Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Health Services Section, United Nations Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS), Entebbe, Uganda. The incumbent will report to the Chief of Health Services Section and his/her designates.Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of UNMISS Chief Medical Officer/ Deputy Medical Officer and Medical Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties below:
-Performs clinical assessment of patients visiting the walk-in clinic, provides care/advice accordingly, or facilitates referral to the UN Medical Officer or an outside physician, as indicated;
-Provide Nursing care including but not limited to: Patient reception and guidance, Recording Medical Data, IV insertion, IM, IV and SC injections, Dressings, ECG, Vital signs observation and recording, Blood Drawing, etc. in RSCE clinic, Entebbe, Uganda;
-Enter Patients Data and Upload reports on Earthmed System;
-Assist in the Medical examination of Staff Members;
-Assist in providing health promotion programs and in addressing work environment and occupational health issues;
-Assist Doctors in all assigned tasks;
-Assist in referring/medevac patients when and as required;
B-Medical Administrative duties:
-Assist the Medical Officer/Medical Evacuation Coordinator in coordinating medical evacuations/repatriations and evacuated/referral patients follow up;
-Liaise with the regional contracted hospital (in Uganda), follow up on bill/medical report for the mission staff member;
-Complying with reporting requirements including financial/statistical reports on medevacs/referrals, clinic utilization records and co-authoring the health information.
Professionalism: Knowledge of occupational nursing requirements, treatments, and procedures. Knowledge of Public and Community Health practice, including health promotion and programs and disease prevention. Certified as an Advanced Life Support provider in order to respond to Medical emergencies; Provide first care to patients and prepare for treatment. Knowledge of major medical office equipment and the ability to use them in emergency situations.Shows pride in work and 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.
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.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues under supervision of UNIFIL Medical Officer and UNIFIL Head nurse 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.
H.S. Diploma. Registered Professional Nurse with at least a Diploma/Degree from a recognized School of Nursing.
Candidates must be registered with Ugandan National registration and license in nursing. Proof of certificates must be attached
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in nursing is required.
Experience in medical evacuation field within the United Nations or other organizations is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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