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Operating theatre nurse French and/or English-speaking

01-04-2013 Job Opportunity Ref. fd-ot-nurse

Location: Field

Your task

The operating theatre nurse is at the core of developing and implementing good practice in the operating theatres of hospitals where the ICRC works.

S/he assesses training needs, develops plans of action and draws up training programmes with local personnel.

The job involves promoting quality care for patients in the operating theatre by:

  • drawing up the list of operations;
  • ensuring that disinfection and sterilization procedures are carried out properly and safely;
  • ensuring compliance with hygiene and safety standards regarding the handling of sharps, fire safety, waste management, etc.;
  • improving management procedures;
  • assisting and supporting local nursing staff in the day-to-day organization of operating theatres;
  • ensuring that instruments and equipment are maintained regularly.
  • Valid nursing registration in your home country is essential

Selection requirements

  • availability for a period of minimum 6 months
  • good command of English and/or French;
  • diploma or certificate in theatre nursing;
  • at least five years’ post-qualification experience;
  • experience of humanitarian work would be an asset;
  • driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles).

Your profile

  • strong motivation for humanitarian work;
  • sense of responsibility and discernment;
  • organizational skills;
  • experience in managing and running a multi-cultural team;
  • aptitude for and interest in supervision and training;
  • ability to work both independently and in a team;
  • willingness to work under pressure and under dangerous conditions.

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