Skilled Birth Attendants at Sydani Group

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  • Sydani Initiative for International Development is a management consulting firm based in Abuja, Nigeria. With our team of experienced management consultants, we design, deploy, monitor and evaluate impactful programs and interventions to improve the health and social sectors in Nigeria and globally.

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    Skilled Birth Attendants

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification OND
    • Experience 1 year
    • Location Abia , Abuja , Adamawa , Akwa Ibom , Anambra , Bauchi , Bayelsa , Benue , Borno , Cross River , Delta , Ebonyi , Edo , Ekiti , Enugu , Gombe , Imo , Jigawa , Kaduna , Kano , Katsina , Kebbi , Kogi , Kwara , Lagos , Nasarawa , Niger , Ogun , Ondo , Osun , Oyo , Plateau , Rivers , Sokoto , Taraba , Yobe , Zamfara
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp

    Location: Nationwide  

     

    Background

    In line with NPHCDA’s goal to improve maternal, newborn and child health indices in Nigeria, NPHCDA seeks to optimize the availability of Skilled Birth Attendants (SBAs) in selected health facilities through the expanded Midwives Service Scheme (eMSS). This scheme will increase the availability of adequate, well-motivated and quality Nurses/Midwives and Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) at the Primary Health Care centres in the 36 states plus the Federal Capital territory.
    Objective

    The objective is to recruit nurses/midwives and CHEWs needed to deliver adequate and quality Minimum Service Package at the primary healthcare level and fast track the efforts of the Government of Nigeria in revitalizing the Primary Health Care centres across the country and the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

    Responsibilities
    The expected responsibilities are highlighted below:

    1. Nurses/Midwives
    A. Clinical functions
    Prenatal

    • Provide pre-pregnancy advice on health, including nutrition education
    • Provide family planning information and services
    • Provide syndromic management of sexually transmitted illnesses (STIs)
    • Provide HIV and TB counselling and testing

    Antenatal

    • Ensure that all pregnant women are identified and access antenatal services.
    • Conduct antenatal clinics and provide health education on the importance of ante-natal care and on the danger signs of pregnancy
    • Give appropriate doses of tetanus toxoid, IPT and other routine drugs to pregnant women
    • Provide HIV and TB counselling and testing
    • Provide PMTCT services
    • Identify high-risk pregnancies and refer appropriately Labour
    • Manage complications from miscarriages and unsafe abortions
    • Promptly recognize women in labour
    •  Manage labour, treat complications, and make appropriate and prompt referrals where necessary.
    • Provide appropriate emergency obstetric care for all women who develop complications during childbirth
    • Referral of mother and baby for interventions beyond personal technical competence or not possible in the facility setting

    Post-natal

    • Assist women to successfully initiate breast feeding within 30 minutes of delivery and continue to sustain breast feeding
    • Ensure that mothers come for a postnatal visit
    • Follow up of women for continuum of care and tracking defaulters where necessary
    • Work with other team members to ensure appropriate link between clinic staff and community-based service providers.
    • Newborn and child health services
    • Assist women to successfully initiate breastfeeding within 30 minutes of delivery and continue to sustain breast feeding
    • Provide resuscitative effort to newborns
    • Carry out growth monitoring and promotion of children’s health in the community
    • Promote infant and child health including participation in the National Program on Immunization and management of childhood malaria
    • Supervise immunization of children
    • Provide IMCI services
    • Manage common childhood illnesses

    B. Administrative Functions

    • Participate in regular staff meetings for feedback on ongoing activities
    • Together with other staff of the facility, liaise with the Ward Development Committee (WDC) to support and maintain all equipment provided to the facility and ensure the drugs and consumables allotted to the health facilities are well managed.
    • Participate in the monthly briefing of the ward development committee on their activities and challenges
    • Maintain appropriate logistics for drugs and consumables to avoid stock-outs.
    • Ensure records of activities of the health facility are kept using all relevant books and forms provided
    • Report outbreaks of diseases
    •  Ensure that all relevant data collected on the PHC Health Management Information System are collated, analyzed and the information used for decision making.
    • Carry out all assigned administrative functions, including supervisory functions for CHEWs
    • Receive supervision and mentoring from designated officials
    • Participate in all statutory meetings and training related to the REWSBA strategy
    •  Effectively document all required information and provide statutory reports when due
    • Submit joint reports monthly to the LGA PHC department together with the CHEWs in the facility

    Eligibility Criteria

    An eligible Nurse/Midwife must:

    •  Be either a registered nurse, registered midwife, and/or registered nurse/midwife

    •  Have a minimum of one (1) year of experience in providing reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health plus nutrition (RMNCH+N) services

    •  Have a valid license to practice

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the position as subject of email.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sydani Group on emss.sydani.org to apply

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