Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Diploma   Herat, Afghanistan Full Time 1543
Date Posted:Mar 24, 2020
Closing Date:Mar 29, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:5
Functional Area:Nursing
Salary Range:30520 AFN monthly
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF):


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Doctors Without Borders) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters to populations in danger in more than 70 countries.

Job Summary:

Main purpose

·      To provide triage, emergency care and treatment of patients in the emergency department. According to doctors’ prescriptions and protocols. To ensure timely, quality of care and management of emergency patients.

·      To provide support, training and mentoring of nurses in the emergency department.

·      To assist international MSF staff with translation and day to day management.

Skills Required:

Health Care

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

-        Know, promote, implement and follow at all times the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control, security rules and other protocols and procedures in the medical premises and ensure high standards of hygiene of his/her working environment


-        Organize and carry out care and treatments according to medical prescriptions, as well as assist them during consultations and medical procedures

-        Perform A pre-triage

-        Follow the WHO corona case definition.

-        Ensure the use of the appropriate PPE as recommended according to your risk assessment.

-        Referral of suspected Corona cases to the ISOLATION UNIT IN SHEIDAI HOSPITA.

-        Ensure patients are properly received and installed in the health service. Ensures that patients with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their personal hygiene, movements and comfort

-        Respect medical secret and confidentiality

-        Carry-out admission, surveillance and follow-up of patients meaning assessment of their health state evolution, and identification of emergency situation or any deterioration

-        Participate in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary

-        Supervise and train other related staff under his/her supervision in their work with special focus in following all appropriate protocols and procedures and ensuring team work

-        Participate in the department-related pharmacy and medical equipment control and maintenance

-        Carry-out and supervise administrative procedures and documents, ensure an appropriate written/oral handover, and report any problematic situations and cases that may arise

-        Fill in all necessary registers and health files, participate in data collection and keep doctors/supervisors informed

-        For ER nurse, ensure triage of patients in waiting areas, during emergencies, detecting the priority acute/emergency cases, carrying out first aid care when necessary and referring them to the doctor  

-        Aware of the importance and appropriate use of the Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit

-        Send material to be sterilized and recuperates it from sterilization

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

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Herat


Requirements and Competencies


-        Nursing diploma essential



-        Minimum 2 years’ experience in emergency room and triage essential


-        Dari/Pashtu: oral and written essential

-        English: oral and written essential

Working hours and Salary

Full Time: 176 hrs a month, day shifts Sat-Wed.

The Gross salary for this position is 30,520 AFN per month (non-negotiable)

Job Keywords:

In this context, MSF is recruiting 5 NURSE for Covid-19 Response.
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