Nurses at the Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA)

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is an independent humanitarian medical NGO that was created in 2009 by professionals of humanitarian medicine. ALIMA’s mission is to provide medical care in emergency situations or medical catastrophes.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: NurseLocation: Askira-UBA, BornoReports to: Nurse Activity SupervisorReports to (Functional): Nurse Activity ManagerResponsible for: Nursing AssistantsType of employment: Full timeContract Duration: 3 months, renewable.Main Job ObjectivesTo provide 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.Job DescriptionKnow, promote, implement and follow at all times the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control, security rules and other protocols and procedures in the medical premises and ensure high standards of hygiene of his/her working environmentOrganize and carry out care and treatments according to medical prescriptions, as well as assist them during consultations/ daily rounds and other medical proceduresEnsure patients are properly received and installed in the health service. Ensures that patients with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movements and comfortRespect medical secret and confidentialityCarry-out admission, surveillance and follow-up of patients meaning assessment of their health state evolution, and identification of emergency situation or any deteriorationParticipate in health education of the patient (and family) when necessarySupervise and train nurse-aids, nutritional assistants, cleaners and other related staff under his/her supervision in their work with special focus in following all appropriate protocols and procedures and ensuring team workParticipate in the department-related pharmacy and medical equipment control and maintenanceCarry-out and supervise administrative procedures and documents, ensure an appropriate written/oral handover, and report any problematic situations and cases that may ariseFill in all necessary registers and health files, participate in data collection and keep doctors/supervisors informedFor ER and OPD nurse, ensure triage of patients in waiting areas, wards or during emergencies, detecting the priority acute/emergency cases, carrying out first aid care when necessary and referring them to the doctor if applicable, identify Gender Based Violence victims and refer them to the medical team, so they can receive the necessary treatmentAware of the importance and appropriate use of the Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) KitSend material to be sterilized and recuperates it from sterilizationGive regular feedback to the line manager and report directly any issue or incidentOther activities:Attendance at weekly medical and project meetingsCover the gap of nurse colleagues when required in the project.Any other task as deemed necessary by the supervisor but in line with overall job responsibilities. 

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