Auxiliary Nurse Midwives – Possible 

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Possible is seeking Auxiliary Nurse Midwives, for Bayalpata Hospital, our full-service community hospital located in Achham District in far-western Nepal.

Our ANMs are responsible for supporting clinical services at Bayalpata Hospital with high standards of patient care and compassion. 

The organization: Possible

Possible, also known as Nyaya Health Nepal, is a nonprofit organization delivering healthcare to under served communities in Nepal in partnership with the Ministry of Health. With over 300 full time staff, we deliver care to over 150,000 patients annually in two hospital hubs and through our community health worker network. We have witnessed dramatic results through our integrated hospital-to-home model that has helped reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. We envision a future where everyone, regardless of location or income, is guaranteed universal health coverage as a human right.

Learn more about our culture and work in this feature from First Round Capital entitled “This Culture Deck Powers the World’s Toughest Work.”

The opportunity: Are you the right fit?

We are looking for competent professionals who will champion our belief that quality healthcare is possible in rural Nepal. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated clinical experience, be a good communicator, excellent team player and willing to work in challenging settings.

You’re driven by impact and solving for the patient and have a deep understanding of clinical care in rural setting. Most importantly, your orientation toward the work should match well with our operating values, captured by our For-Impact Culture Code.

Lastly, you’re a believer, not an employee. And you’re looking for an opportunity to use your skills to transform an early stage organization and impact hundreds of thousands of lives.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. TSLC –  ANM from recognized academic institution.
  2. Registered with Nepal Nursing Council.
  3. Applicants with relevant experience will be given preference.  

Number of Requirement: 3

Application Deadline: 10th may 2018

Areas of responsibilities

The Big 3 Responsibilities of ANM are:

  1. Provide competent and compassionate patient care according to the system and duty detailed by the nursing team and in consultation with the remainder of the clinical team.
  2. Know, follow, and help improve nursing standard operating procedures (SOPs), and the organization and hygiene of the IPD and ED, OT, Labor room, MCH clinic.
  3. Support the hospital management structure by full participation in appropriate meetings, quality improvement efforts, knowing and following hospital guidelines and standard operating procedures.

The details of these Big 3 Responsibilities are as follows:

1. Provide competent and compassionate patient care according to the system and duty detailed by the nursing team and in consultation with the remainder of the clinical team.

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         IPD:

  • Admit and discharge the patient to/from the IPD
  • Appropriately triage patients based on severity of illness,
  • Assess patients regularly based on their condition
  •  Perform and record vital signs and other relevant measurements (eg I&O, weights, Oxygen saturation, bleeding estimates) on patients daily VS chart or flow sheet
  • Make nursing notes in chart when needed to inform doctors of important information; this may be in Nepali or English
  • Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by doctors
  • Notify doctor on call with any important changes in the status of the patient, for clarification of any unclear orders, or other circumstances that may effect patients safety and care
  • Provide explanations to the patients of their treatments, their medications and kindly answer their questions
  • Provide teaching, emotional support and encouragement to the patients
  • Participate in rounds with knowledge of the patient’s current condition, ask questions that the nursing staff has on patient care or condition, keep up the nursing logbook
  • Provide all necessary assistance in the management of emergency cases or deliveries
  • Remain awake for duration of duty hours when on overnight duty
  • Give and take handover at specified times for change of shitfs

        Labor and Delivery:

  • Conduct uncomplicated deliveries independently and assist as well
  • Monitor labor and keep the partograph
  • Notify the doctor of conditions outlined in SOPs or that you think may effect the good outcome of the fetus or mother

2. Know, follow, and help improve nursing standard operating procedures (SOPs), and the organization     and hygiene of the IPD and ED.

  • Be aware of and follow CH policies for leaves and attendance, uniform allowances and other responsibilities
  • Know the nursing procedures and help improve them with suggestions and if asked writing of nursing SOPs
  • Teach nursing and CMA students rotating at CH
  • Paticipate in CH teaching sessions, teach if you can, and teach other employees when asked

3. Support the hospital management structure by full participation in appropriate meetings, quality improvement efforts, knowing and following hospital guidelines and standard operating procedures.

  • Know and follow hospital operating guidelines in all operations
  • Participate in appropriate meetings:  nursing department, medical staff, general staff, and other meetings as needed
  • Know and follow nursing department guidelines and standard operating procedures
  • Respond to disasters and participate in disaster trainings
  • Contribute ideas for hospital improvements, and participate in Quality Teams
  • Interact professionally with all hospital staff
  • Represent the hospital and its best interests in the community and with government, civil and commercial operations

Location:

A.N.M, will be based at Bayalpata Hospital in Achham district, Far-western Nepal.

Application Process:

Please click “Apply for this Job”, follow the prompts, and supply all required information. 

Email talent@possiblehealth.org if you have any questions.

What happens after submission?

Shortlisted candidates will be called for written examination. 

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