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State Registered Nurse for Maternity/Special Care Baby Unit

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Fri, 21/01/2022 - 17:00

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Job title:   

State Registered Nurse for Maternity/Special Care Baby Unit

Work Location:

Kono

Department:

Clinical

Reports to: 

RMNCAH Manager

Line Management 

No

Organisation Profile 

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world. 

Our Work In Sierra Leone:

Partners In Health (PIH) began supporting the government of Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in October 2014. Recognizing the large need for continued investments in the health system after Ebola, PIH is committed to long-term health system strengthening in support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), guided by the same principles as our emergency response and our work around the world: public sector accompaniment, integrated and comprehensive services, social justice, nimbleness and flexibility, partnership, community ownership, and evidence-based interventions. In the aftermath of the epidemic, PIH is committed to supporting the delivery of comprehensive health services in Sierra Leone, from the community level to the health center and to referral hospitals.

Position Overview

Partners in Health helped to lead the effort to combat the Ebola outbreak and now is focusing to rebuild the health systems in West Africa, while maintaining Ebola preparedness through infection and prevention control. Established in Sierra Leone in October 2015, we are now fully integrated with our long-term Partner the Well body alliance, who has been working to serve the poorest patients in the country since 2007. The Ebola epidemic further devastated an already weakened Health System. As the epidemic wanes, PIH is committed to supporting the delivery of comprehensive health services in Sierra Leone, from the community level to the health center and to referral Hospitals.

Job Function

Nursing is an art and a science dedicated to improving the physical and psychological wellbeing of patients. Nurses and midwives aim to provide care to patients and their families that is appropriate, effective and efficient in a respectful, caring manner. They are also involved in providing health education that assists patients, families, students, colleagues and communities to learn about health care and make informed decisions.

As an SRN, you will work collaboratively with the RMNCH Manager, Mentors, the health authorities at the Koidu Government Hospital (KGH), and our surrounding health centers and community, in order to provide quality nursing clinical and community care. You will advance PIH’s current Health systems strengthening efforts by managing and actively supporting Nursing and Midwifery within the departments. You will, provide mentorship and training on maternal and neonatal care subject and support with the training of junior colleagues and students. 

Key qualifications

State Registered Nurse with Diploma/Bachelor’s degree in nursing

Registered Nurse/Midwife with at least 2 years’ post qualification experience at a hospital facility, preferably in the maternity/SCBU/Neonatal unit.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Plans and implements comprehensive quality nursing care using the nursing/midwifery process and critical thinking. 

  • Performs activities of daily living for the patients in the maternity and SCBU 24 hours/day.

  • Collaborates with other health workers in meeting specific needs of the patients.

  • Facilitates adherence to standard precautions of infection prevention and control practices.

  • Builds therapeutic relationship with patients, guardians and fellow health workers.

  • Documents and maintains accurate records of all nursing care activities performed.

  • Maintains professional code of conduct at all times.

  • Implements, develops ward/department policies in consultation with other multidisciplinary team members.

  • Provide daily essential newborn care to all infants born at the Maternity department at KGH and/or Wellbody Delivery Center. Identify, liaise with the neonatal team and transfer sick babies as needed to SCBU for further treatment as needed.

  • Provide routine daily postnatal care for women and infants through to 6 weeks postpartum. 

  • Evaluate postnatal patients prior to discharge and provide discharge counseling to ensure that mothers are able to care for their newborns competently and confidently.

  • Ensure proper documentation is maintained in all maternal and newborn records, health registers and clinic registers. 

  • Critically analyses whether all health workers comply with quality standards of care and supports those whom do not.

  • Provide clinical care, supervision and support for maternity/SCBU staff to provide quality maternal and newborn health services at KGH, including BEmONC/CEmONC services, ANC, PNC, Essential Newborn Care, PMTCT, AYFS and Family Planning.

  • Supervises student nurses/midwives and lower cadres of staff.

  • Compiles weekly and monthly duty rosters for the ward.

  • Provides measures for ensuring drug safety and record keeping.

  • Conducts inventory regularly and maintains accurate records.

  • Provides Supportive Supervision to all nursing/midwifery activities in the health facilities.

  • Participates in identification of departmental training needs and conducts on the job training.

  • Adheres to continuous professional development.

  • Participates and conducts health systems research.

  • Uses evidence-based approaches to improve nursing/midwifery care

  • Able to do pro-Rota shift work including weekends and night

  • Any other duties to support the maternity/SCBU team as designated by the RMNCAH manager.

Commitment to Prevention Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment 

At Partners In Health, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including our patients, families and community members – as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. A range of pre-employment checks will be 

undertaken in conformity with Partner In Health’s PSEAH policy. Partner In Health will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.  By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Method of Application

Interested candidates are required to apply through our website: www.pih.org/employment.   In your application, please ensure to include names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) refereesnot later than 12:00pm GMT (Midnight) on Friday, 21st January, 2022.