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Job Opportunities for Nurses at IRCLEGIT 

Requisition ID: req52025
Job Title: Head Nurse
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Not Applicable
Location: Kibondo, Tanzania

Job Overview:

The Head Nurse is a senior member of the IRC health team, responsible for coordinating and overseeing the implementation of IRC’s primary healthcare activities in Nduta Camp.

They will ensure the provision of high-quality primary healthcare services, including child health and sexual and reproductive healthcare services.

Under the direction of the Clinical Officer and in collaboration with other healthcare staff, the Head Nurse is responsible for the supervision and delivery of essential nursing care and, in particular:

  • Oversee and apply nursing knowledge and skills in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of primary healthcare issues, ensuring appropriate patient follow-up and referral as needed.
  • Facilitate health promotion and counseling for patients and caregivers.
  • Ensure that primary healthcare services are implemented following relevant Ministry of Health or international guidelines.
  • Supervise and ensure timely and accurate recording of patient information and consultations in relevant patient registers and facilitate the timely submission of required health reports.

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Major Responsibilities: Key Areas

Clinical Supervision:

  • Supervise direct clinical care, working closely with the health facility/mobile team clinical staff to ensure high-quality comprehensive primary healthcare services.
  • Supervise and participate in the triage, screening, and assessment of patients.
  • Oversee the provision of outpatient treatment, ensuring medications are administered as prescribed by the Clinical Officer/Medical Doctor.
  • Facilitate hygiene promotion, health education, and patient/caregiver counseling.
  • Ensure adherence to infection prevention and control measures.
  • Monitor the accurate recording of information in the clinic registers, and the timely completion of summary reports.
  • Ensure wards/clinic areas are appropriately stocked with essential equipment and supplies.
  • Supervise and conduct night/day duties as per duty roaster.
  • Ensure patient confidentiality is respected, and that all consultations are conducted in a dignified and respectful manner.

Team Management & Development:

  • Foster open and professional relationships with team members, encouraging a robust team spirit and providing mentorship to help staff succeed in their roles.
  • Provide nursing leadership and mentorship to other health facility/mobile clinic staff, offering on-the-job training where needed.

Project Management:

  • Coordinate outreach activities with the rest of the team to reach “hard to reach” and vulnerable beneficiaries to increase service utilization.
  • Work with and support community volunteers to provide health promotion, community mobilization, and awareness-raising.
  • Supervise regular inventory and consumption tracking of medical drugs and supplies.
  • Work with relevant staff to ensure timely requesting of medical drugs and supplies.

Coordination & Representation:

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with local communities, local government agencies, and other implementing partners.
  • Represent the program in meetings with local communities and local partner meetings.

Monitoring & Reporting:

  • Ensure all patient consultations are documented and patient records completed.
  • Oversee the submission of weekly/monthly/quarterly reports in a timely manner.

Other Duties:

  • Continually assess the safety and security of the team, promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management, and liaise with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/improve the security environment for IRC programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Senior Health Manager
  • Position directly supervises: All Nurses
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • Qualified Nurse with a Nursing Degree.
  • Registered with local Nursing Council.
  • At least 5 years of clinical nursing experience in primary healthcare, including at least 2 years in a supervisory role.
  • Previous experience and training in sexual gender-based violence and clinical care for sexual assault survivors (desirable). Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Leadership skills to supervise, train, and facilitate nursing staff and community health workers in their respective tasks.
  • Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with the local health representatives.
  • Skills to provide sensitive and appropriate medical counseling.
  • Excellent communication skills, proficient in spoken and written English.
  • A teammate with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure in a stressful environment, displaying patience, compassion, and diplomacy.
  • Ability to be innovative, flexible, adaptive, and willingness to work out of hours, sometimes throughout the night.
  • Ability to live in challenging conditions and work in difficult, fast-paced situations.

Demonstrated Skills and Proficiencies:

  • Oversees basic nursing care.
  • Coordinates outreach activities.
  • Facilitates patient/caregiver health promotion and counseling.
  • Ensures weekly/monthly/quarterly data collection, compilation, and report submission.
  • Ensures health facilities are clean and meet infection prevention and control standards.

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How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should apply online via official IRC recruitment portal that is accepted in the link provided below

Application Deadline

The deadline for this application is June 10, 2024

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