8 Mar 2022

Nursing Officer at National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)

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Job Description


BACKGROUND

The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is a Parastatal Organization established by an Act of Parliament No. 23 of 1979 (CAP.59, R.E.2002) and became operational in 1980. NIMR-Mbeya Medical Research Centre (MMRC) is one of the NIMR Centres located in Mbeya within the Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital Compound. The Centre is currently conducting research on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, NCDs as well as other diseases of public health importance.

On behalf of the Director General of the National Institute for Medical Research, the Centre Director of NIMR Mbeya is looking for the qualified, experienced and wellmotivated personnel to fill the following vacant position whose duty station will be in Mbeya City.

JOB POSITION: NURSING OFFICER (4 POSTS)

REPORTING:

The Nursing Officer will report and work under the Head of TB & Emerging Diseases Department.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Nurses will be responsible for patients’ care, caring of mother and baby and drug dispensing. In executing her/his duties, the officer shall abide with Clinical ethics, hospital policy as well as NIMR and Government Regulations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To provide high quality nursing care using appropriate nursing process;
To assess patient’s condition, plan, implement, document and evaluate individualized care using appropriate nursing model and according to the
Institute nursing policy; iii. To ensure all drugs and other treatments are given to the patients as prescribed and observe any adverse condition;
To maintain a professional friendly atmosphere and create a dignified environment;
To follow Institute policy in respect of custody and administration of all drugs, with special observation to Dangerous Drugs Act (DDA);
To maintain personal contact with patients, their relatives and visitors to enhance the patient’s quality of life, dignity and the good standing of the Institute;

To ensure the safe care and custody of patients’ property in accordance with the
Institute policy; viii. To report any accident/incident, loss or theft to immediate Supervisor and complete necessary statements promptly;

To maintain Health and Safety at work by ensuring that infection prevention and control principles are followed; and
To perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor;
The applicant should be a Tanzanian below 45 years old.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Holder of Bachelor Degree in one of the following field: Nursing, Midwifery or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution plus successful completion of Internship;
Must be registered with Tanzania Nurses and Midwives Council;
Must have a valid professional license;
Previously working experience in the Medical Research settings is an added advantage;
Good command of Microsoft Office software.

COMPETENCIES:

Team player with high integrity.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational skills. iii. Able to work under pressure and multi-tasking setting. iv. Ability to work under minimal supervision.

TERMS: One (1) year contract which may be renewed on the bases of performance and mutual agreement.

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Method of Application

  • All applications should be enclosed with certified copies of relevant certificates, detailed curriculum vitae and names of at least two reliable referees.
  • Applicants are required to submit their applications not later than two weeks after the first appearance of this advert.
  • Applicants are also reminded to indicate reliable day time contact information.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • In case you do not hear from us in two weeks’ time after the closing date consider yourself unsuccessful.


Please submit your application to:

  THE CENTRE DIRECTOR,

NIMR – MBEYA MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTRE,

P.O. BOX 2410,

MBEYA, TANZANIA.

[email protected]







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