NURSE (Multiple Positions) (Filled from Roster)
Application deadline 2 months ago: Friday 16 Jul 2021 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a G-6 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 6 years of experience, depending on education.
The salary for this job should be more than 1,721 USD per month.
Salary for a G-6 contract in NairobiThe salary of a G-6 depends on the duty station. The minimum salary there is 189,397 KES (~1,721 USD)
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Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. We support programme implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as the global Resident Coordinator System and other UN offices in Kenya, by providing Administrative, conference, Security and information services (www.unon.org).This position is located in the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) Human Resources Management Service (HRMS) in the United Nations Joint Medical Service (JMS).
Under the direct supervision of the Head Nurse, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
Responsibilities 1. Man, the 24-hour Medical Situation Control Centre (SITCEN), on shift work rotation basis (which covers day and Night shifts):
(a) Respond to Medical emergency calls in Gigiri and any mass casualties affecting UN in the entire region; (b) Assist Medical Officer in providing adequate care to patients; (c) Ensure effective liaison between patient and private doctor, paramedics, family members and colleagues as appropriate; (d) Visit hospitalized patients and writes medical reports; (e) Ensure that patients being evacuated have travel documents and book patients to the admitting hospitals; (f) Order and/or undertake bedside and laboratory diagnostic and screening tests such as ECG, x-rays, laboratory and other tests as required; (g) Ambulance operation may be required during emergencies.
2. Assess needs of clients visiting the walk-in clinic by undertaking clerkship, physical examination, diagnosis and providing care/advice accordingly or facilitate referral to the UN Medical Officer or to an outside physician as indicated.
3. Conduct phlebotomy to client with proper sample identification and processing to the laboratory.
4. Ensure preparedness of staff traveling on mission or reassignment including administration of appropriate vaccine, instruction on malaria prophylaxis and other travel related ailments; Instructs on the content and potential of uses of the travel kit.
5. Assist in providing health education and participates in work environment, occupational health and other specific health issues.
6. Perform 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. 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.
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.
Education 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 required. Current registration and license with the Nursing Council of Kenya allowing unrestricted nursing practice in Kenya required. Formal certification in CPR in either BCLS, PHTLS, ETB, ACLS, ATLS or equivalent emergency medical certification is required. Training in infectious disease an added advantage.
Work Experience A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in Nursing or related field is required. 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.
Languages English and French are the working knowledge of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and Kiswahili or Swahili is required. Knowledge of another UN 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 Appointment against this post is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. The 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.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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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.
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