International Rescue Committee Nutrition Nurse Jobs in Uganda

International Rescue Committee Nutrition Nurse Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and various institutions in the country notably the government, community based organizations, the civil society and the private sector.

The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, economic recovery and development, protection, and women’s protection and empowerment.

IRC has its country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kitgum, Yumbe, Moroto and South West Uganda.

Job Overview/Summary

Working under the guidance and supervision of the Nutrition Officer, the Nutrition Nurse will be directly responsible for the day to day management of inpatient therapeutic care (ITC) of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) with medical complication, nutrition counselling and IYCF services to patient admitted at Padibe Health Center, Lamwo District.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Carry out triage of patients including screening for acute malnutrition with medical complication at the ITC ward
  • Ensure general cleanliness of the ward and the attached kitchen to minimize contamination and cross infection
  • Provide quality nursing care to children admitted with Severe acute malnutrition with medical complication at the health center
  • Provide and monitor 3 hourly nutrition therapeutic feeds (F100 and F75) to children admitted at the ITC
  • Monitor children vital signs and conduct daily nutrition and medical assessment of all children admitted with severe acute malnutrition with medical complication
  • Prepare nutrition therapeutic feeds in a sanitary environment and ensure all utensil are clean and safe to use
  • Implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for patients with health conditions including children with severe acute malnutrition
    Participate in doctor’s ward round and adjust patient care plan as agreed by the clinician or medical officer
  • Compile weekly and monthly ITC reports and submit to MOH, IRC and UNHCR respectively
    Work closely
    with MoH nutritionists and the health facility staff including VHTs in the targeted areas of response
  • Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedure are properly carried out and documented in the patients’ cards
  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of essential drugs, medical supplies and nutrition therapeutic feeds such as F100, F75 and Resomal
    Conduct IYCF counseling and Nutrition health education at the ITC ward
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

  • Diploma in Nursing from a recognized
  • Nursing training institution
  • Must be registered and have a valid license from Uganda Midwife and Nursing Council
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a busy hospital
  • Experience in management of children with severe acute malnutrition and medical complications desirable
  • Team player and cultural sensitivity is required
  • Ability to work in hardship areas (previous experience in a settlement/camp setting will be an added advantage)

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 10th June 2019
  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law
  • For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Nutrition Nurse Jobs in Uganda

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