Operating theatre nurse
PURPOSE OF THE FUNCTION
- As an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team and within the speciality, the OT Nurse promotes and ensures the delivery of high quality patient care to the beneficiaries.
- The OT Nurse works at building capacity in its specific area of expertise within ICRC assisted or independent hospital structures with often limited resources and in challenging environments.
- The OT nurse is at the core of developing and implementing good practices in the operating theatres of hospitals. S/he assesses training needs, develops plans of action and draws up training programmes with local personnel.
- Demonstrates and delivers a high standard of evidence-based patient care within the Operating Theatres (OT)
- Develops and delivers a measurable programme of training/coaching within the OT based on the relevant ICRC Guidelines.
- Ensures quality care by adherence to sterilization and infection control policies and safety standards regarding the handling of sharps, fire safety, waste management, etc...
- Establishes and/or completes, all relevant paperwork and ensures accurate and timely data collection for the OT activities.
- Facilitates an appropriate OT preparedness and timely response to emergencies.
- Collaborates fully and proactively with internal and external counterparts, assisting and supporting for an optimal day-to-day organization of operating theatres.
- Ensures that all resources available within their domain of expertise are managed and maintained in an appropriate manner.
- Supervises certain resident nursing and hospital support staff.
- Bachelor in nursing (with a course of minimum 3 years).
- Registered nurse with a valid license to practice in his/her country.
- Operating Theatre Nursing speciality degree or as equivalent, at least 5 years' experience in the domain.
- 2 years clinical experience post speciality degree.
- Very good French and English verbal and written communication skills.
- Driving license for manual transmission vehicle with practice.
- Sensitivity to cultural diversity.
- Good communication skills, capacity to manage and work within a multidisciplinary team.
- Positive, flexible and able to adapt him/herself to harsh living conditions and/or unstable security environment.
- Previous experience(s) in acute care departments such as ER, ICU and Recovery Room
- Previous International humanitarian and/or development experience in low income countries (NGO's, IO or charity organization)
- Previous experience(s) within the Red Cross & Red Crescent movement
WHAT WE OFFER:
A sense of achievement in alleviating suffering.Experience of different contexts, disciplines, and challenges.Opportunities to promote humanitarian values. A competitive employment package.
Assignment: 6 months minimum, preferably longer. Non-family posting.
Please note that owing to the ICRC's working procedures and principles, in particular the principle of neutrality, we cannot assign personnel to a country of which they are a national.
- Organization: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
- Location: Multiple locations
- Grade: P-3, International Professional
- Health service
- Closing Date: