ILO HQ Geneva
Vacancy no.: GENEVA/GS/2019/16
Publication date: 17 December 2019
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 24 January 2020
Job ID: 2047
Organization Unit: MEDSERV
Contract type: Fixed Term
The recruitment process for General Service positions is subject to local recruitment regulations and Article
- 3 of the ILO Staff Regulations. The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who have a valid residency status in Switzerland or who currently reside in neighbouring France.
The following are eligible to apply:
- ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
- Other staff members with at least five years of continuous service with the Office are also eligible. They are encouraged to apply and will be given special consideration at the screening and evaluation stage.
- External candidates *
The ILO values diversity among its staff. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to [email protected]
Applicants may be tested to assess skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and/or PowerPoint, or other skills. In addition to any interview or testing that may be requested of candidates, successful completion of the Assessment Centre is required for external candidates.
*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position at 100% is the following: 81421 CHF p.a. (minimum) to 110945 CHF p.a. (maximum).
The position of nurse is located in the Medical Service (MEDSERV), which forms part of the Human Resources Development Department (HRD). MEDSERV has a mandate to provide occupational health services to ILO staff and also to assist consultants, delegates and visitors to the ILO HQ building if taken unwell during their visit.
The position of Nurse will report directly to the Medical Advisor and will work alongside another MEDSERV nurse, sharing the same infirmary and similar duties. Each nurse is expected to be professionally accountable and able to work independently.
MEDSERV staff are expected to conform to the opening hours of the unit, from 08:00 to 17:00 on a daily basis. The actual hours for the 80% contract will need to be agreed by the MEDSERV team but will consist of eight sessions of morning or afternoon work during any one week. In case of an unexpected need for urgent nursing cover (for instance due to illness, emergency, etc.) a degree of adaptability to change the usual working hours will be required.
Medical confidentiality is essential to the functioning of MEDSERV. The successful candidate will be required to sign a confidentiality undertaking as part of their contract to work
1. Provide a professional, welcoming and polite service to all users of MEDSERV. Ensure that people in the waiting area of MEDSERV are rapidly triaged and ensure that urgent medical cases are prioritized.
3. Assist in the running of a walk-in clinic for ILO staff and visitors who are unwell in the ILO HQ building. Record basic medical histories and perform routine clinical assessments. Offer appropriate medication from the stock held in the MEDSERV infirmary. Participate as part of the MEDSERV team to help provide immediate first aid and, if indicated, emergency basic life support with cardiac defibrillation.
4. Perform basic clinical screening tests (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, respiration rate, oxygen saturation, blood glucose, urinalysis, pregnancy and malarial tests, electrocardiogram, etc.) whenever clinically indicated or on the request of a doctor. Perform routine and urgent venepuncture.
5. Refer patients as required for further medical care, both in emergency and non-urgent situations. Provide travel briefings for staff members going on official missions abroad, including advice on health-risks and provision of malaria prophylaxis, travel kits and vaccinations.
6. Perform the necessary screening tests for routine medical examinations and ensure that the forms are completed and results available for follow-up consultation with the doctor. Check the vaccination status of staff as part of this routine screen.
7. Provide written health-promotion and disease-prevention information, based on validated academic sources. Assist in the planning and development of health-promotion and disease-prevention seminars, displays and presentations.
8. Keep written records of all patient consultations and maintain the infirmary’s basic statistical databases.
9. Participate in incident and accident reporting and the promotion of accident prevention.
10. Participate in MEDSERV team meetings and in other relevant meetings as required by the supervisor.
11. Participate in professional training in order to maintain and improve an adequate knowledge base, including training in medical emergency scenarios.
12. Perform other relevant duties as assigned.
Completion of secondary education. Nursing degree or diploma with recognized national registration.
At least ten years of post-registration experience as a nurse, with a variety of different nursing fields. Experience in primary care, travel medicine, occupational health or emergency care would be an advantage. International experience in differing cultures would be an advantage. Experience in the Swiss health system would also be an advantage.
Excellent command of an official language (English, French, Spanish) of the Organization with a working knowledge of a second official language. One of them must be French. Knowledge of a third official language would be an advantage.
In addition to the ILO core competencies, this position requires:
Good knowledge of and skills in up-to-date principles and practice of general nursing. Ability to provide and advise on simple wound dressings and medical treatments. Knowledge of travel medicine including the ability to provide vaccination, malarial prophylaxis and appropriate disease-prevention services and counselling. Knowledge of major health-promotion topics. Knowledge of emerging health trends, communicable diseases and infection control techniques. Triage skills. First aid and basic life support skills. Knowledge and respect of medical confidentiality. Computer skills including the use of Word and Excel
Good communication and strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team. Teaching and training skills in health-related subjects. Planning and organisational skills. Time-keeping skills. Initiative and the ability to work independently. Ability to communicate to small or large groups of people. Adaptability to changing needs and to respond imaginatively to new challenges. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
Evaluation (which may include one or several written tests and a pre-interview competency-based assessment centre) and the interviews will tentatively take place during the 1 to 3 months following the application deadline. Candidates are requested to ensure their availability should they be short listed for further consideration.
The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account – @ilo.org – should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.