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Inpatient Department (IPD) NURSE (2 posts) at Médecins sans Frontières France

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Médecins sans Frontières France

Position: Inpatient Department (IPD) NURSE (2 posts)
Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. In Malawi, MSF works in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the local community in integrated HIV/AIDS in Chiradzulu District and Cervical Cancer projects Blantyre districts.
MSFF is looking for its Blantyre Cervical Cancer Project Office
Position: Inpatient Department (IPD) NURSE (2 posts)
Workplace : Blantyre and Chiradzulu
Type of contract : 6 months Fixed Term Contract with possibility of extension
Start date : December 2022
Main purpose of the position
Providing nursing care, treatment and follow-up of patients, according to Ministry of Health and MSF protocols applied in service and universal hygiene standards/precautions, in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the targeted population
Main responsibilities
Knowing, promoting, implementing and following up the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard 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 secrets and confidentiality at all times.
Organizing and carrying out care and treatments 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.
Identifying Sexually Gender Based Violence victims and referring them to the medical team so they can receive the necessary treatment. Knowing and is aware of the importance and appropriate use of the Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit Ensuring patients are properly received and installed and that those with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movements and comfort. For Emergency Room and Outpatient Department (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
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, consumptions, 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.
Supervising and training nurse-aids, nutritional assistants, cleaners and other related staff under his/her supervision, ensuring teamwork and adherence to all appropriate protocols and procedures
Specific Accountabilities
Respecting medical secrets and confidentiality at all times.
Know the procedure in case of accidental exposure to blood, and always keep managers informed on time.
Participating in pain management of the patient, using tools necessary to evaluate the pain, and referring to the doctor if necessary.
Ensure patients are properly received and installed in the health service. Ensures that patients with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movements and comfort.
Participate biomedical equipment control and maintenance (Glucometer, Hemocue, Dynamap, Oxygen concentrator, etc…), controlling the good functioning (including batteries load), ensuring appropriate storage conditions, regular cleaning, informing managers in case of repair need, inventory of equipment available in IPD and Outpatient Department, (at every team changeover, ensuring no material is taken out of nursing area/wards without prior authorization, etc.)
Ensure to have enough medical equipment sterilized.
Ensure appropriate and safe waste segregation between medical (soft waste / sharps and needles) and non-medical waste.
Remaining flexible, cooperating with multi-disciplinary team, and performing any other task needed to ensure quality of care, good organization of the ward, on request of the managers
Participate in health education of the patient in collaboration with patient support activity team and the medical team
Maintain Team Dynamics and prioritising patients care.
Monitor closely the patient to identify the abnormal and report timely.
Participate in the exit interview on patients discharge.
Participate on the weekly or monthly training and the use of EMR (Electric Medical Record) for data collection.
The working hours at IPD will be 24 hour shift rotation include weekends.
Diploma in Nursing
Should be registered with the nurses and midwives council of Malawi
Desirable Certificate as VIA provider
Desirable 2 years of previous experience and previous experience in other NGOs
Demonstrable experience in supervising and training others in a team setting
English and Chichewa essential
Results and Quality Orientation
Teamwork and Cooperation
Behavioural Flexibility
Commitment to MSF Principles
Stress Management
How to apply
Documents to provide:
Cover letter, Updated CV, ID Copy and relevant certificates
Deadline for submission of application: 29th November 2022
Application should be submitted to:
Human Resources Manager
Médecins sans Frontières France
Po Box 2736
Blantyre – Malawi
E-mail address::
With in Subject: IPD NURSE
NOTE: Please clearly indicate the position title on the application. Letters, CVs and any documentation included in application package will not be returned. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. MSF is an equal opportunity employer: all applicants will be equally considered under the same criteria and expectations. MSF does not charge any application/recruitment or training fees: if ever you are requested to pay any amount to process your application or access employment with MSF, do not pay and please inform the MSF administration on +265997003712,
email: as soon as possible.