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IMNCI Nurse (Female Applicants Only)

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Activation Date: 09 Jun, 2021   Announced Date: 09 Jun, 2021   Expire Date: 21 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Daikondi
Nationality: National
Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per organization scale
Vacancy Number: Medair_NIL_AFG094
No. Of Jobs: 2
City: Based in the field of project areas of operation
Organization: MEDAIR
Years of Experience: • IMNCI/IMCI training • Immunization in Practice t
Contract Duration: 30-June 2022
Gender: Female
Education: Graduate /Diploma/Certificate of Nursing /Midwifery, or equivalent Medical training and relevant pos
Close date: 21 Jun, 2021

About MEDAIR:

Medair is an international humanitarian organization established in 1988. Medair has been operating in Afghanistan since 1996 with programmes mainly in the Health, Water & Sanitation, and Livelihoods sectors with significant reconstruction activities in remote areas. Current projects are Water & Sanitation, Food Security, & Disaster Risk Reduction.

Medair is implementing an integrated IMAM, PHC (IMNCI, ANC, PNC & FP) and IYCF project in Daykundi Province. Medair’s Health and Nutrition project in Daykundi Province is designed to increase access to quality of life saving PHC and nutrition services for underserved communities, through integrated mobile health and nutrition teams (MHNT). This includes treatment of most common coexisting childhood illness, RH (ANC, PNC & FP) and treatment of malnutrition and other causes of morbidity and mortality, management of acute malnutrition in children under 5 years and pregnant and lactating women, increasing access to routine immunisations through referrals to the nearby health facility, treatment of communicable disease for children U5 and PSS. The programme also addresses some key determinants of ill health and malnutrition through promotion of improved Maternal Infant and Child Nutrition (MIYCN) practices and health and hygiene behaviours linked to unnecessary deaths amongst vulnerable populations. The programme also aims to reduce the transmission of COVID19 and reduce the impact of COVID19 on health and nutrition outcomes of women and children. Activities are focussed on addressing the key determinants of malnutrition and transmission of COVID19 through adequate access to Nutrition and psychosocial services, improved IYCF practised, health and psychosocial education and behaviour change activities. The Health and Nutrition Project will be implemented in Sang-e-takht and Miramor Districts in Daykundi province.

Job Description:

Overall purpose

To be a member of a Health & Nutrition team providing integrated health & nutrition services to targeted communities. The IMNCI Nurse will deliver appropriate treatment for children under 5 years following National IMNCI guideline.  The IMNCI Nurse will provide triage for severe illness and assist the Mobile clinics staff and to carry out screening for COVID-19. IMNCI Nurse will provide Outpatient consultation and treatment of most common causes of morbidity and mortality includes communicable diseases such as diarrheal and acute respiratory infections to the affected children. IMNCI Nurse will provide treatment for children under 5 according to IMNCI guidelines and other illnesses in line with National Standard Treatment Guidelines for the Primary Level of care in Afghanistan, 2013. The IMNCI Nurse will refer patients requiring further investigations. The IMNCI Nurse will provide required support or clinical supervision on Community-based Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (C-IMCI) provided by NEWs/CHWs. The IMNCI Nurse will conduct IMNCI consultations and provide treatment and counselling services on IMNCI to under 5 children. Under the supervision and the support of the Health supervisor the IMNCI Nurse will carry out exit interviews to review the quality-of-service delivery, correct diagnosis and treatment for morbidity and mortality according to international guidelines. The IMNCI Nurse will check vaccinations of U5 children and refer to appropriate health facilities for EPI services as required to increase the vaccination coverage

RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical

  • Provide triage for severe illness, and assist the Mobile clinics staff
  • Provide Outpatient consultation and treatment of most common causes of morbidity and mortality including Communicable diseases such as diarrheal and acute respiratory infections to U5 childrenConduct history taking and perform physical examination of U5 sick children.
  • Provide proper diagnostic and treatment services based on the IMNCI guidelines
  • Provide treatment for children under 5 according to IMNCI guidelines and other illnesses in line with National Standard Treatment Guidelines for Primary Level care in Afghanistan, 2013.
  • Refer under 5 children requiring further investigations and management to a nearby health facility
  • Examine admitted children for any signs of co-existing illnesses and provide appropriate medical treatment or referral according to IMNCI guidelines
  • Give appropriate health and hygiene education to the beneficiaries and care takers in individual and group sessions
  • Check vaccinations status of U5 children and refer them for EPI services in nearby health facilities
  • Provide required support or clinical supervision on Community-based Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (C-IMCI) provided by NEWs/CHWs
  • Carry out screening for COVID-19

Quality Management

  • Ensure adherence to the provided internal and external protocols and guidelines
  • Ensure accurate record keeping of all nutrition activities, filling in forms, cards, registration books and tally sheets as required
  • Compile reports as required and requested by Health and Nutrition supervisor
  • Conduct on the Job training to Health assistant and NEWs based on need.

Logistics

  • Ensure safe storage of all supplies, medicines and medical material and equipment
  • Ensure accurate record keeping of stock movements
  • Assist the Health and Nutrition Supervisor in preparing stock requests

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • To work as part of a mobile Health team covering multiple sites
  • Support all U5 children visiting for MHNT services.
  • Assess different signs and symptoms for patient’s diagnosis
  • Prescribe the appropriate medication for the patient.
  • Determine if this is an initial or follow up visit for this problem.
  • Counsel the caretaker and provide them a necessary message especially on usage of medicine.
  • Facilitate the referral for complicated patients with official document for advance treatment to higher health centers. 
  • Record all necessary information in the existing reporting tools (registration book, vaccination cards of service beneficiary etc.)
  • Provide health and nutrition educations to the caregivers on breastfeeding (EBF), complementary feeding,
  • and hygiene, care of pregnant and lactating women, prevention of illness.
  • Update all reporting tools on daily basis.
  • Keep and maintain a good filing system for all documents
  • Prepared the reports (Daily, Weekly, and monthly) according to the standard reporting tools.
  • Ensure safe storage and handling of the stock
  • Assist line supervisor in performing other duties assigned by the organization.
  • Ensure accurate record keeping of all activities according to data collection templates
  • Ensure safe storage and handling of the stock of medicines and equipment
  • Perform any other duties not listed in the JD but requested by the Line manager and Health supervisor

 

Job Requirements:

Education

  • Graduate /Diploma/Certificate of Nursing /Midwifery, or equivalent Medical training and relevant post graduate experience

Relevant experience

  1. IMNCI/IMCI training
  2. Immunization in Practice training
  3. EmONC training and experience or equivalent
  4. RMNCH training
  5. At least 2-years` experience in IMNCI field/programming

Languages

  • Fluent in Dari -oral and written skills
  • Good English -oral and written skills

Computer

  • Working knowledge in MS word and excel

Submission Guideline:

Interested applicants should forward their    https://form.123formbuilder.com/4881255/form

by not later than 21st June 2021

For technical questions only, please message [email protected]  

“Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staffs are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices”

Submission Email:

https://form.123formbuilder.com/4881255/form

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