CONTEXT OF POST
After more than five years of war in Yemen, the violent clashes on combat fronts and frequent attacks on health centers prevented people from receiving critical medical care and contributed to the extreme fragility of the health system. In 2019, Doctors Without Borders continued to work in 12 hospitals and health centers and supported twenty other centers in 12 governorates of the country.
In Abs district, MSF supports the Abs rural hospital (in Hajja) since 2015 providing free quality medical care and humanitarian assistance to the displaced population.
The number of patients seeking medical care at Abs Hospital increased in 2019, partly due to constant clashes in the north of the district. In October last year, we admitted more than 7,000 people to the emergency room, the highest number since we started supporting the hospital in 2015.
The number of displaced persons also increased in the first half of 2019, from 100,000 to 120,000. Often, they did not have their most basic needs covered, such as water, food, shelter, and medical care. Abs Hospital is the only center that provides specialized medical services to a population of more than 1.2 million people in Abs and the surrounding districts.
The Nursing Team Supervisor plans, organizes, and evaluates the activities of the Pediatrics and Neonate IPDs and ITFC and the team associated, according to MSF values, policies and protocols and universal health standards, in order to warrant the quality and continuity of the health care and the development of the plan of action.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND MAIN TASKS
· Give a technical support and supervise directly the Pediatrics and Neonate IPDs and ITFC in collaboration with the local nursing team supervisor.
· Collaborate with the department supervisors to support, train, monitors and evaluate nurses work performance of adequate nursing procedures and techniques.
· Participate in the departments action plans definition and implementation.
· Hands on work to ensure that the supervisors and their team correctly follows the standards of nursing care.
· Collaborate with the department supervisors the weekly requests for the logistics (repairs, stationeries, supplies, etc.) ensuring a centralized submission of requests to the Hospital Nursing Manager.
· Ensure on time the reporting of the supervisors of any incidents that happened in the department.
· Ensure proper communication with the team members of the different departments prior to: patient transfer, admission/discharge, X-Ray procedure, Surgical activity, Lab work up, and/or Referrals in order to provide quality patient care.
· Ensure all departments in the Pediatrics and Neonate IPDs and ITFC are ready to receive admissions any time with respect to the IPC standards.
· Support the team supervisors in the pharmacy stock management of the department.
· Ensure weekly/monthly data (along with the supervisors) is updated and analyzed prior to each submission to the Hospital Nursing Manager.
· Ensure departmental weekly/monthly meetings and trainings are regularly done.
· Reports to the Hospital Nursing Manager any training needs of the supervisors and the team that will improve their knowledge/skills in nursing in order to provide the best quality patient care
BEFORE YOU APPLY
· Degree in nursing.
· At least 2 years‘ work experience within a pediatric / neonate unit.
· Good level of English necessary. French is a strong asset. Candidates with both languages will be given priority.
· Availability of 6 months starting from February 2021.
· Basic IT skills.
· Experience in the training, supervision and management of staff.
· Field experience with other NGOs.
· Knowledge of Arabic, Spanish and/or Portuguese.
· Specialised training and/or experience, for example in tropical diseases or public health.
· Experience in hospital management.
MSF OCBA is a people-focused humanitarian organization that offers a diverse, collaborative, and inclusive work environment. We believe this approach enhances our work and we are committed to equity in employment. We embrace diverse backgrounds of people working together to exhibit their passion in action for the social mission of MSF.
Médecins Sans Frontieres, as a responsible employer, under article 38 of “Ley de Integración Social del Minusválido de 1982 (LISMI)” invite those persons with a recognized disability and with an interest in the humanitarian area to apply for the above-mentioned position.
How to apply
HOW TO APPLY
· To apply, please, follow the link below and submit your CV and cover letter
· Closing date: 27th of December 2021