International Medical Corps
Lady Health Visitor
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Posted date 8th July, 2024 Last date to apply 15th July, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations Attock, Punjab
Category Community & Social Services
Type Contractual Position 1
Experience 2 years
Status Closed

JOB DESCRIPTION *

JOB SUMMARY  
The identified staff will work under the supervision of a medical officer as part of the clinical services provision team. She will be focal point for provision of SRH services as outlined below.

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•    Provide outpatient consultation services at services delivery point under the direction & supervision of medical officer for sexual and reproductive health services.
•    Take history, examine patients, identify risk factors, and conduct basic tests based on global standards for clinical care of pregnant and delivering women during ANC and PNC. 
•    Prescribe treatment or refer patients for gynecological conditions under the supervision of a medical officer.
•    Carry out nutritional assessment of women and children and refer malnourished children and women to International Medical Corps (if available) or other partner organizations for further treatment/provision of food supplement and keep proper record.
•    Handle/manage baby deliveries under supervision of lady doctor only when well-equipped facilities and services are available.
•    Assist neonatal resuscitation activity in case BEmONC and CEmONC services are provided at the facility and only under the supervision of qualified medical doctor.
•    Conduct sexual and reproductive health education and counselling of woman, either individually or in groups at clinic and at field level with focus to family planning, danger sign during pregnancy, ANC/PNC, exclusive breastfeeding, skilled deliveries, balance/weaning diet and vaccination.
•    Ensure TT vaccination for women of CBA and children vaccination through appropriate referral to the relevant departments.
•    Ensure proper record keeping of ANC/PNC registers and cards, FP register, OPD register and any MHNIS tools related to maternal and child health unit.
•    Adhere to and practice universal precaution for IPC during clinical care and promote such practices.
•    Ensure timely referral of any complicated cases encountered at the point of care without any delay based on international SRH clinical standards.
•    Provide CMR/IPV services at the service delivery point under the supervision of the lady doctor and in case proper training is received and needed PEP kits and supplies are available. 
•    Provide and submit weekly reports of the activities/patients based on set processes and protocols.
•    Participate in any review and planning meetings as part of the health team.
•    Coordinate with other team members of the facility and IMC office related to provision of services.
Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS *

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

•    Qualified and registered Lady Health Visitor (LHV), community midwife from Government recognized Nursing Institute with a valid license to practice.
•    Previous two years’ experience in the same capacity will be an edge.  
•    Previous NGO experience preferable.
•    Great communication skills, on sensitive RH topics and generally in providing RH education.
•    The ability to communicate in local language will be a preference.
 

 

Code of Conduct

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report. If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

Safeguarding

It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

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