IRC Nurse NGO Jobs in Lodwar

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Nurse Job at International Rescue Committee

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Working under the guidance and supervision of the Nutrition Supervisor, the emergency nurse will be directly responsible for;

Nurse Job Responsibilities

  • Carry out triage of patients including screening for acute malnutrition during the mobile outreaches in the sub-counties.
  • Conduct consultation services to children and adults during the target mobile outreaches in the sub county in Turkana.
  • Implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for patients with health conditions including children with severe acute malnutrition.
  • Ensure essential services including deworming, Vitamin A supplementation and routine immunization services are provided to children under-fives during the outreaches.
  • Initiate and facilitate patient referrals to the nearby health facilities including the County referral hospital for patients who require further management/inpatient care.
  • Conduct Antenatal and post natal reviews for expectant mothers and lactating women during the integrated health and nutrition outreaches.
  • Work closely with nutritionists and the health facility staff including CHEWs and CHVs in the targeted areas of response.
  • Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly carried out and documented in the patient’s cards.
  • Conduct regular training session for CHEWs and CHVs on basic care/management of various health conditions and follow up of patients.
  • Give health education to patients and clients during the outreaches.
  • Compile and submit monthly reports on patients treated andreferrals
  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of essential drugs/medical supplies
  • Carry out any other additional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications for the Nurse Job

  • Diploma in Nursing from KMTC or recognized nurse training institution
  • Be registered and have a valid license from the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • At least 2 years working experience in a busy hospital setup.
  • Experience in management of children with severe acute malnutrition and medical complications desirable.
  • Team player and cultural sensitivity is required.
  • Ability to work in hardship areas (Previous emergency experience in a remote setting will be an added advantage).
  • Fluency in Turkana will be an added advantage.

How to Apply
Apply here for Nurse NGO Jobs in Lodwar 

Deadline for receiving applications is 12th May, 2017

 

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