safeguarding principles. FHI 360’s Safeguarding Policies apply and flow out to all FHI 360 staff, board members, volunteers, and partner staff (subcontractors, consultants, vendors, and subrecipients), regardless of the funding mechanism or amount of contract, agreement, or purchase order.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.

This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a , professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work / life balance.

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