The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home**.**
The International Rescue Committee has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Galmudug, Puntland and Southwest regions) and Banadir implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, WASH, Governance, and peacebuilding, GBV, Nutrition, education and health reaching out to more than 200,000 conflict and drought affected people.
SCOPE OF WORK:
Under the direct supervision of the nurse and the medical officer, the auxiliary nurse will provide basic medical care and support to patients, including administering medication, monitoring vital signs, and assisting with daily living activities. he/she will also maintain accurate patient records and communicate any changes in patient condition to the healthcare team.
- Assist doctors and nurses during consultations.
- Conduct duties assigned including dressing wounds and helping the midwives during delivery.
- Implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for patients with a known long-term condition.
- Identify and manage as appropriate treatment plans for patients at risk of developing a long-term condition.
- Prioritize health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care.
- Support patients to adopt health promotion IRC strategies that encourage patients to live healthily and apply principles of self-care.
- Deliver opportunistic health promotion using opportunities such as new patient-medicals.
- Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimens, side effects and interactions
- Assess and care for patients with present with uncomplicated wounds.
- Support and advice women requesting information relating to family planning needs.
- Support and manage health needs of women present for cervical cytology consultation.
- Implement and participate in vaccination and immunization programs for both adults and children.
- Carry out additional duties as may be required.
- Diploma in provision of basic nursing services from a recognized institution. Relevant regular trainings from a credible health organization.
- Minimum of two years of relevant experience in a health program set up.
- Self-motivated and pro-active attitude with good organization, planning, and analytic skills, including prioritizing work, multi-tasking and attention to detail.
- A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity.
- Previous experience within a humanitarian aid organization, in particular working in primary health care programs and conducting nursing.
- Strong counseling skills.
- Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and in constantly evolving work environments;
- Demonstrated analytical, systematic-thinking, and problem-solving skills are definite assets;
- A strong understanding of accountability and proven ability to build Client Feedback Systems
- Must be a good team player with a proven track record of good interpersonal relations
- Commitment to Continuous Learning – Willingness to keep abreast of new developments
- Fluent in English and Somali
How to apply
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Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer 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.
Diversity and Inclusion: at IRC, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Organizations that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, physical or mental ability, nationality, and perspective are validated to be better organizations. More importantly, creating a safe workspace environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best is the right thing to do. So, bring your whole self to work.
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Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.