UNDP National Relief UN Clinic Nurse Jobs in Uganda

UNDP National Relief UN Clinic Nurse Jobs in Uganda


The UN Clinic operates under the supervision of the UN MSD in New York. Administratively, it is under the responsibility of UNDP through the Local Inter Agency Clinic Management Committee (LIACMC) and oversight of UNDP Resident Representative the UN Resident Coordinator.

The Current UN Clinic clientele is around 5000 staff members and their eligible Dependents from 16 UN Agencies/funds and programs.

The Relief Nurse provides Nursing services to the UN Clinic eligible clients and hence contributes to the general patient management and good outcome of the patients.

He/She also provide any administrative support services as requested by the superiors.

The UN Clinic needs services of a Relief Nurse for continuity of normal routine activities. When the substantive UN Nurse is away on Leave/Mission. Furthermore sometimes in emergency situations or peak seasons , the Relief Nurse may be called upon to back up the services. This situations may be abrupt and leaving no time for the normal contracting process to take place

Under the guidance and supervision of the UN Clinic Physician, the Relief Nurse while on duty shall provide reliable Nursing services and ensure high accuracy of work. The Relief Nurse demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Technical Duties

Within delegated authority, the Nurse shall be responsible for the following duties:

  • Attend the UN Clinic on a full time basis;

  • Assist the UN Physician in the performance of his/her duties

  • Responds to emergency calls during outside office hours when necessary and assists Medical Doctors in providing adequate care;

  • Give first-aid and advice to the staff and their recognised dependents;

  • Ensures effective liaison between patient and private doctor, paramedics, family members, and colleagues as appropriate;

  • Documents case findings.

  • Performs diagnostic and screening tests such as: ECG, x-rays, laboratory (blood and urine), and other tests as required.

  • Performs clinical assessment of patients visiting the walk-in clinic;

  • Facilitates referral to the UN Medical Doctor or to an outside physician, as required.

  • Ensures preparedness of staff travelling on missions or reassignments, including administration of appropriate vaccine, instructions on malaria prophylaxis and other travel-related ailments.

  • Instructs on the content and potential uses of the travel kit.

  • Assists in providing health education and health promotion programs;

  • Participates in work environment assessment, e.g. office ergonomics, and addresses other occupational health issues.

  • Coordinates medical evacuation and cooperates with Medical Services Division in N.Y. and the receiving facilities in home countries;

  • Assists in providing medical support during evacuation and repatriation;

  • Advises evacuees on the requirements for evacuation and/or escorts patients if needed;

  • Concludes or closes medical evacuation files to enable staff members to submit claims;

  • Assist
    in arrangements for the deceased;

  • Designs and implements outreach programs for mission personnel;

  • Plans and organizes preventive and promotes medical fairs;

  • Perform medical briefing for incoming staff and conduct first aid training;

  • Assess needs of clients visiting the walk-in clinic, provides care/advice (e.g., the benefits of preventive medicine etc.) accordingly and facilitates referral to the UN Medical Physician or to an outside physician, as indicated;

  • Administer minor “outpatient” treatment and immunization requirements;

  • Assists in maintaining records of patients' medical data including consultations and treatment;

  • Maintain strict confidentiality with regards to patient’s medical records; patient management and treatment.

  • Perform medication, injection, dressing, stitching, foreign body extraction and so on as needed;

  • Performs other related duties as required

    Administrative Duties

  • Maintain the UN Clinic in good order and keep the inventory of medical supplies and equipment up-to-date and be prepared for disaster;

  • In consultation with the UN medical physician, maintain a 24-hour roster of available specialists for referral and treatment;

  • Coordinate and supervise the work of other UN Clinic personnel i.e. Ambulance Driver and Cleaner;

  • Check equipment and supplies on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis and maintain them in working order;

  • The Relief UN Clinic Nurse will report to the Head of the UN Clinic


  • Operational Effectiveness, Managing Data, Managing Documents, Correspondence and Reports, Planning, Organizing and Multi- Tasking

  • Application of Infection Prevention and control Measures

    Required Skills and Experience

    Min. Academic Education

  • Registered professional Nurse with a Diploma in Nursing or Accredited Baccalaureate Nursing Programme.

  • Certificates in ECG, CPR or Basic Life Support and ACLS or equivalent emergency medical care is an asset.

  • Recognized additional training in primary health care and midwifery is desirable.

  • HIV/AIDS Management Training is desirable.

  • National Registration and License is a requirement.

    Min. Years of Relevant Work Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of continuous clinical experience in nursing and preferably in a multi- cultural environment.

  • Intensive care and health administration.

  • Supervisory experience in a UN Field operation is an asset. Knowledge and understanding of relevant UN administrative policies and procedures is desirable.

  • Experience in Trauma and Emergency care is desirable.

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages ( Ms.Word,Excel etc.) is desirable

    Required Language

  • English

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UNDP National Relief UN Clinic Nurse Jobs in Uganda

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