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Pipeline for On-Call-Nurses


  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date: 2024-07-06

The Medical Services at the IAEA would like to create a pool of qualified On-Call Nurses to assist the medical team on an as-required basis. 

Organizational Setting

The Department of Management (MT) provides a ‘platform of services’ that serves as a foundation for the successful delivery of the IAEA’s scientific and technical programmes. Its mission statement is as follows\: “MT is a partner and a business enabler that champions change and efficiency, leveraging a common purpose”. Thus, among other support activities, it assists a scientific manager in recruiting the right expert, helps a technical officer coordinate the purchase of radiation equipment, and ensures that all Board documents are translated and distributed on a timely basis to Member States.

The Division of Human Resources plans, acquires and manages human resources to help implement IAEA programmes. The Division delivers the full spectrum of HR services, including organizational development and planning, talent acquisition and development, performance management, and administration of compensation and benefits. The Division serves a multicultural workforce of approximately 2300 people from diverse scientific, technical, managerial and professional disciplines.

The VIC (Vienna International Centre) Medical Service serves the staff of all VIC Based Organizations (i.e. the IAEA, the United Nations Office of Vienna, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization), promotes the health of the staff of these organizations, provides for an occupationally safe and healthy work environment, and ensures that the UN Common System medical standards are maintained at the VIC. It renders services to approximately 4500 staff and dependants.

Main Purpose

Under the supervision of the Head Nurse, the Consultant/On-Call Nurse shall carry out the tasks of a nurse during times when extra services are required at the VIC Medical Service, as and when required. Meaning, the Consultant/On-Call Nurse would be contacted on an ‘as-need’ basis and at times at short notice.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Provide comprehensive nursing care in medical emergencies on the VIC premises; coordinate actions with the medical staff of the VIC Medical Service, VIC Security and Safety staff and emergency health care professionals of the City of Vienna.
Assess and take care of medical and psychosocial problems of VIC staff and visitors in the walk-in clinics; decide on referrals to Medical Officers or medical authorities; carefully document patients' health status; prescribe medication not requiring prescriptions and issue sick leave certificates in compliance with rules and regulations.
Keep abreast of treating facilities, institutions and hospitals in Vienna.
Perform ECGs
Provide health care services to staff during campaigns.
Keep abreast of the latest medical developments/treatments, with particular emphasis on emergencies and first aid.

Education, Experience and Language Skills

University degree (Bachelor’s) in Nursing or Nursing Care or similar or a Nursing Diploma (certification). The university degree or nursing diploma must be recognised and registered by the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection in the Health Professions Register (“Gesundheitsberuferegister”).

Minimum of six years relevant experience, practicing as a Nurse in a hospital environment.

Experience in a clinical practice.

Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.

Working Conditions

On an on-call basis, when there is a need to cover for absences or there is additional workload.

Duration of contract will be number of days to be worked/contracted under a consultancy contract.

8 hours per day (winter working hours 08\:30 – 17\:30, summer working hours 08\:00 – 16\:30)


The remuneration for this consultancy is a daily fee of up to a maximum of €250, based on qualifications and experience. Health coverage and pension fund are the responsibility of the incumbent.

Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged

Applicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority. The IAEA is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. As part of the United Nations common system, the IAEA subscribes to the following core ethical standards (or values)\: Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for diversity. Staff members may be assigned to any location. The IAEA retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade or with a different contract type, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for shorter duration than indicated above. Testing may be part of the recruitment process.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.