Clinical Nurse Job Opportunities – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Job Title:        Clinical
Organization: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief
About US:
Established in 1951,
International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading
inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely
with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is
dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It
does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
Job Summary: The
Clinical Nurse will assist in the processing of migration health assessment of
migrants. In particular, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Coordinates migration health assessment
    with the IOM Medical Officers working for various resettlement countries
    and other visa applicants as well as facilitate health assessment for UK
    TB Detection Programme and submission of complete medical documents;
  • Implements migration health related
    activities such as filling personal/applicant details, history taking,
    organizing medical files including laboratory results and x-rays, and
    performing medical follow up as requested by the IOM Medical Officers;
  • Identifies migrant for true and likeness
    appearance and perform blood collection, urine and sputum specimen
    collections, and x-ray procedures;
  • Coordinates and liaise with x-ray
    department, laboratory units, clinics and referral hospitals and sets
    appointments for various follow up;
  • Informs IOM Medical Officers that the
    migrant has completed treatment(s) prescribed, and ensures that required
    reports are provided to the appropriate parties as well as coordinate and
    maintain precise tracking records of all medical reviews;
  • Coordinates with IOM Medical Officers about
    fitness to travel of migrants and conduct pre departure checks, de-worming
    and anti-malarial treatments; report this information to the IOM Medical
  • Prepares monthly reports for all cases
    cleared to travel and those on medical hold with projected dates of
  • Initiates anti -TB treatment for
    eligible migrants as per the panel physician’s recommendation, provide
    directly observed therapy (DOT)  for
    patients at IOM TB clinic, monitor treatment progress and drugs side
    effects, conduct monthly evaluation, observe DOT’s during the weekend,
    perform home visits and contact tracing, 
    provide Health Education and counseling for TB patients and
  • Ensures safekeeping and monitoring of TB
    drug inventory and tracking of expiry date, request of supplementary
    feeding for patients and other medical items on timely manner;
  • Compiles required reports and timely
    submission to the National TB Program and IOM Regional Office;
  • Performs vaccination for migrants as
    prescribed by the IOM Medical Officers, updates vaccination data,
    maintains cold chain and ensures safekeeping of the vaccines;
  • Travels to camps and other field
    missions with the mobile team as required by the Medical Officer, and
    perform all activities requested by the supervisor;
  • Encodes data on spreadsheet, compile
    monthly statistical reports as required and ensure appropriate filing
    system for all reports and records;
  • Safekeeping, monitoring and organization
    of medical stock and inventory especially tracking of expiry date.
    Consolidates and places quarterly medical orders for supplies;
  • Perform local and international medical
    escort duties as required;
  • Perform other tasks as may be assigned
    by the Head of Mission and the Medical Officer.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The International Organization for
    Migration (IOM) Clinical Nurse job opportunity should hold a High School
    Degree/ Certificate with 4 years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s
    degree with two years of relevant experience in Nursing and registration
    with the Nursing Council of Uganda as a Registered Nurse
  • Four years (two years for Bachelor’s
    degree or higher) in a related Nursing field preferably TB Programs, VCT,
    migration health, disease control and international public health;
    Training and experience in TB, VCT, communicable diseases and migration
    health is a requirement
  • Supervisory experience and proven
    ability to coordinate the work an advantage.
  • Work experience in an international
    organization an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of Mimosa and other
    medical database systems an advantage
  • Proficiency in computer skills,
    especially in MS Office (Excel, Word, Access) and experience in working
    with databases and online applications
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their updated resumes with
three references electronically to The subject of your
email should be the Reference Number and Position Title i.e. “SVN: 02/05/018
Clinical Nurse.” Please ensure that send your attachments as ONE DOCUMENT in
PDF. The title of your attachment should be your full name.
NB: Since
the system is automated, if you do not follow the above mentioned instruction
your application may be missed by the system.
Deadline: 27th May 2018
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