Nurse

Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA)

Job Summary

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is an independent medical aid organization based in Dakar, Senegal. ALIMA has three principal...

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is an independent medical aid organization based in Dakar, Senegal. ALIMA has three principal areas of expertise: providing medical care in humanitarian crises, supporting the development of national medical organizations, and conducting operational research to bring medical innovation to the field.

Main Purpose

  • Provide nursing care, treatment and follow-up of patients according to ALIMA protocols, universal hygienic standards and other procedures, in order to ensure a good delivery of care.

Job Description

  • Implement and follow at all times the universal hygiene standards, security rules and other protocols and procedures regarding nursing and children nutrition matters.
  • Ensure proper functioning of the Therapeutic Program. This includes:
  • Daily collect the number of new admissions and exits and to check the attendance
  • Calculate the quantity of food needed for the day based on the number of children registered
  • Ensure triage of patients in waiting areas, detecting the priority acute cases, carrying out first aid care when necessary and referring them to the doctor if necessary.
  • Carry-out all patient’s related tasks for the admission, weighing and measuring the children, identifying the degree and types of malnutrition, administration (patient card, register) etc.
  • Ensure that medical and nutritional care is properly delivered to the patients and to daily follow the evolution of the patients.
  • Carry-out consultations to children and their parents, undertaking a complete clinical examination of children, looking for associated pathologies, drawing up nutritional surveillance forms and milk cards, providing required vaccination, etc.
  • Carry-out surveillance and follow-up of patients’ medical and nutritional evolution, identifying possible emergency situations arising and keeping doctors informed if necessary.
  • Provide advice and inform children’s families about everything concerning the hospitalization, participate in the health education of the mothers and/or treatment process.
  • Control all pharmacy, food, and medical equipment (carrying out inventories, checking its quality and its functioning, storage conditions, doing a follow-up of expired drugs, etc.).
  • Carry-out and supervise administrative procedures and documents (fill in patients files, forms, statistics, etc.), ensure an appropriate written/oral handover, and report any problematic situations and cases arising.

Job Requirements

  • Education: Nursing Diploma with nutritional training essential.
  • Experience: Previous experience required. Experience with NGO desirable.
  • Languages: English language essential. Local language desirable.
  • Knowledge: Desirable computer literacy (word, excel)
  • Skills:  Results, teamwork, commitment, flexibility, service
  • Working conditions: Contract

Note:

  • Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV's, qualifications and a Cover Letter with contact details to ALIMA’ Office in Askira-Uba (Uba).
  • Applications can be submitted in person or by email.

Important remarks

  • Please make sure to submit your application on or before the above-mentioned closing date.
  • Only successful applicants will be called for interview.
  • No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the recruitment process.

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