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IMNCI Nurse (Female Applicants Only)

Date Posted: Sep 18, 2023
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Job Detail

  • Location:
    Kandahar
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time/Permanent
  • Shift:
    Rotating Days
  • Career Level:
    Entry Level Staff
  • Positions:
    1
  • Vacancy number:
    Medair_KHR_AFG062
  • Experience:
    3 Year
  • Gender:
    Female
  • Salary:
    As per Company salary scale
  • Degree:
    Bachelors
  • Apply Before:
    Sep 23, 2023

About MEDAIR

About MEDAIR:

Medair is an international humanitarian organization established in 1988. Medair has been operating in Afghanistan since 1996 with programs mainly in the Health, Water & Sanitation, and Livelihoods sectors with significant reconstruction activities in remote areas. Current projects are Water & Sanitation, Food Security, & Disaster Risk Reduction

Medair Afghanistan has been operating since 1996 and currently works in three provinces: Daykundi, Uruzgan, and Kandahar. The country's main office is in Kabul, with multiple field offices. Medair implements WASH, Food Security, Health and Nutrition programming.

Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Technical

  • Provide triage for severe illnes
  • Provide education for caregivers and community health and nutrition workers to identify and respond to danger signs
  • Provide outpatient consultation and treatment of most common causes of morbidity and mortality including communicable diseases such as diarrheal and acute respiratory infections for under 5 children
  • Conduct history taking and perform physical examination of U5 sick children. Provide assessment and treatment services based on the IMNCI guidelines
  • Refer children under 5 requiring further investigations and management to appropriate health facility
  • Support nutrition staff in BHC to examine children with SAM and MAM for co-existing illnesses and provide appropriate nutritional and medical treatment or referral according to IMNCI guidelines
  • Provide health and hygiene education to caregivers in individual and group sessions at mobile clinic
  • Vaccination screening of all children under 5 and ensure that they get EPI services,
  • Identify pregnant and lactating women and caregivers that require Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) and other nutrition or health counselling and provide this support to them
  • Identify and refer beneficiaries who may benefit from PSS services within the facility
  • Support medical staff in provision of first aid, management of minor injuries or trauma stabilisation and referral
  • Carry out screening for COVID-19 and any other communicable disease.

 

Quality Management

  • Ensure adherence to the provided internal and external protocols and guidelines
  • Ensure accurate record keeping of all health-related activities, filling in forms, cards, registration books and records keeping
  • Compile daily and weekly reports as required and requested by Health Manager
  • Conduct on the Job training to Health Assistant and NEWs based on need.

 

Logistics

  • Ensure safe storage of all supplies, medicines and medical material and equipment
  • Ensure accurate record keeping of stock movements

Prepare timely stock requests and submit to logs with oversight of Nutrition Supervisor and/or Health Manager

 

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • To work as part of a Basic Health Centre (BHC) covering multiple sites
  • Assess all children under 5 according to IMNCI guidelines and National Standard Treatment Guidelines for Primary Level (2013)
  • Prescribe the appropriate medication for the patient, within scope of practice
  • Consult medial doctor on team in case of patient with severe illness, and/or for referrals
  • Provide nursing care for patients requiring first aid, and support medical staff in management of minor injuries or trauma stabilization and referral
  • Counsel the caregiver on diagnosis, prevention, and treatment provided, including correct use of prescribed medications.  
  • Provide IYCF, health and hygiene education as appropriate, including for COVID-19 prevention and health seeking
  • Refer to nutrition, IYCF counselling and PSS services if indicated
  • Facilitate the referral for complicated patients with official document to appropriate referral facility
  • Record all necessary information in the existing reporting tools (registration book, vaccination cards of  service beneficiary etc.)
  • Prepared the reports (Daily, Weekly, and monthly) according to the standard reporting tools.
  • Ensure safe storage and handling of the medicine stock and equipment
  • Perform any other clinical duties requested by doctor, Health Manager or Team Leader

Job Requirements

PERSON REQUIREMENTS

Education

  • Minimum 2 years diploma relevant to the position, bachelor's degree preferred

 

Relevant experience

  • IMNCI/IMCI training
  • Immunization in Practice training
  • RMNCH training
  • At least 2-years` experience in IMNCI field/programming
  • MIYCN training
  • IYCF counselling experience
  • Experience in working in the remote areas with mobile team setup
  • At least 3 years’ experience in the field of Nursing/Midwifery programs
  • Knowledge of intervention area is a plus
  • Ability to manage working environment 
  • MIYCN training
  • IYCF counselling experience
  • Experience in working in the remote areas with mobile team setup
  • At least 3 years’ experience in the field of Nursing/Midwifery programs
  • Knowledge of intervention area is a plus
  • Ability to manage working environment according to local culture

 

Languages

  • Good Pashto -oral and written skills
  • Good English -oral and written skills

 

Other skills

  • Ability to work in a team and coordinate tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability to organize people in an orderly way and prioritize tasks
  • Good listening and counselling skills, patient, and kind attitude
  • Highly motivated to provide high quality services to beneficiaries of poor communities in a challenging setting
  • Good problem-solving skills with a solution-oriented attitude
  • Flexible and willing to perform other tasks as required
  • Respectful and kind with other staff, beneficiaries, and communities
  • Willingness to learn and develop further
  • Honest in dealing with beneficiaries and Medair staff

Submission Guideline:

Submission Guideline:

Interested applicants should apply and forward their applications through the online JOB APPLICATION FORM which can be found under the submission email. The link should be copied, pasted, and opened on a new page.

Note: Please indicate the position title and vacancy number in your application letter. Applications received after the closing date or without the exact position title and vacancy number will not be given consideration. Please, if you receive no automatic reply, then there should not be a concern. Please, if you receive no automatic reply, then there should not be a concern. 

Note: Local candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Submission Email:

https://form.123formbuilder.com/4891404/grade-6-9-nil

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