Nurse at Médecins du Monde (MdM)

For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organization committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those working for this independent organization do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.MdM currently works in 46 countries across all continents where it focuses on 4 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, combating HIV and reducing the harm and risks associated with drug use, crises and conflicts. Job Title: NurseLocation: Maiduguri and Damboa Line Manager: Medical Doctor Supervisor Length of contract: 6 months Possibility for extension: yesJOB TASKSUnder the supervision of the Medical Doctor Supervisor, the Nurse will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics:Realization of the patients triage and taking vital signsRealization of paramedics acts including vaccinationImplementation of health education sessionsCollection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological dataReporting and attendance to different meetingsTASKS DESCRIPTION:Preparation of the medical siteInstall the furniture and the material before the start of each mobile clinicPrepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before starting the activitiesRealization of the patients triage and taking vital signsPrepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before to leave MdM officeKeep always the nurse tools clean and organizedDo the triage of the patients with the medical doctors and give an MDM number to the patients needing a medical consultationTake weight, temperature and BP for all the patients who have been registeredGive deworming drugs to all the targeted children according to the protocolEnsure patient confidentiality is respected and treat all the patients with respect and dignityIdentify medical emergencies and refer them immediately to the medical doctorRealization of paramedics acts including vaccinationFollow the basic medical rules of hygiene when performing paramedics actsRealize malaria rapid diagnostic tests according to necessity and/or prescriptionUrine dipstick tests to the patients according to necessity and/or prescriptionHaemoglobin test according to prescriptionMake dressings according to MdM protocolsDo injections according to necessity and/or prescriptionEnsure the cleaning and sterilisation of dressing material on a daily basisCheck the immunization status of the children and proceed to proper immunization of targeted children according to EPI calendarEvaluate the right quantity of vaccines and consumables  per dayHealth education sessionsGive health education sessions to the patients in the different waiting areasSpread main messages about health education for the following topics: hygiene, safe water, nutrition, immunization (explain vaccination importance to mothers and caregivers, explain immunization schedule, ensure that all mothers or caregivers have understood adverse event following Immunization), antenatal care, post-natal care, assisted delivery, family planning, ARI, diarrhea, malaria, cholera,Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological dataPerform the daily data collection regarding paramedics actsParticipate to the weekly computerization  and analysis of the paramedics dataReporting and attendance to different meetingsPrepare a weekly activities report to submit to Team LeaderParticipate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security…)Participate to all the  trainings organized by MDM

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