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Registered Nurse/Midwife (HPC/RN 2)

Date Posted
11th February 2018
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Western Jamaica
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the position of Registered Nurse/Midwife (HPC/RN 2)

Job Description

The Western Regional Health Authority (a Statutory Body under the Ministry of Health) is currently seeking to employ Registered Nurse Midwives throughout the Region. The Registered Nurse/Midwife will report to the Public Health Nurse.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assesses, plans and administers care to clients employing the nursing process.
  • Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationship with the health team and client.
  • Assists the doctor with procedures such as incision and drainage, pap smears and vaginal swabs.
  • Administers oral and injectable medications as ordered by the doctor.
  • Conducts antenatal, postnatal, family planning, pap smear and Child Health Clinics and makes referrals where necessary.
  • Ensures proper collection, identification, storage and safe transportation of specimen to the laboratory with appropriate requisition forms.
  • Teaches, supervises and evaluates charges.
  • Interprets bio-chemical data and acts appropriately through calculated and quick decision.
  • Monitors and interprets data presented by mechanical devices and employing appropriate responsive action.
  • Follows established guidelines in handling and caring for mechanical devices and instruments.
  • Ensures currency of registration with professional regulatory body.

Specific Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent team work skills
  • Strong observational skills
  • Excellent bedside skills

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bsc. in Nursing from an accredited institution or its equivalent.
  • Successful completion of prescribed specialized training in Midwifery.
  • Midwifery Registration with the Nursing Council of Jamaica.
  • Three (3) years experience as a Registered Nurse/Midwife

NB: Only Shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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