Médicos Sin Fronteras en México A.C.

SEEKS

PAEDIATRIC & NEONATAL NURSE

 to work in INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS

 To join our team in International Projects

(Minimum availability of 6 months)

 

*** Please upload your CV and motivation letter in English ***

THIS JOB PROFILE IS IN ENGLISH SINCE THIS IS THE REQUIRED LANGUAGE FOR THE JOB

 

OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION

Médecins Sans Frontières has specialized projects focusing on neonates and paediatrics and mixed projects with children of all ages. We need paediatric nurses, neonatal nurses, and in some contexts , both skills are required. In the field our settings vary greatly, ranging from high capacity settings with CPAP capabilities to more basic units with minimal possible intervention (O2 and IV therapy only). All of our projects are supported by medical and nursing paediatric advisors and very clear guidelines and protocols.

  

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follow the management of the pharmacy, including overseeing and monitoring the rational use of medicines and the proper administration of treatment

  • Participate in the roster and HR management of the team

  • Monitor adherence to hygiene and IPC (Infection Prevention and Control)

  • Train, supervise and support local staff in the upgrading of their pediatric/neonatal skills

  • Set up and manage a newborn or paediatric unit

  • Provide clinical “hands-on” care for unwell or severely ill children and neonates

  • Provide theoretical and clinical trainings on paediatric and neonatal nursing procedures and assessments  

  • Implementing cares such as Kangaroo Mother Care

 

PROFILE

Education and formation

Has a state nursing diploma

Asset: Qualification in pediatric and/or neonatal nursing

Experience

Qualified nurse with a minimum of 5 years’ total experience (excluding internships) including two years working in a hospital in two different wards, respectively:

Neonatal Nurses:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Special Care Nursery or Newborn Unit
  • Experience in neonatal resuscitation
  • Experience in recognition and management of common neonatal issues such as prematurity, hypoxemia, and hypothermia
  • Experience in identification of severe neonatal issues such as sepsis and asphyxia 

Paediatric Nurses:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in acute medical/surgical paediatrics
  • Experience in paediatric emergency management and resuscitation
  • Significant experience in coaching or teaching or engagement in institutional committees
  • An experience or a trip of at least 1 month in a tropical environment

Languages

English as primary language (B1-B2 level)

Knowledge of French will be an asset

Knowledge

•        Essential computer skills (word, excel and internet)

Competencies

•        Orientation to quality and results

•        Teamwork and cooperation

•        Flexibility

•        Commitment to the principles of MSF

•        Stress management

 

POSITION CONDITIONS

Work Venue:             Where the needs of the project require it

Profits:                      Monthly remuneration: in the first 12 months, the bonus approximate gross monthly is USD $1,500. From the second year remuneration increases based on experience (previous and acquired) and the level of responsibility in the field. Private insurance coverage that includes medical coverage and hospital, temporary disability and life insurance. The organization also has an arranged medical evacuation if necessary. The expenses of stay in the land are covered: housing, basic services, cleaning and washing. Other expenses such as transportation, visas, transfer to the country of destination and Displacements in the field will also be covered by MSF. Per diem or monthly per diem: mainly to cover meals and small personal expenses.

Start:                           Depending on the needs of the project

Duration:                    Minimum 6 months

Working day:             Full time

 

HOW TO APPLY

***Please upload your CV and motivation letter in English***

 

The vacancy remains open all year round due to the needs within the Humanitarian Missions

To learn more about life within Humanitarian Missions, we invite you to enter the following link: https://www.msf.mx/proyectos-internacionales

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