Job Opportunity: Health Assistant (Female Applicants Only)

Job Opportunity: Health Assistant (Female Applicants Only)

Organization

MEDAIR

Announced Date

9 Jan 2024

Deadline

20 Jan 2024

Location

Daikondi – Afghanistan

Employment Type:

Full Time

Duration

30-November-2024

Details

Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To work as part of a health and nutrition team covering multiple sites/health facility.
  • To provide triage of children under 5 and nutrition screening for children under 5 and pregnant and lactating women following national guidelines and procedures.
  • To ensure accurate record keeping of all activities, following the provided data collection templates.
  • To ensure patient flow and mobile clinic set up, including safe storage and handling of the HN stock.
  • Any other activities not listed in the JD but requested by line manager.

 

MAIN ACTIVITIES

Technical

  • Screen children under 5 and pregnant and lactating women for acute malnutrition, according to IMAM guidelines and following adapted COVID-19 protocols.
  • Triage of children U5 and PLWs and ensuring COVID-19 mitigation measures are followed in waiting areas
  • Organise the waiting area, and patient flow through the clinic.
  • Support the MHNT to set up mobile site each day according to the site plan.
  • Support nursing staff in providing health, hygiene and IYCF messages to pregnant and lactating women and caregivers in the waiting area, in accordance with agreed messages.
  • Support the nurses in record keeping and distribution of nutrition supplies to beneficiaries.

 

Quality Management

  • Ensure adherence to the provided protocols and guidelines.
  • Ensure accurate record keeping of screening, triage, filling in forms, cards, registration books and tally sheets as required.
  • Compile reports as required.
  • Ensure anthropometric equipment is handled carefully and regularly checked for accuracy.

 

Logistics

  • Set up mobile site according to site plan, including clinical stations, handwashing facilities and waste management.
  • Ensure safe storage and handling of all food products, medicines and medical material and equipment.
  • Assist in distributing nutrition supplies to the beneficiaries if required and keep accurate records of stock movements according to the organization’s protocols.
  • Assist the HNT staff in preparing stock requests and daily organisation and loading of mobile equipment and supplies.
 

Job Requirements:

Education

  • At least Diploma
  • Medical background (Nurse or Midwife /Pharmacy/Laboratory certificate)

Relevant experience

  • At least 2 years relevant post graduate experience

Languages

  • Fluent written and spoken Dari and Pashto
  • Basic understating of English language

 

Motivation

  • Ability to work in a team and coordinate tasks and responsibilities.
  • Ability to organize people in an orderly way and prioritize tasks.
  • Good listening and counselling skills, patient care, and kind attitude.
  • Highly motivated to provide high quality services to beneficiaries of poor communities in a challenging setting.
  • Good problem-solving skills with a solution-oriented attitude.
  • Flexible and willing to perform other tasks as required.
  • Respectful and kind with other staff, beneficiaries, and communities.
  • Willingness to travel, work and live in a rural setting, and to behave in a manner appropriate to the culture.
  • Willingness to learn and develop further.
  • Transparent in dealing with beneficiaries and Medair staff.
  • Honest and dependable, with strong anti-fraud principles and high level of integrity.

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