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Migration Health Nurse

IOM Uganda

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted March 28, 2022.

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# Job Description

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission CoM in IOM Uganda for
administrative matters, and the direct supervision of the Chief Migration
Health Officer CMHO in IOM Uganda, the Migration Health Nurse will be
responsible for providing clinical, administrative and project management
support for migration health assessments and treatment of refugees assisted by
the Organization.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:
• Supervise a team of nurses and other auxiliary staff and assist Chief
Migration Health Officer CMHO in various duties related to laboratory/x-ray
and physical examination procedures. This includes logistic preparation for
screening, handling and safekeeping of individual medical files, collection of
biodata and medical history, ensuring identity checks of the applicants and
confidentiality of information throughout the screening process in Migration
Health Assessment Center MHAC and Medical Mission sites.
• Provide technical and administrative support to the CMHO in the planning and
delivery of the United States Refugee Admissions Programme USRAP programme.
This assistance includes the collation and consolidation of data, information
and plans around the management and implementation of USRAP-related health
assessment activities in the camp clinics, as well as the transformation of
such into consolidated action plans.
• Contribute to technical medical oversight, planning, monitoring and follow
up of IOM migration health assessment programmes in the. In particular, ensure
that these programmes fulfil the technical requirements of the resettlement
countries, including standardization, Quality Assurance QA and Quality
Control QC of all aspects of the medical examination and documentation
• Assist the CMHO in managing and implementing the health assessment programs
as follows:
• Assist in coordinating the administrative duties and leaves of the staff
under their supervision;
• Assist in planning and monitoring the logistical requirements of the
Migration Health Division MHD department, Transit Center and Camp Clinics
including safekeeping and management of inventory of stocks, medical supplies
and equipment as well as tracking of expiry dates of drugs;
• Ensure the use of best practices, compliance with the donor countries
technical instructions, and develop suggestions for improvement for the
migration health assessment programmes;
• Assist the CMHO in liaising with various health service providers, other
departments in the mission, other IOM Missions, and MHD/HQ on clinical,
administrative and financial matters.
• Ensure proper identification and coding of biological samples, maintain
strict client confidentiality; liaise with various health service providers to
facilitate handling of biological samples, and coordinate the procedures and
supervision of the collection of sputum samples for culture and sensitivity
for Tuberculosis TB. In addition, Migration Health Nurse will coordinate and
assist the Medical Officer on follow up of chronic medical case, specimen
collection, fitness to travel check and any other heath assessment related
activities in the transit centre and camp clinics.
• Organize and supervise vaccination process of the refugee’s ensuring
compliance with the best practices and recommendations according the USRAP
Expanded Vaccination Pilot Project.
• Assist the CMHO in coordinating surveillance of the communicable disease,
health education and hygiene promotion activities of Transits centres in the
mission. Provide suggestions to the supervisors to improve counselling for all
medical testing, including HIV.
• Conduct/supervise pre-departure treatment and pre-embarkation assessments of
‘fitness to travel’, as required in transit centre and camp clinics, maintain
current relevant records and reports, supervise the implementation of
treatment and follow-up actions for cases on medical hold after health
assessment, and supervise Sexually Transmitted Infections STIs management
and directly observed treatment/ therapy short-course DOTS for TB in the
MHAC and Camp clinics.
• Assist CMHO in budget review towards the adequacy of human and material
resources for programme implementation.
• Follow up with implementing partners to ensure that follow-up actions are
done and relevant information flow is maintained. Partners include health
service providers, panel physicians, other clinicians e.g., consultants, and
IOM Migration Health and Operations staff in the mission.
• Identify the training needs of the Nurses and Auxiliary staff, prepare
training plan and involve on the capacity building of the Nurses and Auxiliary
• Perform escort duties and duty travel as required.
• Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Education
• Master’s degree in Nursing or a related field from an accredited academic
institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant
professional experience.
• Experience
• Clinical experience as a registered Nurse;
• Experience in TB programmes, migration health, disease control, and public
health of refugees and migrants as Nurse in an international organization, UN
agency or hospital.

• Good writing, communication and negotiation skills;
• Good knowledge of nursing principles, techniques and procedures: knowledge
of public health as well as general migration related issues;
• Demonstrated ability to maintain detail, accuracy and confidentiality at all
levels of the health assessment process;
• Good level of computer literacy;
• Knowledge of specialized medical software is required. Knowledge of eMedical
and Mimosa

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**Closing Date** : 15th April. 2022

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