JOB PROFILE

Nurse / Médecins du Monde, Bucharest

Date updated: August 2022

CONTEXT:
For more than 40 years, Médecins du Monde (MdM), a campaigning medical organization committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those working for this independent organization do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.

MdM currently works in 30 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

MdM has recently conducted a fact-finding mission in the neighboring countries of Ukraine to assess the needs of people displaced by the conflict. As a result of this mission, MdM has made the decision to start operations in Romania to support Ukrainian refugees and existing highly vulnerable populations in Romania to have better access to healthcare.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
In the context of MDM opening a mission in Romania to support Ukrainian refugees and highly vulnerable populations in Romania to access the medical services, Médecins du Monde France is hiring Nursex to work in a mobile medical unit that will visit refugees and highly vulnerable populations in Bucharest. At this time, MdM is only seeking Nurses who are registered to provide nursing services in Romania.

The Nurse will provide nursing services in primary health care settings, conduct health topic promotion and awareness sessions for beneficiaries in collaboration with other medical team members, and train and build skills among MdM and/or partner medical staff.

Specific activities the Nurse will have to conduct include:
• Conducting triage.
• Creating, updating, and monitoring patient and user cases.
• Carrying out consultations and nursing care.
• Assisting doctors in their consultations and/or treatment.
• Applying protocols and procedures.
• Advising, monitoring, and providing information to patients/users.
• Organizing and following-up patient/user referrals according to the doctor’s referral instructions.
• Managing materials, equipment, and consumables for the activity.
• Managing the activity’s pharmacy (according to Romanian legislation).
• Dispensing medicines (according to the Romanian legislation).
• Reporting information and observations to members of the medical and social teams.
• Leading continuous training and training activities on healthcare protocols and practices for healthcare and/or MdM community staff and/or partners.
• Facilitating health education sessions for partners, patients/users, community workers, etc. for MdM and/or our partners.
• Supervising the cleaning and sterilization of material and equipment to ensure it is done to a professional standard.
• Collecting data and draft activity reports.
• Contributing to the management of medical waste.
• Contributing to evaluation missions, impact studies, capitalisation studies, etc.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS :
The Nurse will work in a team composed of a Psychologist, Family Doctor, and Medical Translator (utilized when interacting with refugee populations).

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Skills
• Grasp international medical standards relating to nursing care (applying dressings, injections, etc.), hygiene and asepsis, vaccination (logistical conditions to be implemented) and nutrition (screening, outreach activities).
• Note symptoms, signs, identify the patient’s living environment, conduct a clinical examination, and identify clinical needs.
• Understand protocols and procedures regarding hygiene, cleaning and sterilization of material and equipment.
• Work in a team.
• Write professional reports, collect, and analyse data, organise, classify, and
• communicate information.
• Identify training needs, create, and lead training modules.
• Understand the general principles of pharmacy management.
• Organise activities.
• Implement health training and education activities.
• Adapt communication to the audience.
• Know how to approach a cultural and social context. Identify and understand a society’s norms, customs, and practices.
• Use distancing techniques.
• Communicate (writing and speaking) in English.
Qualifications
• Nursing Degree.
Previous Experience
• Experience in a non-hospital environment would be an added value as the successful applicant will be required to adapt standard medical protocols to a non-hospital environment.
• Experience in a multicultural environment an added value.

POSITION CONDITIONS :
• Duration: 6/12 months (depending on candidate's background and experience)
• Starting date: As soon as possible
• Contract Type: Part-time/Full-time (depending on candidate's background and experience)
• Location: Bucharest
• Compensation: Depending on candidate's background and experience

If you are interested in this position please email your CV and cover letter to medecinsdumonderomania@gmail.com with “MdM Nurse Recruitment” in the subject line.