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[Job Vacancy] Nurse (Referral) at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, private, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization. Our organization offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. We have been working in Nigeria since February 1996.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nurse (Referral)

Location: BenueEmployment Type: Full-timeJob Type: Indefinite

Main Objective and Responsibility of the Position

Provide nursing care, treatment and follow-up of patients, according to doctors’ prescriptions, protocols applied in service and universal hygiene standards/precautions, in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the targeted population.


Know, promote, implement and follow at all times the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control, security rules and other protocols and procedures in the medical premises and ensure high standards of hygiene of his/her working environment .
Organize and carry out care and treatments according to medical prescriptions, as well as assist them during consultations/ daily rounds and other medical procedures.
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.
Respect medical secret and confidentiality
Carry-out admission, surveillance and follow-up of patients meaning assessment of their health state evolution, and identification of emergency situation or any deterioration,
Participate in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary
Supervise and train nurse-aids, nutritional assistants, cleaners and other related staff under his/her supervision in their work with special focus in following all appropriate protocols and procedures and ensuring team work
For ER and OPD nurse, ensure triage of patients in waiting areas, wards or during emergencies, detecting the priority acute/emergency cases, carrying out first aid care when necessary and referring them to the doctor.
If applicable, identify Sexually Gender Based Violence victims and refer them to the medical team, so they can receive the necessary treatment.
Knows and is aware of the importance and appropriate use of the Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit
Participate in the department-related pharmacy and medical equipment control and maintenance (carrying out inventories, carrying out stock takes of medicines and material at every team changeover, ensuring no material is taken out of nursing area/wards without prior authorization, checking its quality and its functioning, storage conditions, doing follow-up of expired drugs, etc.).
Carryout and supervise administrative procedures and documents (fill in patients files, forms, consumptions, statistics, etc.), ensure an appropriate written/oral handover, and report any problematic situations and cases that may arise. Fill in all necessary registers and health files, participate in data collection and keep doctors/supervisors informed.
Sends material to be sterilized and recuperates it from sterilization.

MSF Section/Context-specific Accountabilities

This position requires flexibility as additional tasks maybe assigned depending on needs e.g. referal nurse can be assigned to work in the MSF clinic if there are no patients for referal.

Specific Tasks

Monitors the evolution of hospitalized patients, through daily visits while ensuring that referral hospitals staffs perform consultations, examinations and prescribing the necessary treatment.
In collaboration with the hospital doctors and MSF MAM, decide on discharge or transfer to other departments of hospitalized patients.
Provide first aid and stabilization of refered patients prior to and during tranportation to the referal facility following MSF treatment guidelines
Closely monitor reproductive health care referal needs and establish efficient referral pathways for ANC/PNC women for deliveries, specialist consultation, PMTCT, ART etc.
Ensure confidentiality and respect for patients’ diagnosis, treatment and follow up information
Participate in the analysis of patient bills according to investigations and medications listed on the patient’s discharge sheet as per hospital standard price list. Any discrepancy will be reported to the management of the hospital for rectification
Ensure respect of universal precaution and implementation of infection control measures .
Inform the line manager about any problems or unusual situations. Perform any other medical procedures/duties whenever required
Perform and record MUAC screening for children between 6 – 59 months of age as a surveillance tool for malnutrition.
Ensure updated vaccination status for hospitalised children according to national EPI schedule
Participate in the collection and analysis of medical data and ensure proper recording of patients care. Take record of all referral cases including outcome of treatment and update MAM reguarly including compilation of MMR on referral cases.
Provide daily reports verbally, email or by phone to the MAM/MTL on the number and status of patients admitted in the referral facilities.
Ensure that family members of hospitalized patients receive regular update on the patients’ progress.
Refer all critically ill patients and those with complications to the medical doctor while in the MSF clinics.
In collaboration with the MSF doctor, write a referral form and chaperone refered patients to the referal hospital
Perform their duties observing the MSF policies and in compliance with relevant SOPs of the department and immediately reporting to supervisor whenever compliance is or cannot be met.

Requirements (Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge)To apply for this role applicants MUST meet the following criteria:

Education Essential recognized nurse degree / diploma
Current and valid registration with the Nursing Council in Nigeria
Experience Desirable 2 years of previous work experience and previous experience in other NGO’s.
Languages English language essential (spoken and written). Local language: Tiv, or Idoma desirable.
Competences Commitment to MSF Principles, Stress Management, Results and Quality Orientation, Teamwork and Cooperation, Behavioral Flexibility.

SalaryN269,000 / month.


How to ApplyInterested and qualified candidates should their CV, Cover Letter and photocopies of only necessary credentials with telephone contact details (daytime) to: [email protected] using “NURSE (REFERRAL)” as the subject of the mail.

Application Deadline  3rd February, 2023 (05:00 pm).


Only one applications submitted via email will be accepted as multiple applications would be disregarded.
This job description may be amended in line with the activities or evolution of the Mission.
The deadline for the position is 3rd February 2023 (5:00 PM)
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
NO Transportation and/or any allowance will be provided during the recruitment process.
MSF is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity within the organization