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* Nursing Jobs / Grandville Medical and Laser Facility Vacancies for Nurses in Lagos by Idowu Olabode: December 08, 2017, 09:50:44 AM
Grandville Medical and Laser Facility are currenty recruiting suitably qualified candidates for the following position:
. Nursing Officers
Slot: 2 ( Surulere branch)
Type of Employment: Full-time ( available for immediate employment)
At least 1-3 years relevant experience
Possess a valid practising license
Method Of application:
Interested applicants should send in their CV and application letters to the email
Application closes on the 16th of December 2017
* News / Vacancy for Nurses at I-TibbCare Hospital Limited in Abuja by Idowu Olabode: December 07, 2017, 10:08:43 PM
I-TibbCare Hospital is a private hospital in Abuja Nigeria and now seek applications from suitable and competent candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Registered Nurse/Midwife

Location: Abuja


Must display a basic knowledge of the role.
Must have the current practicing license or proof of payment as a registered nurse and midwife.
2-3 years experience on nursing/midwifery would be an advantage
Should possess good customer service ethics.
Proficiency in basic computer operation skills would be an advantage
Application Closing Date

20th December, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and Cover Letter (mandatory) stating why you are eligible for the job to: Please use the title of the job you’re applying for as your email subject.


Applications without correct e-mail titles or Cover Letters will not be reviewed.

This recruitment process will be completed within 2 weeks of the closing date of the advert and successful candidates will be contacted
* News / Family speaks out 5 years after suicide of royal nurse who treated Kate Middleto by Idowu Olabode: December 07, 2017, 04:05:04 PM
Five years have passed since a royal nurse committed suicide after she fell victim to a radio prank and mistakenly revealed details of Kate Middleton's pregnancy when she was expecting Prince George. And the family of Jacintha Saldanha is still healing.

Saldanha killed herself in 2012 three days after two Australian radio DJs called her and impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, prompting Saldanha to share confidential details about the Duchess of Cambridge’s medical information. The call was recorded and broadcast.

Saldanha’s daughter, Janice Pinto, told Australia’s WHO magazine the family is “coping and getting on with our lives” on the fifth anniversary of her mom’s death.

“The first few years were the hardest,” the 20-year-old said. “She would call me every day at 6 p.m., just before she went to work. To check up… That phone call is what I miss every day.”

Her son, Junal Barboza, added, “She was the sort of person who would always go the extra mile to help a family member, and we’ve had a number of significant letters from people within the medical profession telling us just how good she was at her job.”

He said through the outpouring of support that following his mom’s death, he’s learned about her dedication to her work.

“Learning about her was a real eye-opener and has provided the stepping stone for what we want to achieve,” he told WHO magazine. “Whatever I do now, any achievement, will be for her and for my dad and for my family. That is the way that I kind of live my life.”

After Saldanha took her own life, The Royal Palace issued a statement in support of the 46-year-old.

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Jacintha Saldanha," the Royal Family said at the time. "Their Royal Highnesses were looked after so wonderfully well at all times by everybody at King Edward VII Hospital, and their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha's family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time."

Prince William later wrote to the family, according to People, “We were both very shocked to hear about Jacintha, and have been thinking a lot about her recently. Many of the nurses in the hospital spoke highly of her and I’m sure you know how great a nurse she was.”

The death sparked an angry backlash from those who argued the Australian DJs who carried out the hoax should be held responsible.

* News / Patient Arrested after Shooting and Killing a Nurse in Nairobi, Kenya by Idowu Olabode: December 07, 2017, 02:46:48 PM
Police are holding a patient who shot and killed a nurse at Chiromo Lane Medical Centre in Nairobi.

The man who is a civilian firearm holder, went to seek treatment at the hospital Wednesday evening when his firearm discharged a bullet hitting the nurse.

Gigiri police boss Vitalis Otieno said the patient will be in custody until investigations into the incident are completed.

Mr Otieno said initial report from the hospital indicated that the patient mishandled his firearm but the police are investigating the report.

