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* News / In USA More Nurse Practitioners Are Pursuing Residency Training To Hone Skills by katty: July 03, 2018, 08:03:10 PM
The patient at the clinic was in his 40s and had lost both his legs to Type 1 diabetes. He had mental health and substance abuse problems and was taking large amounts of opioids to manage pain.

He was assigned to Nichole Mitchell, who in 2014 was a newly minted nurse practitioner in her first week of a one-year postgraduate residency program at the Community Health Center clinic in Middletown, Conn.



In a regular clinical appointment, "I would have been given 20 minutes with him, and would have been without the support or knowledge of how to treat pain or Type 1 diabetes," she says.

But Mitchell's residency program gives the nurse practitioners extra time to assess patients, she says, allowing her to come up with a plan for the man's care, with a doctor at her side who could field her questions in the medically complex case.

A few years later, Mitchell is still at that clinic and now mentors nurse practitioner residents. She has developed a specialty in transgender health care, as well as caring for patients with HIV and hepatitis C.

The residency program "gives you the space to explore things you're interested in in family practice," Mitchell says. "There's no way I could have gotten that training without the residency."

Mitchell is part of a growing cadre of nurse practitioners — typically, registered nurses who have completed a master's degree in nursing — who tack on up to a year of clinical work and other types of training, often in primary care.

Residencies may be at federally qualified health centers, Veterans Affairs medical centers or private practices and hospital systems. Patients run the gamut, but many are low-income and have complicated needs.

Proponents say the programs help prepare new nurse practitioners to deal with the growing number of patients with complex health issues.

But detractors say that a standard training program already provides adequate preparation to handle patients with serious health care needs. They say nurse practitioners who choose not to do a residency (the vast majority of the 23,000 who graduate each year do not) are already well qualified to provide good patient care.

As many communities, especially rural ones, struggle to attract medical providers, it's increasingly likely that patients will see a nurse practitioner rather than a medical doctor when they need care.

In 2016, nurse practitioners made up a quarter of primary care providers in rural areas and 23 percent in non-rural areas, up from 17.6 and 15.9 percent, respectively, in 2008, according to a study in the June issue of Health Affairs.

Depending on the state, they may practice independently of physicians or with varying degrees of oversight. Research has shown that nurse practitioners generally provide care that's comparable to that of doctors in terms of quality, safety and effectiveness.

But their training differs. Unlike the three-year residency programs that doctors must generally complete after medical school in order to practice medicine, nurse practitioner residency programs, sometimes called fellowships, are completely voluntary.

Like medical school residents, though, the nurse practitioner residents work for a fraction of what they would make at a regular job — typically about half to three-quarters of a normal salary.

Advocates of this extra training say it's worth it to those entering the field.

"It's a very difficult transition to go from excellent nurse practitioner training to full scope-of-practice provider," says Margaret Flinter, a nurse practitioner who is senior vice president and clinical director of Community Health Center, a network of community health centers in Connecticut.

"My experience was that too often, too many junior NPs found it a difficult transition," Flinter says, "and we lost people, maybe forever, based on the intensity and readiness for seeing people" at our centers.

Flinter started the first nurse practitioner residency program in 2007. There are now more than 50 postgraduate primary care residency programs nationwide, she says. Mentored clinical training is a key part of the programs, but they typically also include formal lectures and clinical rotations in other specialties.

Not everyone is as gung-ho, though, about the need for nurse practitioner residency programs.

"There's a lot of debate within the community," says Joyce Knestrick, president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Knestrick practices in Wheeling, W.Va., a rural area about an hour's drive from Pittsburgh.

There could be a benefit, she says, if a nurse practitioner wanted to switch from primary care to work in a cardiology practice, for example. But otherwise, Knestrick says, she's not sold on the idea that there's a need.

A position statement from the Nurse Practitioner Roundtable, a group of professional organizations of which AANP is a member, offers this assessment: "Forty years of patient outcomes and clinical research demonstrates that nurse practitioners consistently provide high quality, competent care. Additional post-graduate preparation is not required or necessary for entry into practice."

