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* News / Uganda Nurses to Government: Give Nursing Profession The Attention It Deserves by katty: Today at 03:13:04 PM
On Wednesday, nurses under their umbrella body, the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union (UNMU), re-echoed their demand for salary increment, which was first brought to the attention of the relevant authorities last year.

In November 2017, nurses threatened to lay down their tools unless their demands for 400 per cent salary increment were met. The proposed industrial action was only halted after President Museveni promised to address the issue.



However, the revisions made as per Budget were not satisfactory and thus the nurses rejected it in April. As things stand now, according to UNMU president Mr Justus Cherop Kiplangat, the health workers want a written assurance from government stating its commitment to attend to their demands, which stretches from salary and allowance increment to restructuring of the health systems, failure of which they will effect the industrial action.

With nurses making up the biggest section of healthcare personnel in Uganda - at 21,000 nurses employed in government facilities - their strike, if it comes to pass, will no doubt greatly paralyse the provision of health services across the country.
Nurses are a critical facet in our healthcare system and the government must make it a priority to forge a way forward in as far as improving their work environment and welfare is concerned.

Last year, much to the frustration of UNMU, government negotiated with Uganda Medical Association when they gave a 30-day notice instead of the 90-day period stipulated by the law, prompting UNMU to front their demands as well. Currently, the salary scale of nurses and midwives in government health facilities stands at Shs400,000 and Shs710,000 for diploma holders respectively. An increase would push it to between Shs1 million and Shs2 million.

Most pertinent are issues concerning the system as regards qualifications given that it is a hindrance in the progress of the industry in a constantly changing environment. That the current salary scale does not give special consideration to nurses qualified beyond the diploma level is detrimental to the profession as more nurses are seeking higher qualifications such as degrees, master’s and PhDs.

With the shortage of doctors, nurses go a long way to be key medical service providers thus they must be encouraged to attaint utmost expertise in their field. The Ministry of Public Service should not stand in the way of better health services, but rather create a synergy aimed to motivate and inspire the nurses.

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* News / UK's biggest nursing union urges employers to end racism in the NHS by katty: Today at 02:05:51 PM
The UK's biggest nursing union has called for greater equality for black and ethnic minority nurses in the health service as the nation celebrates the 70 years since the Empire Windrush docked in Britain.

The Empire Windrush arrived in Tilbury just two weeks before the National Health Service was founded and it is estimated around 100,000 nurses from the Caribbean and Africa came here to train between 1948 and 1971.

According to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), 25% of nurses in the NHS are from minority backgrounds, but have much less chance of being shortlisted for promotion than their white counterparts.


Two trainee nurses from the country then named Tanganyika are shown how to give a blanket bath at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex (PA)

They also have more difficulty accessing development training and are more likely to be formally disciplined than white nurses, the RCN said.

To tackle discrimination, the RCN launched its cultural ambassador programme to work with employers to combat racism in the workplace.

Janet Davies, chief executive and general secretary of the RCN, said: "So many of the Windrush generation helped to build the health service that we all rely on.

"They have been our valued colleagues for over 70 years and their contribution to keeping the service running is undeniable.

"Times have moved on since the 1940s yet BME staff still do not have equal access to career opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace.

"This makes the work of the RCN's cultural ambassador programme even more important for promoting equality and inclusion for all NHS staff.

"We are absolutely clear that there is no room for racism or any form of hate in nursing.

"The Windrush generation and their descendants are a credit to our society and the nursing profession."

Shirley Ranmarine spent her entire career with the NHS having arrived in the UK from Trinidad in 1967.


The Queen talks to hospital workers at St Thomas' Hospital (PA Archive)


She trained in Bath before working as a practice nurse in Bath.

She said: "When I arrived in Southampton, I met a man from the British Council, who took me to the train station and put me on a train to Bath.

"I remember that it was cold and meeting students at the Bath Spa Nurses Home who came from all over the world. Many of us didn't know anybody else in the UK.

"I wanted to come to the UK by boat because it only cost 350 dollars whilst the plane was nearly 600 dollars.

