The Pharo Foundation Health Staff Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

The Pharo Foundation Health Staff Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 223457

Category: Health Care

Location: Homosha, Benishangul Gumuz

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)


Job Description

In September 2019, Pharo School Homosha will be opening its newly completed Grade 9-12 boarding school for female students in the Benishangual-Gumuz region.

Fully funded by the Pharo Foundation, the Pharo School Homosha campus is situated on 3 hectares of land and is made up of eight buildings, (comprising of Administration, Classrooms, Library, Hall, Cafeteria, Dormitory, Store and Service) with a total area of over 6,000 M2.

The Pharo School requires a full time, qualified medical staff, with qualifications ranging from public health officer or nurse to care for the school student body of 120 female students and attend to the immediate health needs of the Pharo School staff.

This is a full time position with irregular hours, including evening and weekend hours. This position requires living on campus. Accommodations and meals are provided. Duties will vary, based on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

Basic and Essential Duties include:

  • Staff and run the school’s Health/Medical room
  • Provide input and recommendations on necessary supplies and equipment for the school’s Health/Medical Room
  • Provide medical advice and emotional counselling support to students
  • Based on qualifications – order medical tests
  • Provide first aid, emergency care and additional treatment as necessary on site
  • Accompany students to hospital and health clinic, following up on medical results
  • Record the dispensing of all medicine
  • Monitor safe storage, usage, distribution and disposal of medical supplies and medications
  • Advise administration on students’ health care needs
  • Provide thorough care for unwell students
  • Determine when emergency medical services are required
  • Act as a liaison between hospital and health clinics and make recommendations to school administration
  • Exchange and maintain confidential information with professionals within the community in order to effectively meet the needs of students
  • Contact parents/guardians to provide health updates and advising them in case of emergencies
  • Safeguard personal and health information learned in the context of the medical staff-client relationship and disclose this information (outside of the health care team) only with client consent or when there is a specific ethical, safety or legal obligation to do so.
  • Conduct mini-workshops for students related to health, emotional counselling and hygiene
  • Maintain stock of school’s medical supplies and medical equipment
  • Provide first aid, emergency care and treatment during sport events and other school activities
  • Provide and maintain confidential counseling and health advice service – referring to other health professionals as appropriate
  • Implement procedures for medical screening tests for new students
  • Ensure all students have complete and up to date medical and confidentiality release forms on file
  • Maintain accurate and up to date medical records for all students
  • Develop a medical record storage system that ensures confidentiality and allows for rapid retrieval of information
  • Accompany students on field trips and care for any medical needs as required
  • Promote health education throughout the school community
  • Teach first aid courses (i.e. CPR, First Aid, etc.) as necessary
  • Sanitize and organize the health office
  • Participate in general school community by leading activities for students or student clubs

    Job Requirements

    Required Qualifications

  • Nursing Degree, Public Health Degree
  • Current and valid Licensing, based on qualifications
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience
  • Current Basic life support (BLS) certification, or equivalent training
  • Fluency in written & spoken English
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a client-oriented disposition
  • Positive, motivated and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work in a very fast paced environment
  • Strong word processing, email and general computer skills

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in boarding school environment or similar environment.

    How to Apply

    Application Procedure

    This position is open to female applicants only.

    Please send the information listed below as a single PDF file to

  • A detailed CV

  • A copy of current license

  • A letter of application explaining your strengths as a candidate (maximum 300 words).

  • A one-page list of five references with current addresses, phone numbers

    Please type the position title of Health Staff in the subject line.

    Application deadline is Friday, October 04, 2019.

    Review of application packages will begin as soon as they are received and only complete application packages will be reviewed. In the event that an outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, we reserve the right to appoint before the deadline.

    For this reason, we encourage interested candidates to apply at the earliest possible time. Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we will only be able to contact short listed candidates.

    The Pharo Foundation Health Staff Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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