Source :Kaiser Health News,
* Upcoming Conference / Professional Association Of Public Health Nurses Of Nigeria Scientific Conferenc by katty: July 03, 2018, 04:29:25 PM
Professional Association Of Public Health Nurses Of Nigeria Celebrates its 30th Anniversary And Annual national Scientific Conference/General Meeting
 
Theme:
Universal Health Coverage: AHealthier Futue For All
 
Sub-Themes:
1. Reflections on primary health care and public health nursing practice: Implications For Acheving Universal Halth Coverage 
2. Universal Health Coverage: Impact on population health
3. Improving Women's Health through Universal Health Coverage
4. Evidence based practices: Roadmap to strengthen Universal health coverage
 
Tagged: ONDO STATE CHAPTER 2018

Special Features
• Opening Ceremony
• Plenary Session
• Scientific Session lit
• Product Presentation
• Skill Building Workshop
• Poster Walk Exhibition
• AGM
• Gala & Award Night
 
. CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
. Early Bird registration on or before 15th September 2018 N25, 000.00 (Regular member)
Onsite Registration: 
N30, 000.00(Regular member)
N10, 000.00 (Retired member)
N5, 000.00 (Student)
 
BANK DETAILS
Bank name Eco bank 
Account name: Professional Association
Account No: 3502009613 
(Bring your bank teller to the venue pls.)
 
Date:
5th - 9th November, 2018
 
Venue:
Nurses House Igbatoro Road, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
 
Key Note Presentation by, MRS OLAWALE Y. A.
DNS HMB, Akuro, Ondo Stale, Nigeria
 
MRS SALOME S. TOR National Chairman 0807 9875 131
MRS DAODU A. I. Ondo State Chairman 0803 5896 489
MRS CHINYERE ARIAHU National Secretary 0803 3263 729
 
Enquiries:
08034398168, 08033978182, 08069180956
* Post Basic Courses / University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital 2018/2019 A and E Nursing admission form by katty: July 03, 2018, 01:40:22 PM
Applications are invited for admission into the Post Basic Accident and Emergency Nursing Admissions at University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital Ilorin, Kwara State
 
A. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
(I) West African School Certificate/General Certificate of Education/SSCE/NECO/with passes at Credit level in five (5) papers obtained at not more than two (2) sittings.
(II) These papers must include English Language, Mathematics and science subjects.
 
B. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE
(I) Be a Registered Nurse duly registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
(II) Have at least 1 year post registration clinical/working experience in the relevant area of specialty.
(III) Show evidence of sponsorship by an institution or voluntary agencies
 
DURATION OF THE COURSE
12 Calendar months, commencing from November, 2018
 
ACCOMODATION
Limited accommodation is available on first serve basis.
 
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Application forms are obtainable from the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital Website: www.uith.org. Request for application forms must be accompanied with a Non-refundable fee of five thousand naira (#5,000.00) only or fifty US Dollars ($50.00) for foreign applicants.
 
This is made payable through Remita withUniversity of Ilorin teaching Hospital, (UITH) Ilorin.
 
CLOSING DATE
All completed application forms are to reach the office of the registrar Schools Complex, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 1459, Ilorin on or before 7th August, 2018.
 
SELECTION/INTERVIEW DATES
Dates for the selection (written and Oral) interview been fixed as follows:
a. Written examination 14th August, 2018
b. Oral interview 16th and 17th August, 2018.
 

 
Oyeleye D.I (MRS)
Coordinator
08032351312
* Post Basic Courses / University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital 2018/2019 Renal Nursing Admission Form by katty: July 03, 2018, 01:36:19 PM
Applications are invited for admission into the Post Basic Nephrology Nursing Admissions at University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital
 
A. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
(I) West African School Certificate/General Certificate of Education/SSCE/NECO/with passes at Credit level in five (5) papers obtained at not more than two (2) sittings.
(II) These papers must include English Language, Mathematics and science subjects.
 
B. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE
(I) Be a Registered Nurse duly registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
(II) Have at least 1 year post registration clinical/working experience in the relevant area of specialty.
(III) Show evidence of sponsorship by an institution or voluntary agencies
 
DURATION OF THE COURSE
12 Calendar months, commencing from November, 2018
 
ACCOMODATION
Limited accommodation is available on first serve basis.
 
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Application forms are obtainable from the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital Website: www.uith.org. Request for application forms must be accompanied with a Non-refundable fee of five thousand naira (#5,000.00) only or fifty US Dollars ($50.00) for foreign applicants.
 
This is made payable through Remita withUniversity of Ilorin teaching Hospital, (UITH) Ilorin.
 