"The journey from Trinidad took over 20 days and I was able to visit quite a few countries, Portugal, Spain, Jamaica and Venezuela, it was a little holiday.

She added: "Working for the NHS has been quite the experience and I'm still working 10 hours a week."
Source :https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/06/21/uks-biggest-nursing-union-urges-employers-to-end-racism-in-the/?guccounter=1
* Nursing Jobs / Vacancies for Nurses in Ikeja Lagos State by katty: Today at 12:22:32 PM
Adefemi Hospital Limited, a reputable Hospital in Lagos State, is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:
 
Position: Staff Nurse/Midwife
 
Location: Lagos
 
Requirement
• Candidates should possess relevant qualifications
 
Application Closing Date
5th July, 2018.
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV's to:
The Medical Director,
Adefemi Hospital Limited,
49 Seriki Aro Avenue,
Off Ajao Road,
Off Obafemi Awolowo Way,
Ikeja,
Lagos State.
* Nursing Jobs / Vacancies for Nurses in Ikeja Lagos State by katty: Today at 12:22:10 PM
Adefemi Hospital Limited, a reputable Hospital in Lagos State, is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:
 
Position: Staff Nurse/Midwife
 
Location: Lagos
 
Requirement
• Candidates should possess relevant qualifications
 
Application Closing Date
5th July, 2018.
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV's to:
The Medical Director,
Adefemi Hospital Limited,
49 Seriki Aro Avenue,
Off Ajao Road,
Off Obafemi Awolowo Way,
Ikeja,
Lagos State.
* Nursing Jobs / Professor (Nursing) Vacancies at the Lagos State University by katty: Today at 12:20:34 PM
The Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) was established in 1999 to train medical and allied professionals. The College started with training of medical students leading to the award of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB;BS) Degree and expanded to other programmes such as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Nursing Science (BN.Sc), Bachelor of Science, Physiology (B.Sc. Physiology)and postgraduate programmes in Physiology, Anatomy, Medical Biochemistry and Public Health.
 
Consequently, applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the academic position below:
 
Position: Professor   - CONUASS 07
 
Location: Lagos
Faculty: Clinical Sciences
Department: Nursing
 
Requirements
•  Candidates for the position of a Professor MUST demonstrate clear evidence of scholarship through considerable academic publications in the area of specialty and as well
•  Have at least Ten years (10) Post-Doctoral Qualification/Fellowship (National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, West African Postgraduate Medical College and other equivalent Fellowship/Qualification as applicable to the area of specialization) experience
•  In addition to qualification and experience in Teaching/Research in a University, Candidates MUST also have demonstrable capacity to participate in inter/multi-disciplinary research, ability to provide academic leadership and reasonable administrative experience.
 
Application Closing Date
3rd August, 2018.
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit thirty (30) copies of their detailed Applications which should include photocopies of Credentials (O' Level Result Inclusive) and signed Curriculum Vitae to be presented in the following order:
• Name in Full with Surname first (Boldly Written)
• Place and Date of Birth
• State of Origin
• Permanent Address
• Current Postal Address
• Nationality
• Marital Status
• Number and Ages of Children
• Academic/Professional QUALIFICATION (with Dates and Institutions)
• Statement of Experience including full details of former and present position
• Current Research
• List of Publications
• Other activities outside current employment
• Name, Address and Telephone Numbers of Three (3) Referees
• Telephone and E-mail Address (SELF)
• Proposed date of availability for duty if appointed.
 
Candidates should please include Three (3) self-addressed envelopes with Fifty Naira Only (N50:00) stamp on each. All Applications with Credentials should be addressed to:
The Registrar,
Lagos State University,
Badagry Expressway, Ojo,
P. M. B. 0001,
Lagos State University,
Post Office, Ojo.
And
Submitted with supporting documents to:
The College Secretary,
Lagos State University College of Medicine,
P.M.B. 21266,
Ikeja,
Lagos State.
* Nursing Jobs / Associate Professor (Nursing) Vacancies at the Lagos State University by katty: Today at 12:19:22 PM
The Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) was established in 1999 to train medical and allied professionals. The College started with training of medical students leading to the award of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB;BS) Degree and expanded to other programmes such as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Nursing Science (BN.Sc), Bachelor of Science, Physiology (B.Sc. Physiology)and postgraduate programmes in Physiology, Anatomy, Medical Biochemistry and Public Health.
 
