Career Opportunities at UNDP Tanzania


Agency UNDP
Tittle: UN Clinic Nurse
Job ID 27493
Duty Station Kasulu, Tanzania, United Republic of
Education & Work Experience
G-Bachelor’s Level Degree – 6 year(s) experience
Languages Required:
Desired: English, Swahili
Grade G6
Vacancy End Date 11/12/2019 (Midnight New York, USA)
The UN Clinic Nurse performs the functions under the immediate supervision of the UN Physician with regards to technical matters only and the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator for all administrative matters.
The technical supervision of the physician and the medical personnel in the field as well as the technical performance evaluation will be executed by the UN Medical Director or his nominee in order to ensure that UNDP should facilitate external access to its Performance Development and Management system to DHMOSH.

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Duties and Responsibilities 
Summary of functions/key results expected
• Clinical duties;
• Administrative duties.
Clinical Technical Duties:
• Within delegated authority, the Nurse shall be responsible for the following duties:
• Attend the UN Clinic on a full-time basis;
• Assist the UN Physician in the performance of his/her duties
• Responds to emergency calls during outside office hours when necessary and assists Medical Doctors in providing adequate care;
• Give first-aid and advice to the staff and their recognized dependents;
• Ensures effective liaison between patient and private doctor, paramedics, family members, and colleagues as appropriate;
• Documents case findings.
• Performs diagnostic and screening tests such as: ECG, x-rays, laboratory (blood and urine), and other tests as required.
• Performs clinical assessment of patients visiting the walk-in clinic;
• Facilitates referral to the UN Medical Doctor or to an outside physician, as required.
• Ensures preparedness of staff travelling on missions or reassignments, including administration of appropriate vaccine, instructions on malaria prophylaxis and other travel-related ailments.
• Instructs on the content and potential uses of travel kits where applicable;
• Assists in providing health education and health promotion programs;
• Participates in work environment assessment, e.g. office ergonomics, and addresses other occupational health issues.
• Coordinates medical evacuation and cooperates with Medical Services Division in New-York HQ and the receiving facilities in home countries;
• Assists in providing medical support during evacuation and repatriation;
• Advises evacuees on the requirements for evacuation and/or escorts patients if needed;
• Concludes or closes medical evacuation files to enable staff members to submit claims;
• Assist in arrangements for the deceased;
• Designs and implements outreach programs for mission personnel; Plans and organizes preventive and promotes medical fairs;
• Perform medical briefing for incoming staff and conduct first aid training;
• Assess needs of clients visiting the walk-in clinic, provides care/advice (e.g., the benefits of preventive medicine etc.) accordingly and facilitates referral to the UN Physician or to an outside physician, as indicated;
• Administer minor “outpatient” treatment and immunization requirements;
• Assists in maintaining records of patients’ medical data including consultations and treatment;
• Maintain strict confidentiality with regards to patient’s medical records; patient management and treatment.
• Perform medication, injection, dressing, stitching, foreign body extraction and so on as needed;
• Performs other related duties as required
Administrative Duties:
• Maintain the UN Clinic in good order and keep the inventory of medical supplies and equipment up-to-date and be prepared for disaster;
• In consultation with the Health Manager maintain a 24-hour roster of available specialists for referral and treatment;
• Coordinate and supervise the work of other UN Clinic personnel e.g. Ambulance Driver and Cleaner;
• Check equipment and supplies on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis and maintain them in working order;
• Ensures that medical instruments are properly sterilized and maintains hygiene and cleanliness of the dispensary;
• Through a monthly check, ensures that medical instruments and equipment in the UN ambulance are maintained in a working order, and replaced after use;
• Enter medical data of patients into register, patient’s file, and electronic databases;
• Schedule consultations with the Health Manager for eligible staff and dependents;
• Ensure a proper and safe disposal of hazardous material and medical waste in close coordination with the UN Physician and Laboratory technicians.
• Identifies and plans clinics’ material, supplies and equipment requirements and raises requisitions accordingly;
• Liaises with Procurement Section and Supply Section to establish essential contracts for the mission;
• Develops logistic plans to support field satellite clinics, and follows up on implementation;
• Draws and implements duty roster for clinic personnel;
• Arranges medical appointments and examinations to mission personnel;
• Updates the monthly reports of the clinic. 
Impact Results:
• Quality nursing services that contribute to the good physical and mental health of staff are provided;
• The key results have an impact on the efficiency of the UN Clinic. Accurate analysis and presentation of information thoroughly researched, and fully documented work strengthens the capacity of the UN Clinic at the duty station and facilitates subsequent action by the supervisor. incumbent’s own initiative is decisive in results of work and timely finalization. 
Ability to make new and useful ideas work
Level 2: Analyzes complex technical materials (including data) and makes concise, relevant recommendations

Ability to persuade others to follow
Level 2: Proactively identifies new opportunities and challenges

People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
Level 2: Takes ownership of responsibilities

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
Level 2: Understands, explains and shares information on assigned tasks with accuracy and clarity

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
Level 2: Meets goals and timelines for delivery of products or services;

Professionalism: Knowledge and experience in clinical/occupational nursing.
Level 2: Execute & Learn: Execute & Learn: Perform defined tasks

Planning and Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; ability to establish priorities and to plan and co-ordinate own work plan; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently
Level 2: Execute & Learn: Performs defined tasks efficiently and deepens knowledge of area of work

Commitment to continuous learning:
Initiative and willingness to keep abreast of new skills in the nursing field.
Level 2:Execute & Learn:Performs defined tasks efficiently and deepens knowledge of area of work

Technology Awareness:
Proficiency in relevant medical software packages.
Level 2: Technical Assistance: Performs defined tasks efficiently and deepens knowledge of area of work

Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally
Level 2: Execute & Learn: Performs defined tasks efficiently and deepens knowledge of area of work

Client Orientation:
Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion. Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and
Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients. Responds to client needs
Level 2: Execute & Learn:Performs defined tasks efficiently and deepens knowledge of area of work

Required Skills and Experience
• Registered Professional Nurse and first level degree from an accredited Baccalaureate Nursing Programme (University) or equivalent such as an accredited Diploma Programme (4 years). National registration and license is a requirement;
• Certificate in ECG training is an asset;
• Certificates in CPR or BLS and ACLS or equivalent emergency medical care PHTLS is required;
• Recognized additional training in primary health care and midwifery is desirable;
• HIV/AIDS Management training is desirable.
• Minimum 6 years of continuous clinical experience in nursing preferably in a multicultural environment;
• Intensive Care and health administration. Supervisory experience in a UN field operation is an asset;
• Knowledge and understanding of relevant UN administrative policies and procedures is desirable;
• Experience in Trauma and Emergency care is desirable; Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is desirable.

Language Requirements:
• Proficiency in English;
• Working knowledge of other UN language desirable.

Important applicant information
All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.
Applicant information about UNDP rosters
Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
Workforce diversity
UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.