Save the Children Stabilization Centre Nurse Jobs in Nigeria

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Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

Support the uptake and implementation of high quality nutrition and SBCC strategy in CDGP focal states, while support the Federal Government on the integration of Nutrition and SBCC into the National Social Safety Nets Programmes in Nigeria to reduce malnutrition and stunting.


Save the Children Stabilization Centre Nurse Jobs in Nigeria


Responsibilities


Provision of high quality Nursing care to complicated SAM cases:

  • Admit all patients presenting into the SC in line with the admission criteria.
  • Provide quality nursing clinical care to complicated cases of SAM admitted at the Stabilization Centre (SC).
  • Ensure Nursing and clinical care provided at the SC is in accordance with the National guidelines for In-patient Management of SAM.
  • Stabilize all critical patients in line with the protocols in collaboration with the doctor and other team members.
  • Patient monitoring for patients in Phase 1, transition phase and Phase 2 in line with guidelines.
  • Report any medical or clinical complications on timely basis to the doctor and other team members.
  • Ensure nursing records and monitoring charts are up-to date and well maintained.
  • Mentor and provide on-the-job training on stabilization care and documentation to Dieticians, help mothers deployed to the SC to ensure:
  • Respect of approved protocols for management of severe acute malnutrition
  • Correct use of programme monitoring and evaluation (recording) tools in reporting and recording.
  • Appropriate use of resources, stock control and ordering procedures.

    Programme Documentation and reporting:

  • Ensure the utilization of medicines, medical supplies, nutrition-related commodities are routinely documented in the relevant tools
  • Ensure timely collection and compilation of quality data for the production of
    quantitative and qualitative reports regarding all SC activities.
  • Support the nurse in charge in the development of weekly and monthly reports on activities, and any other ad hoc report that may be required.

    Other program roles:

  • Ensure that quality nutrition services are provided by the help mothers at night and during the weekend in the absence of the dieticians
  • Participate in weekly Nutrition related Meetings, trainings and workshops and feed information acquired back into programming.
  • Organize and Participate in Nutrition education sessions for mothers./care takers in the stabilization centre.
  • Carry out any other role as provided for by the Nurse team leader.
  • Work and strengthen relationship with Borno State Ministry of Health and Hospital
  • Management Board, UNICEF and other partners implementing CMAM and Stabilization Care in the State.


    Requirements


  • Diploma in Nursing from a recognized/accredited University in Nigeria
  • At least one year post-graduation experience
  • Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
  • Experience in Nutrition and in community based programmes
  • Training and experience on treatment of acute malnutrition
  • Advocacy and logistics experience
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO staff
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must have a valid practice license.
  • Work experience in health/public health and or in a health/public health organisation, including as a trainer.
  • Experience with providing institutional support and technical assistance to development partners, government/community institutions


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 15th August, 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Stabilization Centre Nurse Jobs in Nigeria


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