SENIOR NURSE
United Nations Department of Operational Support (UN DOS)
Department of Operational Support
Close on 21 Aug 2020
Location: New York (United States)
Grade: G-7, Associate
Occupations: Healthcare
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Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Medical Workforce Management, Division of Healthcare Management and Occupational Health (DHMOSH), Office of Support Operations (OSO), Department of Operational Support (DOS). The incumbent will report to the Head Nurse, Clinical Services, Occupational Safety and Health.

The Division of Healthcare Management and Occupational Safety and Health (DHMOSH) provides expert healthcare management and in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) services to all UN Secretariat entities (Field missions, Offices Away from Headquarters and Economic Commissions), the New York based agencies funds and programs, as well as providing strategic leadership of whole-of-system medical issues through the UN Medical Directors Network.

The Healthcare Workforce team is responsible for development and implementation of robust health workforce management measures, including training programs, workforce planning and development, credentialing and scope of practice systems, recruitment systems and oversight, continuing professional development and professional health, and professional performance remediation where needed

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Nurse at this level will be responsible for the following duties:

Clinical Duties:
• Responds to emergency calls, and provides emergency care; ensures effective liaison between patient and private doctor, paramedics, family members, and colleagues as appropriate; documents case findings.
• Performs point of care diagnostic and screening tests as required.
• Performs clinical assessment of patients visiting the walk-in clinic; provides care/advice accordingly or facilitates referral to the UN Medical Officer or to an outside physician, as indicated.
• Ensures preparedness of staff travelling on missions or reassignments, including administration of appropriate vaccines, instructions on malaria prophylaxis, prevention and other travel-related conditions.
• Provides health education and organizes and delivers health promotion programs; participates in work environment assessment, e.g. office ergonomics, and addresses other occupational health issues.

Medico-administrative duties:
• Assists Head Nurse in all of her/his activities as required.
• In a timely manner, prepares an accident reports and fills out Headquarters’ forms to ensure proper submission of the claims to ABCC under Appendix D to Staff Rules.
• Trains medical and other UN staff in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.
• Ensures proper filing of medical and other records, updates medical databases.
• Evaluates, orders and maintains an efficient inventory and stock control of medications/vaccines and other medical supplies and equipment.

Supervisory Duties:
• Assumes any delegated supervisory and medico-administrative duties of the Head Nurse as required.

General:
• Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: In depth knowledge of emergency, occupational and travel nursing. Formal training in advanced life support preferably, in ACLS , PHTLS or equivalent emergency medical care course. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

Registered Professional Nurse with a university degree (B.S., Diploma or equivalent) in nursing. National registration and license are required.

Work Experience

Ten years of progressive experience in nursing is required.
Experience within UN Secretariat, UN Common System, or other international organization is
desirable.
Experience in handling confidential and sensitive information is desirable.
Experience in emergency care, occupational health and travel medicine is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year.

Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application. Staff members who were granted a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment as a result of having passed a predecessor test recognized by the Office of Human Resources Management, and who have continuously held such appointments, are not required to take the new test.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.”

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

About UN DOS

The Department of Operational Support (DOS) provides operational support to UN Secretariat entities globally, including advisory, operational and transactional support services and, where needed, exercises delegated authority on behalf of clients. DOS supports the entire UN Secretariat, consisting of almost 100 entities located around the globe.

DOS is built on five key pillars. It provides end-to-end service delivery and integration of operational support in:

  1. Human resources, health-care management and occupational safety services;
  2. Supply chain management including logistics, procurement and support for uniformed capabilities;
  3. Operational planning and support to start-up, surge, draw-down and liquidation in UN Secretariat entities;
  4. UNHQ administrative services and campus support; and
  5. Operational information and communications technology (ICT)

DOS has become operational on 1 January 2019 as part the Secretary-General's Management Reform and is located in the UN Secretariat Headquarter in New York. Read more: Shifting the management paradigm in the United Nations.

The Department's role is designed to fully support managers and business partners in operating entities throughout the Secretariat to respond effectively and rapidly to the changing needs of those the Organization serves. In line with this approach, DOS will mostly focus on providing advisory and capacity-building support, so to say ‘second tier’ services, for more empowered entities across the Secretariat.

Department of Operational Support (DOS) - Organizational Structure