United Nations (UN) Kenya: Nurses (3 Positions)
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT NAIROBI
17 January 2011-16 February 2011
Job Opening number
11-MED-UN OFFICE AT NAIROBI-18218-R-NAIROBI
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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 (UNEP) 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). These three positions are 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:
1. Responds to emergency calls and assists Medical Officer in providing adequate care; Ensures effective liaison between patient and private doctor, paramedics, family members and colleagues as appropriate;
2. Performs diagnostic and screening tests as such ECG, x-rays, laboratory and other tests as required.
3. Assesses needs of client visiting the walk-in clinic; Provides care/advice accordingly or facilitates referral to the UN Medical Officer or to an outside physician as indicated.
4. Conducts phlebotomy to client with proper sample identification and processing to the laboratory.
5. Ensures 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.
6. Assists in providing health education and participates in work environment, occupational health and other specific health issues;
7. Mans the 24 hours medical Situation Control Centre (SITCEN) on shift work rotation basis.
8. Drives the ambulance to and from the site of an emergency and to and from the Hospital in a safe responsive manner.
9. Performs other related duties as required.
Professionalism: Knowledge of clinical, occupational and travel nursing; Formal training in CPR in either BCLS, PHTLS, ETB, ACLS, ATLS or equivalent emergency medical care; 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.
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; 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.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
University degree (B.S. or equivalent) in nursing. Diploma/Advance Diploma in nursing in combination with qualifying experience will be accepted in lieu of the university degree. Must be a Kenya Registered Nurse (KRN) or Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) with a Valid licence from the Ministry of Health. A valid driver’s license is required.
A minimum of six years of progressive responsible experience in nursing or related fields are required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations Officials language is an advantage.
United Nations Considerations
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.
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
Appointment against this post is on a local basis. External candidates will be considered only when no suitable internal candidate from the duty station is identified. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take-up the appointment. Staff members are subject to the authority of and assignment by the Secretary-General. All staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 February 2011