Jobs at:International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Deadline of this Job:
27 April 2022
Date Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Requisition ID: req26962
Job Title: Enrolled Nurse
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Imvepi, Uganda
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (www.rescue.org) is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.
The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala and Kiryandongo settlement. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development – bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in the districts of Kitgum, Lamwo, Arua, Yumbe, Kyegegwa, Kiryandongo, Kyaka and Kampala including 7 districts in Karamoja region.
Scope of Work
The Enrolled nurse will be responsible for ensuring delivery of high quality and efficient clinical services to clients at IRC facilities, ensuring that high standards are adhered to in assessments, handling of emergencies, treatment and administration of medicines according to the Uganda Ministry of Health guidelines.
Duties and Responsibilities
•Provide information to clients to reduce their vulnerability to diseases and infections through health education both at facility and community.
•Attend to clients and provide treatments as prescribed by the clinicians. Actively participate in the close monitoring of patient vitals and timely informing the clinicians to review when necessary.
•Participate in client referral and transfer process as need arises.
•Dispense drugs and other medical items to clients where necessary.
•Participate in awareness creation and sensitization in the communities on communicable and non-communicable diseases e.g. HIV, TB etc.
•Participate in community engagements such as integrated outreaches and community dialogues when called upon.
•Participate in the capacity building of community based health workers and other members (i.e. CME’S) Participate in the drawing and implementation of work plans for the clinic.
•Promote the vision, mission and the values of IRC as expressed in the policies, regulations & guidelines of the Organization.
•Ensure health, safety, and security in your area of operation.
•Ensure adherence to good practices of infection prevention and control at work.
•Undertake any other duties that may be assigned to you by your supervisors.
•Provide regular feedback to the clinicians on status of the patients.
•Assist in preparation of donor reports.
•Participate in the development and implementation of program work plans.
•Must have a Certificate in Comprehensive Nursing or its equivalent.
•At least one year working experience in Primary Health Care settings.
•Should be registered with relevant professional body and must have a valid practicing license.
•Experience in planning, organizing, and coordinating health activities.
•Experience in Information management.
Please note: Deadline for receiving applications is 27th April 2022.
The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.
All staff, regardless of role, are required to create a culture of client responsiveness by requesting and using client feedback data to make decisions. In addition, all staff are expected to demonstrate inclusiveness when making programmatic decisions and working with clients, partners and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. You can read more about the IRC’s commitment to client responsiveness here: https://www.rescue.org/resource/client-responsiveness-introduction-and-faq
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Education Requirement: No Requirements
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 12
Job application procedure
Apply at; https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/26962?c=rescue
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