International Rescue Committee
Under the direct supervision of the Health Manager, the Nursing officer–in–charge (Matron)will be responsible for the daily administration and running of the IRC Hagadera Camp Hospital.
- In coordination with the Health Manager, formulate program goals, objectives, and intervention strategies and participate in the budgeting process.
- Ensure that all hospital activities are implemented as outlined in the project documents.
- Review the program activities and priorities on a regular basis updating the Health Manager on gaps and/or providing recommendations on how to improve quality of services.
- Participate in planning and implementing health assessments, surveys, and campaigns.
- Overall supervision of all nursing staff working at the hospital, both National and Refugee.
- Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner.
- Manage leave and R&R plans of nursing staff working in the hospital to ensure adequate coverage of the hospital, including nights and weekends.
- Compile and submit the call list to the Health Manager at the end of every month for the beginning of the next month.
- Convene and attend monthly meetings with the Health Manager, Hospital staff, and Refugees to exchange information and problem-solving.
- Handle disciplinary issues amongst supervisees as they arise with the support of the Health Manager and Senior HR Officer.
- Participate in the recruitment process of all nursing positions, including participating in the interview process.
- Ensure all hospital activities run smoothly and services are provided timely and efficiently.
- Ensure quality of care is given to all patients accessing the hospital.
- Ensure universal precautions and infection prevention guidelines are followed in service provision.
- Organize and conduct regular in-service training and refresher courses for the nursing staff, both National and Refugee.
- Ensure all hospital departments have written Standard Operating Procedures that guide the day-to-day activities.
- Ensure quality of care is maintained through the sharing of updated guidelines and protocols in line with MOH, WHO, and UNHCR guidelines.
- Assist in ordering of medical supplies on a trimester basis, in line with the projected consumption and available funding.
- Ensure all medical items for hospital use in the warehouse are released in a timely manner with proper documentation of the same.
- Keep an inventory of all the hospital assets, and update this on a monthly basis. Share the same with the Health Manager and Senior Supply chain Officer on a monthly basis.
- Attend and participate in weekly Continuous Medical Education (CME) sessions at the hospital.
- Attend and co-chair the daily morning hospital handover meetings, together with the Health Manager.
- Coordinate referrals of in-patients in a timely manner, through the referral officer and Health Manager.
- Identify hospital facilities and equipment in need of repairs and submit to the supply chain, with the assistance of the Health Manager.
- Review, authorize, and keep accurate records of all requisitions, duty rosters, and applications for leave.
- Ensure that all HIS statistical reports are accurate and submitted on a weekly basis.
- Evaluation of services through monitoring morbidity and mortality rates through monthly statistical reports.
- Forward hospital daily categorized patients’ bed occupancy to the Health Manager
- Keep the Health Manager informed of major issues at the hospital regularly.
- Maintain an updated record and submit regular inventory reports of hospital equipment and furniture.
- Carry out other relevant duties as may be required or assigned by your supervisor.
- Overall supervision and coordination of nursing activities.
- Ensuring quality of care is given to all patients accessing the hospital.
- Ensuring proper coverage of all the departments through proper R n R/ leave management.
- Minimum Qualifications:
- Professional qualification in Nursing (BSN degree).
- Registered with the Nursing Council.
- At least 3 years of professional experience preferably in a supervisory/in-charge position.
- Postgraduate training in public health, health services management or any relevant field is an added advantage.
- Good clinical knowledge and skills.
- Ability to write clear, concise reports and well-developed communication skills.
- Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, writing, and communication skills required.
- Good computer skills (Complete MS Office package and any database management and analysis).
- Must be a great teammate, flexible, and culturally sensitive.
- Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions with displaced communities.
- Ability to accept the possibility of insecurity in the project areas and obey security rules and standard operating procedures.
To apply for this job please visit careers.rescue.org.