CLOSING DATE
All completed application forms are to reach the office of the registrar Schools Complex, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 1459, Ilorin on or before 7th August, 2018. A copy of completed application form should also be submitted to the school of post basic Nephrology Nursing.
 
SELECTION/INTERVIEW DATES
Dates for the selection (written and Oral) interview been fixed as follows:
a. Written examination 14th August, 2018
b. Oral interview 16th and 17th August, 2018.
 
Segun-Agboola, B.T (MRS)
Programme Coordinator
07035671691
* Schools of Nursing / Oyo State College of Nursing, Eleyele, Ibadan 2018/2019 Admission form on Sale by katty: July 03, 2018, 12:44:09 PM
Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following programmes of Oyo State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Eleyele, Ibadan.
 
* Basic General Nursing
 
Basic General Nursing:
This is a three year programme commencing in October, 2018, after which candidates will be presented for both the College and the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) Final Qualifying Examinations to qualify as General Nurses and be eligible for registration with NMCN as Registered Nurses (RN).
 
Requirements:
Applicant must:
* Possess WAEC/SSCE/GCE or NECO/SSCE/GCE with at least five (5) credits (at not more than two (2) sittings) in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology;
* Only individuals with required credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings from the same examination body may apply.                                   
* He or she should be at least Seventeen (17) years old on admission.

Method of Application
1. Any interested candidate should pay the sum Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000:00) only to the College Account Number: 0694966574 at any branch of Access Bank PLC. Similarly, a sum of Two Hundred Naira (N200:00) only into Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Oyo State Chapter Account Number: 2019704292 at any First Bank Nigeria Plc;
2. with the Bank Tellers obtained from the Bank, the applicant will come to the College and collect the scratch card to fill the online admission form  on www.oyostatecollegeofnursingandmidwifery.com
3. candidates should print the completed copy and other details from the website on successful completion of the online admission application; and
4. candidate should come along with his/her photocard on the day of examination.
 
Closing Date:
Online application will commence on Tuesday, 3rd April.
 
Date of Entrance Examination: Saturday, 7th July, 2018
 
Venue: Oyo State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Eleyele, Ibadan
 
Time: 8.00 am prompt
 
Interview Date: Monday, 23rd – Friday, 27th July, 2018
 
Resumption Date:
Post Basic Midwifery Programme: Monday, 3rd September, 2018
Basic General Nursing Programme: Monday, 2nd October, 2018
 
For further enquiries, please contact the Office of the Registrar or Heads of Department of Nursing and Midwifery respectively.
 
Contact Numbers: 08034662462 08063258781 08073864856
 
NOTE: NO PAYMENT TO ANY INDIVIDUAL/AGENT OR PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT. PAY DIRECTLY TO THE COLLEGE ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0694966574 AND OBTAIN THE SCRATCH CARD FROM THE BURSARY DEPARTMENT OF THE COLLEGE TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE
 
Signed:
‘Biodun Oni
Ag. Registrar
* News / Patient stabs nurse at hospital; Israeli nurses’ union calls for strike by katty: July 03, 2018, 05:35:46 AM
A nurse is in a moderate but stable condition after she was stabbed by a patient at the Shmuel Ha’Rofe Hospital in the central Israel town of Beer Yaakov on Monday evening.

The suspect, an asylum seeker from Eritrea in his thirties who was a patient at the hospital, was arrested and taken in for questioning by police.

In response to the attack, chair of the nurses’ union, Ilana Cohen, called for a strike to take place on Wednesday.

“We must put an end to violence in the health system,” Cohen said. “We will shut down the entire system on Wednesday to say clearly – enough violence!”


 

 
The Ministry of Health said that it strongly condemned the violence and ordered that security be increased at health institutions.

“We are committed to the safety and security of the treatment teams, and we will work with the police and the Public Security Ministry to ensure that such cases do not recur,” said Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman.

The attack comes the day after a woman was given a sentence of five months of community service for multiple cases of assault, including against hospital security guards.

During the sentencing the judge noted that “violence against medical staff and security guards has become widespread and it is incumbent on the court to protect medical staff.”
Source: Times of Israel
* News / Group of Pharmacists, Nurses Certified to Prescribe Medicine in Singapore by katty: July 03, 2018, 05:26:10 AM
An initial group of highly qualified pharmacists and nurses can now prescribe medicine and order tests for patients without needing a doctor to sign off on them.

They are from different healthcare clusters, and are the first to finish a national programme certifying them as collaborative prescribing practitioners (CPP).

