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Job Summary

With the Medical Doctor Specialist Anaesthetist when present, perform all anaesthetic medical activities (pre-anaesthesia evaluation, administration of anaesthesia, recovery period, specific pharmacy, equipment, general organization, etc.), according to MSF policies, protocols and universal hygiene standards, in order to ensure the quality of pre, during and post-operative care of patients With the Nurse Anaesthetist Supervisor or Medical Doctor Specialist Anaesthetist when present:

Duties & Responsibilities

–        Perform consultations to patients due to undergo surgery, evaluating the risks of operating in collaboration with the surgeon, checking that patients authorize their operations in writing, providing them with appropriate information on their illness and treatments, and deciding on what type of anaesthetics to be used, in order to collaborate in setting everything up before surgery

–        Evaluates the risk of operating in collaboration with the Surgeon Doctor

–        Respects, promotes and ensures medical confidentiality

–        Carry-out all nursing anaesthetics related activities during surgery, according to the procedures set before-hand by the doctor anaesthetist (if any), in order collaborate in patient’s adequate anaesthetized state and safety during the process.

–        Preparing beforehand the drugs, material, and equipment required

–        Administering and maintains anaesthetics following the rules of hygiene and asepsis in force

–        Monitoring patients throughout the whole intervention

–        Provide post-operative care, including immediate post-operative surveillance in the recovery room (ensuring patient’s recovery of consciousness and setting analgesic protocol) and special patients present in the intensive care unit, in order to adapt the prescriptions (hydric resuscitation, anti-biotherapies, analgesics), with special focus on patient’s pain relief, during the stabilization and recovery process

–        Does round consultations with the Surgeon Doctor once or twice a day, discussing therapeutic orientations with the department manager, renewing prescriptions and ensuring they are followed and systematically evaluating patients’ pain to adapt prescriptions and/or therapies for their relief

–        Implement and follow at all times hygiene rules, procedures and protocols, as well as look after the integrity of anaesthesia material (decontamination, sterilisation, storage conditions, etc.) and other equipment, in order to ensure the safety and protection of patients and other staff. Knows accidental blood exposure policy and procedure and implements them when necessary

–        Carry out all pharmacy related activities (stock control, station’s re-stocking, inventories, expired drugs, etc.) and other equipment of anaesthetic ward, doing special follow-up of narcotics and sedatives (register, consumptions, empty phials, etc.), ensuring enough stock-up and the good functioning to carry-out the medical activities. Draws up pharmacy orders according to needs

–        Collaborate with other departments within the project (responding to accident emergency department requests, intervening in support of other services when needed, etc.), in order to support the overall MSF project with his/her expertise and capabilities

–        Carry out administrative procedures and documents (fill in of patients files, forms, statistics, data base, etc.), in order to have updated and correct information about the day-to-day activities

–        In collaboration with the Surgeon Doctor, carry out quantitative surgical-anaesthesia data collection, draw up and send out reports for the monthly follow up of peri-surgical mortality and for the quality of anaesthesia/pain management and informs immediately the direct supervisor in the event of medical error

–        Supports other medical services whenever needed, and works particularly in close collaboration with the accident and emergency department and midwifery and obstetrics team in the maternity department (specially to resuscitate new-borns).

–        Is the reference person for pain problems within the health facility

–        When applicable train other medical staff

–        Give regular feedback to the line manager and report directly any issue or incident

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements and Competencies

Education:  Nursing diploma with specialisation as anaesthetics nurse is essential

Experience:  Essential 1 year of previous supervised work experience as an anaesthetist nurse

Languages

–        Dari/Pashtu: oral and written essential

–        English: oral and written desirable

Submission Guideline

How to apply

  1. Follow the below link OR scan the QR code to access the online job application survey. Candidates must fill in the survey in order to be considered for shortlisting: https://forms.office.com/e/6pDMFKJ88D
  2. After completing the survey, send the following documents to emailMSF-kunduz-recruitment@msf.org

1.     CV and motivation letter

2.     Nursing Diploma

3.     Anaesthesia specialisation certificate

4.     Other relevant diplomas/certificates

5.     ID card both sides (this will be used for visitor authorisation pass)

6.     Details of at least two professional referees

The interested candidates must answer the online survey and submit their documents by 13TH June 2024, 5:00 PM

**Only applications completing the online survey and sending supporting documents by email will be treated**

 

The reference NURSE ANAESTHETIST must be stated in the email to be valid. If you do not clearly state the position for which you are applying & attach the required diploma & other supporting documents, your application may not be considered.

Only candidates who meet the essential criteria will be shortlisted and contacted.

MSF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. All applications are free for all candidates and no one should require any payment or compensation during the recruitment process. May the candidate be asked for any fee, he/she must report to MSF Administration through the recruitment contact.

Functional Area

Nursing

Countries

Afghanistan

Provinces

Kunduz

Submission Email

MSF-kunduz-recruitment@msf.org

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