Application deadline: 1st July 2020
Industry: Nurse/Medical Support
Location: Likoni Subcounty, Mombasa County, Kenya
2 - 4 years experience
MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need. In partnership & collaboration with the Mombasa County Government/Department of Health, MSFCH implements ‘Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare’ services at the Mrima health facility in Likoni, sub-county of Mombasa. The objective of the activities is to increase access to quality maternal & neonatal health care services to contribute in improving maternal and newborn outcomes.
Job Title : Midwife
Location : Likoni sub county of Mombasa
Length of contract : 3 Month probation contract with possibility of extension
Provide obstetrical care to pregnant women and their babies, doing follow up before, during and after delivery, according to MSF obstetrical and reproductive health protocols, universal hygienic and newborn caring standards and under supervision of a specialist doctor, in order to ensure their health conditions and avoid post-delivery complications.
Main Tasks include, but not limited to:
•Ensure the implementation and continuity of antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, obstetrical care (BEmONC 1 and CEmONC 2), neonatal and comprehensive abortion care, management of victims of sexual violence, reproductive tract infections in accordance with MSF Reproductive Core Package of Activities and reinforce the implementation of standardised protocols.
•Where PMTCT is implemented, ensure implementation of the PMTCT protocol in the ANC/delivery and PNC consultations (pre counselling, test and post counselling
•Collaborate with the medical doctor and /or nurse in the management of Sexual Violence cases
•Assess the feasibility for referral of pregnant women form the TBAs to the OPD/MCH for medical evaluation and/or complicated deliveries.
•Ensure hygiene and sterilization criteria (including universal precautions) are met according to MSF specifications.
•Guarantee a regular and ongoing supply of drugs and equipment required for maternity activities (including monitoring/consumption control/ordering of orders.
•Properly follow up all newborn babies from delivery until discharge, informing mothers and relatives about importance of breast feeding, vaccination and possible complications resulting from harmful traditional practices.
•Ensure patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality is respected
•Supervise that administrative procedures of admissions and hospitalizations comply with MSF protocols , as well as verify patients are properly informed and receive the documents required (birth certificate, vaccination card, etc
•Participate in the organisation of the ward in collaboration with other midwifes and the maternity ward supervisor. Ensure transfer of relevant information to the next shift team (specially identifying risk cases)
•According to MSF/MoH protocols in force, conduct normal deliveries independently
•Manage obstetric emergencies; identify cases needing referral and send them in time, clean up the newborn, executing and registering first neo-natal medical acts (cutting and cleaning the umbilical cord, vaccination, etc.), detecting possible anomalies/infections of the newborn and reporting them to the doctor, in order to ensure successful interventions
•Supervises the use of drugs, facilities and obstetric material, in order to ensure, in accordance with number of patients and prescriptions, a rational use as well as pharmacy stock levels are permanently updated, kept under appropriate conditions and above minimum safety point.
•1 BEmONC = basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care = Administration of antibiotics, oxytocics, anticonvulsants, manual removal of the placenta, removal of retained products following abortion, assisted vaginal delivery, preferably with vacuum extractor and newborn care including neonatal resuscitation. 2 CEmONC = comprehensive obstetric and neonatal care = the full package of BEmONC Plus; surgery (caesarean section, hysterectomy, laparatomy), safe blood transfusion and care to sick and low birth weight newborns
•Participates in a team approach to management of patient care: post -natal, post-operative C-section, neonatal nursing, Kangaroo mother care, recovery room, OPD
•Documents according to MSF/MoH standards in the patient file
•Participates in all aspects of patient care cycle
•Participates in drugs and material consumption monitoring
•Participates in electronic data registration of patient information in maternity and IPD
•Abides by MSF/MoH standards, protocols and procedures
•Participates in CMEs and other MSF/MoH trainings as offered
•Reports broken or faulty equipment
•Participates in rationale use of drugs reviews
•Strict adherence to universal precautions
- Diploma in any of the following disciplines; Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing, Kenya Registered Nursing, Kenya Registered Midwifery, Kenya Registered Nursing/Midwifery from a recognized institution
- Registration Certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya
- Valid practicing license from Nursing Council of Kenya
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience as nurse or midwife with experience in obstetric care or neonatal/newborn care
- Strong interpersonal skills, strong initiative, flexible, able to handle complex assignments with proactive attitude, punctuality, reliability and commitment
- Essential working experience of at least two years in related jobs
Languages: Kiswahili and English
Competences: Results, teamwork, commitment, flexibility, service
If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter, copies of certificates/diplomas on or before 1st July 2020;
è at Mrima Health Centre Likoni only on working days between 8am and 5pm OR
è through the website after your registration on the website
We apologize that due to the volume of applications we receive; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
(MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)