International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
Over the past 29 years, International Medical Corps (IMC) has made significant contributions to saving lives, alleviating human suffering, and reducing the economic and social impact of disasters in Somalia through targeted assistance for Health, Nutrition, Protection and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) with support from several donors including USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), Department for International Development (DFID), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. IMC currently operates in 4 regions of Somalia (Banadir, Middle Shabelle, Bay &Mudug South) operating both secondary and primary health care services including Hospitals, Health Centers, Primary HealthUnits, Mobile Health & Nutrition Teams and community aspects.
IMC is in the process of establishing kidney dialysis centers in Mogadishu and Hargeisa and thus Biomedical Engineer is vital for smooth functioning of the center.
This position will be available contingent upon award of grant to International Medical Corps
He/she will be responsible for overseeing dialysis treatments required by patients suffering from acute or chronic kidney failure. They check and record patients’ vitals, ensure that dialysis machines and equipment’s are set up correctly and in good working order, referring patients to dieticians, social workers, or vascular access centers as required, evaluating patients’ lab results, and answering patients’ questions regarding dialysis treatments. He/she also should train and supervise national staff.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonablesupport. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
□ Ensure patient’s admission and discharge assessment in the dialysis center.
□ Ensure keeping an inventory of the medicines and medical supplies in each shift at the center.
□ Ensure following instructions and orders of the dialysis doctors with regards to patient care and treatment.
□ Facilitating communication between the patient and patient’s family on one side and the treating team on the other.
□ Cooperate with and provide oversight and direction to the dialysis technicians.
□ Participating in continuous quality improvement activities at the centre under the supervision of the nephrologist and senior management.
□ Ensure checking and recording patients’ vitals before, during, and after dialysis treatment and at all time as instructed by the doctor on duty.
□ Ensuring that hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis (if any) treatments are administered to patients correctly and prepare all patients for the sessions in accordance with a plan.
□ Ensure monitoring patients during dialysis treatment to identify any adverse reactions.
□ Preparing and updating nursing care plans.
□ Promptly notifying the appropriate medical practitioner of any problems that occur during dialysis treatments.
□ Working with the dialysis technicians to ensure that dialysis machines and equipment are set up correctly.
□ Teaching patients and their family members how to operate home dialysis machines (if any) should they decide on home dialysis therapy.
□ Educating patients on dialysis treatment options, kidney disease management, as well as suitable nutrition and exercise regimens.
□ Organize necessary referral as required.
□ Protecting the rights of the patients.
□ Train & supervise national staff.
□ Ensure documentation and reporting of activities and services at the facility and for each patient following standards.
□ Participate in regular staff meeting at the facility.
□ Contribute to quantification and assessments of supplies needs at the facility, more so on medical commodities.
□ In collaboration with the facility supervisor ensure equitable use of resources at the facility and ensure rational use ofsupplies.
□ Work on any other tasks that may be assigned by the supervisor.
Compliance & Ethics:
As applicable to your position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout theorganization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. If in a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow thestandards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns. It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to IMC’s Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. Ifyou see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.
Accountability to the Affected Population (AAP)/ Community Based Feedback & Response Mechanism (CBFRM).
□ Depending on your position & role, disseminate messages to the members of the community in your area of jurisdiction of their right to expect high quality services from IMC.
□ Disseminate AAP/CBFRM Mechanism currently available for community, enquire their preferred ways if any and guide/support them in keeping constant communication with IMC.
□ Participate in forums to engage community members to identify their own needs that IMC should work towardsfulfilling.
Collect community complaints and feedback, report them to your supervisor and follow up the response to relay it back to the complainant until closure
IMC is a humanitarian organization involved in emergency programmes. All IMC staff are to be flexible and willing to assist in IMC operations as and when required.
□ Degree in Nursing from accredited University or institution with over 3 years working experience in Kidney dialysis centre or nephrology unit.
□ Registered by Association or board or equivalent body of Nurses of respective country and with a valid registration and license.
□ Knowledge and experience of running and maintaining dialysis machine.
□ Experience of staff training in a dialysis centre.
□ Good organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
□ Commitment to Humanitarian Principles.
□ Computer literate.
□ Language, Fluent in English and Somalia language is an added advantage.
□ Flexible and accountable.
□ Diplomatic, maintains confidentiality and respects of medical ethics.
Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
How to apply
IMC Somalia is inviting qualified candidates who meet the above requirements to send cover letter and CV and other supporting documents (Academic qualifications, work experience and legal identification)to the following email address: email@example.com. Kindly indicate the job title and location of the job in the email subject line clearly marked as “Renal Nurse: –Mogadishu”.
Deadline for applications is 28th November 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
Code of Conduct:
It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to IMC Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.
Compliance & Ethics:
Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards andadheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and topartners and requires them to adhere to these values
International Medical Corps is a ‘first-responder’ both to natural and men-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations. The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security. Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with high degree of resilience, extremely decisive quality and ability to move fast. International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran.
International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for moneyin connection with this recruitment, please notify International Medical Corps at report@InternationalMedicalCorps.org.Pleasedo not submit your CV or application to this email address as it will not be considered for review.