Full-Time Nurse at UNDP Ghana Clinic
The UN Clinic Nurse performs the functions under the immediate supervision of the UN Physician with regards to technical matters only and the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator for all administrative matters.
The technical supervision of the physician and the medical personnel in the field as well as the technical performance evaluation will be executed by the UN Medical Director or his nominee. In order to ensure that UNDP should facilitate external access to its Performance Development and Management system to MSD.
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 recognized 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 require
• 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 Dispensary 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;
• Ensures that medical instruments are properly sterilized and maintains hygiene and cleanliness of the dispensary;
Qualification Required & Experience
• Registered Professional Nurse and first level degree from
Education: an accredited Baccalaureate Nursing Programme (University) or equivalent such as an accredited Diploma Programme (4 years).
• 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.
• Minimum 5 years of continuous clinical experience in Experience: nursing preferably in a multicultural 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.
• Fluency in oral and written English; knowledge of other
Language Requirements: official UN languages is an advantage.
How To Apply For The Job
To submit your application, click on the link below and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.
Closing Date: 26 July, 2019
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