Clinical Nurse

at Marie Stopes International Ethiopia
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 17, 2021
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB

Description

1.      JOB SUMMARY

Under general supervision by the MSIE Centre Coordinator, Centre Head, Centre Manager/OPD, the incumbent performs nursing duties ensuring efficient delivery and client/patient care in accordance with accepted standard medical practice and professional codes of conduct.

2.      DUTIES/TASKS

  •    General
  • Provides nursing services, within the defined scope of practice, to patients based on patient assessment and care planning procedures
  • Performs nursing interventions such as taking vital signs, applying aseptic techniques including sterile dressing, ensuring infection control, monitoring nutritional intake and conducting specimen collection
  • Administers medication and observes and documents therapeutic effects
  • Provides pre-operative and post-operative personal and comfort care
  • Monitors patients' progress, evaluate the effectiveness of nursing interventions and consults with appropriate members of a healthcare team
  • Provides reproductive health/family planning education to individuals and their families.

  Safe Abortion Nurse Role

  • Conducts safe abortion of pregnancies upon request and/or occasioned by medical, economic, or social reasons;
  • Supplies to patients’ various forms of pregnancy termination procedures (pills, implants, injection, MVA procedures, drainage, etc.,) upon instructions by a gynaecologist;
  • Carries out emergency treatment of pregnant women to stop symptoms such as bleeding, vomiting and nausea;
  • Provides counselling on preventing unwanted pregnancies; correct use of pregnancy termination procedures;

   Instrument Nurse Role:

  • Prepares all surgical instruments, sets and medical supplies required for operation in accordance with accepted standards,
  • Assists doctors intra-operatively (as a Scrub Nurse, Circulating Nurse, etc.) and makes the instruments ready for other operations as required.
  • Ensures proper receipt, storage, safe keep, issuance and timely placement of orders of surgical instruments and medical supplies for theatre by pre-establishing re-order level and regular replenishment of enough stocks.

Operation Theatre/Scrub Nurse Role:

  • Prepares patients for surgery by washing, shaving and sterilizing the patients' operative areas, weighs, lifts, turns, and positions patients; shaves patients prior to operations;
  • Assists in surgery by laying out instruments, setting up equipment, assisting surgical teams with gowns and gloves and passing instruments to surgeons
  • Cleans and sterilizes the operating room and instruments.
  • Supervises patients' exercise routines,
  • Sets up and provide leisure activities for patients,
  • Accompanies patients on outside recreational activities and perform other duties related to patient care and comfort
  • Transports patients by wheelchair or stretcher for treatment or surgery
  • Carries messages, reports, requisitions and specimens between departments
  • Makes beds and maintains patients' rooms

Antenatal Care Nurse Role:

  •  Takes blood pressure, temperature and pulse of pregnant women throughout their pregnancy as part of regular follow-up;
  • Carries out laboratory tests of patients as part of an evaluation of health conditions of pregnant women with unusual diagnosis and reports to a gynaecologist
  • Provides counselling to those pregnant women having physiological or social difficulties;
  • Observes or monitors pregnant women’s status and documents patient care on charts;
  • Administers first aid in emergency situations;
  • Administers suppositories, colonic irrigations and enemas
  • Performs other procedures as directed by supervisor

Related Duties/Tasks

  • Ensures the maintenance of high-level standards and applies universal precautions to prevent infection (e.g. HIV/AIDS) from blood or other body fluids of patients
  • Accounts for all assets under his/her custody during regular stock taking and audit as and when required.
  • Prepares and submits periodic reports as required.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies; accounts for all assets under his/her custody during regular stock taking and audit as and when required.
  • Prepares and submits periodic reports as required.
  • Make an on-time report for the clinical incident that happened in the centre as per the guideline of MSIE.
  • Performs related tasks as required

Job Requirements

3.      PERSON SPECIFICATION

1.       Qualification Requirements

A.    Education:

  •   BSc/Diploma in Nursing

Experience

  •   Two Years’ for BSc and four years for Diploma

A.    Skills, Attitudes and Attributes

  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Conscious of Government, MSI and MSIE regulations
  • Ability to make logical and timely decisions
  • Counselling skill
  • Awareness of concepts and strategies of quality care
  • Pro-choice

Number of Position: (06)

Duty Station: MSIE Gottera MCH Centre (2), Adama (1), Megenagna BEMOC Center (1), Bahirdar MCH Centre (1) Debremarkos SRH Centre (1)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary:  As per MSIE Salary Scale

 

Applying Instructions

Interested and qualified applicants should mail only their motivation letter and C.V, within ten (10) days from the date of this announcement to:

 Human Resources, Marie Stopes International Ethiopia

Through the following e-mail address: HumanResource@mariestopes.org.et

 Due to the volume of applications, we will only contact shortlisted candidates, and we are unable to provide any feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Please mention the title of the position and workplace you applied for on the subject line of your email.

CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

MSIE STRONGLY ENCOURAGES FEMALE CANDIDATES TO APPLY!

 

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