TFC Nurs Team Leader(Female)

Job Description

Preliminary job information

  • Job Title: TFC NURSE TEAM LEADER (FEMALE)
  • Country and Base of posting    YEMEN-HAYS
  • Reports hierarchically to    TFC MEDICAL DOCTOR/TFC MEDICAL DOCTOR TEAM LEADER
  • Management    TFC NURSES
  • Creation / Replacement (incl. name)    CREATION
  • Contract Duration    6 Months (renewable)
  • Announcing Date    03 April, 2024
  • Announcement Closing Date    16 April, 2024
  • Work Starting Date    ASAP

‘’Priority will be given to the local community and are strongly encouraged to apply ‘’

General information on the mission

PU-AMI’s Context & strategy:

Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale (PU-AMI) is an international, non-profit, non-political, and non-religious humanitarian organization which aims to provide rapid global response to the basic needs of populations affected by humanitarian crises to help them regain independence and dignity. PU-AMI provides assistance to more than 6 million people throughout 24 countries, with more than 2,500 staff worldwide.
PU-AMI adopts an integrated approach, to identify and understand the full array of the needs of the people affected by crises. This innovative approach is at the core of every PU-AMI-supported projects, to better target and prioritize actions, stabilize and improve the situation of the most vulnerable groups. It allows the teams to take all aspects of a problem into account, to come up with an efficient combination of solutions, which will have a powerful and long-lasting impact on the affected populations. In this respect, the organization runs around 190 projects a year worldwide, most of which are focused on Health, Nutrition, Food Security, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Psychosocial Support, Education and Protection activities. 
In Yemen, PU-AMI is supporting 18 health facilities (Health Centers, Health Units and Therapeutic Feeding Centers) in four Districts in Hodeidah (Al Mighlaf, As Sukhnah, Al Mansuriyah and Al Qanawis), three Districts in Raymah (Bilad At Ta’am, Al Jabin and Mazhar) and two Districts in Taizz (Al Mokha and Mawza). PU-AMI’s operations are managed by two field offices in Hodeidah and Mokha cities, both supported by the Sana’a coordination office. PU-AMI recently established a second coordination office in Aden. 
PU-AMI is participating actively in clusters and sub-clusters (health; nutrition; food security and livelihoods; WaSH) and works closely with relevant government departments.

Overall objective

The TFC Nurse Team Leader will organize, supervise, and support the entire nursing clinical team including GHO auxiliary nurses for the smooth running of the TFC. The TFC Nurse Team Leader will ensure that daily clinic activities follow Première Urgence Internationale’s technical standards, protocols, policies, and procedures, and communicate any issues directly and immediately to the SC/TFC doctor or Team Leader.
In addition to the supervision duties, the TFC Nurse TL will also be expected to perform clinical duties relevant to his/her role as a nurse: S/he provides support for TFC admitted children with SAM and medical complications maintaining accurate patient and PU-AMI records and providing input into PU-AMI reports.  S/he participates in the smooth functioning of the SC supported by PU-AMI and participates in the capacity building of the government health workers.

Tasks and Responsibilities

1.    Supervision and implementation of the nutrition and health technical services in the TFC/SC as defined by the PUAMI SC doctor Team Leader; and SC doctor on duty including management of the health facility pharmacy, medical supplies, and equipment.
2.    Ensuring a high standard of care for patients in the SC in collaboration with all members of the multidisciplinary set up and effective management of the referral system.
3.    Capacity building of nursing and auxillary nursing staff of the TFC.
4.    Data collection and reporting

Specific Goals and Related Activities

1.    IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NUTRITION AND HEALTH TECHNICAL SERVICES IN THE TFC/SC

  • Ensure that all nursing staff adhere to correct nutrition protocols, as per PUAMI SOPs, national and international guidelines. Inform TFC/SC Doctor TL in the event further support is required;
  • Prepare the duty roster for all nurses and ensure strict compliance to it, in case of identified gaps, propose solutions or cover the gaps as may be needed.
  • Ensures that all necessary equipment, drugs and consumables are available, and in good working condition; and to anticipate any needs ahead of shortages and must inform TFC/SC doctor TL immediately of any shortages of drugs, consumables and medical equipment.
  • Follows the administration of therapeutic milk and drugs according to international and national protocols (i.e. CMAM guidelines; PUAMI Nutrition SOP);
  • Provides support to the Doctor during the triage stage, facilitates the screening of children <5yrs of age in collaboration with government health workers at the TFC.
  • Strictly follows the nutrition and drug orders as prescribed by the TFC doctor.
  • Maintains proper record keeping by ensuring registration of all children admitted and treated in the TFC using the relevant tools (i.e. TFC/SC registration book). 
  • Ensure that nurses strictly follow the national CMAM guidelines in the care of all children admitted into the TFSC; 
  • Facilitate IYCF corner services to mothers with children less than 2 years of age in the absence of the health educator.
  • Ensures that all health, nutrition, and hygiene promotion education is conducted to a high standard utilizing national and international protocols, approved by the TFC doctor.
  • Supervises the preparation of the Formula milks and ensures good quality of hygiene provided by TFC Auxiliary Nurses.
  • Ensure proper stock/pharmacy management of essentials drugs, fresh food and equipment, to be validated by the SC doctor: 
  • Checks that the order forms are in conformity (including consumption coherence) and validates them prior transmission to the TFC doctor; 
  • Ensure that the requests at the TFC are done on time using the correct tools; and
  • Performs monthly inventories and assess their consistency with orders and consumptions and immediately notifies the SC/TFC doctor TL/doctor on duty of any shortages or issues. 

