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COVID-19 Vaccination Nurse - Zimbabwe Association of Church-Related Hospitals (ZACH)

Location: Marondera
Hiring Organisation: Zimbabwe Association of Church-Related Hospitals (ZACH)
Alert: Application Deadline Expired

Job Description

The CoV-Fab nurse will provide actual COVID-19 vaccination services for the vaccination campaign that will be supported by ZACH in the three districts of Mutoko, UMP and Chikomba Districts of Mashonaland East Province towards achieving 70% vaccination coverage. The CoV-Fab nurse will work under the guidance of the MoHCC technical supervisor at facility level.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Protocol and adhere to all health and safety procedures to ensure safety of staff and clients
  • Determine clinical suitability for COVID-19 vaccination, including identifying any contraindications
  • Assess the client’s readiness for vaccination. Address any concerns, conduct clinical assessment, and obtain consent for vaccination.
  • Management of Vaccine and Cold Chain through proper vaccine storage under specified temperatures. Assist with monitoring and recording of refrigerator temperatures.
  • Ensure cold chain equipment e.g., cold boxes are in good working order before setting up a vaccination station.
  • Check vaccine before administration and report any concerns to the Nurse-in-charge and cross-check that vaccine batch numbers are recorded under the correct client.
  • Administration of the vaccine to consented and assessed individuals.
  • Proper waste disposal as per Waste Management Policy.
  • Provide appropriate emergency management of Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFIs).
  • Estimate daily vaccine requirements before removing vaccines required from the main storage EPI fridge.
  • Mobilization for Vaccination; Work with health promotion unit, facility Nurse-in-Charge, facility nurses, and Community Health Workers to mobilize clients within health facilities and community for COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Recording and Reporting; Document vaccination details in client’s records. Use an electronic and paper-based patient recording system.
  • Submit accurate and timely activity data as required.
  • Record, monitor and report Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFIs). Submit weekly and monthly activity reports

Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma/Degree or relevant Nursing qualification, RGN or PCN.
  • Registration with Nurses Council of Zimbabwe.
  • Minimum of 1 year working experience.
  • EPI program experience or experience in offering vaccination or outreach services, and experience providing COVID-19 vaccination are added advantages.
  • Candidates based in locations applied for will be given first preference.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send through ZACH website, all certified copies of academic and professional certificates, National Identity card/certificate, CV and a motivational letter clearly highlighting the position applied for to: jobs@zach.org.zw 

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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