Nursing Post

Medecins Sans Frontieres Belgium Trust South Africa

Pretoria, Gauteng

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100% medical aid, 13th cheque and 10% contribution to the pension
Licence:Nursing Council registration (Required)
Dispensing (Required)

Full Job Description
Work Location: Tshwane, South Africa
Duration: 1 year
Level: 5
Start date: 1 September 2020 (earlier if available)
Reports to: Nurse Supervisor
Providing nursing care, treatment and follow-up of patients, according to doctors’ prescriptions, protocols applied in service and universal hygiene standards/precautions, in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the targeted population
Knowing, promoting, implementing and following up the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention, and infection control, security rules and other protocols and procedures in the medical premises and ensuring high standards of hygiene of his/her working environment. Respecting medical secrets and confidentiality at all times.
Organizing and carrying out care and treatments according to medical prescriptions, and assisting during consultations, daily rounds, and other medical procedures. Participating in the health education of the patient (and family) when necessary.
Identifying Sexually Gender-Based Violence victims and referring them to the medical team so they can receive the necessary treatment. Knowing and is aware of the importance and appropriate use of the Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit
Ensuring patients are properly received and installed and that those with a lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movements and comfort. For ER and OPD nurse, ensuring the triage of patients in waiting areas, wards or during emergencies, detecting the priority acute/emergency cases, carrying out first aid care and referring them to the doctor when necessary
Sending material to be sterilized and recuperates it from sterilization
Carrying out admission, surveillance, and follow-up of patients (i.e. assessment of the evolution of their state of health and the identification of any emergency situation or deterioration
Carrying and supervising administrative procedures and documents (fill in patient’s files, forms, consumptions, statistics, registers, health files, etc.), ensuring an appropriate written/oral handover, and reporting any problematic situations and cases that may arise. Participation in data collection and keeping doctors/supervisors informed.
Participating in the department-related pharmacy and medical equipment control and maintenance (quality and its functioning, storage conditions, follow-up of expired drugs inventories, stock takes of medicines and material at every team changeover ensuring no material is taken out of the nursing area/wards without prior authorization, etc.)
Perform cleaning and minor maintenance for biomedical equipment used. Following the user manual and protocols and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning.
Supervising and training nurse-aids, nutritional assistants, cleaners and other related staff under his/her supervision, ensuring teamwork and adherence to all appropriate protocols and procedures
Keep files and statistics of daily activities and participate in team meetings to share experiences and discuss special cases with the rest of the medical team, preserving confidentiality.
Define regular working objective with the supervisor and provide regular feedback about achievement and challenges in order to adapt the daily activities accordingly
Refer to his/her supervisor when appropriate for guidance on clinical, administrative and operational problems
Adhere to the nursing/medical code of professional ethics, the MSF Charter and principles, and promote a positive image of MSF through his/her professional attitude and behavior.
Education * Essential recognized nurse degree/diploma.
Dispensing license.
Registered with the Nursing council
Experience 2-year experience essential. Experience with NGO or migrants desirable
Languages English essential, African languages, and French desirable.
Job advantages and Career opportunities
· Experience in a well-known and professionally recognized international medical humanitarian organization
Salary package comparable to other non-profit organizations
100% medical aid, 13th cheque and 10% contribution to the pension
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Nursing Council registration (Required)
Dispensing (Required)
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