Occupational Health Nurse at the World Bank

Posted : 9 September, 2020
Location : Douala, Cameroon
Category : Nursing
Job type : Full Time

Occupational Health Nurse

Job #: req8413
Organization: World Bank
Sector: Other
Grade: GE
Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Douala,Cameroon
Required Language(s): English
Preferred Language(s): French or Spanish
Closing Date: 9/25/2020 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank provides an outstanding opportunity for you to help our clients tackle their greatest development challenges. The World Bank consists of two entities – the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). It is a global development cooperative owned by 189 member countries. As the largest development bank in the world, the World Bank provides loans, guarantees, risk management products, and advisory services to middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries, and coordinates responses to regional and global challenges. Visit www.worldbank.org.

The Health and Safety Directorate promotes the health and safety of staff members of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund.  The Directorate provides a variety of occupational and clinical health services – including nursing consultation – in a complex, multi-cultural, multi-national and socio-economically varied environment. Services are designed to prevent the onset of work-related disease with special emphasis on prevention and treatment of travel-related diseases, and to provide employees with preventive health and clinical wellness services aimed at maintaining health and ensuring long term positive health outcomes.

Duties and Accountabilities

  • Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager, the Occupational Health Nurse will perform the full range of nursing care duties with emphasis on travel medicine and clinical wellness services
  • Provide travel medicine advice and education of associated health risk exposures according to latest recommendations on a country-by-country basis both to staff and their families.
  • Keep up to date with the frequent changes in International vaccinations requirements and recommendations, and conduct vaccination campaign for staff and dependents when appropriate.
  • Conduct and facilitate health promotion/education and wellness activities, provide counseling on health risks, and when necessary make appropriate referrals for care.
  • Ability to efficiently assess staff and any accompanying family members’ health, with consideration given to complex or chronic health issues to implement a customized plan of care.
  • Provide support for Personal Health and Wellness, especially for relocating staff members and their families.
  • Provide administrative support for medical evacuations including assistance with travel requirements such as visas and passports.
  • Demonstrate high level of interpersonal and communication skills to deal with a very diverse and challenging population with high levels of stress and complex medical needs.
  • Provide assistance to staff members seeking access to local healthcare systems, facilitating appropriate referrals to external providers when as needed.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited school.
  • Minimum of five years of multifaceted nursing experience; including practical knowledge of medical/surgical, occupational health nursing, health education and promotion.
  • Current cardio-pulmonary resuscitation certification (A.C.L.S. a plus).Ability to perform under high stress/emergency situations.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.Sensitivity to and appreciation of a multi-cultural & diverse environment.
  • Client oriented.Up-to-date professional nursing knowledge and advanced skills maintained through continued education credit and experience.
  • Fluency in a second language such as French or Spanish desired.

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