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Family Nurse Practitioner

The Government of Montserrat


Salary : Competitive
Location : Montserrat

The Government of Montserrat is seeking applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Family Nurse Practitioners, within the Ministr

The Government of Montserrat is seeking applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Family Nurse Practitioners, within the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

“Family Nurse Practitioners” are advanced practice registered nurses who work autonomously or in collaboration with other healthcare professionals to deliver family-focused care.

The selected applicant as Family Nurse Practitioner will assist in providing nursing and medical services to the population of Montserrat.

The details are outlined as follows:

Duties and Accountabilities:

The Family Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for:

  • To conduct comprehensive health examination including physical, psycho-social and developmental assessments of clients, families and communities
  • Plan, implement and evaluate health care with individuals, family and the communities based on identified needs
  • Manage health problems across all age groups according to established guidelines by:
  • Requesting, performing and interpreting selective laboratory and other diagnostic procedures
  • Ordering/ prescribing of drugs according to the Nurses and Midwives Act
  • Diagnose, treat and follow up cases as appropriate under the supervision of the District Medical Officer (DMO) and in accordance with the Nurses and Midwives Act
  • Ensure that assessments and care are recorded according to documentation standards
  •  Refer and accept referrals from other health professionals and agencies
  • Participate in the development, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and services within the Primary Health Care Department.
  • Participates in quality assurance audits and medication administration review.
  • Facilitates and participates in continuing education
  • Participates in the epidemiological surveillance of both Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases and health related conditions
  • Serves as a member of the Primary Health Care team
  • Participates and assist in staff development programmes to include making presentations, co-ordinating continuing education programs to include workshops and other training events to keep abreast of current developments in the nursing industry.
  • Assists in the assessment and delivery of care for mass casualty events and disaster preparedness
  • Initiate and/or participate in research activities to define current and best practices health care delivery and service
  • Present research findings at conferences and other academic forum
  • Conduct and/or participate in public education and other health promotion to create awareness, advocate healthy lifestyle and behaviour change.
  • Assists in the identification and management of high-risk clients including vulnerable persons and chronic defaulters
  • Assists in conducting community-based outreach screening programmes to include but not limited to school health, glaucoma and work place screening 
  • Assists in guiding and mentoring students and other members of staff in the clinical area
  • Assists the District Nurses in the preparation, monitoring and evaluation of individualized plans of care especially for high-risk clients
  • Perform other nursing and/or midwifery duties that may be required from time to time

Administrative Tasks

  • Submit monthly, quarterly and reports to the Chief Medical Officer which details patient data such as demographics, visits, diagnosis, referrals and follow up.
  •  Prepare and regularly update work plans
    • This plan should outline key roles/tasks and expected outputs for each calendar year.
    • The Work Plan will include a time frame for key training sessions planned and development of protocols/procedures as per identified needs.
  • Undertake the preparation of an end of contract report submitted with recommendations and agreed action plan prior to departure.

Selection Criteria:

Qualifications – Essential

  • Certificate/ MSc Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Certificate/BSc in General Nursing
  • Valid basic life support (BLS) certificate
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Member of the professional association for Nurses (MNA)
  • Certificate/Diploma / BSc in Midwifery

Qualifications – Desirable

  • Master’s Degree in Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post basic training Mental Health, Accident and Emergency or other post basic course
     

Skills

  • Good communication skills (oral and written) to ensure patients are well informed, and the clinic is well promoted internally and to the public.
  • Good interpersonal and team building skills
  • Possess exceptional organizational skills and multitasking ability.
  • Co-ordinating workshops and other staff development programmes
  • Working with individuals, families and communities
  • Experience in working with government, non-governmental agencies and groups at national and regional level
     

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of computer applications
  • Knowledge and experience in primary health practices/services
  • Knowledge and experience in dealing with individuals of different age groups & cultural background
  • Knowledge of Nurses and Midwives Act as it relates to practice
  • Knowledge of regional guidelines for managing specific chronic non-communicable diseases in primary health care settings
  • Knowledge of health promotion/disease prevention, monitoring and evaluation strategies

Personal Qualities

  • Confidential and respectful
  • Confidence in own professional knowledge to work both independent and interdependent
  • Positive, motivational personality

Terms of Reference

Detailed Terms of Reference for the post of Family Nurse Practitioner can be obtained from the following link at http://www.gov.ms/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Terms-of-Reference-Family-Nurse-Practitioner-v0.5.pdf

Terms of Appointment

  • Appointment will be made on a contractual basis for a period of two (2) years. 
     

Remuneration Package

The remuneration package for the post of Family Nurse Practitioner is EC$138,000.00 per annum (taxable).

HOW TO APPLY

Application forms can be obtained from the Government of Montserrat’s website at www.jobs.gov.ms. (Click on ‘Forms’). Application forms can also be obtained from the Human Resources Management Unit, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail to hrmu@gov.ms or by telephone at 1 (664) 491-2365/2444 or by fax at 1 (664) 491-6234.

Applicants must provide all of the following information:

  • A completed Application Form with a covering letter
  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae with full particulars of experience, and copies of relevant academic qualifications. 
  • Original certificates of qualifications or official notarized copies will be requested from those invited to interview
  • A clear statement detailing why in the applicant’s view he/she considers him/herself well qualified for the position
  • Two letters of reference with full contact details of the referees

Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Management Unit either by email, or by fax or by ordinary mail. These should be addressed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources Management Unit, Government Headquarters, Brades, Montserrat.

SELECTION PROCESS

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in a selection process that involves attending one or more interviews and/or assessment centres.  These interviews are designed to assess the skills, competencies and attitudes of the applicant and may be conducted via SKYPE or in person.  The Interviews and/or Assessment Centres allow the Selection Panel to draw on more evidence about the applicants than can be derived from the written application.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is 4:00 p.m. Thursday, September 05, 2019

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