FHI 360 is recruiting for fulltime Assistant Technical Officer, Nursing.
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below:
Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer, Nursing Location: Rann, Damasak, Borno Supervisor: Technical Officer, Health and Nutrition Services
Northeast Nigeria is currently facing a growing humanitarian crisis with a vast number of Internally Displaced Persons in need of emergency assistance
These IDPs are living among host communities, lacking access to livelihoods and resources, ultimately leading to unprecedented levels of malnutrition and food insecurity
FHI 360 has been working in Nigeria for over 30 years and is now expanding activities in Borno state to respond to the IDP crisis.
FHI 360 is expanding its expertise by responding to this humanitarian crisis through integrated WASH, Health and Protection interventions
Providing nursing care, treatment and follow-up of patients, according to doctors’ prescriptions, protocols applied in service and universal hygiene standards/precautions, in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the targeted population.
Duties and Responsibilities
Ensuring patients are properly received and installed and that those with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movements and comfort.
For ER and OPD nurse, ensuring triage of patients in waiting areas, wards or during emergencies, detecting the priority acute/emergency cases, carrying out first aid care and referring them to the doctor when necessary.
Knowing, promoting, implementing and following up the universal hygiene standards/ precautions.
Organizing and carrying out care and treatments according to medical prescriptions, and assisting during consultations, daily rounds and other medical procedures.
Participating in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary.
Carrying out admission, surveillance and follow-up of patients (i.e. assessment of the evolution of their state of health and the identification of any emergency situation or deterioration.
Carrying and supervising administrative procedures and documents (fill in patient’s files, forms, consumptions, statistics, registers, health files, etc.),
Min Required Experience:
Standard Minimum Qualifications
B.Sc in Nursing, Public health or other closely related field with 1-3 years relevant experience.
Must be a Registered Nurse
Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
Previous experience working in a humanitarian organization is highly desirable
Understanding of Kanuri is a plus.
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:
Ability and willingness to stay at the LGA is required.
Ability to respect and maintain medical secrets and confidentiality at all times.
Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to distribution sites.
Excellent spoken and written Local and English languages.
Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Previous experience working in clinical setting is an asset.
Ability to prepare weekly and monthly program reports.
Be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work
Results quality Orientation, Teamwork, Flexibility, Service Orientation, Stress Management
Problem solving skills and ability to multi-task
Compassionate with good communication skills
Excellent teamwork skills
Must be computer literate.
Remuneration The following is a summary of fringe benefits provided by FHI 360 to eligible employees:
Comprehensive medical plans (PPOs)
Group life and AD&D insurance
Health savings account
Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
Dependent life insurance
Business travel insurance
Supplemental personal accident insurance
Paid vacation, sick and parental leave
403(b) retirement plan
Other benefits (will vary depending on work location):
Public transportation program
On-site fitness center
Local credit union membership
Health and wellness program
Employee assistance program
Qualified tuition programs (529 plans)
Legal assistance plan
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About Fhi 360
Headquarters:FHI 360 Nigeria Office Plot 1073 J.S. Tarka Street Garki, Area 3 P.M.B. 44, Abuja, Nigeria
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