ICU Nurse

Posted 10 months ago by Médecins Sans Frontières
Location Mosul Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
MSF Switzerland is looking for an ICU Nurse
Main tasks of the role:  
  • To provide nursing care, treatment and follow-up of patients according to doctor’s prescriptions and based on  MSF protocols applied inside MSF Covid 19 centre in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the patients
  • Apply MSF principles, protocols, values and internal regulation and adhere to the rules implemented within MSF Covid-19 Centre
  • Knowing, promoting and following up the MSF IPC protocols and procedures, universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control, security/safety rules
  • In collaboration with IPC team, ensuring high standards of hygiene of his/her working environment inside the MSF Covid-19 centre. 
  • Respect medical ethics, secrets and confidentiality at all times. 
  • Organize and carry out care treatments according to medical prescriptions, and assisting during consultations, daily rounds and other medical procedures. Participate in health education of the patient (and family). 
  • Ensure that patients are properly received, installed, briefed on MSF Covid-19 Centre rules and that those with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movements and comfort as well as participating in any other related activities as requested by the line manager 
  • Carry out admission, surveillance and follow up of the patients. For example: Assessing patient evolution and identify any emergency or deterioration. 
  • Ensure smooth inter-departmental patient transfers and referrals to external health care settings for further patient`s management.
  • Carry out and supervise administrative procedures and documents (fill in patient’s files, forms, consumptions, statistics, registers, health files, etc.), ensure an appropriate written/oral handover, and reporting any problematic situations and cases that may arise. 
  • Participate in data collection and keep doctors/supervisors informed.
  • Perform the cleaning and minor maintenance for biomedical equipment used. Follow the user manual, protocols, and alert the supervisor in case of malfunctioning. 
  • Essential experience ICU and/or Emergency Room of minimum 2 years including at least 1 year mandatory “internship“ with DoH 
  • Desirable experience in COVID case management
  • Desirable experience MSF or other NGOs
  • Essential Bachelor in Science of Nursing.
  • 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 “ICU Nurse 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 07/10/2020.
  • 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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