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18-172: Nurse - Ebola Response Roster
Country:Democratic Republic of Congo
Department:Humanitarian Response
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND PLEASE ENTER GENERAL INTRODUCTION OVERVIEW

This is a Public Health emergency caused by Ebola outbreak in North Western DRC in Equateur Province and IMC is responding to this outbreak.

International Medical Corps primary response will support DRC ministry of health through existing Health facilities with the following:

  • Triage
  • Isolation and Treatment (if required)
  • Training
  • Referrals (if required)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Coordinates and manages the national nursing staff. 
  • Ensures that proper care is provided to the patients and that the care corresponds to established protocols and guidelines
  • Ensures that all activities in the wards are carried out safely and in line with IPC protocol 
  • Ensure that the infection prevention and control (IPC) measures and protocols including the correct use of personal protective equipment are respected and adhered to. 
  • In coordination with the Medical Coordinator, provide induction and training of nursing/Clinical Staff on the infection prevention and control protocols and procedures.
  • Coordinate all aspects of patient care with the Medical Coordinator
  • Supervise nursing/Clinical staff and ensure safe compassionate nursing care is provided
  • Ensure that sufficient PPE and other relevant materials (infrared thermometers)  are available in the facility 
  • Monitor the consumption of all medical commodities including pharmaceuticals and other materials like PPE
  • Ensure nurses are properly collecting and recording data for each patient using agreed recording forms
  • Notifying the Medical Coordinator about any problems with nursing staff and compliance with protocols
  • Prepare duty roster for nurses and Clinical Staff
  • Organize staff handovers between each shift 
  • Coordinate with other IMC staff to ensure smooth running of the centre
  • Coordinate with other agencies and MoH responsible for health promotions, contact tracing, lab testing and referral as required
  • It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.



Qualifications:


 

  1. Fluency in French and English
  2. Nursing Degree (for Nursing Role)
  3. Post Graduate Public Health qualification will be a plus (e.g. MPH) for both categories
  4. Valid license to practice in country of residency/origin is desirable
  5. Ebola experience is preferred
  6. Primary health care and communicable/tropical disease experience is preferable
  7. Experience in emergencies, conflict settings and Resource limited setting is desirable

 

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