2.    QUALITY ASSURANCE OF PATIENT CARE AT THE TFC/SC

  • Ensure all clinical nursing staff adhere to infection-prevention-control and waste management policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations, as per PUAMI SOPs, national and international guidelines. 
  • Works closely with the MOPHP staffs and contribute to their capacity building in quality assurance and effective patient care: 
  • Works closely with PU-AMI Nutrition team, MOPHP staff in the transfer of children to OTP, ensuring that all patients transfer to the OTP are closely monitored.
  • Works closely with the SC team to see availability, quality, and schedule of caretaker’s food during their stay in the TFC/SC and ensure that care takers receive food basket post discharge.
  • Works closely with the SC doctor, health facility team (HF nurse is the focal point for all referrals), CHVs and community outreach workers to make sure there are effective referral systems between OTP and stabilization centers.
  • Contribute and monitor the HF pharmacy: availability of the relevant drugs and medical supplies.
  • Contribute and monitor the quality of the disinfection and sterilization process of the material and medical equipment.
  • Participate in the monitoring of the waste management according to PU-AMI waste management procedures.

3.    CAPACITY BUILDING OF NURSING AND AUXILIARY NURSING STAFF OF THE TFC

  • Identify gaps and conduct any relevant on-the-job training required for the nursing staff (i.e., vital signs, etc). Inform SC doctor TL of any further training needs.
  • Works closely with the MOPHP staff to motivate the team.
  • Contributes to coaching and motivation of staff under his/her care.
  • Propose relevant topics of training for the GHO staff to the medical Team leader

4.    MEDICAL DATA COLLECTION AND REPORTING 

  • Assis the doctor or medical team lead in the weekly collection of patient data and reporting as may be needed.
  • Ensures that daily, weekly, and monthly reporting is completed and sent to the TFC/SC doctor TL on a timely basis.
  • Ensure data collected at the TFC is of high quality and free of errors.
  • Report the progress or problems in the TFC activities promptly to the team leader.

Team Management

Number of people to manage and their position. 

  • Direct manager: TFC Medical Doctor Team Leader
  • Direct management: PU-AMI and GHO Nurses
  • Indirect management: None
  • Functional links: TFC Medical doctor, Nutrition and Health Deputy program manager, Nutrition program manager

Required Profile

 

Required knowledge and skills

 

 

required

desirable

 

training

 

Training in Nursing , CMAM, IYCF

Inpatient management of acute malnutrition

 

Education Degree (Diplomas and/or certificates)

 

 

  • Nurse Certificate and licensed to practice in Yemen
  • Certification in Inpatient management of SAM

 

professional experience

  • Humanitarian
  • International
  • Technical

 

At least two years working experience in CMAM/inpatient care at any INGO

 

  • 2 years’ experience in an INGO in similar position 

 

 

knowledge and skills

 

 

  • Trained Nurse, qualified from recognized Institution.
  • Nurse, with technical competence in dealing with SAM children with medical complications.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Health facility/hospital Management
  • Health facility/hospital Management
  • Knowledge of logistics (drugs storage and quality control)
  • Strong leadership skills

 

languages

  • Arabic (written & oral)
  • English (written & oral)

 

Fluency in Arabic, basic knowledge of English

 

English proficiency

 

 

software

  • Pack Office

 

Basic knowledge of Microsoft office Programs: Word, Excel, and use of email

 

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Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into the team, suitability for the job and assignment)

  • Good human relations and diplomacy – Analytical capacity – Capacity to organize the work and supervise the team
  • Experience in problems linked with humanitarian crises 
  • Good knowledge of English (read, written, spoken)
  • Capacity to work under stressful situations
  • Communication skills.    

How to Apply

If you believe that you have the qualifications and skills to excel in this position, please send a one page cover letter and a CV in English as well as relevant diploma and other certificates by email to mok.recruitement@premiere-urgence-yem.org   no later than 16 April 2024.

The subject of the email should be heading « TFC NURSE TEAM LEADER + Hays».

Only applications respecting these criteria will be considered. Do not apply unless you meet minimum application requirements, or you will not be considered. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.