Technical Support • The ETU Nurse should be aware of the risks involved in working in the ETU • Participate in trainings regarding infection control, clinical management, use of PPE, and other aspects related to care of EVD patients • Work to provide safe and compassionate nursing care according to IMC protocols • Ensure correct use of PPE at all times and assist colleagues with donning and doffing PPE • Take vital signs and record in the patient file per protocol • Assist patients in taking fluid, including IV fluids, as required or as prescribed by doctor • Assist patients with bathing and personal hygiene. Ensure patients are comfortable, and their bedding is clean • Call the Charge Nurse or Medical Coordinator if any medical problems arise • Inform the Charge Nurse or burial team when a patient dies • Collect and record data correctly according to protocols and complete all data forms as required • Inform social work teams of the general condition of patients to inform their relatives at home • Explain the rules and procedures of the ETU to all new patients and relatives • Provide necessary protective gear and instructions to relatives visiting or caring for a family member • Provide information to patients and family members regarding EVD transmission, prevention and control measures • Attend and participate in required meetings Training and Capacity Building • Train other nurses on ETU policies and procedures • Train staff on the correct procedure and use of PPE • Provide continuous mentoring and follow up to nursing staff in case managements of patients Human Resources Management • Responsible for notifying the ETU Charge Nurse and Medical Coordinator about any problems with ETU staff and compliance with protocols • Monitor the wellbeing of nurses and other staff and immediately report any issues to the ETU Charge Nurse and Medical Coordinator Coordination • Coordinate all activities with the other team members such as the WASH Manager and Psychosocial Support Manager to respond to patient and family member needs • Coordinate with other agencies for contract tracing, other outreach activities, and labs for EVD testing is required • Work with other senior colleagues to establish corrective measures when/if problems arise
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive
Compliance & Ethics
Skills & Requirements: • Minimum medical degree; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health. • Minimum of 3 years of experience required, of which 1-2 years should be of developing country experience or resource-limited environment. Post-graduate qualification in infectious / tropical diseases is a plus • Experience in overseas programs relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and communicable diseases. • Previous NGO experience. • Will have excellent communications skills, both oral and written in English. • Will have excellent self-motivation skills. • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently in difficult environment. • Extremely flexible, willing to take on other duties / tasks and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations. • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.