Nurse Assistant

Job Summary

Provide general assistance with the daily nursing activities in the Migration Health Assessment Clinic (MHAC) to fulfil the technical requirements of the resettlement countries in the areas of Medical examinations;

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

VACANCY NOTICE (VN)
Open to Internal and External Candidates
Position Title: Nurse Assistant
Reference No: VN/UG/011/2021
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Classification: General Service (G3)
Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with the possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date: 30th November 2021

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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.  IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy and are considered as first-tier candidates

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND SCOPE
Under the overall supervision of the Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO) and the direct supervision of the Migration Health Nurse, the successful candidate will be responsible for the carrying-out the following duties and responsibilities in relation to the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Kampala, Uganda. He/she will be responsible for the following:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Provide general assistance with the daily nursing activities in the Migration Health Assessment Clinic (MHAC) to fulfil the technical requirements of the resettlement countries in the areas of:
a. Medical examinations;
i. Such as checking vital signs, weight, height, visual acuity; and,
ii. Blood, urine or sputum collection as required.
b. Support in TB management; Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (DOTS);
c. Support Infection prevention and control mechanisms;
d. Support pre-departure procedures and medical movements;
e. Support documentation, certification and information transmission;
f. Transport of samples to the laboratory in a proper and safe manner;
g. Liaise with the laboratory, receive results and reports in a timely manner; and,
h. Other technical areas as may be required.
2. Provide support and general information to the migrants and/or refugees in relation to:
a. The migration health assessment, specially focusing on Chest Xray, Immunization and sputum testing for those requiring it; and,
b. Treatments and referrals.
3. Support Nurses with proper identification and follow up by:
a. Comprehensive history taking;
b. Accurate and thorough Biodata collection;
c. Ensuring ID verification for each step of the health assessment process; and,
d. Keeping a register of applicants who undergo health investigations and testing.
4. Follow the Health Assessment Programmes’ check lists and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and maintain standard universal precautions within MHAC.
5. Assist Nurses in medical emergency management as well as with chronic case management and related procedures.  Arrange for specialist consultations and ensure receipt of specialist reports as assigned.
6. Support proper and accurate record keeping of applicants throughout the migration health assessment process, including uploading medical reports on the required databases.
7. Perform national medical escort duties when required to ensure migrants receive continued care throughout all phases of migration (before departure, during the journey and at the final destination).
8. Assist the team with checking medical invoices.
9. Prepare list of medical drugs and supplies for ordering as requested by the Migration Health Physician or Migration Health Nurse, assist in inventory taking, confirm and receive ordered drugs and supplies; all in close coordination with the administrative and finance teams.
10. Perform other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience

Education
• High School diploma and three years of relevant work experience; or,
• Intermediate degree in Nursing, with at least three years of relevant work experience; or,
• Desirable: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited institution with one-year relevant work experience required.

Experience
• Training or working experience in the areas of Tuberculosis management, mass immunizations, communicable diseases, laboratory testing or public health is an advantage; and,
• Computer literacy required: MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Access)

Languages
• Fluency in English and local language
• Any other official IOM language

Required CompetenciesRequired Competencies
Values
• Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioral indicators level 1
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following behavioral competencies:
a) Accountability- Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delighted work.
b) Communication – Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
c) Teamwork – Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
d) Delivering results – produces and delivers quality services in a service-oriented and timely manner. Is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
e) Managing and sharing knowledge- Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

How to apply: 
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications which should include a cover letter (not more than one page) and résumé highlighting the required education and experience.
Interested applicants may send their applications to hruganda@iom.int no later than 30th November 2021. Reference Number and Position Title: VN/UG/011/2021 – Nurse Assistant should be specified in the SUBJECT field.

Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.
Posting period:  From 16th November 2021 to 30th November 2021
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Grade:  General Service (G3)
Closing Date:  Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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