Midwife Supervisor – Maternity Section
Health & Medicine
10 April 2022
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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters, and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. MSF is therefore guided by the principles of neutrality and impartiality. These principles must apply to all MSF staff
Required Criteria Education Essential Midwifery Diploma certificate Language Mende, Krio and English Experience Minimum two years’ work experience as midwife desired Previous supervisor experience a plus Skills Desirable basic computer skills Application Details Applicants should submit: Application letter, CV, copy of certificates/diplomas, copy of labour card, copy of work certificates from previous employment. – no original documents to be submitted Applications can be submitted to: MSF Kenema Hospital (Hangha), & MSF-Belgium office in Freetown Application deadline: 10th April 2022 – no late applications will be accepted Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further recruitment process. Please note that MSF does not reimburse transportation cost if applicants are asked for a test or interview. Please indicate “Midwife Supervisor” on the envelope
About the Role
Supervising the clinical activities and guaranteeing the quality of midwifery care in the department, according to MSF protocols, values and universal hygiene standards in order to provide a high-quality Mother and Child Health (MCH) care to the population. Main responsibilities • Supervising, supporting and evaluating the team under his/her responsibility particularly midwives, nurses midwife assistants and other related staff in her team such as cleaners. Planning and organizing their work (areas, days, absences, visits, holidays, etc) and coaching them in their work with special focus in following all appropriate protocols and procedures • Ensuring teamwork and a professional relationship between maternity and other departments. • Supervising the clinical activities in all the maternity departments and activities such as ante-natal consultations, delivery and after delivery follow up, post-natal consultations, family planning consultations, new-born vaccinations and liaising with the Medical Doctor about the patients who need special care times, visiting hours, etc. • Ensuring that the staff on duty knows, implements and follows at all times the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, biohazard prevention and infection control in the medical premises ensuring high standards of hygiene in the working environment • Ensuring that all staff using medical devices are qualified and trained, cleaning and minor maintenance tasks are performed according to the protocols, reporting any malfunction to the project biomedical service. • Being responsible for the department-related pharmacy activities (stock and consumption monitoring) as well as maintenance of the medical equipment • Being responsible for ensuring that all the administrative procedures, patients’ data and documents are filled in correctly and registered for compiling monthly reports reflecting the activity in the department. • Being responsible for ensuring that the maternity staff is able to identify, receive and provide care to the victims of the SGBV in collaboration with the Ob/Gyn MD and following the protocols