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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.
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.
- This role reports to the line manager.
- 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.
- This role does not have any team management responsibility.
- 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.