French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children
Diploma   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 952
Date Posted:Apr 27, 2017
Closing Date:May 3, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:15
Functional Area:Nursing
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:1 Year
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children:


The French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) was founded in 2006 is a unique public-private partnership between the Governments of Afghanistan and France, a French NGO – La Chaine de L’Espoir/Enfants Afghans and the Aga Khan Development Network through the Aga Khan University Hospital. FMIC embodies a sign of hope for the medical care mothers and children in Kabul. The Institute has risen to the challenge of charting a course towards sustainable health solutions for Afghanistan. It is the first ISO certified hospital in Afghanistan, aiming to provide compassionate, accessible, cost-effective, high quality care services to the population of Afghanistan. Currently the hospital provides161-bed inpatient care for children and adults, including 15 beds for pediatric intensive care, 17 bed adult cardiac care with a state of art cardiac catheterization laboratory, 52 new beds for maternal care, 63 beds allocated for pediatric medical and surgical units and a 14 bed neonatal intensive care unit. Six operation theatres, a department of radiology which includes CT-Scan and MRI capabilities, a state-of-the-art laboratory, a 24 hour pharmacy service and outpatient services for the adult population in medical and surgical specialties. FMIC also runs a Postgraduate Medical Education considering a training hub for healthcare professionals. Through its e-Health programme, FMIC offers telemedicine and eLearning services to hospitals in Bamyan, Badakhshan and Kandahar in Afghanistan and Khorog in Tajikistan. FMIC is working towards expansion of its health services towards establishing a comprehensive 400 bed Academic Medical Complex in Kabul, which will serve not only the Afghan population but Central Asia as well, as a medical Center of excellence.”

Job Summary:

Provides safe, competent, individualized nursing care to patients with care needs ranging from basic to complex, including imparting patients/family education and support.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Give and take complete bedside over.

Maintain and transmit complete over of special assignment, for e.g. crash cart, stock medication, narcotics, refrigerator items as, OR supplies assigned by supervisor.

Conduct thorough head to toe assessment on each assigned patient.

Complete initial assessment of patient to identify care needs and document it accurately.

Ensure all assigned patients got quality nursing care by reassessing patient’s health status during his/ her hospitalization.

Deliver appropriate care to all assigned patients independently as per individualized needs.

Know about the patient treatment and plan.

Explain & deliver care to patients as per identified needs during assessment.

Monitor vital signs as per patient condition or unit protocol and report in case of any abnormality.

Monitor patient’s ventilator status and perform management as required such as oxygen therapy, nebulization and physiotherapy.

Assess patient’s level of pain (subjective/objective) by utilizing standardized pain scales.

Administer medication safely, monitor patient responses to medication where indicated and report related incidents promptly.

Practice safe intravenous (IV) therapy and monitor patients’ responses and take actions accordingly.

Perform blood and blood product transfusion according to the defined policy.

Able to handle patient safely under phototherapy, incubator or warming unit.

Assist physician in minor procedures.

Initiate resuscitation in case of cardiac arrest and provide appropriate care.

Demonstrate competency in performing 12 leads Electro Cardio Gram.

Obtain patient sampling safely.

Review patient’s diagnostic finding, report in case of abnormality, perform intervention as requested and follow up.

Ensure adequate nutrition and fluid management of patient.

Perform skin assessment and take necessary intervention as required.

Perform risk assessment for fall and take necessary actions if required.

Perform safety checks in each shift.

Provide hygiene care to all patients as per defined policy.

Provide care of patients with cast, dressings and drainage etc. (if applicable).

Safely receive the patient from outside or any other nursing unit.

Transfer the patient safely for procedures or shift out to other areas as per criteria defined.

Demonstrate knowledge and skill regarding proper use of unit relevant equipment and their safe handling. Follow manufacturer’s instructions related to operating, handling, cleaning and safety checks of all equipment/ instruments.

Evaluate outcomes of care provided to patients.

Coordinate care services with other departments. E.g. Professional health service, facility management division etc. to meet client’s needs.

Comply with unit as well as nursing division policies.

Adhere to the infection control practices and follow asepsis.

Demonstrate positive and supportive attitude towards supervisor and seniors/team leaders

Take initiatives towards his/her responsibilities.

Work in a team environment; contribute ideas and solutions to resolve problems that will improve teamwork within the department.

Perform any other related task as assigned by the supervisor.

Check all pre-operative preparation of patient and documentation pertaining to patient and surgery as appropriate.

Display caring and compassionate attitude towards patients and families.

Coordinate the movement of the equipment from OR to other units and vice versa and maintain records.

Plan and Conduct comprehensive teaching for patient/family according to their learning need assessment.

Teach different types of relaxation and divisional therapies to patient and family members.

Ensure patient and family compliance with treatment and health education.

Listen to patient’s needs and communicate in a courteous and tactful manner.

Help family members to deal with patient’s end of life.

Provide timely, comprehensive and complete nursing documentation meeting nursing quality standards.

Report in case of any abnormal clinical finding, emergency or for any adverse outcome of treatment provided to patients.

Report any untoward incidents and document in her / his shift before leaving the unit and submits to HN/ shift supervisor.

Report phlebitis via phlebitis form.

Report exposure to blood and body fluids or any other occupational injury and complete the related documentation.

Report any complain related to med/surgical items and equipment malfunction.

Demonstrate knowledge and skills to deliver care to ventilated and non-ventilated patients.

Assist physician in intubation and extubation of patients.

Assist physician during invasive procedure, e.g. chest tube, pace maker central and arterial lines.

Demonstrate competency in CVP/ arterial line and chest tube site care and re-dressing.

Monitor patient’s hemodynamic status, report in case of abnormal findings and take necessary actions required.

Demonstrate thorough knowledge of inotropes / narcotics / sedatives / relaxants.

Help family members to deal with patient’s end of life.

Participate in unit meeting and educational programs as required.

Offer duty in emergency cases.

Document and report incidents to the supervisor.

Participate in departmental preparation activities for JCIA and ISO audits.

Participate in quality circles and quality projects whenever assigned by supervisor.

Job Requirement:

Nursing diploma/degree registered with the relevant entities i.e. MoPH/MoHE.

NES orientation program

Basic life support (BLS) provider

Medication certification module for RNs

Peripheral intravenous cannulation (PIVC)

Competency based orientation checklist (CBO) in a given time

Ability to organize workload and identify priorities appropriately.

Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with team members.

Understand basic written and verbal English.

Ability to cope with stressful situations.

Must be regular and punctual.

Keep him/her self well groomed and observe the uniform code at all times.

Model the mission and values of the institution.

Practice safe.

Be motivated towards learning and capacity development.

Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment to the institution and customers and clear accountability.

Represent positive image of FMIC via professional appearance and behavior

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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