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17 Feb 2022

Campus Nurse at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)

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Job Description


Job Description

Job Title: Campus Nurse

Reports to: Health Services Coordinator

Location: Full time at the Butaro Campus, Rwanda

Organizational Profile

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is one of major initiatives of Partners in Health (PIH) in Rwanda. The university was officially launched in September 2015 with its flagship degree program, the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD). Recently this program of MGHD has been converted into different options include Msc in Health Management, Msc in Gender- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Msc in One-Health and more to come soon.  In 2019, UGHE launched a new program of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)/ Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) degree and so far, 108 students were enrolled into the program, and the 1st cohort of MBBS/MGHD is expected to graduate in 2025.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in need, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals committed to these values, and with a passion for health equity, to join our growing team.

Position Overview

The campus nurse will be responsible for delivering quality health services packages on campus for the students, staff/faculty, contractors, and visitors. The scope of practice will include but not limited to primary assessment and care for the routine health conditions on campus such accident and emergency cases and to deal with daily health related complaints among the residents by ensuring the timely, right care and transfer where necessary. The campus nurse will be responsible for effective and cost-effective use of existing medical and non-medical consumables and equipment in the campus clinic, by ensuring quality of records, and timely inventory and supply to avoid any cause and inconveniences of discontinuation of services delivery. The campus nurse will be integrated in the existing health services team on campus that includes medical, mental health and coordination/management pillars, all to ensure the total wellbeing, healthy and safe community at UGHE. The campus nurse will participate in the elaboration, validation, and implementation of different policies, protocols, and guidelines in different disciplines of health delivery and in accordance with the Rwanda Ministry of Health and World Health Organization standards.

A passion for providing and supporting an environment in which all students can thrive, and a deep commitment to the mission of the University as well as a vision for increased excellence in the student experience required

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides primary assessment and assistance to the accident and emergency cases,
  2. Responds to the daily health related complaints among the residents,
  3. Orients and transfers the cases according to the need and specialties within the team or beyond the campus,
  4. Ensures the quality of utilization and records of medical/non-medical consumables available in the campus clinic,
  5. Maintains standards of confidentiality and patient privacy in maintaining files and the electronic medical database.
  6. Conducts the periodical inventory and report of medical medical/non-medical consumables available in the campus clinic,
  7. Follows up the transferred cases beyond the campus and where it is necessary to accompany/escort the patient depending on the patient’s condition,
  8. Provides sexual and reproductive health services and counselling sessions
  9. Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
  10. Participates in provision of comprehensive health promotion and prevention programs on campus and in the surrounding communities
  11. Works with other members of the health services department and campus leadership in general to keep the campus healthy and safe to the residents.
  12. Elaborates and submits the monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to her supervisor on the health services delivery on campus.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by the Line Manager.
  14. Plans and completes her continue professional development programs

Qualifications and professional experience

  1. Preference will be given to female candidates,
  2. General Nurse with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with full registration and current practicing license with a relevant professional body (Rwanda National Council of Nurses and Midwives)
  3. Having completed the most updated Adult Basic Life Support (ABLS) course
  4. A minimum of 3 years professional experience in Rwanda health with at least 1 year of experience in accident and emergency services delivery.
  5. Experience in medical consumables management, record and inventory and supply
  6. Experience in multicultural working environment required; experience working in East African countries preferred
  7. Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English is mandatory, French is an added advantage.
  8. This position will require working beyond traditional hours.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  1. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community,
  2. Ability to interact with students, faculty and/or staff in a team environment,
  3. Comprehensive knowledge of modern principles and techniques of general medicine and public health, as traditionally practiced,
  4. Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care in Rwanda.
  5. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards,
  6. Knowledge of community medical/nursing diagnostic and patient care services around nursing expertise,
  7. Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage,
  8. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment,
  9. Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress,
  10. Effective verbal and written communication skills,
  11. A passion for providing and supporting an environment in which all students can thrive, and a deep commitment to the mission of the University as well as a vision for increased excellence in the student experience required

The Deadline: 16th March 2022

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 16th  March, 2022.

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