Senior Nurse

Employer: United Nations
Location: Jerusalem
Closing:  06 January 2017

Job Opening Number: 16-Medical-FMADPKO-72131-J-Jerusalem (M)


Notes:
This is a Temporary Job Opening. The duration of this Temporary Appointment/Assignment against this position will be through 31 December 2017 with no the possibility of extension.

• A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.

• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.

• The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.

• Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

• For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.

• The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.

• Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in Jerusalem with United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO). The Senior Nurse will perform his/her duties under the overall guidance of the Medical Officer.Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Senior Nurse will be responsible for the following duties:

•Responds to emergency calls and assists Medical Officer in providing adequate care
Performs urgent diagnosis, screening tests and clinical assessment of patients
*Ensures preparedness of staff travelling on reassignments, re/appointments and official business
*Identifies and plans clinics’ medical material, supplies and equipment requirements and raises requisitions accordingly;
•Liaises with Procurement Section and Supply Section to establish essential contracts for the mission;
•Coordinates medical evacuation and cooperates with Medical Services Division in N.Y. and the receiving facilities in home countries;
*Assists in providing health education and health promotion programmes and participates in work environment assessment
•Assists in providing medical support during evacuation and repatriation;
•Advises evacuees on the requirements for evacuation and/or escorts patients if needed;
•Concludes or closes medical evacuation files to enable staff members to submit claims;
•Assists in arrangements for the deceased;
•Develops logistic plans to support field satellite clinics, and follows up on implementation;
•Designs and implements outreach programs for mission personnel;
•Plans and organizes preventive and promotes medical fairs;
•Draws and implements duty roster for clinic personnel;
•Performs medical briefing for incoming staff and conducts first aid training;
•Maintains medical inventory and supplies and distributes medical supplies to outstations;
•Arranges medical appointments and examinations to mission personnel;
•Updates monthly medical reports.
*Supervise and train junior staff within the section
•Performs other duties as required.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
Staff at large throughout the mission
Staff of UN Agencies and UNCT
Staff within work unit
Staff counsellors
Physicians and nursing staff of referral hospitals

Results Expected:
Independent responsibility for planning and implementation of own work plan and that of other nursing staff as delegated by the Chief Medical Officer, promotion and maintenance of health care in the mission, including the prevention of health hazards, for mission staff. Effectively develops staff under his/her supervision, including their on-going learning and development.Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of clinical, occupational and travel nursing. Formal training in CPR and, preferably, in BCLS and ACLS or equivalent emergency medical care. Knowledge of major medical office equipment and ability to use them in emergency situations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.


Client Orientation:
Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view ; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client


Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.Education

Registered Professional Nurse who is a graduate of either an accredited Baccalaureate Nursing Programme or an accredited Diploma Programme (4 years). Certificates in ECG, CPR or Basic Life Support is an asset. Knowledge of electronic medical records is desirable.Work Experience

At least 8 years of progressively responsible clinical experience in general nursing, Intensive Care and health administration. Supervisory experience in mission administration is an asset. Knowledge and understanding of relevant UN administrative policies and procedures is desirableLanguages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an informal interview.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.


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