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Registered Nurse - Abuja

--EHA Clinics Limited, Jabi--

 

Job Title

Nurse                           

Department


Division


Reports to

Nursing


EHA Clinics


Practice and QA Manager 

Based in

Abuja

Who we are: EHA Clinics, a subsidiary of eHealth Africa,  is a chain of clinics spread across Nigeria that provides innovative and technology-driven healthcare to the population. EHA Clinics currently boasts of three Clinics located in Abuja and Kano and is working to expand to other parts of Nigeria. EHA Clinics uses state of the art equipment to bridge the gap in the provision of high quality diagnostics and healthcare through routine services (general consultations, laboratory investigations, pharmaceuticals, annual medical checks, child wellness checks, ultrasonography...etc) and specialized services (telemedicine, medical evacuation, home care, dental care, ophthalmology and radiology).

 

Within every clinic location, EHA Clinics simultaneously implements a Community Health Program which utilizes an innovative financing mechanism to promote universal health coverage and access for the low-income, uninsured and underserved population through a low-cost, pro-poor prepayment scheme.  These Programs form the basis of care EHA Clinics provide, catering to different cadres of the population based on economic profiles.

 

Summary of Job: the Registered Nurse provides direct and indirect care for assigned patients in various nursing units and home visits per scheduled shift. The Registered Nurse is primarily responsible for professional performance and safe patient care. The role encompasses nursing assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, evaluation, and coordination of care for patients across the healthcare continuum involving families. Duties include but are not limited to, managing patients with various medical cases.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

Nursing Duties

  • Perform patient assessment using appropriate, problem-focused, and age-specific assessment techniques.

  • Analyze the assessment data, derive nursing interventions, set priorities according to patients needs, formulate a plan of care, implement and evaluate the outcome.

  • Document all relevant data in the electronic medical record according to clinic standards.

  • Treat patients and families with care and respect while maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality.

  • Involve the patient, significant others, and health care providers in the plan of care when appropriate.

  • Collaborate with other disciplines through multidisciplinary meetings and care conferences to facilitate patient care and operations.

  • Attends to Home care visits when scheduled on-call shift

  • Recognize subtle cues to anticipate potential problems.

  • Demonstrate the required assessment and therapeutic skills.

  • Implement and monitor infection control measures.

  • Apply safety measures related to patient care.

  • Operate all unit-required equipment safely.

  • Ensure the availability and maintenance of supplies and equipment needed for the unit and patient care.

  • Accountable for the use of patients’ and the hospital’s resources.

  • Accountable to the patient, the organization, the profession and self.

  • Perform clerical duties when needed.

  • Provide basic life support when needed.

  • Administer medications, monitor desirable and undesirable effects and intervene appropriately.

  • Ensure that patients are provided with appropriate nutrition.

  • Manage patients with infectious diseases when applicable.

  • Manage pediatric patients with infectious diseases when applicable.

  • Travel to patients’ homes to deliver care as required.

  • Strictly follow clinical guidelines and standard operating procedures set by the clinic management.

Patient & Family Education/Support:

  • Provide emotional support and measures to alleviate fear and anxiety.

  • Assess patient and family readiness and identifying learning needs.

  • Lead/encourage multidisciplinary approach for patient’s discharge.

  • Develop and implement the teaching plan utilizing patient education manual.

  • Document patient and family education.

  • Participate in voluntary community health activities to promote, maintain and restore health and prevent diseases.

  • Adheres to Policies and Procedures.

  • Adheres to EHA Clinics Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field.

Customer Service Requirements

  • Must have excellent customer service skills and communication skills

  • Must be able to plan and perform daily activities in an organized manner.

  • Must be kind, compassionate, dedicated and patient.

  • Must have the ability to handle different kinds of emotions as well as manage on the job stress.

  • Must be focused, very detailed and be creative in making a decision.

  • Must be physically and mentally stable to handle extended shifts as well as mental pressure and traumatic events.

  • Must be able to review, analyze and respond to the different situations they encounter daily.

  • Must be able to think critically in adapting to change, judging situations and taking appropriate decisions.

Professional Development

EHA Clinics requires all staff to keep their knowledge and skills up to date

  • S/he is expected to continue to learn throughout their career at EHA Clinics through continuing professional development (CPD). The professional body relating to specialist areas will have information on the type of CPD to be carried out and how much should be completed each year. 

Key Areas of Note 

  • Ensure continuing education, training and development is undertaken to meet clinical governance guidelines for Continuing Professional Development and a Personal Development Plan. 

  • Keep up to date with relevant medical research, technology, and evidence-based medical practice by attending continuing education courses and professional meetings, reading journals, etc.

  • Perform a variety of research and analysis tasks associated with improvement of clinical care, medical diagnosis, and treatment where appropriate.

  • Audit of clinical practice and review of relevant literature. 

  • Research unusual symptoms and treatment options, through consultation with physicians and other medical specialists.

  • Provide literature reviews and the like; review, analyze and determine the significance of a variety of diagnostic test results

Work Experience: 

  • Must have current clinical experience in direct patient care and have worked a minimum of 24 months in a 20+ bed hospital in the last 3 years.

  • Must have at least 3 years of postgraduate nursing experience in an accredited University Teaching, Federal Medical Centre or International hospital.

Qualifications & Training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing from an accredited nursing college, University with High Distinction (Top 10% of graduating class).

  • Hold and maintain a current nursing license to practice in Nigeria.

Key Skills and Attributes: 

  • Computer literacy

  • Excellent Communication

  • Working Under Pressure

  • Humane, Empathetic and Supportive Bedside Manner

  • Leadership and Teamwork

  • Problem solving and Initiative

  • Time Management and Organization

  • Attention to Detail 

  • Knowledge and skills to provide vaccination.

  • Knowledge and skills to perform minor trauma care including suturing, plaster casting, I&D, debridement etc.

  • Knowledge and skills to stabilize trauma patients prior to transport to a higher level of care.

 

Salary: 

Competitive salary scale based on improvements from the CONMESS and CONHESS salary structures as well as surveys from top private hospitals in Nigeria. Salary is negotiable but performance-based. Base salary constitutes 70%, while 30% is a bonus based on predefined individual performance indicators and monthly organizational performance. 

Other Benefits

The following benefits are available with this offer of employment:

Health Insurance: EHA Clinics will cover medical expenses for yourself, your spouse and up to two dependents. Further details are contained in the Nigeria Addendum to the EHA Clinics Employee Handbook.  

Group Life Assurance: EHA Clinics provides life insurance for you as our employee. This insurance is payable in the event of your death. The effective date of coverage will be upon successful completion of your probationary period.

Group & Personal Accident: EHA Clinics provides Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (ADD) for you as our employee. AD&D covers death by accidental means (rather than natural causes) and dismemberment. The effective date of coverage is your hire date.

Pension: EHA Clinics supports employee retirement preparation and investment by paying a 10% pension contribution on top of the statutory pension contribution of 8% that is already factored into your salary.

Annual Leave: You are entitled to 21 days paid annual leave accrued at 1.75 days/month. Employees may begin scheduling leave with their direct supervisor upon successful completion of their probationary period.