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Part-Time Nurse needed at Shamida Bright Vision Children’S Welfare Association

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Organization Shamida Bright Vision Children’S Welfare Association
Position: Part-Time Nurse
Employment: Full Time
Location: Addis Ababa
Deadline: March 27 2022

 Mar 17, 2022 –  Mar 27, 2022

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Description

 

Shamida’s Vision: We want to see every Ethiopian woman and child have a safe and loving home

Shamida’s Mission: Our Mission is to change the lives of destitute women, orphans and vulnerable children through Protection, Care, Empowerment, & Economic Development.

Shamida’s Values: Radically Inclusive: We welcome, value & respect everyone. Empowering: we give responsibilities, abilities, through skills and knowledge. Learning: we are progressive organization. Leadership: We are pioneers in what we do

Purpose of Post: 

Is to ensure efficient delivery and child-patient care in accordance with accepted standard medical practice and professional codes of conduct at Shamida Shelter.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical duties at shelter (35%)

  • Assess and triage sick children – simple illnesses/wound care treated at the First aid post, more serious problems referred to the appropriate professional medical services (assessment, diagnosis, treatment and referrals)
  • Accompany children to referral services and act as an advocate on behalf of sick children so that they receive the best medical care possible
  • Liaise and follow-up any hospitalized children, ensuring they receive all necessary care and support whilst they are in hospital and follow-up after their discharge
  • Health education and disease prevention life skills classes as appropriate to their age and understanding (in collaboration with other staff and as part of the life-skills programme)
  • Appropriate purchase of necessary materials/supplies (within budget) for the first aid post
  • Ensure the children’s hygiene is maintained and clothes are clean
  • Perform/Assist  in any other tasks as required by immediate supervisor.
  • Ensure that Shamida is a hygienic environment for the children to engage in activities

Team & Partnership Working (70%)

  •  Work with the Shamida team to deliver the service and contribute for good team spirit
  • Participate in monthly supervision with the Head Nurse
  • Support and provide appropriate recommendation regarding best interest determination (BID) panel to guarantee best interest of the children.
  • Advocate for legal and medical and other referral support services for beneficiaries
  • Keep professional, accurate and confidential records of all consultations and laboratory results.
  • Maintain high levels of hygiene and cleanliness and the appropriate sterilization of all medical equipment in the clinic

Planning and Reporting (20%)

  • Closely work with head nurse and project team in the course of project planning and implementation.
  • Facilitate and ensure the involvement of children as primary stakeholders in all project work.
  • Ensure preparation of timely and quality monthly, quarterly and annual project progress reports.

Respect of confidentiality (10%)

  •  Strictly respect the confidentiality of data, being the property of the project beneficiaries and Shamida
  • Ensure beneficiaries files/ data are properly put and locked
  • Keep accurate stock keeping records of all materials and re-order and purchase new stock as required to keep sufficient materials in stock within the medical budget
  • Comply with Shamida policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedure
  • Respect the confidentiality regarding the content of interview during assessments.

General:

Comply with Shamida child safeguarding policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Responsible for: Health and first aid care of children, health education and Life-skills Program

Responsible to: Head Nurse

Sex: Female

Job Requirements

Educational Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in clinical Nursing and 2 years’ experience in working with orphans and vulnerable children
  • BSc degree in Nursing or Public health and 0 years’ experience or Fresh Graduates

Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Be empathetic and have an understanding of the issues surrounding vulnerable children
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Experience in childcare facilities in providing childcare and support to children of all ages;
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to make logical and timely decisions
  • Counselling skill
  • Awareness of concepts and strategies of quality care
  • Excellent judgment and decision making, clear verbal communication, situational awareness, close monitoring, problem solving, critical thinking, active listening.
  • Having a strong work Ethic
  • An eye for detail is the most important of nurse skills that a candidate has to possess.
  • Compassion, Sensitivity, and Empathy
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken

 

How to Apply

 

Interested and qualified applicants can submit their Cover letter and CV’s through email:  Jobs@shamidaethiopia.com before March 27, 2022

Note: Mention the Job Title on subject of the email, application letter & CV. Failing to do this may lead to disqualification. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and exam.

 

 

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