Somalia: Nurse (2 positions)

Position Name: Nurse
Employment Regime: Seconded/Contracted
Post Category for Contracted: Mission Support-Management Level

Position 1 Ref. number: SOM-049
Location: Garowe

Position 2 Ref. number: SOM-051
Location: Hargeisa

Availability: ASAP
Component/Department/Unit: Security and Duty of Care Department/Medical Unit
Security Clearance Level: EU CONFIDENTIAL
Open to Contributing Third States: No

  1. Reporting Line:
    The Nurse reports to the Senior Medical Adviser (SMA).
  2. Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
     To assist, support and provide guidance to the SMA on all medical, admin and welfare matters as
    required;
     To deputise as MA in their absence;
     To provide medical guidance to all staff members and undertake reporting and liaison requirements with
    Finance and Human Resources on certified and uncertified sick leaves – both in and out of theatre;
     To respond to medical incidents and emergencies on a 24/7 basis and provide regular emergency cover
    on a roster;
     To liaise with other relevant health care providers to coordinate the provision of care;
     In close cooperation with the SMA, to coordinate and support medical evacuations, other emergency
    medical support and care matters, and to assist in providing medical support during
    evacuations/repatriation, including escorting patients out of theatre; to advise evacuees on the
    requirements for evacuation;
     In support of the SMA, to assess the requirements for further treatment in theatre and/or the medical
    evacuation (by ground and/or by air) if staff member’s needs (advanced) medical treatment due to illness
    or an emergency in close cooperation with the external medical provider in attendance and the missions
    insurance company;
     To take on responsibility for any task or function within the Medical Unit, including everyday medical
    activities such as diagnosing and identify through appropriate medical procedures, medical issues and
    agreeing treatment methods (preventive and/or curative) for staff members, maintenance of the
    pharmacy, ordering and procurement of medication, services and other supplies, stock taking or
    management of the on-call roster;
     To keep meticulous medical and statistical records on all patient assessments, treatment and care,
    prescription of medicine;
     To maintain essential equipment in an operational state, e.g. ensuring that the content of all Mission First
    Responder and Trauma Kits are correct and up-to date, defibrillators are tested and functional and all
    equipment is up-to-date and working;
     To prepare and perform medical briefings and training for all new and existing staff members as required
    by the SMA;
     To compose any report or conduct any research on medical matters as required;
     Mobility – To work from any of the missions operating bases in mission area as directed by the SMA;
     To undertake any other task as requested by the SMA as Line Manager.
  3. Mission Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:
     To co-ordinate and monitor all elements of the medical evacuation chain in case of disease or injury of
    the Staff Member in close cooperation with all involved health care providers and the Mission’s
    insurance company;
     To organise the use of available MEDEVAC capabilities (air and/or ground) inside or outside the areas
    of operation;
     To coordinate and perform medical briefings and training for all new and existing staff members;  To monitor the epidemiological and overall medical situation in theatre and to promote and implement
    preventive medical and occupational health measures including hygiene and recommendations for
    immunisations;
     To keep and maintain a database on all accidents, incidents and recorded illnesses – and ensure
    compliance with data protection for sensitive data – in conformity with medical staff- patient
    confidentiality.

  4. Essential Qualifications and Experience:
     Successful completion of university studies in medicine of at least 3 years attested by a diploma
    equivalent to level 6 in the qualification in the National Qualifications Framework or European
    Qualifications Framework OR a qualification of the first cycle under the framework of qualifications of
    the European Higher Education Area e.g. minimum Bachelor’s degree in Nursing;
     Relevant professional experience, including hands-on experience in an A&E department, primary care,
    pre-hospital or intensive / anaesthesia care after having fulfilled the education requirements;
     The candidate must be able to provide a “Certificate of good standing” issued by a competent National
    Authority.

  5. Desirable Qualifications and Experience:
     Experience with specialisation in Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Intensive Care or Anaesthesia;
     Knowledge of tropical medicine;
     Flight Medical and/or MEDEVAC experience;
     Diploma in (ATLS) Advanced Trauma Life Support, AMLS (Advanced Medical Life Support), PHTLS
    (Prehospital Trauma Life Support). ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support) trained;
     Successful completion of MIMMS (Major Incident Medical Management and Support) training;
     International experience, particularly in crisis areas with multinational and/or international organizations;
     Instructor Diploma in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) support;
     Experience in delivering medical/nursing training in emergency medicine, trauma and health care.

  6. Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
     Ability to perform under stress, in hostile environments and difficult circumstances;
     Experience in emergency medicine;
     Excellent English Language skills (written and verbal);
     Excellent computer skills in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access);
     Ability to establish and to maintain effective working relationships as a team member;
     Have good organisational and time management skills.

  7. Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
     Knowledge of Arabic;
     Knowledge of the Mission area of operation.

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