But the 19 experienced pharmacists and 19 advanced practice nurses (APNs) from the National Healthcare Group, National University Health System and SingHealth will have to wait until their hospitals attain a licence, for which they can now apply, for them to start.



Having such qualified personnel who are able to prescribe medicine or order tests would save patients time, said healthcare professionals. Said Associate Professor Tham Kum Ying, education director and senior consultant for emergency medicine at Tan Tock Seng Hospital: "For the APNs in the emergency department whom I work with, my estimation is that they save each patient about eight minutes."

Prof Tham also chairs the committee overseeing the curriculum for the National Collaborative Prescribing Programme.

GIVING BETTER CARE

It gives us satisfaction to know we can go that extra mile for our patients, to give them that continuity of care. Otherwise, they would have to face prolonged waiting times while we consult the doctors and sort out prescriptions for them.

''DR KAREN KOH, on how collaborative prescribing practitioners would become more important with an ageing population.
A graduate of the programme, Dr Karen Koh, 42, an APN at National University Hospital who set up four APN-led clinics in collaboration with cardiologists at NUH, said collaborative prescribing practitioners would become even more important with an ageing population. She said: "It gives us satisfaction to know we can go that extra mile for our patients, to give them that continuity of care. Otherwise, they would have to face prolonged waiting times while we consult the doctors and sort out prescriptions for them."

Mr Ng Boon Tat, 40, principal clinical pharmacist at the Institute of Mental Health, said the most valuable part of the programme was learning to conduct physical assessments and patient evaluations. With those skills, he may be able to spot health issues faced by patients with schizophrenia, for instance, and bring them to the attention of a doctor. He said: "I can help the psychiatrist to co-manage patients within the collaborative practice agreement, and hopefully that can increase the availability and access of healthcare to them."

For it all to work, said NUS Department of Pharmacy Associate Professor Priscilla How, 42, inter-professional education is key. She said: "Through the course, I saw a lot of camaraderie because the nurses, doctors and pharmacists all came together to help and teach one another. It was really heartwarming to see all the different medical professions come together."

The National Collaborative Prescribing Programme is a three-month programme organised by National University of Singapore's Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies and Department of Pharmacy. It is conducted twice a year, and its next intake is on Aug 14.
Source: Strait Times
* News / New Zealand Nurses begin voting on latest offer by District Health Boards by katty: July 02, 2018, 09:53:16 PM
Nurses begin voting today on District Health Boards' latest pay offer amid last-ditch efforts to avoid a nationwide nursing strike.

Last Friday the nurses union called off a strike scheduled for this Thursday, because they said the offer was improved and they recommended their members accept it.

Another strike is scheduled for next 12 July and will go ahead if nurses reject the latest offer - the fourth from DHBs in just over a year.

The latest offer boosts the minimum pay increase nurses would receive from 9 percent to 12.5 percent, but delays the time taken for the pay-rises to take effect.

Auckland nurse Danni Wilkinson said that was not good enough.

"That's come at the expense of experienced nurses who are having to wait a little bit longer to get the two new pay steps that we were offered with the last offer," Ms Wilkinson said.

"And it still puts us behind other industries, it puts our growth behind the growth of other industries and it puts us well behind Australia, which is where we lose a lot of our nurses to, so it's still not enough."

DHBs and the government have maintained there was no more money available for nurses' pay negotiations, but Ms Wilkinson said they needed to take another look at their priorities.

"We're aware obviously that the budget's been done for this year, but why could there not be the two, three percent offers and then look at five or a seven (percent) in the next budget," Ms Wilkinson said.

However Canterbury community nurse Sandra, who did not want her full name used, said not all nurses felt that way.

She said the latest offer, which included a pay equity plan to be developed by November next year and firmed up DHB plans to immediately recruit 500 more full-time nurses, was fair and reasonable.

"I do have a number of colleagues who are happy with this MECA [Multi Employer Collective Agreement] and people are feeling like they are going to accept it," Sandra said.

"So despite the fact that there are really loud voices on numerous social media platforms, I think there are a number of nurses who are actually quite happy with the way this is looking."

She was hopeful the strikes could be averted and said her colleagues needed to be realistic.

"You need to be a little bit circumspect and be realistic about how much money the Ministry of Health has available," she said.

"I think this is a really good series of steps for nurses and I think the fact that they're saying pay equity is coming is also really important."