Consequently, applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the academic position below:
 
Position: Associate Professor   - CONUASS 06
 
Location: Lagos
Faculty: Clinical Sciences
Department: Nursing
 
Requirements
• Candidates for the position of Associate Professor must demonstrate clear evidence of scholarship through considerable academic publications in the specialty; and as well have at least Seven (7) years Post-Doctoral qualification experience in Teaching/Research in a University.
• Candidates should have demonstrable capacity to participate in inter/multi-disciplinary research, ability to provide academic leadership, in addition to reasonable administrative experience.
 
Application Closing Date
3rd August, 2018.
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit thirty (30) copies of their detailed Applications which should include photocopies of Credentials (O' Level Result Inclusive) and signed Curriculum Vitae to be presented in the following order:
• Name in Full with Surname first (Boldly Written)
• Place and Date of Birth
• State of Origin
• Permanent Address
• Current Postal Address
• Nationality
• Marital Status
• Number and Ages of Children
• Academic/Professional QUALIFICATION (with Dates and Institutions)
• Statement of Experience including full details of former and present position
• Current Research
• List of Publications
• Other activities outside current employment
• Name, Address and Telephone Numbers of Three (3) Referees
• Telephone and E-mail Address (SELF)
• Proposed date of availability for duty if appointed.
 
Candidates should please include Three (3) self-addressed envelopes with Fifty Naira Only (N50:00) stamp on each. All Applications with Credentials should be addressed to:
The Registrar,
Lagos State University,
Badagry Expressway, Ojo,
P. M. B. 0001,
Lagos State University,
Post Office, Ojo.
And
Submitted with supporting documents to:
The College Secretary,
Lagos State University College of Medicine,
P.M.B. 21266,
Ikeja,
Lagos State.
* Nursing Jobs / Senior Lecturer (Nursing) Vacancies at the Lagos State University by katty: Today at 12:18:05 PM
The Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) was established in 1999 to train medical and allied professionals. The College started with training of medical students leading to the award of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB;BS) Degree and expanded to other programmes such as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Nursing Science (BN.Sc), Bachelor of Science, Physiology (B.Sc. Physiology)and postgraduate programmes in Physiology, Anatomy, Medical Biochemistry and Public Health.
 
Consequently, applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the academic position below:
 
Position: Senior Lecturer   - CONUASS 05
 
Location: Lagos
Faculty: Clinical Sciences
Department: Nursing
 
Requirements
•  A good Honours Degree in the area of specialty with a Higher Degree such as a Doctorate, or where applicable holders of MB;BS Degree with Fellowship of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, West African Postgraduate Medical College or equivalent qualification.
• Must have at least three (3) years of teaching experience as Lecturer I where applicable or Ph.D with Six (6) years Post-Doctoral qualification experience in teaching/research in the University.
• Must exhibit demonstrable research capability through scholarly publications in reputable journals AND
• Must possess reasonable administrative experience and demonstrate ability to provide academic leadership.
 
Application Closing Date
3rd August, 2018.
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit thirty (30) copies of their detailed Applications which should include photocopies of Credentials (O' Level Result Inclusive) and signed Curriculum Vitae to be presented in the following order:
• Name in Full with Surname first (Boldly Written)
• Place and Date of Birth
• State of Origin
• Permanent Address
• Current Postal Address
• Nationality
• Marital Status
• Number and Ages of Children
• Academic/Professional QUALIFICATION (with Dates and Institutions)
• Statement of Experience including full details of former and present position
• Current Research
• List of Publications
• Other activities outside current employment
• Name, Address and Telephone Numbers of Three (3) Referees
• Telephone and E-mail Address (SELF)
• Proposed date of availability for duty if appointed.
 
