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Director of Nursing 2045 views Sierra Leone (+5 others)

Partners in Health

Partners in Health Sierra Leone (+5 others) Sierra Leone

1 month ago


Position Title: Nurse Director
Reports To: Chief Medical Officer, PIH Sierra Leone
Location: Sierra Leone – Kono
Length of Service and/or Assignment: 12 months (minimum)

Organizational Profile:
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and... Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Our Work in Sierra Leone:

Partners In Health (PIH) began supporting the government of Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in October 2014. Recognizing the large need for continued investments in the health system after Ebola, PIH is committed to long-term health system strengthening in support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), guided by the same principles as our emergency response and our work around the world: public sector accompaniment, integrated and comprehensive services, social justice, nimbleness and flexibility, partnership, community ownership, and evidence-based interventions. In the aftermath of the epidemic, PIH is committed to supporting the delivery of comprehensive health services in Sierra Leone, from the community level to the health center and to referral hospitals.

Not only do PIH priorities align with the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) initiatives, they also are trying to approach the same outcomes of building a new generation of well trained and specialized health care workers (nurses, midwives, CHOs and doctors) with the experience required to work in Primary, secondary and tertiary level facilities.

PIH SL is ambitiously setting out to transform Koidu Government Hospital and Welbody Clinic into training and education sites for all types of Health Care workers (Nurses, midwives, CHOs and doctors), serving as an example of a health care teaching institution for the region and a good site for updating current knowledge for settled staff working in these facilities.

Position Overview:

As the Nurse Director you will lead the PIH-SL clinical team (Nurses and community health officers-CHOs), support the PIH-SL clinicians and provide accompaniment to the Sierra Leonean MOHS clinical colleagues to strengthen health care systems in Sierra Leone, based in Kono. Your responsibilities will include ensuring that our clinical team effectively delivers high standards of care and supports the MoHS staff at Koidu Government Hospital and Wellbody Clinic in Kono district as a model to follow to achieve high quality health care envisioning the principles of PIH. As part of the PIH-SL leadership team, you will set strategy and ensure its effective implementation in the field, managing the clinical team with the CMO to ensure the PIH clinical team work in alliance with the MoHS management team at KGH.

You will work closely with the PIH-SL leadership team, including the Chief Medical Officer, Executive Director, Director of Policy and Partnerships, Human resources Director, Kono District Director, Director of Operations and Director of Community Based Programs.

Specific Responsibilities:

PIH-SL Leadership
• Lead clinical strategic planning and implementation of clinical programs in Kono, and work closely with the Chief Medical Officer to manage the implementation of healthcare delivery, in support of MOHS objectives.
• Give support and supervision to the PIH clinical team in KGH and Wellbody clinic to be able to collaborate effectively with the MoHS colleagues to deliver high standards of care in the facilities.
• Lead by example, embodying the values of PIH, including: doing whatever it takes to provide the highest level of service to our patients; treating every member of our organization and community with equal respect and dignity; fostering a sense of generosity and teamwork; and working patiently, yet persistently, to accompany our government partners to achieve our shared goals.

Clinical Program Management
• Oversee clinical operations at Koidu Government Hospital, Wellbody Clinic in collaboration with our Operations team.
• Ensure that clinical systems, protocols, and procedures are established, fully implemented and assessed for effectiveness.
• Provide supervision and mentorship to PIH-SL clinical staff (Community health officers, nurses, midwives and other providers) with the senior clinical team, working to provide direct patient care to support improved clinical outcomes.

Building Partnerships
• Build and maintain relationships with our government partners, including the MOHS, district health management team (DHMT), hospital medical superintendents, other international organizations, and health center leaders.
• Collaborate with PIH clinical team in Boston, members from the district and national MOHS, and other international organizations to share best practices.

• Senior nurse qualification with more than 5 years of clinical experience
• At least three years of experience managing personnel, budgets, and/ or program activities.
• Clinical experience in a low-resource health care setting.
• A strong commitment to social justice and health as a human right is essential in all aspects of the leadership and management
• Prior experience in managing and leading strong and diverse teams.
• Evidence of providing culturally sensitive and competent quality care in an extremely stressful environment.
• Ability to be flexible and effective in the face of unexpected challenges.
• Exemplary interpersonal communication skills, verbal and written, required to effectively engage with senior leadership, partners, and clinicians on sensitive political and confidential issues.
• Proven ability to exercise good judgment, demonstrate political astuteness, and tact.
• Sense of humor and flexible disposition very helpful. The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to be flexible and effective in the face of unexpected challenges as well as the willingness to accept a standard of living that is clean and comfortable but simple.
• Ability to live in Kono, Sierra Leone, full-time.

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