The nurse has been identified as Faustine Badolo.


A nurse at the hospital said that the patient who looked intoxicated arrived in the company of his sister at around 7pm.

“The security guards asked the patient to leave his gun at the gate but he refused and said that he was licensed to carry his gun and would not leave it in someone else’s hands,” he said.

The nurse said the patient went inside the consultation room with the gun and was seen by the doctor and was supposed to be admitted.

“Faustin was in the process of admitting the patient at the ward and while he was going about his business, we heard the gunshot and then we saw him on the floor, bleeding,” the nurse said.

The nurse added that they found the patient sitting on the chair with both his hands on his head and the gun placed on the table.

Faustin’s wife, Doreen Akinyi, said her husband was shot in the left eye and his body which is at the Chiromo Mortuary also had a large wound on the forehead.

Source: The Nation Newspaper
* Nursing Jobs / Teenee Todds Day Nursery/Broadoaks British School Vacancies for Nurses in Abuja by Idowu Olabode: December 07, 2017, 11:57:08 AM
Teenee Todds Daycare is an Early years Nursery that caters to the needs of children between the ages of three months to five years (3 months- 5 years). We are guided by the principles of the EYFS – (EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE). We believe in the uniqueness of every child, building positive relationships, establishing an enabling environment to foster learning and development.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Position: School Nurse
Location: Abuja
Overview of the Role
* The School Nurse is responsible for providing a clinically effective, high-quality service of nursing care and health promotion to pupils, and first aid care to all members of the school community.
Qualifications & Experience
* B.Sc. in Nursing is required.
* Must be a licensed/registered nurse (RN) with Nursing and Midwifery Council License.
* At least 3-4 years’ experience as a Nurse; 1 of which must be in a school.
* Must have attended School of Nursing and be an independent nurse.
* Additional experience in Pediatrics Health care is an added advantage.
* Must have a passion to work with children.
* Knowledge of Pharmacology will be an added advantage.
* Ability to recognize signs and symptoms of ill health conditions to render prompt interventions.
* Knowledge and ability to apply professional medical principles, procedures and techniques.
* Must have a passion for practical nursing and emergency nursing.
* Must be professionally fluent in English and proficient use of a computer.
Application Closing Date
22nd December, 2017.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to:
Note: All applications must have the position applied for as the subject line (e.g Subject line: School Nurse - John Doe). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
* News / #JOHESU Update: JOHESU Writes FG On Recent Failure To Implement Agreements Reach by Idowu Olabode: December 07, 2017, 11:48:17 AM
The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) Is an umbrella body mode up of five (5) Registered Trade Unions in the ilealth Sector namely; I. Medical and Health Workers' Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) National Associat on of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) I. Senior Staff Association of UniversitieS, Teaching Hospitals. Research Institutes, and Associated Institutions (SSAUTHRIAI). I. Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals NUAHP and iii. Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions (NASU).  Also present were representatives of the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMoF), Office o' the Accountant General of the Federation OAGF), Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), and National Salar;es, Incomes and wages Commission (NSIWC).
The body on the 4th of December 2017 had written to the Federal Government and the Federal Ministry of Health concerning its defualting on agreements reached which had led to the body calling off its warning strike a few months ago. JOHESU also warned that due to the inability of the Government in implemeting all pending agreements immediately, there would be no other choice than to succumb to the pressure of its members who have insisted on resuming their strike action which was suspended on the 5th of October 2017.

