Job Opening

Posting Title: NURSE, G6
Job Code Title: NURSE
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Nairobi
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 10 August 2018 - 08 September 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Medical-UNON-99478-R-Nairobi (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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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 UN Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference 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.

• 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.

• 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.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Training in Nursing is required. Must be a Kenya Registered Nurse (KRN) or Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) with a valid license from the Ministry of Health. Formal certification in CPR in either BCLS, PHTLS, ETB, ACLS, ATLS or equivalent emergency medical certification, and a valid driver's license is required. Working knowledge of occupational and travel nursing in addition to clinical nursing is an asset.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in nursing or related field and experience working in an emergency medical setting, is required. Additional working experience in an occupational health setting is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required. Knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage.

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 on a local basis. This post is funded for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. External candidates will be considered only when no suitable candidate from the duty station is identified. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take up the appointment.

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United Nations Considerations

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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No Fee

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