Home Vacancies, July 2024 Nurse -Health center (Six months employment contract) -×4

Nurse -Health center (Six months employment contract) -×4

Location: East and West Wollega – Health center, Ethiopia
Organization: Medecins Sans Frontieres-Belgium (MSF-Belgium)

Deadline: July 15, 2024

Job Description

The main purpose of the Position

Providing nursing care, treatment and follow-up of patients, according to doctors’ prescriptions, protocols applied in service and universal hygiene standards/precautions, in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the targeted population.


  • Knowing, promoting, implementing and following up the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control, security rules and other protocols and procedures in the medical premises and ensuring high standards of hygiene of his/her working environment. Respecting medical secrets and confidentiality at all times.
  • Organizing and carrying out care and treatments according to medical prescriptions, and assisting during consultations, daily rounds and other medical procedures. Participating in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary.
  • Identifying Sexually Gender Based Violence victims and referring them to the medical team so they can receive the necessary treatment. Knowing and is aware of the importance and appropriate use of the Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit
  • Ensuring patients are properly received and installed and that those with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movements and comfort. For ER and OPD nurse, ensuring triage of patients in waiting areas, wards or during emergencies, detecting the priority acute/emergency cases, carrying out first aid care and referring them to the doctor when necessary
  • Sending material to be sterilized and recuperates it from sterilization
  • Carrying out admission, surveillance and follow-up of patients (i.e. assessment of the evolution of their state of health and the identification of any emergency situation or deterioration
  • Carrying and supervising administrative procedures and documents (fill in patient’s files, forms, consumptions, statistics, registers, health files, etc.), ensuring an appropriate written/oral handover, and reporting any problematic situations and cases that may arise. Participating in data collection and keeping doctors/supervisors informed.
  • Participating in the department-related pharmacy and medical equipment control and maintenance (quality and its functioning, storage conditions, follow-up of expired drugs inventories, stock takes of medicines and material at every team changeover ensuring no material is taken out of nursing area/wards without prior authorisation, etc.).
  • Perform cleaning and minor maintenance for biomedical equipment used. Following the user manual and protocols and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning.
  • Supervising and training nurse-aids, nutritional assistants, cleaners and other related staff under his/her supervision, ensuring teamwork and adherence to all appropriate protocols and procedures.

MSF Section/Context-Specific Accountabilities 

  • Nurses can be OPD, IPD, Referral, outreach, Malaria,

OPD and Outreach patient assistance.

  •  Provide initial clerking of patient and issue directive for basic analgesic, order blood, and testing;
  • Assist IPD MSF patients whom were referred by outreach team
  • Facilitate access of all patients brought in from outreach sites.

If assigned Referral

  • MSF Staff ensure the respect of the referrals policy, good collaboration with referrals Nurse, MD and MAM.
  • Follow up of the final diagnosis, administration of the prescribed drugs, provided care to the patient
  • Report on a regular basis and when necessary to the MD and the medical coordination about the status of the referred patients or if there are any problems

If assigned to IPD 

  • Prepare bed space for new patients admitted by the doctor and file all admission related forms doctor Admits patients into IPD: Thorough consultation and filling out of all admission papers and registration
  • Assures the correct monitoring of the patient: check vital signs and observe general condition of the patient
  • Participates in daily ward rounds Makes daily rounds and consultations according to requested frequency
  • Monitors the status of the patient and prescribes treatment according to patient charts and protocols. Makes sure a plan for nursing care and treatment is made for each patient
  • Ensure a proper discharge of the patient and proper discharge administration
  • Writing nursing hand over


  • Conducts consultations according to medical standard: takes a complete history; makes a thorough physical examination; diagnoses according to these clinical observations; treats the patient and prescribes medications according to MSF guidelines and standards;
  • Educates patients and all members of the community about good health practices;
  • Makes the triage frequently.
  • Ensures the correct documents are filled out for each patient consulted: clearly records the clinical findings, diagnosis and treatment prescribed, both in the appropriate registration book , linelist and on the patient health card;
  • Fills in the morbidity form for the OPD at the end of each day and gives it to the supervisor;
  • Makes malaria rapid test .
  • Ensures proper waste management: separation of different kinds of waste, correct use of sharp boxes during outreach activities.


  • Assesses and manages severely sick patients;
  • Provides first aid, nursing care, observation of vital signs, and medication;
  • Refer the patient to the HC if needed;
  • Consults expatriate medical staff for any questions or problems.

Drugs and material 

  • Follow up of drug consumption during health center/Hospital/outreach activities
  • Look after all equipment provided.
  • Keep an updated inventory of all material and equipment used and ask in advance for all renewable material needed.
  • Inform the line manager of the various needs or of any problems linked to equipment or material (ex. broken, missing).

About You

  • Education: Essential recognized Nurse, BSc Degree.
  • Experience: Essential, 2 years of relevant working experienceDesirable previous MSF or other NGOs:
    • Previous experience in Malaria outbreak and emergency department is desirable.
  • License: Renewed and up-to-date professional license
  • Competencies:    Results and Quality Orientation L2
    • Teamwork and Cooperation L2
      • Behavioural Flexibility L2
      • Commitment to MSF Principles L2
      • Stress Management L3
  • Language: Essential English and Oromiffaa. Knowledge of other local languages is an asset

Required Skills

  • Communication

How to Apply

If you are interested, please send your National ID, CV, and cover letter (not more than one page) with “Nurse-East & West Wollega Health Centers” written in the subject line through: MSFOCB-ERecruitment@brussels.msf.org Or in person at MSF-Belgium Office in Nejo Town.

  • Deadline: July 15, 2024.
  • Please clearly write the location/duty base you are applying for. 
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

MSF values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender, marital status, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religion, or belief. 

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