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POSITION: State Enrolled Community Health Nurse (SECHN)

LOCATION: Rokassa Village, Masimera Chiefdom (successful candidate(s) must be prepared for postings to other areas of operations) START DATE: 1st February, 2021.

DURATION: 1 year contract with the possibility for extension

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 16th January. 2021.

BACKGROUND:

Jericho Road Ministries (JRM) has been working in Sierra Leone since 2013. In early 2015 JRM opened the Adama Martha Memorial Community Health Centre (AMMCHC) in Koidu Town, Kono District, Sierra Leone. JRM in 2017, in collaboration with Edunations opened the Orfonthy Community Health Centre (OCHC). Recently, in July 2020 JRM also opened the Kumao Health Facility to provide quality healthcare for the people of Kumao and its environs.
JRM seeks to improve healthcare access and available services to the people of Kono District and Masimera Chiefdom, Port Loko District; regardless of their economic, religious, or social standing. The goal is to assist Sierra Leone in developing sufficient healthcare resources and infrastructure in order for people to be healthy and whole. We are a Christian health organization motivated by our desire to demonstrate Jesus’ unconditional love for the whole person.

SCOPE OF WORK:

Jericho Road Ministries is looking to recruit a State Enrolled Community Health Nurse who has attended a recognized training institution and holds a certificate in Nursing with appropriate recognition of credential by the Nurses Board of Sierra Leone. The role will be under the supervision of the Deputy Director. The successful candidate must be able work with and assist medical providers in the management of patients and use nursing judgment to provide assessment and evaluation of patients; utilizing nursing skills in the care and treatment of patients.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 Graduation from an accredited nursing institution with a current Sierra Leone license.

 Demonstrated success in providing clinical care and nursing support with a solid knowledge base of medical practices and procedures within the primary care environment.

 Demonstrated proper knowledge and use of medical devices and equipment.

 Professional and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

 Demonstrated ability to function autonomously and discern when to seek direction.

 Ability to develop collaborative working relationships.

 Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities and manage time effectively in a fastpaced environment.  Must be able to supervise and manage a team of nurses and medical assistants

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 More than 2 years of experience as a State Enrolled Community Health Nurse in an NGO or Government Health Facility.

 Experience working with pediatric and adult patient populations in a primary care setting.

 Good writing and communication skills, familiarity with Excel and word processing programs, good data entry skills.

 Fluency in Krio, Kono and or Themne beneficial.

 Good leadership skills

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

 Must be able to work variable shifts and take call.

 Must be able to hear well enough to make assessments of patients, communicate via telephone and present educational classes.

 Must be able to speak well enough to present intramural and extramural education to communities, patients, and their families.

 Candidate must be willing to live and work fulltime in Rokassa and be prepared for postings to other areas of operation within the country.

SALARY/BENEFITS:

Based on qualifications and experience, to be discussed with shortlisted candidates.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested candidates should email a copy of their CV, copies of relevant credentials, a cover letter, and a list of three relevant references to geofran30@gmail.com also copying phebian.abdulai@jrchc.org as soon as possible. The job title should be included in the email subject line. Candidates may instead choose to deliver application documents in-person to the Adama Martha Community Health Center in Koidu. If delivering your application in-person the documents should be enclosed in a sealed envelope and addressed to the attention of the Human Resources Manager. Your cover letter should include: your current address of residence, a reachable phone number, and a valid email address. Please provide a convincing reason as to your suitability for the position. Please include your salary expectations. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Shortlisted candidates must be willing to travel to Koidu at their own expense for a face to face interview with the clinic director. If an applying candidate currently holds a GoSL PIN Code s/he in order to be considered eligible for position must demonstrate willingness to resign from that current post, or be willing to take an extended unpaid leave of absence from their GoSL position. Only those applicants shortlisted for an interview will be notified. Due to the urgency, applications will be reviewed as they are received and suitable candidates will be contacted on an on–‐going basis.

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