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Nurses / Midwives at Sydani Group

Sydani Group

Nurses / Midwives at Sydani Group

Company: Sydani Group
Location: Nigeria
Job type: Full-Time

Sydani Group is a management consulting firm founded by seasoned international developmentprofessionals with over 30 years combined experience and demonstrated expertise in the design and implementation of diverse impactful sustainable policies, programs and practices that drive large-scale development.

At Sydani Group, we are purposefully dedicated to providing client-focused cutting-edge expert solutions to a diversity of global complex problems. Driven by a zeal to succeed, we approach every challenge as a unique opportunity to grow creatively, build resilient systems and contribute to creating sustainable communities and systems rooted in a culture of responsiveness and transparency. Inspired by a vision of a world without limits, Sydani’s team of exceptional high-performing specialists innovatively apply their talents and skills to curate bespoke solutions that set distinctive new standards of excellence across sectors, establishing us as a preferred premium partner.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nurse/Midwife

Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: Contract
Duration of the Contract: One year, with possibility of funding, subject to state funding

Background

  • In line with NPHCDA’s goal to improve maternal, newborn and child health indices in Nigeria, NPHCDA seeks to optimize the availability of Skilled Birth Attendants (SBAs) in selected health facilities through the expanded Midwives Service Scheme (eMSS).
  • This scheme will increase the availability of adequate, well-motivated and quality Nurses/Midwives and Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) at the Primary Health Care centers in the 36 states plus the Federal Capital territory.

Objective

  • The objective is to recruit nurses/midwives needed to deliver adequate and quality minimum Service Package at primary healthcare level and fast track the efforts of the Government of Nigeria in revitalizing the Primary Health Care centres across the country and the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Responsibilities
The expected responsibilities are highlighted below:
Clinical functions:

Prenatal:

  • Provide pre-pregnancy advice on health, including nutrition education
  • Provide family planning information and services
  • Provide syndromic management of sexually transmitted illnesses (STIs)
  • Provide HIV and TB counselling and testing

Antenatal:

  • Ensure that all pregnant women are identified and access antenatal services.
  • Conduct antenatal clinics and provide health education on the importance of ante-natal care and on the danger signs of pregnancy
  • Give appropriate doses of tetanus toxoid, IPT and other routine drugs to pregnant women
  • Provide HIV and TB counselling and testing
  • Provide PMTCT services
  • Identify high risk pregnancies and refer appropriately

Labour:

  • Manage complications from miscarriages and/or unsafe abortions.
  • Promptly recognize women in labor.
  • Manage labor, treat complications, and make appropriate and prompt referrals where necessary.
  • Provide appropriate emergency obstetric care for all women who develop complications during childbirth
  • Referral of mother and baby for interventions beyond personal technical competence or not possible in the facility setting.

Post-natal:

  • Assist women to successfully initiate breast feeding within 30 minutes of delivery and continue to sustain breast feeding
  • Ensure that mothers come for postnatal visit
  • Follow up of women for continuum of care and tracking defaulters where necessary
  • Work with other team members to ensure appropriate link between clinic staff and community-based service providers.

Newborn and child health services:

  • Assist women to successfully initiate breast feeding within 30 minutes of delivery and continue to sustain breast feeding
  • Provide resuscitative effort to newborns
  • Carry out growth-monitoring and promotion of children’s health in the community
  • Promote infant and child health including participation in the National Program on Immunization and management of childhood malaria
  • Supervise immunization of children
  • Provide IMCI services
  • Manage common childhood illnesses

Administrative Functions:

  • Participate in regular staff meetings for feedback on ongoing activities.
  • Together with other staff of the facility, liaise with the Ward Development Committee (WDC) to support and maintain all equipment provided to the facility and ensure the drugs and consumables allotted to the health facilities are well managed.
  • Participate in monthly briefing of the ward development committee of their activities and challenges.
  • Maintain appropriate logistics for drugs and consumables to avoid stock outs.
  • Ensure records of activities of the health facility are kept using all relevant books and forms provided.
  • Report outbreak of diseases.
  • Ensure that all relevant data collected on the PHC Health Management Information System are collated, analyzed and the information used for decision making.
  • Carry out all assigned administrative functions, including supervisory functions for CHEWs.
  • Receive supervision and mentoring from designated officials.
  • Participate in all statutory meetings and training related to the REWSBA strategy.
  • Effectively document all required information and provide statutory reports as at when due.
  • Submit joint reports monthly to the LGA PHC department together with the CHEWs in the facility.

Eligibility Criteria
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have a minimum of Diploma in Nursing / Community Health.
  • Have at least 3 years experience in providing reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health plus nutrition (RMNCH+N) services.
  • Have a valid professional license to practice.
  • Be at least 18 years old (retired nurses are encouraged to apply).

Application Closing Date
30th September, 2022.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

To apply for this job please visit emss.sydani.org.

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