Scrub Nurse (2 Positions) – Mogadishu, Somalia

SOS Children’s Villages International

Scrub Nurse (2 Positions) – Mogadishu, Somalia

Job Description

SOS Children’s Villages invites applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates who fulfill the eligibility criterion for the below position.

Position title             :     Scrub Nurse ( 2 Positions)

Reporting to                  :      OT in Charge

Location                         :      Mogadishu

MA                                   :     Somalia

Position Summary:

The Employee is responsible for providing nursing care in the Operating Department and as skilled member of the Theatre team. The Employee acts as the circulating nurse during surgical procedures.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

1) Before an operation

  • Ensures that the circulating nurse has checked the equipment
  • Ensures that the theater has been cleaned before the trolley is set
  • Prepares the instruments and equipment needed in the operation
  • Uses sterile technique for scrubbing, gowning and gloving
  • Receives sterile equipment via circulating nurse using sterile technique
  • Performs initial sponges, instruments and needle count, checks with circulating nurse

2) When surgeon arrives after scrubbing

  • Perform assisted gowning and gloving to the surgeon and assistant surgeon as soon as they enter the operation suite
  • Assemble the drapes according to use. Start with towel, towel clips, draw sheet and then lap sheet. Then, assist in draping the patient aseptically according to routine procedure
  • Place blade on the knife handle using needle holder, assemble suction tip and suction tube
  • Bring back table near the draped patient after draping is completed
  • Secure suction tube and cautery cord with towel clips
  • Prepares sutures and needles according to use

3) During an operation

  • Maintain sterility throughout the procedure
  • Awareness of the patient’s safety
  • Adhere to the policy regarding sponge/ instruments count/ surgical needles
  • Arrange the instrument on the mayo table and on the back table

4) Before the Incision Begins

  • Provide sponges on the operative site prior to incision
  • Hand the retractor to the assistant surgeon
  • Watch the field/ procedure and anticipate the surgeon’s needs
  • Pass the instrument in a decisive and positive manner
  • Watch out for hand signals to ask for instruments and keep instrument as clean as possible by wiping instrument with moist sponge
  • Notify circulating nurse if you need additional instruments as clear as possible
  • Save and care for tissue specimen according to the hospital policy
  • Remove excess instrument from the sterile field
  • Adhere and maintain sterile technique and watch for any breaks

5) End of Operation

  • Undertake count of sponges and instruments with circulating nurse
  • Informs the surgeon of count result
  • Clears away instrument and equipment
  • After operation: helps to apply dressing
  • Removes and siposes of drapes
  • De-gown
  • Prepares the patient for recovery room
  • Completes documentation
  • Hand patient over to recover room

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree of Nurse
  • 2 years experience of Scrub nurse
  • Maintain regulatory requirements.
  • Represent the Hospital in a positive and professional manner at all times.
  • Comply with all policies and standards regarding ethical business practices.
  • Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and in-services.
  • Knowledge of health care and medical procedures, including terminology
  • Interpersonal/communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Supervisory skills /Leadership skills
  • Accounting and budgeting skills
  • Ability to prioritize duties and delegate responsibilities
  • Problem solving skills

Safeguarding Commitment

SOS Children’s Villages Somalia holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes. SOS Children’s Villages organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, is expected that every individual who joins with SOS Children’s Villages Somalia understand his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe.

How to apply

Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV and scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to: this email hr.so@sossomalia.org      Indicating with subject line of the position.

Closing date is. 6th August, 2022.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

This job description outlines only the general scope of activity and the basic tasks and responsibilities associated with this position. It is updated annually in the course of performance appraisal. It may be supplemented with a more detailed definition of tasks, responsibilities and involvement in processes.

 

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