Medecins Sans Frontieres Nurse (CTC/CTU) - (Ngala) Jobs in Nigeria

Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.



Responsibilities


  • Providing nursing care, treatment and follow-up of patients, according to doctors’ prescriptions, protocols applied in service and universal hygiene standards/precautions, in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care.

    Triage:

  • Carries out a rapid evaluation of all patients on arrival
  • Decides treatment plan (oral or IV rehydration).
  • Provides initial emergency care (e.g. inserts IV line), until the patient is stabilised.
  • Carries out admission of patients (register); Initiates an individual patient file (parameters, observations, etc.).
  • Writes the systematic prescriptions (e.g. antibiotics and zinc sulfate if indicated).
  • Alerts the doctor in the event of a problem: e.g. associated pathology (e.g. fever, cough), suspicion of acute malnutrition, pregnancy.

    Oral rehydration:

  • Receives the patient and attendant and explains the treatment procedure.
  • Administers the correct volume of ORS according to the protocol.
  • Monitors the administration of ORS, the patient’s stools and vomit and his/her clinical evolution during treatment.
  • Alerts the doctor in the event of a problem: e.g. increased dehydration, infectious complications (e.g. fever, cough), treatment complication.
  • Administers antibiotic and/or zinc sulfate if indicated and any further drug prescribed by the doctor.
  • Records parameters, observations, treatments, on the individual patient file; ensures the file is transferred (if transfer to IV rehydration).

    IV rehydration:

  • Receives the patient and attendant and explains the treatment procedure.
  • Administers IV fluid according to the protocol.
  • Monitors infusions, the administration of ORS, the patient’s stools and vomit and his/her clinical evolution during treatment.
  • Alerts the doctor in the event of a problem: e.g. clinical deterioration, infectious complications (e.g. fever, cough).
  • Administers antibiotic and/or zinc sulfate if indicated
    and any further drug prescribed by the doctor.
  • Records parameters, observations, treatments, on the individual patient file.

    Transfer/discharge of patients:

  • Calls the stretcher bearers in the event of the transfer of a bedridden patient to another sector
  • Records patient's discharge, archives the individual patient file.


    Minimum Requirements


  • Essential recognized nurse degree/diploma
    Essential previous experience in Cholera treatment with MSF or other INGOs.
  • Demonstrable experience in supervising and training others in a team setting
    Commitment, Flexibility, Stress Management, Results, Teamwork, Service.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications (including the below documents) to: [email protected] with as subject "Cholera Nurse MDG".

    Applications must be in English and include:


  • Complete CV and Copies of all certificates and diplomas mentioned in the CV.
  • Updated contact details and ID
  • Contact information of the previous employer/s for reference.

    Application Closing Date
    17th September, 2018.

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