Nursing Officer Job Dar es salaam at Sense International Tanzania | Deadline: 5th October, 2018

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Nursing Officer Job Dar es salaam at Sense International Tanzania | Deadline: 5th October, 2018
NAFASI ZA KAZI / AJIRA TANZANIA
JOB TITLE: Nursing Officer
REPORTING: Doctor in Charge of the health facility
WORKING HOURS: 40 hours per week (8 hours per day)
SALARY: Gross salary TZS 400,000 per month
TYPE OF CONTRACT: Contract will end on 31st March, 2021
JOB PURPOSE: To conduct screening of babies and infants for sensory impairments.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Sensory Screening
  • Perform sensory screening (hearing and vision screening) using specialist equipment provided at the Screening and Early Intervention unit.
  • Conduct risk factor screening questionnaire, if and when required.
  • Provide accurate, detailed and timely information from the screening results to the Occupational Therapists which can provide a basis of decision making for referrals and enrolment in the Early Intervention programme.
  • Advise on gaps in specialist equipment to help babies and infants with deafblindness and sensory-impairments with daily activities.
  • Liaise with Occupational Therapists and parents/guardians on the development of the baby or infant.
  • Take reasonable care of all the equipment that is made available for the screening process.
  • Timely ordering of supplies and working tools for the Screening and Early Intervention unit.
  • Apply the installed integrated Screening and Early Intervention management information systems in all activities and reporting.

Awareness Raising
  • Participate in community sensitisation and awareness raising, including health talks within the facility and in the community, whenever required.

Other relevant duties
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Adhere to professional code of conducts and ethics.
  • Report immediately to the Project Officer at Sense International Tanzania, any challenge or dispute that may significantly affect the process of screening or the image of Sense International Tanzania as a whole.
  • Adhere to the policies of Sense International Tanzania, including the children and vulnerable adults safeguarding policy.
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PERSON SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Nursing from a recognised Institution. 
  • Must be registered by the Tanzania Nurses and Midwifery Council.
  • At least 2 years’ experience as a nurse in an active role, especially with babies and infants.
  • Experience in working with people with disabilities, working with people with deafblindness or multi-sensory impairments is an added advantage.

Competencies and skills:
You will need to demonstrate the following skills in the day to day work:
  • Strong communication and observation skills;
  • The ability to think outside the box and work under pressure;
  • Decision-making skills and the ability to organise, prioritise and plan one’s workload;
  • A flexible approach to work;
  • Clinical assessment and report writing skills;
  • Team working skills as you will often liaise with other professionals such as doctors and social workers;
  • Enthusiasm, sensitivity and patience to deal with patients with a range of complex needs;
  • The ability to explain, encourage and build confidence, and develop rapport with your patients;
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.

APPLICATION METHOD:
Send your cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV to be no more than 3 pages) to [email protected] The deadline for submitting applications is 5th October, 2018 at 5:00 PM. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Sense International Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer.