Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization providing assistance to people affected by armed conflicts, epidemics, natural or non-natural disasters, or persons excluded from access to health care. The organization has health projects in more than 70 countries. MSF France has had a significant presence in Kenya since 1996. In Mathare Lavender House Clinic, MSF runs a 24-hour SGBV Clinic for victims of sexual and gender-based violence and an Emergency program that provides pre-hospital care and trauma/medical stabilization. We also have a clinic in Dandora offering youth-friendly services to those between the ages of 10 to 24 years. All our services are free including a toll-free hotline. MSF France Mathare project is looking to fill the position of a Trauma Nurse. The successful candidate reports to the SGBV/Mental health Supervisor. Objective of the Position: Providing nursing care, treatment, and follow-up of patients, according to doctors’ prescriptions, the context, MSF protocols applied in service and universal hygiene standards/precautions in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the targeted population. Responsibilities include but not limited to: • Managing medical emergencies in the Trauma Room as per the standard emergency care guidelines: trauma, medical, surgical, obstetric, and pediatric patients. • Facilitating and providing ongoing medical care during patient referrals via ambulance. • Ambulance activities: -Perform patient assessments, including physical examination of patients. Provide First Aid, Basic Life Support including but not limited to airway management, ventilator support, circulatory and shock management, clinical assessment, orthopedic care, and patient extrication and safety. • Ensuring patients are properly received and installed and that those with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movement and comfort. For ER and OPD nurse, ensuring triage of patients in waiting areas, wards or during emergencies, detecting the priority acute/emergency cases, carrying out first aid care and referring them to the doctor when necessary • Organizing and carrying out care and treatment according to medical prescriptions, and assisting during consultations, daily rounds and other medical procedures. Participating in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary. • Knowledge, promoting, implementing and follow up of the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, biohazard prevention and infection control, security rules and other protocols and procedures in the medical premises and ensuring high standards of hygiene of his/her working environment. • Respecting medical ethics and confidentiality at all times. • Sending material to be sterilized and recuperates it from sterilization • Carrying out admission, surveillance, and follow-up of patients (i.e. assessment of the evolution of their state of health and the identification of any emergency situation or deterioration • Carrying and supervising administrative procedures and documents (fill in patient’s files, forms, consumption, statistics, registers, health files, etc.), ensuring an appropriate written/oral handover, and reporting any problematic situations and cases that may arise. Participating in data collection and keeping doctors/supervisors informed. • Participating in the department-related pharmacy and medical equipment control and maintenance (quality and its functioning, storage conditions, follow-up of expired drugs inventories, stock takes of medicines and material at every team changeover ensuring no material is taken out of nursing area/wards without prior authorization, etc.) • Perform cleaning and minor maintenance for biomedical equipment used. Following the user manual and protocols and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning. Qualifications & Requirements: Education: Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in Nursing. Experience: Minimum 2 years of demonstrable working experience in providing pre-hospital and trauma care/medical stabilization. Previous experience with MSF is a plus. Languages: Essential local languages, Kiswahili and English Competencies/Skills: Adherence to MSF principles; Results and detail-oriented, service, team player, committed and flexible.

How to apply

Applicants MUST be Kenyan nationals and have the necessary statutory documents (ID, NSSF, NHIF, and a PIN certificate) Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a motivation letter and an updated Curriculum Vitae as a single file mentioning the subject line “Trauma Nurse” and email to: msff-kenyarecruitment@paris.msf.org on or before 01st July, 2024. The protection of your personal data is important to MSF and will be treated confidentially. By submitting your application, you consent to MSF using your personal data only for the recruitment process to have all the information and documents necessary to proceed with the recruitment, validation of your application, and selection of the most suitable candidate. MSF does not sell your personal data under any circumstances. If you have any questions, requests, or concerns, you can contact us on msff-kenya-recruitment@paris.msf.org MSF is committed to achieving workforce diversity and therefore women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. MSF does not tolerate any kind of harassment and abuse including but not limited to sexual harassment, exploitation and discrimination. MSF provides a working environment that upholds our safeguarding commitment to ensure that children and adults are protected from both deliberate and accidental harm caused by MSF staff and/or other representatives. Our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks reflects our commitment to the protection and safeguarding of our beneficiaries from abuse. Applications must be received by the deadline. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/ recruitment fee

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