Job Title: Fresher Enrolled Comprehensive Nurse (Referral Coordination) – IRC Uganda Jobs 2021
Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Lamwo, Uganda
International Rescue Committee (IRC) Profile
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, protection & rule of law, gender-based violence and women’s protection and empowerment, economic recovery and development.
Under the supervision and guidance of a Registered Nurse, the enrolled nurse will be responsible for direct delivery of high quality and efficient nursing services to clients at the attached health facility and in the community ensuring that high standards are adhered to in assessments, handling of emergencies, treatment, and administration of medicines. S/he will be expected to work within the health facility and offer services in the community in the catchment area.
Roles and Responsibilities:
•Linkage of referred patients from the refugee settlement for appropriate services.
•Follow-up of referred patients while they are admitted in the hospital.
•Updating us on a weekly basis the status of the patients referred.
•Documentation and generation of reports and referral data base, this information will be reported back to the IRC M&E officer, UNHCR and to the health center administration for purposes of documenting service delivery as well as accountability.
•Taking responsibility for coordinating the welfare of the refugees referred to referral hospitals.
•Coordination of transport for discharged patients coming back to Palabek refugee settlement, Lamwo.
•In the case of death of a patient, the referral nurse will coordinate with IRC management for the transportation of the body back to Palabek refugee settlement for burial.
•Liaising with the hospital administration to effectively coordinate services for referred clients.
•Carrying out any other roles that may be delegated to you by your supervisor.
•Must have a certificate of enrollment of nursing from a recognized institution.
•Must be registered and licensed with the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council
•At least 2 years of work experience, with field experience in providing services to refugees.
•Planning and organizing
•Concern for quality and standards
•Ethics and integrity
•Self-control and stress management
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
How To Apply for IRC Uganda Jobs 2021
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.
Deadline: 17th May 2021
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