Midwife - Misrata
Number of position: 1
Position Reports to: Medical Coordinator
Date needed: December .1st .2018
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
The midwife will have the primary responsibility of providing appropriate assistance to the medical treatment and management of pregnant women in coordination with other health providers in location of assignment.
Tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:
Examining and monitoring pregnant women 5 days /week from 9:00 to 17:00.
Assessing care requirements and writing care plans.
Undertaking antenatal care.
Carrying out screening tests.
Taking patient samples, pulses, temperatures and blood pressures.
Caring for and assisting women in labor.
Monitoring and administering medication, injections and intravenous infusions during labor.
Monitoring the fetus during labor.
Advising about and supporting parents in the daily care of their newborn babies and providing information, emotional support and reassurance to women and their partners.
Helping parents to cope with miscarriage, termination, stillbirth and neonatal death.
Provide technical support and oversight to mobile health team in patient care and service delivery.
Referral of patients to and between hospitals/healthcare facilities.
Collaborate with the team leader and medical coordinator in sending orders for periodic re-stocking.
Work with M&E team to ensure accuracy and quality of data collected from all hospital/healthcare facilities on a monthly basis.
Conduct monthly data analysis and take action as appropriate in cooperation with supervisor.
Provide training to healthcare (nurses) personnel for specific needs.
Works as a member of the team, taking in consideration the non-medical problems encountered by the patients (i.e. feeding and psychosocial).
Develop and foster professional working relationship with community members and technical counterparts of healthcare facilities.
Conduct home visits according to plans prepared by medical team and approved by supervisor.
Follow up with target groups such as pregnant/lactating women, children less than 5 years old especially with regard to utilization and access to antenatal services and vaccination services and TBC patients.
Conduct triage and initial patient assessment prior to referral to the medical doctor.
Ensures patient confidentiality.
Provide weekly reports regarding beneficiaries visited.
Perform regular health education sessions for beneficiaries.
Submit daily and weekly drug consumption report including: notify medical doctor of drug stock and expiry dates of drugs.
Attend program meetings as scheduled.
Actively participate in activity planning.
Assist other program staff whenever needed.
Any other responsibility assigned by his/her supervisor.
The applicant must have the following qualification:
Registered nurse, with experience in emergency medical and surgical cases
At least 3 years’ clinical experience.
Able to provide treatment and assistance to all individuals needing his/her care.
Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Willing to work in resource limited settings, especially peripheral areas in Libya.
Able to provide feedback/reports regarding work -related activities.
Able to speak in Arabic, English desirable.
Willing to do manual work when necessary
Email your CV to Libya-Recruitment@InternationalMedicalCorps.org indicating in the subject the position.
By ASAP, 5pm (Libya Time)
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