Assistant Technical Officer, Nursing

  • FHI 360
  • Dikwa, Nigeria
  • Jan 14, 2020
Full Time

Job Description

Position Title: Assistant Technical Officer-Nursing

Location: Borno State, Dikwa

Supervisor: Project Coordinator

Basic Function:

The Assistant Technical Officer, Nursing will provide 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.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Support community-driven approaches to primary health care service delivery.
  • Collect health facility-based disease surveillance reports and update morbidity reporting tool for assigned health facilities/LGAs.
  • Liaise with Community Volunteers and updating overall health facility database on a regular basis
  • Ensuring patients are properly received and installed and that those with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movements and comfort.
  • For ER and OPD nurse, ensuring 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.
  • Knowing, promoting, implementing and following up the universal hygiene standards/ precautions.
  • Organizing and carrying out care and treatments according to medical prescriptions, and assisting during consultations, daily rounds and other medical procedures.
  • Participating in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary.
  • 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.),
  • Other duties as may be assigned periodically.Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:
  • Ability and willingness to stay at the LGA is required.
  • Ability to respect and maintain medical secrets and confidentiality at all times.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to distribution sites.
  • Excellent spoken and written Local and English languages.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Previous experience working in clinical setting is an asset.
  • Ability to prepare weekly and monthly program reports.
  • Be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work
  • Results quality orientation, teamwork, flexibility, stress management
  • Problem solving skills and ability to multi-task
  • Compassionate.
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Must be computer literate

Standard Minimum qualification:

  • BSc. Nursing, Public health or other closely related field with 1-3 years relevant experience.
  • Must be a Registered Nurse
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience working in a humanitarian organization is highly desirable
  • Understanding of Kanuri is a plus

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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