Palliative care nurse – Peadiatric Hematology Oncology

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BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION – MALAWI

CLINICAL CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation — Malawi (BCMCF-M) is a not-for-profit organization working in partnership with the Malawi government in the health sector. Our mission is to improve the health and lives of HIV-infected children and families and children with cancer and blood disorders through high quality, high impact, ethical, state of the art comprehensive care and treatment, training of health professionals and clinical research. We are situated within the Kamuzu Central Hospital premises, opposite Kamuzu College of Nursing. BCMCF-M is seeking qualified candidates to fill the positions of:  

Palliative care nurse – Peadiatric Hematology Oncology

Job Summary :

Reporting to the Nursing Officer and the Paediatric haematology oncology specialist, the Nurse will participate in the day-to-day operations of the pediatric hematology-oncology ward and outpatient, and be responsible for providing high-quality care to patients. He/She will assist in the assessment of patients, Perform evidence-based nursing assessments of patients including assessment of vital signs, subjective history, and head-to-toe assessment. Administer chemotherapy as per established nursing practice guidelines of the PHO COE including use of the chemotherapy checklist Preparation of chemotherapy as per established Standard Operating Procedures.

Experience required for completely satisfactory performance in this job:

  1. Performance of complete nursing assessment for pediatric patients
  2. Teaching of and communicating with patients/families without a formal education
  3. Palliate symptoms to maximize the patient’s quality of life.
  4. Respond to symptom control issues promptly, evaluate interventions with fellow nurse and multidisciplinary team members as appropriate, and make adjustments as required.
  5. Ability to work in high-stress clinical environment and ability to work within a multidisciplinary clinical team
  6. Assists with education of the community regarding palliative care and associated services, bedside and small group teaching skills
  7. Documenting accurately and comprehensively the nursing assessment
  8. Demonstrate a high level of appropriate clinical skills and knowledge. Adheres to the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff, and the organization.
  9. Monitoring of patients undergoing sedation for procedures
  10. Performing blood draws and placing IV cannulas
  11. Accessing and managing central indwelling intravenous lines

Qualifications:

  1. Registered Nurse (RN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  2. Current nursing license through Registered with the Nurses Council of Malawi
  3. Proficiency in English & Chichewa

Those with an Oncology knowledge and experience will have an added advantage.

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should address their applications marked “PHO application”, including a detailed Curriculum Vitae and names of three traceable referees, who are not relatives to:

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should address their applications, including a detailed Curriculum Vitae and names of three traceable referees who are not relatives to :

The Executive Director
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Malawi
P/Bag B-397
Lilongwe 3

E-mail:  [email protected]

Closing date for receiving applications is on 24 th September, 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.

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