Clinical Nurse (UNHCC)

Full Time NGO Job



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Job Purpose and Organizational Context

The UN Health Care Center has the responsibility to provide both core and non-core services to all UN staff and their eligible dependents based in Ethiopia. This responsibility includes provision of support to staff and dependents during the occurrence of different disasters and pandemics, processing MEDEVAC and other staff well-being activities.

The present ToR is intended to specify the type of emergency nursing services required and guide the incumbents of the position on the dispensation of their duties at the respective duty station, ensure clients’ safety, and satisfaction and respect the organization’s rules and regulations from the health standpoint of view.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responds to emergency calls and assist the Medical Officer in providing adequate care.
  • Transfer, Take or move patients to the emergency room and administer first aid treatment before the doctor’s arrival.
  • Administer basic medical tests to be conducted for diagnosis in emergency situations.
  • Take accurate record of patient’s health history, vital signs, and relevant laboratory test results.
  • Carry out tests as instructed by a medical doctor.
  • ensures effective liaison between patient and doctor or family members, and colleagues as appropriate.
  • Administer primary care to all patients presenting to UNHCC with priority to critical cases.
  • Perform minor procedures when the need arises.
  • Take blood samples of patients when necessary.
  • Ensure the functionality of all medical equipment in different units
  • Sterilize all medical equipment and supplies as needed.
  • Administer vaccinations/ maintain and monitor cold chain of all vaccines in UNHCC.
  • In outpatient set up in the absence of the Medical Officer, provides routine care to clients.
  • Performs clinical assessment of patients visiting the walk-in clinic; provides care/advice accordingly before the patient sees the UN Medical Officer
  • Performs diagnostic and screening tests such as: ECG, and laboratory rapid tests using test kits.
  • Ensures preparedness of staff traveling on missions or reassignments, including administration of appropriate vaccine, instructions on malaria prophylaxis and other travel-related ailments. Instructs on the content and potential uses of the travel kit where available.
  • Assists in providing health education and health promotion programs.
  • participates in work environment assessment, e.g. office ergonomics, and addresses other occupational health issues.
  • Dispense medications and keep proper records.
  • Regularly check stock for expiration date and place orders for replenishment of stock
  • Apply strict confidentiality in the provision of medical care.
  • Prepare all necessary supplies and equipment for the provision of dental care.
  • Perform dental X-ray for the patient.
  • Procure all necessary supplies and equipment for the dental unit.
  • Assists the Medical Officer in stabilizing critical patients and accompanying the patient to local hospitals while providing nursing care.
  • Accompany patients on medical evacuations, when necessary, abroad or within the country
  • Performs all other related duties as required.


Planning & Organizing:   

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required.
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work.
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning.
  • Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Client Orientation:

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view.
  • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect.
  • Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions.
  • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems.
  • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;


  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.


  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda.
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


  • Knowledge of clinical, occupational, and tropical medicine.
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements.
  • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter.
  • Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results.
  • Motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
  • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
  • Remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Takes responsibility for decisions made during the dispensation of his or her duties.

Required Skills and Experience


  • University degree (B.Sc. or equivalent) in Nursing
  • National registration and license are required.
  • Training in Dental nursing; BLS, ALS and any other emergency training is an advantage.


  • A minimum of two years of work experience in hospital and outpatient clinical setup; pediatrics, GYN/OB and medical/surgical and emergency room experience is required.
  • Work experience in dental nursing /related areas is an advantage.
  • Work Experience in an international organization is an advantage.
  • Experience in using electronic medical records systems is an advantage


  • Fluency in Oral and Written English is required. Knowledge of another UN Official Language is an advantage.

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Deadline: June 8, 2024

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