Stabilization Care Nurse
Save The Children
Borno
33d ago
source : myJobmag
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    Role Purpose

    The Medical Officer will provide quality treatment services to complicated cases at the Stabilization Centre (SC), work with the Nurses to ensure that all cases on admission receive quality care and be responsible for the documentation of commodities, medicines / consumables utilized daily.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    Programme implementation :

    Provision of high quality care to complicated cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition cases (SAM).Provide clinical care to complicated cases of SAM admitted at the Stabilization Centre (SC).

    Ensure clinical care provided at the SC is in accordance with the National guidelines for In-patient Management of SAM.Mentor and provide on-

    the-job training on stabilization care and documentation to nurses and other health workers deployed to the SC to ensure : Respect of approved protocols for management of acute malnutritionCorrect use of programme monitoring and evaluation (recording) toolsAppropriate use of resources, stock control and ordering procedures.

    Programme Documentation :

    Ensure the utilization of medicines, medical supplies, nutrition-related commodities are routinely documented in the relevant tool.

    Ensure timely collection and compilation of quality data for the production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding all SC activitiesSupport the development of weekly and monthly reports on activities, and any other ad hoc report that may be required.

    Support the production of case studies related to inpatient care, at least one per quarter or as per line manager’s request.

    Representation and relationships :

    Participate in Nutrition related Meetings, Seminars and Workshops and feed information acquired back into programming.Work and strengthen relationship with Borno State Ministry of Health and Hospital Management Board, UNICEF and other partners implementing CMAM and Stabilization Care in the State.

    Other - Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

    Skills, Experience and Education

    Medical Degree (MB,BS; MB, BCh) from a recognized / accredited University in NigeriaAt least three years post NYSC experiencePrevious experience with other local and international NGOsExperience in Nutrition and in community based programmesTraining and experience on treatment of acute malnutritionAdvocacy and logistics experienceComputer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and writtenAbility to work in partnership with government and other NGO staffGood interpersonal skillsAbility to work within a team settingIndependence, adaptability and flexibility with good workload management, multitasking and ability to meet tight deadlinesExcellent communication skills.

    Additional Qualifications :

    Work experience in health / public health and or in a health / public health organisation, including as a trainer.Experience with providing institutional support and technical assistance to development partners, government / community institutions

    Additional skills :

    Ability to work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a teamCommitment to gender equity, child rights, community empowerment, and grassroots development approachesEffective planning and organising skillsEffective interpersonal skills -

    oral and written communication skills

    Role Purpose

    The Nurse will work with the Doctors to provide clinical and nutritional care for complicated cases of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) admitted at the stabilization Centre (SC).

    S / He will also maintain accurate patient records, provide input into SCI reports and actively participate in the smooth functioning of the SC.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    Programme implementation :

    Provision of high quality care to complicated SAM cases : Provide clinical care to complicated cases of SAM admitted at the Stabilization Centre (SC).

    Ensure clinical care provided at the SC is in accordance with the National guidelines for In-patient Management of SAM.Mentor and provide on-

    the-job training on stabilization care and documentation to nurses and other health workers deployed to the SC to ensure : Respect of approved protocols for management of acute malnutritionCorrect use of programme monitoring and evaluation (recording) toolsAppropriate use of resources, stock control and ordering procedures.

    Programme Documentation :

    Ensure the utilization of medicines, medical supplies, nutrition-related commodities are routinely documented in the relevant tool.

    Ensure timely collection and compilation of quality data for the production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding all SC activitiesSupport the development of weekly and monthly reports on activities, and any other ad hoc report that may be required.

    Support the production of case studies related to inpatient care, at least one per quarter or as per line manager’s request

    Representation and relationships :

    Participate in Nutrition related Meetings, Seminars and Workshops and feed information acquired back into programming.Work and strengthen relationship with Borno State Ministry of Health and Hospital Management Board, UNICEF and other partners implementing CMAM and Stabilization Care in the State.

    Other :

    Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

    Qualifications, Experience & Attributes

    Nursing Degree (BNSc) from recognized InstitutionAt least two years post NYSC experiencePrevious experience with other local and international NGOsExperience in Nutrition and in community based programmesTraining and experience on treatment of acute malnutritionAdvocacy and logistics experienceComputer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written.

    Ability to speak in local languages is an added advantage (eg Shuwa, Kanuri).Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO staffGood interpersonal skillsAbility to work within a team settingIndependence, adaptability and flexibility with good workload management, multitasking and ability to meet tight deadlinesExcellent communication skills

    Additional Qualifications :

    Work experience in health / public health and or in a health / public health organisation, including as a trainer.Experience with providing institutional support and technical assistance to development partners, government / community institutions.

    Additional skills :

    Ability to work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a teamCommitment to gender equity, child rights, community empowerment, and grassroots development approachesEffective planning and organising skillsEffective interpersonal skills -

    oral and written communication skills.

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