The nurses union is not commenting on the offer yet but is recommending its members accept it.

In a statement, the union said more resources were available for safe staffing programmes and the pay increases were above general wage rises.

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters yesterday told reporters the government was sympathetic to nurses' plight, but it had other responsibilities too.

"We've got others to come and we're asking these people to see it in a reasonable way, put themselves in our shoes," Mr Peters said.

"How can we do better and run a responsible fiscal policy, we've done the best we possibly can and I trust the nurses in their vote (over) the next few days to see that as well."

Voting will run until next Monday at 5pm.

DHBs will continue to put contingency plans in place for affected surgeries and appointments should the planned strike for Thursday go ahead.
Source: New Zealand Radio
* News / South African Nurses force hospital to Hire More Staff After Patient Death by katty: July 02, 2018, 07:10:44 PM
The death of a patient in a maternity ward of a troubled Free State hospital resulted in nurses downing tools, as they demanded more staff to be hired.

According to a nurse who works at Bloemfontein's Pelonomi Hospital, on Saturday the woman died when they delayed taking her into theatre due to staff shortages.

She said the woman had just delivered a healthy baby in the ward but started experiencing complications.

"The nurse working inside the ward was assisting other patients and requested student nurses to accompany the patient to theatre.

"Upon arriving at the theatre the student nurses were allegedly turned back and told the patient must return with a professional nurse."

The nurse, who asked not to be named for fear of victimisation, said the woman died from internal bleeding after birth before she could be assisted.

There was only one nurse in the ward looking after the patients. She said the ward was meant to accommodate 17 women, but they have had up to 30 patients a day, with some women forced to sleep on the floor and in the linen storeroom.

The nurse said Saturday's death was the last straw, and the nursing staff embarked on an illegal strike on Monday to force the provincial government to hire more nurses.

They reached an agreement with the provincial health department on Tuesday night to hire 13 more nurses. The nurses returned to work yesterday.

She said at least six deaths had occurred at the hospital since January.

Another nurse, who also asked not to be named for fear of victimisation, said staff members were overwhelmed.

"It breaks my heart to have to talk about this. A woman bled to death because we are understaffed. Even the nurse who delivered that baby is still traumatised," she said.

Provincial health department spokesman Mondli Mvambi said the department had already started to hire more staff when the strike began, but processes were slow because the department was still under administration.

The department was placed under administration in 2013, which means a decision such as hiring hospital staff can't be effected without a clearance from the provincial treasury and the premier's office.

Mvambi said the hospital was burdened because it services locals while getting referrals from North West, Eastern Cape and Lesotho. He said they would investigate the recent maternal death to find out what caused it.

"Sometimes people are delayed for referrals and by the time they get to our facilities, we are unable to assist them.
* Nursing Jobs / Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) 2018 Vacancies for Nurses by katty: July 02, 2018, 04:13:39 PM
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries. Founded on 28 May 1975, with the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, its mission is to promote economic integration across the region.
 
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
 
Position: Pediatric Nurse
Location: Republic of Sierra Leone   
Category: ECOWAS International Volunteer
Type of Contract: ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. Non-Family Position
Expected start date: 1st September 2018
Duration: One (01) year, renewable (depending on budget availability and satisfactory performance)

 
Preamble
* The ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), was created by the Decision A/DEC.13/01/05 of 19th January 2005 at Accra, Ghana as a specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
* At the 32nd session of the ECOWAS Summit held in June 2007, the Heads of States and Government adopted a new approach to regional integration by approving a new global vision called the ECOWAS Vision 2020. The principal objective of this vision is to move the Community from an «ECOWAS of States» to an «ECOWAS of Peoples» by the year 2020.
* Consequently, the EYSDC implements her policies, activities and strategic action plans, as well as the ECOWAS vision in the areas of youth and sports, including the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme. The EYSDC’s objective is to initiate, develop, coordinate and implement youth and sports programmes within the Community. To this end, it works to:
* Mobilise the different segments of the population to ensure their integration and effective participation in the social development of the region, as well as the promotion of youth organisations and professional associations to ensure maximum participation in the activities of the Community;
* Provide a permanent institutional framework within ECOWAS through which issues related to Youth and Sports activities in the sub-region can be developed and promoted.

