Emergency Nurse


CTG overview:

  • CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.
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Overview of position:

  • Response Med is seeking to provide health professionals to deliver clinical services in UN facilities located in Somalia.
  • Personnel shall deliver primary care & hospital level services, including emergency, surgical, diagnostic, intensive care & general hospital services.
  • Personnel shall provide the services at the UN level 1+ health facility located in the UNSOS camp within the AAIA in Mogadishu & in sector health facilities, as & when required.
  • Additionally, personnel may be to reinforce these AMISOM level 2 hospitals during emergency situations that severely stress facilities.
  • The UN level 1+ health facility is a capability that was established in 2012 with the objective of providing emergency & primary health care for the UN international personnel in Somalia.
  • The facility has since been supporting UNSOS, UNSOM & AMISOM FHQ personnel.
  • Additionally, the facility is available to international personnel from other UN entities, diplomatic missions & UNSOS contracted vendors, on a cost recovery basis.
  • Services may, on occasion, also be extended to the SNA.

Role objectives:
We are looking for an experienced ER Nurse to manage the reception & stabilisation of two x priority alpha critically ill / injured patients & provide care for patients with various types of illness or trauma requiring emergency attention. Must be able to recognize & effectively treat life threatening conditions. The successful candidate will be a team player with the ability to effectively add value to enabling good patient outcomes & shape best clinical & non clinical practice. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collects current symptoms, as well as a detailed patient history & then consults & coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement & evaluate patient care plans.
  • Performs triage, while considering both physical & psychosocial elements.
  • Manages basic life support needs & stabilizes patients until the attending physician is available, based upon nursing standards & protocol.
  • Initiates corrective action whenever information from monitoring equipment shows adverse symptomatology.
  • Records patients’ current vital signs.
  • Works directly under physicians, assisting them during exams, diagnostic testing & treatments.
  • Prepares & administers medications (orally, subcutaneously, through an IV) & records prescribed.
  • Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications by a licensed registered Nurse.
  • Provides IV therapy.
  • Cleans & bandages wounds.
  • Provides basic, bedside care.
  • Maintains proper supplies & appropriate medical equipment to care for patients.
  • Reports any suspected abuse to the appropriate agencies.
  • Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician.
  • Teaches patients & significant others how to manage their illness / injury, by explaining post treatment home care needs, diet / nutrition / exercise programs, self administration of medication & rehabilitation, as well as provides referrals to other healthcare professionals for follow up treatment.
  • Displays professionalism while completing multiple urgent tasks in a timely manner.
  • Records all care information concisely, accurately & completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format & on the appropriate forms.

Project reporting:

  • This role reports to the line manager.

Key competencies:

  • Bachelors / Diploma as a Registered Nurse with a minimum of three years progressive post qualification clinical experience in general nursing.
  • Postgraduate training, in Emergency Care nursing or equivalent with a minimum of three years’ post specialist qualification.
  • Currently registered & licensed to practice nursing & apply specialty without supervision in own country or another UN member state.
  • English proficiency, a minimum of level B 2 is required.
  • Preference / desire to live & work in Somalila.

Team management:

  • This role does not have any team management responsibility.

Further information:

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.
  • CTG is open to reviewing applications of both expats as well as Somali nationals for this role.

How to apply