Save the Children
The Opportunity – EHU Field Hospital Nursing Team Lead.
Post location: Gaza Field Office.
Contract Duration and Level of Effort: 3 months with possible extension
The NTL is part of the EHU field hospital management structure, together with the clinical and logistics team leader. As the nursing team leader, they will work closely with the clinical team leader to ensure that activities are carried out with high quality and according to established protocols, and will represent the EHU field hospital team together with the clinical team leader at case management meetings, WHO EMTCC meetings and any other relevant external coordination meetings. He/she will supervise other nurses, midwives, nursing assistants, operating room nurses and sterilization nurses, and will maintain close communication with the physicians in the different areas.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Field Hospital Operations Lead.
Staff reporting to this post: TBC (To be confirmed).
Budget Responsibilities: None.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
As part of the hospital management team, they will work to define, coordinate, and monitor the human, material, and organizational means of the activities in the field hospital according to the agreed protocols, procedures and project objectives, the specificity of the targeted population and the availability of resources in order to guarantee the security, continuity and quality medical care for patients and their communities as well as to improve the health condition of the target population.
- Being a member of the hospital management team.
- Help to lead on the first phase set up, including any adaptation of the patient streaming and clinical care areas and the embedding of the hospital management procedures and systems depending on context.
- Manage the nursing, midwifery, IPC and ancillary health staff (as per deployed organogram) roster, ensuring that adequate cover is in place to maintain patient safety and care.
- Ensuring an effective quality management and improvement system is in place in the field hospital.
- In close collaboration with the medical departments of the field hospital, coordinate and supervise the implementation of the healthcare protocols, procedures, and standards, assessing the different departments as well as providing technical support (within area of expertise) to the nurses, midwives, and ancillary health staff to ensure the quality of nursing activities and that protocols, security and asepsis rules are followed.
- Support the IPC nurse (or identified focal point) to ensure that the basic principles of IPC are in place and that adequate personal protective equipment is provided and used appropriately by all staff.
- Work in close collaboration with the WASH manager to agree, monitor and ensure that the environmental cleaning, waste management and laundry supports are functioning.
- Ensure oversight and management of the patient and their caregivers nutrition needs, including the coordination with the logistics team to ensure timely eating times.
- Ensuring patient safety in the hospital through:
- The implementation of the SCI medical incident reporting procedure through DATIX.
- Support the systematic follow up of any medical incidents, ensuring system failures are addressed with the Clinical Team Lead.
- In conjunction with the hospital management team, ensuring the development and implementation of quality improvement plans for the hospital
- In close cooperation with the logistics manager, ensure that all nursing, midwifery, and ancillary health care staff have the material and technical logistics support needed to ensure the quality of nursing and midwifery activities planned.
- In collaboration with the pharmacist and/or the logistics manager, ensure efficient use and availability of drugs and medical equipment for each of the clinical care areas.
- Ensure daily / weekly stock checks and management and timely supply requests to the pharmacy department.
- Participating in close collaboration with the HR Department, in the associated HR processes for staff involved in his/her activity (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, detection of potential, development and internal communication) to ensure having the appropriate team in terms of size, capabilities and skills.
- Ensure that all nursing staff are briefed, orientated, and inducted into their role and expected responsibilities, including first time and refresher training needs as required.
- Ensure all nursing, midwifery and ancillary health staff are aware off and are trained and able to identify and escalate the management of a deteriorating patients.
- Act as the main point of contact to coordinate all patient referrals (as both the sending and receiving role), working closely with the Clinical Team Lead.
- Ensuring the daily, weekly, and monthly medical activity reports for all clinical areas supported by the field hospital are completed (i.e., as part of the MEAL function and any WHO EMTCC daily reporting requirements).
- Represent the EHU field hospital team at the Case Management, WHO EMTCC and any other relevant external coordination meetings.
- Ensure the timely, complete, and quality collection of the required reporting requests by the MEAL team, including support with any patient feedback mechanisms, audits, and quality of care checklists.
- Ensures patient data protection and confidentiality of patient data.
- Actively participate in any internal meetings.
- Adhere to and report any medical incident through the Save the Children DATIX reporting system.
- Carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects Save the Children’s commitment to safeguarding children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.
- Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. A good understanding of the Save the Children’s mandate and child focus.
- Understanding what we mean by risk, and by identifying, reporting, and managing the risks associated with your role; and
- Operating within the policies, procedures and controls set out by Save the Children.
In order to be successful, you will bring/have:
- Nurse or midwife with an internationally recognised qualification.
- Up to date evidence of current licence and registration to practice.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Minimum of 2 years’ recent experience in a hospital management and /or a hospital / clinical leadership, ward or bed management role.
- Arabic speaker in a clinical setting
- Willingness to work in unstable areas.
- Adaptable and able to work in a multicultural team.
- Flexible and able to manage stress.
- Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff.
- A high level of written and spoken English.
- Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact, and diplomacy.
- The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
- Excellent self-motivation skills.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently under difficult conditions.
- Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources.
- Minimum of three months’ work/volunteering in Field hospital or Low middle Income Countries (LMIC) in a complex humanitarian setting
- Previous experience of implementing quality of care activities.
- Previous experience of NGO work in humanitarian settings.
- Experience of living or working a conflict environment
- Familiar with first phase set up of health activities in an emergency.
- Strong knowledge of Save the Children systems and ways of working.
- Working knowledge of French, Arabic or Spanish.
- Experience in other relevant area: critical medicine, general practice, general medicine, or nutrition, psychological first aid (PFA).
We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions. Application will be reviewed and selected on a rolling basis.
Save the Children promotes a diverse and inclusive work environment, women and people with different abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Save the Children works in development and humanitarian contexts with children and partners to help families, communities, and governments identify and use innovations to ensure all children survive, learn and are protected.
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
How to apply
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at https://hcri.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1/job/5976/?utm_medium=jobshare
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We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
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Deadline: 8 Feb 2024