Midwife Job at VSO

at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted July 10, 2019
Category Healthcare
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Midwife

Closing date: 31 Mar 2020
Role overview

This placement includes but is not limited to the following objectives:
* Improve the quality of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) services in the region by strengthening the capacity of midwives, health care workers, community health workers and establishment of systems and referral mechanisms essential for maternal and new born care both at faculty and community level.
* Support the roll-out of the national Nursing and Midwifery Curriculum by coaching tutors in the implementation and advising on additional adolescent friendly service provision and early essential newborn care.
* Provide technical capacity building support to health workers in conducting ultrasound scans of pregnant women and provide day to day support at health facility, planning and organising outreach MNH services with the help of health care workers and DHMTs (applicable for Sierra Leone)

Skills

Current knowledge in the field of maternal and child health, including some or all of the following: infection, prevention, antenatal care, family planning, PMTCT, essential and emergency maternal and newborn care.
Solid communication, presentation and writing skills.
Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability)
Teamwork, with the ability to work collaboratively in diverse multi-cultural groups. Ability to work in an institutional environment, - hospital and health facility settings - as well as in the community setting
Effective communications skills (report writing, verbal and written)

Experience Requirements

At least 5 years’ experience as a midwife in hospital setting.
Experience in mentoring/training of nurses, students at a maternity and Pediatric Department of any hospital/clinic.
Experience of working in Gynecology/Obstetrics and neonatal intensive care unit.

Education Requirements

Registered Midwife- Fully accredited by the relevant professional body.
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