You would recall that JOHESU demanded for amongst others:
1. Internship Training
2. The Upward Adjustment of CONHESS Salary Scale
3. Skipping of CONHESS 10
4. Promotion Arrears
5. Employment
6. Enhanced Entry Point for Radiographers and Medical Laboratory Scientist
7. Specialist Allowance
8. Board Appointments
9. Public Private Partnership (PPP)
10. Stagnation and Nomenclature also Referred to as "Same Seals
11. Federal Medical Centre Owerri (MC)
12. Review of Retirement Age from 60 - 65 as done for Tertiary Education Sector
13. The amended scheme of service for nurses and other professionals.
JOHESU also informed the Federal Government that unlike the last strike which was restricted to Federal Health Institutions, the looming strike will be across board to include both states and LGAs in Nigeria.
The memo ended by saying:
"For the records, Nigerians must hold Professor Isaac Adewole, the Honourable Minister of Health responsible for this unwholesome developement which is not expected to be in public interest".
This was signed by Com. Biobelemoye Joy Josiah the National Chairman, JOHESU and Com. Ekpebor Florence the NAtional Secretary, JOHESU
* News / ICN Forum Calls for Planning and Investment in Human Resources for Health by Idowu Olabode: December 07, 2017, 11:45:17 AM
Nurse leaders from seven national nursing associations (NNAs) around the world attending the International Council of Nurses (ICN) International Workforce Forum adopted and endorsed the WHO Global Priorities including the Sustainable Development Goals, Universal Health Coverage, Integrated Person Centred Care, and the Human Resources for Health (HRH) Declaration that HRH must be viewed as an investment not as a cost.
Held in Lisbon, 22-23 November 2017, the ICN International Workforce Forum (IWFF) welcomed the acknowledgment of the WHO Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, that nurses and nursing care are essential to achieve these priorities.
In a public Communiqué, the Forum called on all governments to immediately work on HRH planning with all partners in health, education and human resources to do more to educate and retain nurses so each country can achieve a greater level of self-sufficiency in the supply of nurses. Inspired by the recent Dublin Declaration’s call for “increased and transformative investments in the health workforce”, IWFF participants highlighted the need for governments and concerned ministries to work with NNAs to match the need for more nurses working in the primary health care sectors and in community based integrated care systems.
The Communiqué also called on nurse leaders, trade unions and professional organisations to campaign for the use of tools, systems and processes to achieve safe staffing levels, decent working conditions, free of violence and better, safer futures for patients and the nurses who care for them.
“ICN would like to thank the Ordem dos Enfermeiros in Portugal for hosting this year’s event,” said Howard Catton, ICN’s Director of Nursing and Health Policy. “It was tremendously valuable to have a regulatory contribution to the Forum in order to recognise the interdependencies of working environments and public safety.”
Participants at the ICN International Workforce Forum also discussed the important issues of continuous professional development; Primary health care and community nursing; nursing education; pay and negotiating strategies; influencing policy and political decision-making; and climate change.
The ICN’s International Workforce Forum is an annual gathering that probes and debates nursing workforce issues and working conditions, as well as stimulating thinking and enhancing learning to ultimately develop proactive strategies. The Forum also assists to maintain the relevance of ICN programmes and support international work.
* News / Nigerian Govt Wants Nursing Council to Increase Enrolment of Men into Nursing by Idowu Olabode: December 07, 2017, 07:18:01 AM
-Wants women to men ratio of 3:1
-Wants to change the perception that Nursing is only meant for females

The Federal Ministry of health has tasked the Nursing Council of Nigeria on the need to upscale the enrolment of the male folks in the nursing and midwifery profession in the country.

This, New Telegraph learnt was an effort towards changing the perception that nursing profession was an exclusive reserve for the women folk.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole who dropped the hint during the just concluded First Men in Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Conference in Abuja, said that men in nursing services have vital rolls to play in the healthcare system, hence the need to encourage more men to enroll into the profession.

Represented at the occasion by the Director of Hospital Services, Dr. Inuwa Balami, the minister charged the Nursing Council of Nigeria to ensure that more men get admission into the various nursing and midwifery schools in the country.

“I want to charge the nursing council of Nigeria to intensify effort to ensure that more men are admitted to the various schools of nursing and midwifery. The ratio of one male nurse to three female nurse will be significant achievement,” he said.

The minister also stressed that in a society where gender equality has gained a prominent position in almost governance discourse and policy formulation platforms, no profession should therefore be made an exclusive reserve of any particular gender.