Organizational Framework of the Centre
* The Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) is one of the Directorates under the Social Affairs and Gender Department of the ECOWAS Commission. It is based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) under the headquarters agreement signed between the Burkina Faso authorities and the ECOWAS Commission.
* Decision N° A/DEC 13/01/2005 of 19th January 2005 had adopted the organizational structure comprising of four Divisions (Youth, Sports, Administration and Finance, and TIC). However, since 2008, the Centre has undergone some structural modifications following the transfer of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) from the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the Commission (CPAPS) to the EYSDC, under the Social Affairs and Gender Department.
* The EVP is centralized in organisation, but decentralized in its application to allow for flexibility and adaptation to the current realities of each country. The strategic directions, including the formulation of the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Programme, is the responsibility of the Regional Coordination Council (RCC), whose role, among others, is to ensure that the EVP becomes a genuine voluntary arm of ECOWAS.
* Being a cross-cutting programme, the ECOWAS Volunteers Regional Coordination Council (RCC) includes representatives of relevant departments of the ECOWAS Commission. The RCC is chaired by the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Commission. She is assisted by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), as Alternate Chairman of the RCC.
* The executive arm of the RCC is the Regional Office, provided by the EYSDC in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The programme’s regional coordination activities are coordinated by a Regional Coordinator under the supervision of the EYSDC Director. Although the EVP is under the Youth Division of the EYSDC, it is directly supervised by the EYSDC Director for effectiveness.
* At the National level, the National Coordination Council (NCC) serves as the national body through which national policy guidelines for the Programme are given. This Council works towards the understanding and entrenchment of the Volunteer Programme in the national environment. It also serves as advisor to the country office, which is responsible for the coordination of the Programme at national level. The NCC is chaired by the Head of the ECOWAS National Office in the country. It is made up of Focal Points/Representatives of the various ministries, Civil Society Organisations, United Nations Agencies and local youth associations involved in the implementation of the Programme at the National level.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
The ECOWAS Volunteer Pediatric Nurse  will work directly with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
* Perform Pediatric nursing duties;
* Supervise, monitor and coach nurses and other junior/auxiliary staff;
* Administer and manage unit;
* Ensure that the Bill of Rights of Patients is observed;
* Ensure that the Code of Ethics for Nurses is observed;
* Prepare Unit/ reports;
* Collate and keep records, record and store heath data, and make available such data to appropriate officials;
* Participate in the appraisal of staff;
* Any other duties that may be assigned by the Senior Nursing Officer.
 
Required Qualifications and Experience
Education:
* A university degree in Nursing from a recognized institution
Work experience and Other Skills:

* Must have worked as a Senior Staff Nurse for at least 5yrs

*  Must carry an updated Nurses/Midwives License

*  Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team of scientists

*  Good written and verbal communication skills

*  Sense of initiative and anticipation

*  Knowledge of volunteerism is an asset

*  Ability to work with little supervision

*  Being proactive and enterprising (taking initiative);

*  Good computer skills – Office Suite;

 
Language Requirements:
* Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
* Knowledge of any other official language of ECOWAS (French or Portuguese) will be considered an asset / advantage
 
Conditions of Service
* An initial contract for 12 months will be offered with a Monthly Living Allowance of 1.112.5 USD or its equivalent in local currency.
* At the beginning of the assignment, and only where applicable, a settling-in grant will be paid, and a resettlement grant will be provided at the end of the assignment. Where applicable, air transport from home country to the duty station and return at end of mission is also provided.
* A life and health insurance cover for the incumbent of the position will be provided.
* Other conditions of service as stipulated in the EVP Management and Administration Manual and Handbook of Conditions of Service shall apply.
 
Other Conditions:
* The position is open to nationals of ECOWAS Member States, aged not more than 42 years by the date of recruitment.
* This position is considered a non-family ECOWAS International Volunteer position.
* An international ECOWAS Volunteer cannot serve in their own country of origin.
* ECOWAS is committed to promoting gender equality and equity. To this end, female candidates are strongly encouraged.
 
Application Closing Date
21st July, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Job Application Form below , fill it and send it as an e-mail attachment together with the required documents listed below, to: evp.recruitment.msl@ecowasvolunteers.org with the title: Application for the Post of Paediatrician on the subject line.
 
Composition of Application
* A signed letter of application/motivation addressed to the EYSDC Director;
* A detailed Curriculum Vitae highlighting specific skills and experiences of the candidate;
* Certified copies of certificates, diplomas and work certificates;
* A criminal/police record of less than 6 months.
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