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Community Health NurseEHA Clinics

KanoNigeria
6 days0 Applicants
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job description - Community Health Nurse

Mission Objective

  • The REACH program is dedicated to closing healthcare gaps by bringing quality and affordable services directly to communities. 
  • The community health nurses deliver superior community and home-based healthcare services, prioritizing prevention, promotion, and basic curative care within designated clusters.
  • We also stand ready to provide prompt support for REACH clinic activities, ensuring comprehensive and timely care for all individuals in need.

Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose:

  • Perform patient assessment using appropriate, problem-focused, and age-specific assessment techniques. Analyze the assessment data, derive nursing interventions, set priorities according to patient needs, formulate a plan of care, implement and evaluate the outcome.
  • Provide emotional support and measures to alleviate fear and anxiety. Assess patient and family readiness and identify learning needs. Participate in voluntary community health activities to promote, maintain and restore health and prevent diseases.
  • Provide basic life support when needed. Document all relevant data in the electronic medical record according Administer medications, monitor desirable and undesirable effects, and intervene appropriately.                               

Engagement:

  • Recognize subtle cues to anticipate potential problems.
  • Assess patient and family readiness and identify learning needs.

Delivery:

  • Administer medications, monitor desirable and undesirable effects, and intervene appropriately. Travel to patients’ homes to deliver care as required. Manage patients with infectious diseases when applicable. Attends to Home care visits when scheduled on-call shift.
  • Perform clerical duties when needed. Ensure that patients are provided with appropriate nutrition. Manage pediatric patients with infectious diseases when applicable.

Targeted Specialized Knowledge

  • Registered Nurse (RN) and Registered Midwife(RM) Certification.
  • Active membership of Community Based Organizations (CBO)  and/or work within the private health sector is highly desirable. 
  • Must come from the assigned community and must be able to communicate proficiently in appropriate language of the assigned cluster.
  • Hold and maintain a current nursing license to practice in Nigeria.

Key Skills and Attributes:

  • Hold Computer literacy
  • Excellent Communication and Customer Service
  • Caring, Compassionate, Dedicated and Professional
  • Working Under Pressure
  • Humane, Empathetic and Supportive Bedside Manner
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Problem solving and Initiative
  • Time Management and Organization
  • Attention to Detail

Key Areas of Note:

  • Keep up to date with relevant medical research, technology, and evidence-based medical practice by attending continuing education courses and professional meetings, reading journals, etc.
  • Research unusual symptoms and treatment options, through consultation with physicians and other medical specialists.

Remuneration

  • EHA Clinics is committed to fair and competitive compensation for its employees. We want our team members in all locations to feel valued for their unique skills, expertise, and talents and remunerated accordingly, so we can attract and retain the best and most passionate people. 
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