Paramedic/Nurse


Employer: UNDP
Location: Sana'a , Yemen
Application Deadline : 24-Aug-15
Type of Contract : TA International
Post Level : P-2
Languages Required :English
Starting Date :(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Sep-2015
Duration of Initial Contract : Six months
Expected Duration of Assignment : Six months

Background
Yemen is currently a critical and complex context. We need urgently an international Paramedic/Nurse who has to implement an annual work plan under the technical supervision of the UN Physician according to the activities described below


Duties and Responsibilities
Provide daily 24 hours emergency medical coverage for UN staff;
Accompany United Nations VIP and his /her protections team into an insecure environment and, if required, provide emergency medical intervention for casualties in the event of injury or illness of the VIP or his/her team.
Support the development of the emergency medicine capacity of medical facilities within the duty station and abroad, as required;
Conduct assessment of the medical facilities in Sanaa and other cities, as required.
Produce a report outlining recommendations on medical support for future UN missions to Yemen.
Develop emergency medical contingency plans and assist with UNCT/UNDSS’s planning for response to a mass casualty incident and medical evacuation.
Provide on-going emergency first aid training to the staff * Perform medical briefing and training for incoming staff.

Competencies
Functional Competencies:
Professionalism:

Expert knowledge in the field of nursing; demonstrated adaptability and ability to work in austere, insecure environments and to adjust rapidly to varying social, organizational and geographic settings;
Good conceptual skills in public health;
Candidate also shows pride in work and in achievements;
Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observes deadlines and achieving results;
Motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
Remains calm in stressful situations;.

Teamwork:
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise;
Is willing to learn from others;
Places team agenda before personal agenda;
Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning & Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
Identifies priority activities and assignments;
Adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;
Uses time efficiently.

Job Knowledge/Technical Skills
Valid Pro-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certificates or equivalent (authorizing body of the certificates also must be mentioned);
Basic understanding of adult learning concepts and the development and delivery of emergency medical / training courses (including scenario based training);

Ability to wok unassisted in remote locations and perform the following interventions without supervision, including:
Use of basic airway adjuncts such as OPA, NPA.
Provide airway suctioning.
Perform emergency endotracheal intubation and manual (or mechanical) ventilation (IPPV and APPV).
Perform pharmacologically assisted intubation.
Provide on-going monitoring using ECG, SpO2 and End tidal CO2 monitoring equipment.
Pharmacologically treat medical emergencies - hypoglycemia, anaphylaxis, continuous recurrent seizures, overdose of narcotic drugs, pulmonary edema, conscious / altered conscious asthma.
Administer narcotic analgesia.
Manage chest pain of cardiac nature using appropriate pharmacological intervention.
Provide appropriate intervention (including pharmacological intervention) for unstable symptomatic patients the following dysrhythmias: ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, electromechanical dissociation, asystole, bradycardia, supra ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation / flutter with rapid ventricular response, premature ventricular complexes, accelerated idioventricular rhythms, bizarre / unknown rhythms.
Provide appropriate intervention for patient with inadequate perfusion associated with cardiac chest pain.
Manage a casualty with hypo perfusion associated with hypovolemia / non-hypovolemia causes.
Provide intravenous and intra-osseous infusion.
Emergency airway-needle crichothyrotomy.
Needle chest decompression.
Spinal immobilization using C-collar, head blocks, spinal board.
Apply traction splint for lower limb closed fractures.
Use of Asherman chest dressing (or similar) for open pneumothorax injury.
Appropriately manage Traumatic Brain injury with evidence of raised intracranial pressure.
Appropriately manage casualty with large surface area burns for protracted period.
Appropriately manage casualties with traumatic injuries including fractures, blast injury, crush injury, drowning / near drowning, open abdominal injuries, etc.
Monitoring and Progress Controls will provide the DO and MSD with a weekly and monthly report which will include the following information:
Training Activities Conducted: at least four sessions per month;
Upcoming Training Activities;
Update on Equipment and Supplies, maintenance program and disposable/waste management;
Update on oxygen tanks refilling and blood availability for transfusion;
Road Missions;
Medical Evacuations by Air, by Road, by location, by destination, … (according to theUN rules and regulation);
Patient Assessments Conducted;
Drafting and updating mass casualty and medical evacuation plans;
Incident report /adverse events;
Challenges difficulties and possibilities for continuous quality of care and patient safety.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:
Professionally Licensed Nurse / Paramedics (authorizing body must be cited);
Valid certification in Advanced Trauma Life support;
Advanced cardiac Life support OR Pre hospital trauma life support is desirable;
Valid certificate as a trainer for BLS, ACLS or PHTLS.

Experience:
At least 5 years of experience working in an emergency medical setting in an advanced life support (ALS) role;
Previous UN medical system/international medical experience is desirable.

Language Requirements:
For the post advertised fluency in oral and written English is required;
Arabic is highly desirable.


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