Nurse Supervisor (3 months contract with possible extension)
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) confirmed its tenth outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on August 1, 2018, just days after the Equateur Province EVD outbreak ended. The National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) completed the sequencing of the virus’s genome and has determined that the new outbreak, in North Kivu and Ituri, is not linked to the Equateur Province outbreak. The Ministry of Health (MoH), as of September 23, 2018, has reported 150 cases of hemorrhagic fever, with 119 confirmed as EVD and 31 probable cases of EVD. Since August 11, 2019, the number of cases has risen beyond two thousand confirmed cases.
Under the supervision of the Medical Coordinator, this position has primary responsibility of ensuring the daily nursing management of patients in Mangina Ebola Treatment Center.
- Ensure a good selection of patients through a good system of triage in the structure;
- Proper use of protocols and the case definitions for suspected patients;
- Provide direct care to patients in the diagnosis and treatment in primary emergency health care;
- Ensure that all the necessary items are supplied in the triage room and manage them in accordance with the structures;
- Identify the educational needs of local nurses and oversee on a daily basis.
- Monitor and supervise the delivery of healthcare by local nurses ensure that patients have up-to-date patient cards and are properly recorded and accounted for the reporting and the management of cases.
- Supervise the staff of the clinic and the management of Beni Transit Center.
- ?Nurse Supervisor follows all regulations concerning infection control and protective measures.
- Gives treatment at the appropriate time as prescribed by the doctor.
- Calls the doctor on duty if any medical problem arises.
- Ensures that each patient always has ORS or good quality water for rehydration.
- Assists patients with fluid intake as required by the individual or prescribed by the doctor.
- Ensures that the patients are comfortable.
- Ensures that the patients and their bedding are clean.
- Assists the patients with bathing and personal hygiene.
- Assists with the doctor’s ward rounds, and records the necessary medical information.
- Makes a detailed report at the end of the shift in the report book.
- Records new patients in the admission book, and completes other paperwork as required.
- Attends and participates in the weekly meeting.
- Informs the surveillance team of the general condition of the patients (to inform the relatives at home).
- Ensures that the admission process is pre planned and all information is gathered.
- Explains the rules of the ETU to all new patients, and their relatives.
- Provides the necessary protective gear to the relative and ensures that they are familiar with the rules of the ETU
Code of Conduct
It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.Qualifications:
Qualifications: BSc or diploma in nursing
Experience & Competencies:
- Minimum of 3-5 years of experience as Nurses’ Supervision or similar role, professional experience in Humanitarian Health Sector and in an Ebola Treat Unit will be an added advantage;
- Any additional certification in healthcare administration will be considered an advantage
- Valid nursing license, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- In-depth knowledge of hospital procedures
- Outstanding patient management skills
- Excellent communication and leadership skills
- Great organizational, time management and supervisory skills
- Problem solver with a positive attitude
- Ability to work within a team structure or in isolation, flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources likewise capable of working in zones with complex security issues
French and English languages proficiency is required. Fluency in another language such as Swahili will be an added advantage.
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.