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Clinical Nurse – Marie Stopes International Ethiopia

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Clinical Nurse – Marie Stopes International Ethiopia, September 3 2022
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Organization: Marie Stopes International Ethiopia
Position: Clinical Nurse
Deadline: 09.11.2022
Employment: Full time
Salary: MSI Ethiopia Reproductive Choices Salary Scale
Location: Addis Ababa
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Job Description:

About You:

We want individuals who support our mission of eliminating unsafe abortion by 2030 and who work with us to build an enabling environment to increase access to safe services everywhere. We expect all team members to share our vision and commitment to achieving our mission whilst promoting equality and safeguarding the welfare of all clients and colleagues.

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.

DUTIES/TASKS

   General

  • Provides nursing services, within 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 effectiveness of nursing interventions and consults with appropriate members of 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 gynecologist;
  • Carries out emergency treatment of pregnant women to stop symptoms such as bleeding, vomiting and nausea;
  • Provides counseling 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 the evaluation of health conditions of pregnant women with unusual diagnoses and reports to the gynecologist
  • Provides counseling 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 happened in the center as per the guideline of MSIE.
  • Performs related tasks as required
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Job Requirements:

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PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualification Requirements

Education:

BSc/Diploma in Nursing

Experience

Two Years’ experience as junior nurse

Skills, Attitudes and Attributes

  • Committed to the protection of team members and clients, with a focus on vulnerable groups.
  • Able to role-model inclusive and culturally sensitive attitudes and behaviors.
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Conscious of Government, MSI and MSIE regulations
  • Ability to make logical and timely decisions
  • Counseling skill
  • Awareness of concepts and strategies of quality care
  • Pro-choice

Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Gottera MCH                                                                             Number of Position (2)                                                                                                                Type of Employment: Indefinite Period                                                                                    Salary:  As per MSI Ethiopia Reproductive Choice Salary Scale

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How To Apply:

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

 Talent Acquisition and Development Department, MSI Ethiopia Reproductive Choices through the following e-mail address:[email protected]

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.

MSI ETHIOPIA REPRODUCTIVE CHOICES STRONGLY ENCOURAGE FEMALE CANDIDATES TO APPLY!

 

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