Health Delegate, Registered Nurse- Ebola Treatment Centre

Employer: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Location:
Closing date: 31 Dec 2014
Background
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 189 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context
IFRC is recruiting registered nurses in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. We are looking to recruit clinical staff with experience in working in a resource-poor setting. We also need nurses with experience of tropical medicine and working in infectious disease control or emergency medicine to work in an Ebola Treatment Centre.
Successful candidates will receive:
• Full medical check including health briefing.
• A 2-day pre-deployment course prior to the mission and a 5-day supervised on-the-job introduction upon arrival to the duty station before starting to work autonomously.
• High standard personal protective equipment.
• Post-assignment debrief, medical check, psychological support and support for self-monitoring.
Duration of the mission is 2 months and has the formula 1W+4W+3W. 1 week for travel and training, 4 weeks for clinical work in the ETC and 3 weeks for cooling off. The cooling off period is for rest and recuperation. The IFRC follows the highest standards and rigorous protocols of infection prevention and control in its Ebola Treatment Centres, hence the risk of staff getting infected during work is very low, but it is not zero. Therefore the obligatory 3 week cooling-off period includes a regime of health checks and close contact with a staff health officer.

Job Purpose
The RN will work as part of a team of International Red Cross and Red Crescent nurses and doctors. He/she will actively engage in providing high quality nursing care to patients with suspected or confirmed EVD. The RN will coach, mentor and supervise both international and national staff in the ETC.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Works in the IFRC Ebola Treatment Centre and provides high quality nursing care to a range of patients.
• Plans, organises, documents and evaluates the nursing care the patients in the ETC.
• Participates in internal or external meetings to ensure continuity and quality of care to patients.
• Ensures consistent infection prevention and control procedures are followed at all times.
• Evaluates and re-evaluates treatment based on clinical assessment.
• Records and communicates information related to the care of the patients.
• Carries out other task within his/her area of responsibility as requested.
Education
Registered Nurse (active registration in country of origin) is a requirement
Postgraduate diploma in infectious diseases, emergency medicine, anaesthetic nursing or intensive care will be an asset.
Experience
Minimum 3 years post registration experience is required
preference will be given to previous work with infection prevention and control
Practical work in epidemic response is preferred
Resource poor hospital settings is a preference
Previous humanitarian aid missions is preferred
Knowledge, skills and languages
All required:
Works well in a multi-disciplinary team
Works well under pressure
Can live in basic conditions
Flexible to changing needs and fluctuating workload
Ability and willingness to follow strict infection prevention and control protocols.
Good knowledge of barrier nursing
Languages:
Fluently spoken and written English is a requirement
Other languages:
Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic) preferred
 
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application via the following link:
http://www.ifrc.org/en/who-we-are/working-with-us/current-vacancies/job-...


Comments
There will be a continous rotation of delegates in this role.

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