Anaesthesia Nurse / Technician

Posted 7 months ago by Médecins Sans Frontières
Location Mosul Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

MSF Switzerland is looking for an Anaesthesia Nurse / Technician
Main tasks of the role:  
  • The anaesthetist Nurse/Technician works in collaboration with the anaesthesia doctors, ICU Nurse, IPC officer, and under Nurse Team Supervisor in MSF covid-19 centre. Detailed attention is required concerning the compliance with the rules of hygiene especially regarding IPC measures.
  • Accept and apply MSF principles, values and internal regulations. Apply MSF protocols and adhere to the rules implemented by MSF within MSF Covid-19 centre.
  • Ensure the preparation of the material and equipment (checking the quantity and quality), in the ICU and carry-out the reception, transport of the patient from the ER, IPD to the ICU and ensuring his/her installation for treatments. 
  • Application of MSF guidelines and procedures implemented in the service with a strict respect of MSF IPC recommendations. 
  • Prepares the drugs, the material and the equipment necessary for the accomplishment of the treatments.
  • Assists with the induction and the maintenance of the Medical Doctor according to the treatment requested by the Medical Doctor in compliance with the existing rules of hygiene based on MSF protocols and procedures.
  • Assists with the continuous monitoring and documentation of the patient file.
  • Assists patient with all nursing technical skills related to the position. 
  • Responds to emergency situation by providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR, basic and advanced cardiac life support according to MSF procedures
  • Transmits the necessary information to the nurse or other designated personnel as required.
  • Evaluates pain and follows the established analgesia treatment according to MSF protocols and guidelines requested by the Medical Doctor 
  • While performing all above mentioned tasks uses protective measures to avoid cross-infections according to MSF standards for IPC, especially regarding covid-19 intervention.
  • Complete the treatment as requested by the MD prescription in accordance with MSF procedures. 
  • Be flexible for a training on preparation and management of the artificial ventilator or anaesthetic machine in case of need of ventilation (both invasive and non-invasive)  
  • Reports any problem immediately to the supervisor
  • Essential experience of minimum 2 years as an anaesthetist nurse or OT nurse, including at least 1 year Mandatory “internship“ with DoH 
  • Desirable experience MSF or other NGOs
  • Essential: Nursing diploma with specialisation as anaesthetics nurse
  • Essential Fluency in Arabic and desirable basic understanding of English
  • For applicants with foreign certificates, Iraqi recognised state-diploma is required.
  • For applicants registered under DOH Ninewa, a non-objection letter should be provided only if the staff is selected.

We offer
• Remuneration in accordance to the Incentive grid
• The chance to gain professional development and training within an international organisation
• The opportunity to contribute to our objective of saving lives, alleviating suffering and working with those most in need.

How to Apply:
Please send cover letter & CV, Diploma & DoH Card to or hand in your cover letter and CV in the CV box located in Nablus Hospital 
Please put “Anaesthesia Nurse/ Technician East Mosul” on the application.
Please do not hand in any CVs produced in shops. They will not be considered.
Handwritten CVs and cover letters are acceptable.
Only DOH staffs under DOH Ninewa and from Ninewa governorate are allowed to work in Al Salam Teaching Hospital.
In all CVS you need to clearly state your experience by writing the organisation you have worked, the duration of the employment (which year and how long) and description of the job you performed.  
We recommend all applicants to write a cover letter containing an introduction of yourself, explaining why you are applying for the position, and explaining why you think you are suitable for the position. 

The deadline for application is 06/10/2020.
English CVs only 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Your application will not be returned to you at any stage of the recruitment process.


MSFCH will manage COVID-19 Intensive Care Facility in the Al Salam Teaching Hospital, Mosul, in order to support DOHN’s response to COVID-19 pandemic by providing lifesaving intensive care for COVID-19 confirmed severe cases.
As a part of the MSFCH team, you will be directly exposed to potential contact with COVID-19 patients. Therefore, all interested candidates must ensure not to have any medical pre-existing condition that would make them more vulnerable in case of contamination of the virus.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth. People with the following pre-existing medical conditions are more vulnerable to develop complications from this disease:
  • Age > 60 years old
  • Obesity and Severe Obesity – BMI >30 and ≥ 40
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease, including hypertension, coronary disease, arrhythmia, heart failure
  • Chronic lung disease (including asthma, COPD, TB), heavy smokers
  • Chronic kidney or liver disease, including Hepatitis B/C
  • Pregnancy
  • Immunosuppression/immunocompromising conditions such as:
  • Cancer treatment 
  • Bone marrow or solid organ transplant
  • Immunodeficiencies
  • hIV/AIDS
  • Prolonged use of corticosteroids or other immunosuppressants

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