Candidates should please include Three (3) self-addressed envelopes with Fifty Naira Only (N50:00) stamp on each. All Applications with Credentials should be addressed to:
The Registrar,
Lagos State University,
Badagry Expressway, Ojo,
P. M. B. 0001,
Lagos State University,
Post Office, Ojo.
And
Submitted with supporting documents to:
The College Secretary,
Lagos State University College of Medicine,
P.M.B. 21266,
Ikeja,
Lagos State.
* Nursing Jobs / Lecturer I (Nursing) Vacancies at the Lagos State University College of Medicine by katty: Today at 12:16:10 PM
The Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) was established in 1999 to train medical and allied professionals. The College started with training of medical students leading to the award of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB;BS) Degree and expanded to other programmes such as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Nursing Science (BN.Sc), Bachelor of Science, Physiology (B.Sc. Physiology)and postgraduate programmes in Physiology, Anatomy, Medical Biochemistry and Public Health.
 
Consequently, applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the academic position below:
 
Position: Lecturer I   - CONUASS 04
 
Location: Lagos
Faculty: Clinical Sciences
Department: Nursing
 
Requirements
• Candidates for this position Must possess good Honours Degree in area of specialty with a higher Degree such as a Doctorate or where applicable, holders of MBBS with Fellowship of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, West African Postgraduate Medical College and other equivalent Fellowship/Qualification.
•  Candidates Must have reasonable scholarly publications.
 
Application Closing Date
3rd August, 2018.
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit thirty (30) copies of their detailed Applications which should include photocopies of Credentials (O' Level Result Inclusive) and signed Curriculum Vitae to be presented in the following order:
• Name in Full with Surname first (Boldly Written)
• Place and Date of Birth
• State of Origin
• Permanent Address
• Current Postal Address
• Nationality
• Marital Status
• Number and Ages of Children
• Academic/Professional QUALIFICATION (with Dates and Institutions)
• Statement of Experience including full details of former and present position
• Current Research
• List of Publications
• Other activities outside current employment
• Name, Address and Telephone Numbers of Three (3) Referees
• Telephone and E-mail Address (SELF)
• Proposed date of availability for duty if appointed.
 
Candidates should please include Three (3) self-addressed envelopes with Fifty Naira Only (N50:00) stamp on each. All Applications with Credentials should be addressed to:
The Registrar,
Lagos State University,
Badagry Expressway, Ojo,
P. M. B. 0001,
Lagos State University,
Post Office, Ojo.
And
Submitted with supporting documents to:
The College Secretary,
Lagos State University College of Medicine,
P.M.B. 21266,
Ikeja,
Lagos State.
* Nursing Jobs / Lecturer II (Nursing) Vacancies at the Lagos State University College of Medicin by katty: Today at 12:14:25 PM
The Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) was established in 1999 to train medical and allied professionals. The College started with training of medical students leading to the award of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB;BS) Degree and expanded to other programmes such as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Nursing Science (BN.Sc), Bachelor of Science, Physiology (B.Sc. Physiology)and postgraduate programmes in Physiology, Anatomy, Medical Biochemistry and Public Health.
 
Consequently, applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the academic position below:
 
Position: Lecturer II   - CONUASS 03
 
Location: Lagos
Faculty: Clinical Sciences
Department: Nursing
 
Requirements
•  Candidates must possess MBBS and Master Degree/Ph.D in relevant field with evidence of considerable teaching and research/potential experience.
• Scholarly Publications in reputable journals will enhance the prospects of the Candidates..
 
Application Closing Date
3rd August, 2018.
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit thirty (30) copies of their detailed Applications which should include photocopies of Credentials (O' Level Result Inclusive) and signed Curriculum Vitae to be presented in the following order:
• Name in Full with Surname first (Boldly Written)
• Place and Date of Birth
• State of Origin
• Permanent Address
• Current Postal Address
• Nationality
• Marital Status
• Number and Ages of Children
• Academic/Professional QUALIFICATION (with Dates and Institutions)
• Statement of Experience including full details of former and present position
• Current Research
• List of Publications
• Other activities outside current employment
• Name, Address and Telephone Numbers of Three (3) Referees
• Telephone and E-mail Address (SELF)
• Proposed date of availability for duty if appointed.
 
