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Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Ward Nurse

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  • Harper Liberia
  • TBD USD / Year
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Partners in Health

Position Title: Non Communicable Disease(NCD) Ward Nurse

Reports to: NCD Coordinator

Department: Clinical

Work Location: Maryland (Harper )

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview:

We are seeking a dedicated, experienced, NCD Ward Nurse for our NCD program in Maryland County –Liberia to participate in the daily clinical care of NCD in-patients at the JJ Dossen hospital leading towards improved NCD patient quality care and outcomes.

Objectives:

  • To improve the quality of NCD in-patient nursing care, nutrition, health education, documentation & follow-up.
  • To increase NCD screening and detection of NCD related Complications amongst inpatients at JJ Dossen hospital.
  • To improve outcomes for NCD inpatients at JJ Dossen hospital.
  • To accompany the health workforce in Maryland county with ongoing quality health care services for NCD in patients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific Responsibilities:

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Providing nursing care, health education, nutrition counselling, treatment and follow-up for NCD in patients at JJ Dossen hospital in accordance to NCD nutritional and medical team protocols
  • Collaborating with other healthcare workers and hospital departments during the care of NCD inpatients.
  • Participating in the SCD screening project for newborn babies at JJ Dossen hospital.
  • Participating in other NCD in-hospital screenings & referrals for long-term care to the NCD outpatient clinic.
  • Ensuring proper documentation for all NCD inpatients into the EMR system.
  • Participating in NCD medical training for nursing students on the wards.
  • Examining patients following NCD Nurse Consultations.
  • Participating in ER admissions, monitoring & follow-up of NCD patients in conjunction with other health care professionals.
  • Providing clinical support to the NCD outpatient clinic & PIH staff wellness clinic as may be required.
  • Reporting to the medical doctors any problematic NCD cases & situations that may arise.
  • Participating filling of the NCD register, patient files & data collection as may be required.
  • Participating in NCD community programs as may be required.
  • Participating in generation of monthly and quarterly NCD in patient reports.

Programmatic responsibilities

  • Participate in the development of NCD protocols & IEC Materials.
  • Participate in the organization of NCD health awareness and prevention activities at the facility.
  • Document NCD program activities at the facility and report to the NCD Coordinator.
  • Assist with NCD program monitoring, evaluation and quality improvement efforts at the facility
  • Support the NCD Lead, NCD Coordinator and NCD nutritionist programmatic tasks such as operational planning.
  • Receive supervision and coaching from the CHT NCD focal person, NCD Lead, NCD coordinator, NCD nutritionist and other senior nurses (both MOH and PIH) in Maryland County.
  • Carry out additional tasks as determined by the NCD Coordinator & NCD Lead.

Qualifications:

Competency Profile:

The key competencies required for the position of NCD Ward Nurse: Academic qualification: University graduate in nursing and board certification with minimum of two years of nursing experience.

Technical Competencies

  • Confidence working in clinical setting with a variety of people, stakeholders & the community.
  • Experience working as a Chronic Disease Nurse or Triage Nurse is desirable.
  • Experience working in NCD related health projects either at the level of the ministry or CHT.
  • Experience in other NGOs and /or developing countries is desirable
  • Experience collecting and assembling data.
  • Basic computer literacy skills: must demonstrate competence in the use of MS Office Programs, in particular MS Word and Excel.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Ability to maintain confidential information in a professional manner, highly developed analytical skills.
  • Exemplary interpersonal communication skills required to interact effectively with senior leadership, partners, and clinicians on sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Ability to work in teams, conflict-management skills; flexibility & commitment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Evidence of providing culturally sensitive and competent quality care in a stressful environment;
  • Proven commitment to social justice and human rights;
  • Experience living and working in resource-limited environments is strongly preferred
  • Organizational skills and problem solving abilities.

Organizational Profile:

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health Care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

At Partners In Health, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including our patients, families and community members –as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Partner In Health’s PSEAH policy. Partners In Health will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Social Justice

We are a global health and social justice organization that responds to the moral imperative to provide high-quality health care globally to those who need it most. We strive to ease suffering by placing patients at the center of all care, bringing the benefits of modern medicine to all.

How to apply

All interested candidates are encouraged to send their functional resume and cover letter to: [email protected] on or before January 31st, 2024 not later than 4:30 pm. All open positions with PIH are also posted on our employment website: https://www.pih.org/pages/employment .


Deadline: 31-Jan-24


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