Nurse - Migration Health Kakuma

Job Description


Under the overall supervision of the of Head of Sub office and the direct supervision of the National Medical officer in close collaboration with the Senior Nurse the successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities in relation to the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Kakuma, Kenya


1. Perform daily nursing activities in the Migration Health Assessment Clinic (MHAC) to fulfil the technical requirements of the resettlement countries in the areas of:
• Medical examinations,
a) Such as checking vital signs, weight, height, visual acuity.
b) Blood, urine or sputum collection as required.
• Imaging.
• Laboratory testing.
• Vaccinations.
• TB management.
• Treatment and referrals.
• Pre-departure procedures and medical movements.
• Documentation, certification, and information transmission; and,
• Other technical areas as may be required.
2. Provide information and detailed explanations to the migrants and/or refugees in relation to:
• The migration health assessment process; and, • Treatments and referrals.
3. Ensure proper identification and follow-up by:
• Comprehensive history taking.
• Accurate and Thorough Biodata collection.
• Ensuring ID verification for each step of the health assessment process; and,
• Keeping a register of applicants who undergo health investigations and testing
4. Follow and implement the Health Assessment Programme’s check lists and SOP’s and maintain standard universal precautions within MHAC.
5. Verify samples of sputum, blood or others are properly transported to the laboratory or previously designated location.
6. Maintain and monitor the MHAC pharmacy, stock, medical kits, and emergency kits within the MHAC and for medical escorts if applicable.
7. Provide pre and/or post counselling to migrants or refugees on TB or HIV education, prevention, and management as appropriate.
8. Prepare administrative reports and program updates as necessary.
9. Support the planning and execution of mobile missions if applicable.
10. Assist with pre-departure documents, briefings, and preparations as necessary.
11. Perform medical escort duties when required to ensure migrants receive continued care throughout all phases of migration (before departure, during the journey and at the final destination).
12. Maintain collaborative relationships with various partners to facilitate the follow up and relevant information sharing. Partners include internal IOM departments, other health providers, panel physicians, embassies other UN agencies or NGO’s and others as applicable.
13. Collect statistical information and share with the Senior Migration Health Nurse or CMHO as per pre-set and agreed upon format.
14. Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
• Completed Master’s degree in Nursing from a recognised university/institution with 3 years relevant professional experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a recognised university/institution with 5 years of relevant professional experience.
• Must be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya and must have a valid license.
1. Five years in handling and following up medical documents as a senior staff.
2. Training or working experience in the areas of Tuberculosis management, mass immunizations, communicable diseases, laboratory testing or public health is an advantage.
3. Excellent technical skills, including in phlebotomy.
4. Computer literacy required: MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Access)
Fluency in both English and Kiswahili is required
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by sending a Motivation Letter and the updated CV to the email address referring to this advertisement.
Closing Date: 30th November 2021
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.