UN Commissions

Locum Nurse

UN Commissions

Job Description

Work Location

BANGKOK Expected duration

Start Date: starting immediately or July 2021 on an 'as-required' basis End Date: Individual contract duration will be discussed individually with the selected candidates.

The individual contractor will be contacted in advance with regard to availability, when the need for a Locum Nurse arises.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position is located in the Medical Service, Human Resource Management Section, in the Division of Administration. The Medical Service serves as an occupational health service and on-site clinic for United Nations staff and others at the UN complex in Bangkok. The Service comprises one Medical Officer, one Nurse and one support staff. The Locum Nurse would stand in for the regular Nurse during absences from the office. Typically, the Locum Nurse would be called upon to serve half-days from two days to two weeks at a time, normally scheduled in advance. The individual contractor reports directly to the Medical Officer.

RESPONSIBILITIES Under the direct supervision of the Medical Officer, the Locum Nurse will:
  1. Assist the Medical Officer in all aspects of occupational health and clinical services to clientele of the Medical Service.
  2. Ensure preparedness of staff traveling on missions and re-assignment, including administration of appropriate vaccines for international travel. Explain Malaria chemoprophylaxis to clients traveling to malaria zones, as well as information on travel health.
  3. Provide primary care and referrals for clientele making clinic visits.
  4. Administer medications and vaccinations.
  5. Assist the Medical Officer in administering physician examinations, electrocardiograms, vital sign checks and other related examinations.
  6. Offer guidance to clients on occupational health matters.
  7. Provide Emergency care and life support in emergency situations.
  8. Perform other related duties as required.
LOCAL ENGAGEMENT Engagement of the selected individual contractor is strictly on a LOCAL BASIS ONLY. Candidates shall be engaged within commuting distance of the UNESCAP office, irrespective of nationality. The selected candidate is responsible for any expenses incurred to participate in the assessment process, and any costs related to travelling and relocating to the duty station in the event of an offer of employment.

Qualifications/special skills

Licenses & Certificates: National registration and license (e.g., Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, or other relevant certificate) is required.

Skills: Strong communication and presentation skills required. Familiarity with standard computer/IT tools such as MS Office is required. Experience using other electronic tools and clinical databases is highly desirable.

Academic Qualifications: University degree (B.S. or equivalent) in Nursing, medicine, occupational health, public health or related field is required. Formal training in CPR and, preferably, in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support or equivalent emergency Medical Care is desirable.

Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible clinical experience in nursing or related area. Experience administering immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, travel kits, etc., is desirable. Experience working in an occupational health setting is desirable. Experience working with inventory management including stock-taking, managing requisitions, and other medico-administrative matters is desirable. Experience working in a highly diverse multi-cultural, multilingual organization is desirable.

Language: Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Thai language skills a distinct advantage.

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