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Position title                   :      Nurse

Reporting to                   :      Hospital Matron

Location                        :      Heliwa- Mogadishu

Supervisees                   :     Students and support staff

Functional department:Health and Nutrition


Position summary

To ensure that patients admitted in SOS Mother and Child Hospital are provided with quality health and nursing care as per Somalia Standard Treatment Guidelines.

Key Area of Accountability

  1. Evaluate and oversee paediatricpatients in the wards and report to doctors and supervisors any changes in condition
  2. Maintain and calibrate paediatric ward equipment for patient safety and support
  3. Administer medications as prescribed by attending paediatricphysician
  4. Connect intravenous lines to administer medication and extract samples
  5. Communicate with parents/guardians the plan of care and scope of treatment
  6. Obtain and evaluate test results
  7. Provide nursing care for patients in peadiatric wards
  8. Ensure patients are fed and cared for accordingly
  9. Ensure infection prevention and control measures are instituted to ensure safe and clean environment for patients
  10. Supervise students and support staff in paediatric ward
  11. Prepare and submit daily handover reports to night/day shift staff and matron
  12. Consult with physicians and other nurses on plan of care, progress and prognosis
  13. Record patient data in the registers and prepare monthly reports

Qualifications and Experirence

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required or Diploma in Nursing from SOS Nursing School
  • Current and valid RN license from the state
  • 3+ years’ experience working in a high-volume paediatric ward
  • Current PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certificate a plus
  • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) certificate preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of all ward equipment (e.g. incubator, ventilator, etc.)
  • Ability to work in an multicultural environment
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written)

Preferred additional Criteria:

  • Understanding Somalia context
  • Excellent computer and software
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

Child Safeguarding Policy: SOS Children’s Villages organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, is expected that every individual who joins with SOS Children’s Villages Somalia understand his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe.


I………………………………………………………………………………..acknowledge that I am familiar with this Position Description and understand that it provides only the general scope of activity and the basic tasks and responsibilities associated with the position.  This Position Description supersedes all previous Position Descriptions and is subject to change following consultation with my supervisor.Please sign below and return a copy to the Human Resource department at National Office.

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Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV, clear subject line and scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to: this emailhr@sossomalia.org

Closing date is 10th July 2018 2018.

Competent Female candidate are Highly Preferable to apply

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

This job description outlines only the general scope of activity and the basic tasks and responsibilities associated with this position. It is updated annually in the course of performance appraisal. It may be supplemented with a more detailed definition of tasks, responsibilities and involvement in processes.

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