Nurse Midwife Job at WAJAMAMA Clinic Zanzibar October 2022 WAJAMAMA is a women-led social enterprise-NGO hybrid built on the belief that initiatives aimed at making the greatest social change must prioritize the beginning of life. Because each life starts inside of a woman, our holistic healthcare model primarily focuses on women’s and girls’ health.
Our comprehensive reproductive and maternal health care model consists of the following key initiatives:
• Preventative family and women’s healthcare services
• Reproductive, maternal, and child health care programs
• Women’s fitness, yoga, and mindfulness
• Capacity building and training of youth health ambassadors and local health care providers.
Our team is diverse and passion-driven We are proud to report a 90% employee retention rate since the founding of WAJAMAMA in August 2019. Our team is client-centered, customer service oriented, and maintains the highest standards of medical ethics.
We are looking for a qualified registered Nurse Midwife who can provide comprehensive primary, urgent and obstetrical care at WAJAMAMA’s private clinic and community health outreach programs.
You will work with a variety of patients, providing direct nursing care, along with physical or psychological support when required.
The community outreach programs will consist of providing obstetric care for pregnant women and their babies, conducting interactive educational sessions on maternal and child care, and supporting women and infants during prenatal and postnatal follow-up sessions.
This includes the provision of consistent care, emotional support, and the facilitation of community building that follows our Group Care curriculum.
The Nurse Midwife will also be responsible for providing weekly cervical cancer educational workshops and screenings.
This will require training in the screen-and-treat approach using a Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) method.
The Nurse Midwife will also be responsible for supporting and facilitating educational workshops in Menstrual Hygiene Management and other maternal and reproductive-related sessions for our growing outreach programs.
As part of the responsibilities, the Nurse Midwife will manage the inputting of captured data obtained from the various outreach programs
• Provides direct prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, and/or well-women patient services and primary care to obstetrical and gynecological patients.
• Provides direct primary and urgent care and prepares patients for examinations and performs routine diagnostic checks (monitor pulse, blood pressure, temperature, provide drugs and injections, etc).
Nurture a compassionate environment by providing psychological support.
• Provide comprehensive maternal and child services to mothers during and after pregnancy, including managing complications and referring high-risk pregnancies.
• Monitoring the general health condition of the mother and the newborn.
• Facilitate educational workshops and sessions in reproductive, maternal, and child health.
• Provide counseling and education to mothers on pregnancy and post-pregnancy management, including proper breastfeeding techniques and nutrition.
• Provide primary care to women of reproductive age in accordance with our program protocols
• Provide VIA screening to women between the ages of 25 – 50 years.
• Use of our data capturing and M&E tools.
• Ensure data collected is accurate and submit reports according to the schedule.
• Ensure the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the WAJAMAMA Code of Conduct and Safeguarding protocol.
• Ensure hygiene and sterilization criteria, including universal precautions, are met.
• Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics.
• Monitor compliance with prescribed medications.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
• Diploma or bachelor’s degree in Nurse Midwifery from an accredited School of Nursing
• Valid practical nursing license
• Strong facilitation skills
• Experience in data capturing and reporting would be an advantage
• At least 1 year of clinical and midwifery experience
• Experience working in facilitating educational programs is an added advantage
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Physically sound as this position requires working at remote health facilities and carrying equipment
• Fluency in Kiswahili and English