Candidates should please include Three (3) self-addressed envelopes with Fifty Naira Only (N50:00) stamp on each. All Applications with Credentials should be addressed to:
The Registrar,
Lagos State University,
Badagry Expressway, Ojo,
P. M. B. 0001,
Lagos State University,
Post Office, Ojo.
And
Submitted with supporting documents to:
The College Secretary,
Lagos State University College of Medicine,
P.M.B. 21266,
Ikeja,
Lagos State.
* News / Lekki Doctor Goes Wild, Slaps And Flogs Nurse, Orders Her To Kneel Down by katty: Today at 10:08:30 AM
-Doctor has gone into hiding to evade arrest

A doctor in the Lekki area of Lagos State, Dr Emmanuel Okolo, has been accused of brutalising a nurse, Dorcas Adeyera.

The incident happened at the Awoyaya Hospital and Maternity Centre, Ibeju Lekki.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Okolo and Adeyera’s misunderstanding stemmed from the treatment of a patient rushed into the medical facility in the early hours of Monday.



Okolo was alleged to have frowned on the admission of the accident victim without his consent, blaming Adeyera for the action.

The medical doctor allegedly summoned the 23-year-old into his office and ordered her to kneel down.

When the victim refused, 35-year-old Okolo was alleged to have dealt her several slaps and also flogged her with a belt.

Adeyera, in her report to the medical director of the hospital, said she was humiliated by Okolo.

The report read in part, “Around 2am, there was an emergency outside the hospital. I stepped out to have a clear look at the patient, who was said to have been involved in an accident and already fractured a bone in his left leg.

“The patient was conscious and alert; no obvious respiratory distress, but seemed to be in severe pain. I went back inside the hospital to notify the doctor on call, Dr Okolo Emmanuel, and immediately went back to move the patient inside the hospital.

“On getting there, I noticed that my colleague, who is a registered nurse and midwife, had already offered the patient a stretcher and the man’s relatives were trying to get the patient on it. Then, I noticed that the patient and his relatives were Hausas, and the people that brought him in a car were just helpers. Immediately they dropped the patient on the stretcher, they zoomed off.

“Back inside the hospital, Dr Okolo, who had been to the emergency room, saw the patient being carried towards him. He suddenly got angry and asked why the nurse didn’t allow him to see the patient first before bringing him into the hospital. He pointed at me, blaming me for it and said I should get out of his sight, which I did immediately; only for him to get angrier and ordered the patient to be taken out of the hospital as he was not ready to attend to him.”

The Ife, Osun State indigene, said the doctor instructed her to ensure the order was carried out.

Adeyera said she left for the pharmacy after asking the patient to leave the premises.

“I left for the pharmacy with the hope that the patient’s relatives will source a means of leaving, only for the doctor to come in a few minutes later and dragged me into his office.

“I was shocked and tried to remove my hands from his hold; but he was too fierce.

“In his office, he told me to get down on my knees (kneel down) to which I declined as it was against the ethics of my profession to do that in uniform. He gave me the first hard slap and repeated his order; I refused and called my colleague for help.

“I tried to get out of his office, but he dragged me back and reached for his belt and started flogging me until the security men and my colleague came and tried to hold him. He said I was rude and he was not my age-mate.

“I tried explaining to the security men what had happened, but he did not allow me to speak out. He reached for the sphygmomanometer and was about using it to hit my head when the security men took it from his hand and another round of slaps on my cheeks followed. This time around, I fell on the floor and he started punching me,” she added.

The nurse, who spoke to PUNCH Metro on Thursday, said she reported the case to the police at the Elemoro division, adding that she was treated at the Epe General Hospital.

She said Okolo had yet to report at the hospital since she reported to the police.

Our correspondent gathered that the police dropped an invitation letter for the doctor at the hospital.

Okolo, when contacted on the telephone, declined comment.

“I cannot speak right now; I am with my lawyers,” he said.

He ignored subsequent calls to the telephone line and did not respond to a text message from our correspondent.

The spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, CSP Chike Oti, said the police were looking for the suspect.

He said, “The case was reported and we are investigating. Efforts are on to arrest and interrogate the doctor.”

The Assistant Director, Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr Iboma Godswill, said the agency would look into the case.
Source: Punch Newspaper
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