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Anaesthesia Nurse and Midwife Trainer Jobs in in Boma, Pibor County Jonglei State

Merlin (UK) an International Non-Governmental Organization specializing in the provision of health care worldwide is looking for qualified South Sudanese nationals registered with the South Sudan Medical council with strong experiences in health services delivery to fill following vacant posts based in Boma, Pibor County Jonglei State.

(1) Anaesthesia Nurse (1)

Overall objective of the position

Bases in Boma Hospital at Pibor County, the Anesthesia Nurse will be responsible for the delivery of anaesthetic preparations to patients in the Operation Theatre.

The Anesthesia Nurse Works closely with, and is supervised by the Hospital surgeon in the Operation Theatre.

S/he also works closely with CHWs as Ward in charge.

Responsibilities of Anaesthesia Nurse

  • Deliver general and spinal anesthesia to patients requiring major surgery.
  • Deliver local anesthesia to patients requiring minor surgery.
  • Responsible for monitoring consumption, regular inventory, quantifying and ordering of medical supplies required by the operation theatre.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of standard antisepsis in the operation theatre.
  • Quantify and promptly order logistical requirements needed for sterilization.
  • Responsible for adequate sterilization of re-usable materials for all departments of the hospital.
  • Ensures proper packing, labeling, and storage of sterile materials, and inventory of supplies in theater.
  • Supervises and monitors activities of other operation theatre personnel.
  • Assist in setting up and performance of cases by opening of sterile pack, instruments and supplies according to sterile technique whenever necessary.
  • Prepare sterile field including sponge and needle counts, documenting these on patient records.
  • Where necessary act as scrub nurse or circulating nurse as directed, maintaining integrity of sterile field.
  • Ensure clean up of operating room following surgery, including proper disposal of used supplies/sharps.
  • Carry out counseling of patients.
  • Report on operation theatre activities including regular updating of the Operation register book to hospital surgeon/medical superintendent.
  • Participate in in-service training of hospital personnel – training plans made and training implemented.
  • Train OT local staff on basic administration of anesthesia and intra operative patient monitoring.
  • Ensure resuscitation trolley/tray supplies kept in working order and drugs maintained appropriately.
  • Perform pre and post operative assessment of all patients for operation.
  • Responsible for booking and scheduling of elective patients for surgical intervention.
  • Together with medical/surgical/maternity staff, responsible for post operative care on the wards and follow up of discharged surgical/obstetric patients.
  • Responsible for monitoring and keeping a record of all referred cases from outside Boma.
In general
  • To carry-out any other duties and/or responsibilities assigned by his/her immediate supervisor.
  • To be accountable, give feedback and appropriate information regarding the requested or ongoing tasks to the person or department, for the duties and performances he/she is carrying out for them.
Qualifications
  • Current nursing or surgical tech/ anesthetic assistant licensed in home country.
  • Ability to both scrub and circulate.
  • Knowledge of O.R. procedures, standards and equipment.
  • At least two years relevant experience in O.R, anaesthesia and Nursing practice
  • Previous work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa –added advantage.
(2) Midwife Trainer

Overall Objective

Based in Boma Hospital at Pibor County, the Midwife will participate in the delivery of maternal child health services, training of MCHW and TBA’s in Boma PHCC+ and 3 PHCUs.

He/she will be supervised by the Medical Superintendant/PHC Supervisor in the delivery of static and outreach Reproductive health care services.