“In our world today, every effort is being made to ensure gender equality in every profession and indeed every sphere of life. The nursing profession should therefore not be the exclusive preserve of women. More male should be encouraged to take up this profession.

“Men nurses have a significant role to play in the health sector. A recent report published by the US census bureau states that although the nursing profession remain overwhelmingly female, male representation is increasing. This has proven to be a positive development in terms of improved healthcare delivery which in time has facilitated health system strengthening effort in several part of the world.

Also speaking at the event, Dr. Emmanuel Egom, the Chief Executive Officer of LAMP AFRICA and the initiator of the conference, said the conference was necessitated by the alarming rate of diseases in the country, which also calls for more synergy between healthcare providers.

He stressed that nursing and midwifery professionals are very essential in improving the quantity of healthcare, therefore the need to make them comfortable and also have a sense of acceptance in what they do.

He added that the conference was for the purpose of highlighting the existing gap in the profession, considering the gender issues that usually prompt ump especially in this part of the world where nursing and midwifery are dominated by the women folks

Source: New Telegraph
* News / Uganda: Police deploys at Nurse's Union offices, as Nurses attack officials by Idowu Olabode: December 07, 2017, 07:06:40 AM
Police deployed scores at the headquarters of the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union in Mulago to avert any anarchy that could arise out of a second stormy meeting between the nurses and their union representatives.


The nurses and midwives stormed the union headquarters in Mulago to seek answers from their union officials over their remuneration.


Earlier on this week on Tuesday, the nurses tasked their president, Justus Cherop Kiplangat, to explain why he called off the industrial action before consulting them.

In defence, Cherop told the nurses that government had committed to honouring their demands for improved pay and working conditions.

He also promised to get a scheme of service from the public service ministry which by this morning had not been shared


The health workers declined to endorse the document he presented purportedly from the government whose veracity was questioned.

They followed him to his office to give a clear explanation of what next.

The leaders want their subordinates to wait until Saturday to get a response from the government by Saturday.

However, nurses and midwives are accusing the government of paying lip service to their plight.

* News / Woman fined €800 for threatening health centre Nurse in Malta by Idowu Olabode: December 06, 2017, 08:11:59 PM
woman who insulted and threatened a nurse at Paola Health Centre while accompanying her son to the clinic for treatment, was conditionally discharged by a Magistrates’ Court today and fined €800 over the disturbance.

The incident occurred one evening in April 2015 when the 25-year old mother, had taken her son to the Health Centre at around 7.45pm.

An argument broke out between the mother and the nurse in the treatment room.

A doctor, working in a separate room, later recounted how he had rushed out to determine the cause of the shouting and had been alarmed upon hearing such threats as ‘I’ll find you outside’ allegedly uttered by the accused in the direction of his colleague.

The woman had even mentioned the nurse’s daughter by name, as though to stress further that she could perfectly identify her victim.

Criminal action was taken against the woman over the threats and insults towards the nurse as well as for breaching the peace.

Magistrate Aaron Bugeja observed that although the incident had taken place inside a public building which offered a medical service to the general public, there happened to be few people when the argument broke out.

One of these was the doctor who had rushed out of his office upon hearing the shouting and had sensed that the nurse was being threatened.

The court observed that the words ‘I’ll find you outside’ had certainly been no simple invitation to have a word outside, but a clear threat linked to the nurse’s duty within the public health services.

The doctor had testified how the peace and tranquillity of the clinic had been shattered by the shouting of the accused, who at the time had also been accompanied by her mother. Both women were described as “most aggressive” by the doctor who felt that the incident was “rather serious.”

On the basis of evidence the court declared the accused guilty on both charges, pointing out that breach of the peace resulted even when there was just one person, in this case the doctor, who was disturbed by the events personally witnessed by him.

The accused was conditionally discharged for two months and ordered to pay a fine of €800, besides binding herself by a personal obligation over a period of one year and against a penalty of €1,000 so as to guarantee the safety of the nurse and her daughter.
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