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Job Description/Requirements

Org. Setting and Reporting Responsibilities

Clinical Duties:
• Respond to emergency calls and assists Medical Officers in providing adequate care; ensures effective liaison between patient and private doctor, paramedics, family members, and colleagues as appropriate; documents case findings.
• Conducts phlebotomy on clients with proper sample identification and processing to the laboratory.
• Performs ECG, Spirometry, Audiometry and other medical examinations such as blood tests, glucose, cholesterol and urine exams, as required.
• Assesses needs of clients visiting the walk-in clinic, provides care/advice (e.g., the benefits of preventive medicine, etc.) accordingly or facilitates referral to the UN Medical Officer or to an outside physician, as indicated.
• Assist in running the UN Kakuma JMS clinic fever clinic for the purpose of adequate clinical management of clients calling in or presenting in person during any disease outbreak.
• Coordinate with relevant ministry of health teams in contact tracking and surveillance for disease outbreak cases.
• Ensures preparedness of staff traveling on missions or reassignments, including administration of appropriate vaccine, instructions on malaria prophylaxis and other travel- related ailments. Instructs on the content and potential uses of the travel kit.
• Prepares health education material and conducts sessions to address staff on work environment, occupational health and other specific medical and health issues for groups of staff.

Medico-administrative duties:
• Assists Medical officer in all of her/his activities as required.
• Ensures that medical instruments are properly sterilized.
• Ensures proper filing of medical and other records; prepares or oversees the preparation of sick leave reports/certificates and certification of sick leaves in Earthmed.
• Liaises with the insurance company regarding hospital admission of staff members/eligible dependents.
• Evaluates, orders and maintains an efficient inventory and stock control of medications/vaccines and other medical supplies and equipment.
• Assists with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.
• Assists with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.

General:
• Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of major medical office equipment and ability to use them in emergency situations; knowledge of basic diagnostic equipment and ability to use them; knowledge of modern medical information technology and solid computer skill. The ability to perform analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

Completion of high school diploma or equivalent is required.

Bachelor of Nursing degree OR Diploma in nursing - Kenya Registered Nurse (KRN) Or Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) diploma is desirable.

Job - Specific Qualification

A nursing license is required.

Formal certification in CPR in either BLS or PHTLS or ACLS is required

Competencies in basic computer skills of MS Word and Excel are required.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible work experience in Nursing or related field is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced by two years for candidates who possess a first level University degree.

At least two (2) years experience in emergency medical services and infectious disease management is required.

Experience working in an occupational health setting is desirable.

Experience in travel health nursing is desirable.

1 year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. For this position, fluency in Swahili/Kiswahili is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

“NOTE: “fluency equals a rating of “fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and “Knowledge of” equals a rating of
“confident” in two of the four areas.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice United Nations Considerations No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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