The IPD nurse is responsible for providing advanced nursing care in the hospital units.
Attendance and involvement at work:
· Observe the MSF charter.
· Perform all activity in line with the MSF protocols and procedures.
· Respect the time schedule and be at work on time (flexible at anytime).
· Treat the patient with care and respect providing good quality care.
· Respect the patient privacy and strictly respect community culture, norms.
· Maintain good relationship with other team members.
· Adhere to MSF Clinical Guidelines and protocols
Application of basic hygiene rules
· She is responsible for maintaining hygiene within Inpatient Department including ICU.
· Application of MSF protocols for hand washing and use of gloves.
· Application of the disinfection protocol for dressings and invasive medical procedures.
· Waste management and change of safety box as needed.
· Observation of the general cleanliness of the hospital setting and collaboration with the cleaners.
· Education about personal hygiene to patients during hospitalization and at discharge.
For all the admitted patients, the nurse:
· Provides nursing care to parturient and their babies, including babies under NBU treatment in IPD.
· Monitors patients’ vital parameters, intake and output, and records them on the observation sheets.
· Ticks off and counter-signs treatments given to patients in their files.
· Participates in the medical round and informs the doctors of the progress of each patient.
· Organizes ordered investigations and enclosed the results accordingly.
· Gives appropriate diet to patients according to medical prescription.
· Listens to the patient’s complaints and informs the doctors accordingly.
· Maintains a hygienic environment for patients in IPD as well as collaborates with the relatives or the cleaners to help the patients look after their personal hygiene.
· Sets up procedure for septic isolation and educates patients and relatives about the necessary
· Supports mothers in breastfeeding, kangaroo mother care, newborn care, etc.
· maintains skills in neonatal resuscitation.
· Holds skills in adult resuscitation.
· Passes IV lines, collects samples for laboratory tests, prepares and injects medication and infusions.
· Passes and monitors gastric tubes, nasal prongs, or oxygen masks.
· Accompanies patients on transfers to other structures or for investigations.
· Organizes the documentation and files for all patients admitted and records the status of patients.
· Supports staff in the delivery room in case of emergency of newborn after delivery.
For all patients under her responsibility, the nurse:
· Provides nursing care: vital parameters, oxygen therapy, IV fluids, nasogastric tube, gastric lavage, etc.
· Registers the patient’s information in the registration book and make sure of the diagnosis from the Gynaecologist and Anaesthetist.
· Cleans and organizes the emergency trolleys and medical equipment as appropriate.
· Keeps record of activity during the shift and of any change in prescriptions for patients.
· Constantly patients’ monitoring, contacting immediately anaesthetist in case of emergency.
· Ensuring proper handover to incoming colleagues, drawing attention to any notable events during the shift
· Participating in the nursing meeting for exchanging information on the state of the patients.
· Checking the medicines and material at every shift changeover.
· Apply proper utilization of medial equipments.
· Noting the daily consumption and writing it in the sheet.
· Participating in weekly inventory and weekly order.
· Sending material to be sterilised/recuperating it from sterilisation
· Informing the Head Nurse of the various needs and in event of medical error.
· Participating in ongoing personnel trainings.