Auxiliary Nurses (6 Positions) – Mogadishu, Somalia

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Auxiliary Nurses (6 Positions) – Mogadishu, Somalia

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Auxiliary Nurses, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA

YouthLink Somalia is a local humanitarian NGO operation in South and Central Somalia. YouthLink works to enable the poor and vulnerable communities to improve livelihoods and build their resilience through long term development including health and nutrition live saving programmes.

1.       Position Information

Position Title: 6 Auxiliary Nurses

Duty Station: Mogadishu, Somalia

Reporting Directly To: Health and Nutrition officer

Overall Supervision By: Health and Nutrition coordinator

Remuneration: Negotiable

Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension

Directly Reporting Staff: CHWs

2.       Organizational Context and Scope

For increasing access to Health and Nutrition, YouthLink works in urban IDPs in Banadir region through the provision of Mobile health and Nutrition services that include treatment of SAM, essential maternal and child health services in Partnership with Concern Worldwide funded by World bank.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Health and Nutrition Officer, the Auxiliary nurse will ensure to provide support in the provision of health services at the assigned locations. Take vital signs and keep records as appropriate. Screen and treat minor ailments in the absence of nurses and midwives. Refer the complex cases as early as possible. The successful candidate will be expected to visit each of the locations every week, spending the whole day at each location. The role is mainly to ensure   provision of essential primary health care services to beneficiaries, adhering to ethics of clinical practice, nursing care, MoH/WHO Somali Treatment Guidelines. (STGs)

He/she will work with the CHW and the community at the respective IDPs, mentoring them and providing them with On Job training to ensure there is consistent high-quality preventive and curative care for mothers, children and adults.

Main Duties &  Responsibilities:

ü  Interviewing patients to identify their needs and concerns (Greets and get files ready)

ü  Provide/assists personal care to the patient

ü  Responsible for client registration and basic assessment:

ü  assists in registering clients

ü  measures and records basic vital signs, weight and height on health cards

ü  organizes waiting room

ü  Assists with treatments and procedures (including wound care, dressing and intramuscular injections)

ü  Checks immunizations status and provides (or refers for) vaccination as needed

ü  Assists with emergency procedures:

ü  recognizes shock, haemorrhage and coma

ü  Notifies nurse in charge or refer to the next level.

ü  provides basic first aid

ü  Supports active/passive movements

ü  Plans/implements and evaluates patients assigned by the nurse in charge

ü  Keeps, cleans and sterilizes equipment

ü  Carries out other assignments given by the duty nurse or in charge nurse in line with his/her job description

ü  Ensures patients understand prescribed treatment

ü  Dispenses standard medication as prescribed by doctor or nurse

ü  Any other tasks required by the line manager.

Skills and Qualifications

ü  Diploma in Nursing (Preferable)

ü  Must have at least two years’ experience in the same position.

ü  Ability and willingness to work in the community

ü  Basic knowledge of signs and symptoms of diseases and the appropriate treatment

ü  Experience in assessing high risk conditions in women and providing delivery assistance (maternity clinic staff)

ü  Independently motivated and able to work without supervision

ü  Must possess problem solving abilities

ü  Ability to assist with community outreach activities

ü  Must possess training and social mobilization skills

ü  Ability to provide good client care (including confidentiality) regardless of any clan affiliation, economic or educational status

ü  Ability to work in a team including performing any other activities or duties in support of the services as delegated by their supervisor.

How to apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should apply by submitting their applications (cover letter, updated CV and contacts of 3 professional referees) by email to admin@youthlink.so with the subject line and vacancy notice number “Application for Auxiliary Nurses” The closing date for application is on Thursday 7th august 2022. Applications and CVs submitted after deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Due to the fact this position is urgent, Job applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline

YouthLink Code of Conduct

YouthLink has an organisational Code of Conduct (YLCoC). This has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of YouthLink staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with YouthLink’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with YouthLink will be expected to sign the Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of YouthLink Code of Conduct and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of the policy.

 

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