Responsibilities of the Midwife Trainer
  • She/he will be responsible for the management of patients and clients in Antenatal clinics and Maternity Unit.
  • With other midwives ensures there is full coverage of services at the Maternity and Antenatal Units
  • Conduct regular supervision of maternity ward and ANC staff in order to provide on-the-job training, identify areas for improvement, and plan appropriate training activities.
  • Ensure that patients are received appropriately in the ward, all data are recorded correctly in the admissions, discharges books etc.
  • Ensures and provides total care to mothers during pregnancy with emphasis on identifying high risk cases and provision of health education.
  • To maintain personal contact with patients, take note of their complaints, report if necessary and ensure confidentiality.
  • Supervise and conduct deliveries and ensure that aseptic technique is adhered to in carrying out deliveries.
  • Ensure and provide care to mothers during labour, delivery and peurpeium with emphasis on keeping proper records, adequate use of partograms, use of drugs and prevention of complications to mother and baby.
  • Ensure and provides care to mothers during puerperium, with emphasis on prevention of infection and successful breastfeeding.
  • To manage obstetrical emergencies within her capacity and refer complicated cases to the medical superintendent present.
  • On job trainings for enrolled midwives, MCHWs, nurses and TBAs.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to TBAs attached to the PHCC+.
  • To participate in primary health care activities in the hospital and outreaches.
  • Train and supervise CHW, MCHWs and TBA’s in providing essential antenatal care and assisting normal deliveries in the PHCC+.
  • Organise periodic on job training for MCHW and other staff in consultation with the PHCC in charge.
  • Ensuring availability of supplies, equipments and drugs in RH unit and keeping inventory.
  • Ensure proper record keeping of all input and output and conduct inventories on regular basis in the maternity department.
  • In collaboration with Nutrition Nurse participate in Growth Monitoring and Nutritional screening of under fives.
  • Liaise with Merlin’s Medical Superintendent and Hospital Matron for regular supervision of RH activities in both the OPD and IPD at Boma. Emphasis includes: OPD MCH (including EPI), family planning, gender based violence response, PMTCT, adolescent sensitive sexual and RH services and the maternity ward activities.
  • Participate in compiling the monthly activities report.
  • Attend HOD meetings.
  • Ensure universal infection prevention practices are in place and take part in material disinfection and sterilization process
  • Organise monthly meeting with TBA’s and provide the necessary technical support in consultation with the PHC supervisor and Medical superintendent
  • Maintain open and regular communication with the rest of the Merlin medical team in Boma in order to ensure information sharing, team cooperation and consistency of programs.
  • Liaise with the Merlin Senior Health Coordinator, when appropriate, to ensure standardization of RH services provided and for RH technical support and reporting
  • Collaborate with the Community Health Committees, MCHWs, CHWs and TBA’s in mobilization and sensitization of the community to improve their obstetric health seeking behaviour.
  • Assist MCHWs and enrolled nursed to manage MCH unit to ensure smooth patient flow and reduced waiting time;
  • Write monthly reports of MCH activities taking place in the PHCC+ and deliver to the Medical superintendent
  • Participate in support, promotion and provision of PMTCT and HIV/AIDS services in Merlin supported health facilities in Boma.
  • Participate in the distribution of Community Based MCHWs and TBAs’ Consumables/kits.
In general:
  • To carry-out any other duties and/or responsibilities assigned by his immediate supervisor.
  • To be flexible as required.
  • To be accountable, give feedback and appropriate information regarding the requested or ongoing tasks to the person or department, for the duties and performances he/she is carrying out for them.
Qualifications / Essential Requirements:
  • Qualified Certified Midwife/Comprehensive Nurse with at least three years practical experience in a hospital setting.
  • Awareness and understanding of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT and GBV issues.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of family planning commodities and their appropriate use.
  • Prior experience in health promotion and/or sensitisation in RH issues.
  • Experienced at capacity building or facilitating training, mentoring or coaching of subordinate staff.
  • Fluent and clear spoken English with good writing skills
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Experience in writing clear and concise reports
  • Ability to keep calm and work under stressful conditions
  • Polite manner and respectful of others
Desirable Requirements:
  • Completion of Emergency Obstetrics Lifesaving Skills training
  • Training in IMCI
  • Five or more years proven practical experience
  • Computer skills; including Window programs – Excel, Word, Outlook, etc
  • Prior experience working for an NGO
Closing date for receipt of applications will be 17th December 2011. 

Applications should be sent to the following by e-mail: chd@merlin-southsudan.org and hr.manager@merlin-southsudan.org
 

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
 

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short-listed on a regular basis.

Merlin South Sudan Programme is an equal opportunities employer, and will not discriminate on the basis of tribe, age, gender, race, creed, religion, pregnancy or color.


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