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Community Health Nursing Officer at Chikwawa District Council

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  • Chikwawa
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Chikwawa District Council

CHIKWAWA DISTRICT COUNCIL VACANCIES

Chikwawa District Council with support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will for three years, implement critical health and social welfare activities through a Government to Government (G2G) agreement at the district level and contribute to the improvement of HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health (MCH), family planning (FP), Tuberculosis (TB), Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), nutrition and social welfare service delivery. To achieve the intended objectives of the agreement, Chikwawa District Council intends to hire additional health care workers (HCWs) and support staff.

The council therefore invites suitably qualified Malawians to fill the following vacant positions existing in Chikwawa:

Title: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING OFFICER

Grade: HI/M7

Location: Chikwawa District Council

Job Function

Nursing is an art and a science dedicated to improving the physical and psychological wellbeing of patients. Nurses and midwives aim to provide care to patients and their families that are appropriate, effective, and efficient in a respectful, caring manner. They are also involved in providing health education that assists patients, families, students, colleagues and communities to learn about health care and make informed decisions.

Duties and Responsibilities

i. Plans and facilitates community mobilization to identify health needs and problems and finds possible solutions for solving them together with the community using the available resources.
ii. Plans and implements community health nursing programs.
iii. Monitors and evaluate community health nursing interventions and adherence to community health nursing guidelines policies and standards.
iv. Maintains professional conduct at any time.
v. Documents and maintains accurate records of all community health Nursing/Midwifery Services.
vi. Establishes and maintains working relationship with local leaders and the community in health-related activities.
vii. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members and stakeholders to meet needs of individuals, groups, families, and communities.
vii. Conducts community health coordination meetings to share experiences and best practices.
ix. Supervises Nurse Midwives, students, subordinates, and the community.
X. Mobilize resources for implementation of community health Nursing/Midwifery Services.
xi. Compiles monthly reports for community health Nursing/Midwifery Services use data for decision making and submit to relevant authorities.
xii. Develops department policies in consultation with other multidisciplinary team members.
xiii. Monitors that all health workers comply with quality standards of care and conducts performance appraisal for subordinates and makes recommendations accordingly.
xiv. Compiles weekly and monthly duty rosters for the community.
xv. Conducts inventory quarterly and maintains accurate records.
xvi. Conducts and follows up on maternal death audits.
xvii. Participates in identification of departmental training needs and conducts on the job training.
xviii. Adheres to continuous professional development.
xix. Participates and conducts health systems research regarding community health nursing care.
xx. Uses evidence-based approaches to improve community health nursing care.

Educational qualifications

Applicants must be Registered Nurse/Midwife with degree in nursing and Certificate in Midwifery or degree in Community Health Nursing.

NOTE: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES MUST BE PREPARED TO WORK IN REMOTE AREAS.
CLOSING DATE OF RECEIVING APPLICATIONS IS 10TH JUNE, 2024

In addition, applicants should not currently be holding substantive positions in any government department.

Method Of Application

Interested qualified candidates should submit their applications together with photocopies or relevant certificates (academic certificate (s), professional registration certificate (s)}, or evidence of payment for registration; valid practicing licence (for health-care practitioners), a national ID and a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) with three traceable referees.

Applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their applications to:

The District Commissioner
Chikwawa District Council
Private Bag 1
CHIKWAWA