2 General Nurse NGO Jobs – InterAid Uganda Limited (IAU)

Job Title:        General
Nurse (2 Job Vacancies)
Organization: InterAid
Uganda Limited (IAU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Community
Health Services Officer
About US:
InterAid Uganda
Limited (IAU) is a non-governmental humanitarian national organization
established in 1988, and duly registered with the NGO Board and NGO Forum. IAU
is actively involved in programs geared towards the protection and improvement
of lives of disadvantaged people living in urban and rural areas in Uganda and
in the Great Lakes Region. InterAid Uganda is focused on its thematic areas of
Rights Protection, Education, Livelihood & Food Security, Health
(HIV&AIDS; Malaria; Maternal and Reproductive Health), Water, Sanitation
& Hygiene (WASH), Environment and Disaster Management and good Management
and Governance systems.
Job Summary:
The General Nurse  will ensure
that the health status of the population is improved through provision of
better health services at the health unit.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Strategic Direction
  • Implement scheduled planned activities and ensure targets are met in
    line with the departmental plan.
  • Conduct field visits to hospitals, homes and communities for
    sensitization, counseling, follow-up and assessments.
Process Management
  • Screen new arrivals and self-settled refugees to establish if they
    have an emergency medical problem.
  • Liaise with counselors on medical/social cases.
  • Work with the Community Health Officer and ensure that the supply of
    drugs, sundries and medical equipment required for running the clinic is
    continuous and on time.
  • Ensure maintenance of records such as Drug stock cards, Daily
    consumption cards, Treatment records, Referral records, Equipment
    register, Monthly drug consumption reports, Health unit reports, Medical
    counseling records on individual files and Birth and death records.
  • Assist the Community Health Officer in organizing appropriate
    preventive health care services that promote the health of both the
    refugee and asylum seeker population.
  • Ensure timely transportation of patients to hospitals and
    imaging/lab centers.
  • Ensure timely issuance of prescribed drugs to patients.
  • Ensure effective and timely discharge of patients.
  • Manages maintenance of hygiene at the health center.
  • Arrange appointment for the doctor to make medical assessment
    reports for refugees and asylum seekers as requested.
  • Assist the Community Health Officer in conducting training for
    refugees/asylum seekers on primary health care.
  • Provide counseling on health issues to refugees/asylum seekers and
    project staff.
  • Ensure proper and timely requisition for medical investigations for
    patients and subsistence for admitted cases.
  • Carry out hospital visits and follow up on both out patients and
    admitted cases and give update reports.
  • Assist Community Health Officer Compile weekly, monthly, quarterly
    and annual medical reports.
Support to staff
& other Managers:
Provide
advice to staff in line with section related procedures
Risk Management
  • Identify, assess and develop strategies to mitigate against risks
    that may happen in the programs of the section.
  • Monitor the implementation of mitigation strategies against
    risks   as per the risk framework.
Compliance
  • Ensure that the internal process and work plans are adhered to.
  • Ensure compliance to policies and procedures during designing,
    execution, monitoring and evaluation of the program activities.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the InterAid Uganda Limited (IAU) General
    Nurse job opportunity should preferably hold a Diploma in Nursing or
    its equivalent from a recognized Institution
  • Must have enrolled Nursing Certificate or equivalent from a
    recognized institution.
  • Must be registered with the Nurses and Midwives Council
  • A minimum of Four Years’ relevant work experience
  • Previous experience of working in a role with an NGO is desirable
  • Excellent understanding of broad health issues within community
  • Strong understanding of community, culture and customs
  • Good understanding of local humanitarian context
  • Should be a good listener and have good Interpersonal and
    communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, High degree of flexibility
  • Good team player and Highly self-motivated
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their cover letters, updated
CVs and photo copies of their professional qualifications including three
referees via E-mail to both recruitment@interaiduganda.org and
iaurecruitment@interaiduganda.org addressed to:
The Executive
Director,
InterAid Uganda,
Plot 1102 Block 8,
Kabala Anjagala Road,
P.O. Box 737
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 25th June 2018 by 5:00 PM
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