Nurse Assistant

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading international intergovernmental agency working on issues relating to migration and mobility of people. IOM has its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and is comprised of 127 Member States and 94 Observers, and is working in over 440 field locations throughout the world with over 7,000 staff members.

Employment Opportunity for a Nurse Assistant to be based in Ho Chi Minh City

Major Duties: Under the overall guidance of the Chief Migration Health Physician and direct supervision of the Head Nurse, the Nurse Assistant will assist the health assessment activities in Viet Nam according to organizational and country-specific standards and guidelines. Duties and responsibilities include:
- Perform preparatory work for health assessments, including taking measurements, collecting case history, checking blood pressure, heart rate, visual acuity, etc.
- Assist in blood sample collection, specimen collection
- Assist the Migration Health Physicians during medical examination and follow up with the patients/migrants the prescriptions and recommendations given by the doctors.
- Assist the Migration Health Physicians in the documentation and completion of medical records and entry of data into database
- Schedule and contact clients for DNA specimen collection appointments
- Perform collection of specimens for DNA testing
- Assist in maintaining records for statistical reporting
- Perform data entry of medical documentation in MiMOSA database
- Perform pre-departure assessment and treatment for traveling refugees/immigrants.
- Maintain confidentiality of information, collaborative relationship with clients, partners and health professionals. 
- Participate in field missions, out-of-duty station and medical escorting of migrants travelling under the auspices of IOM when assigned by the Chief Migration Health Physician, wherever required.
- Comply to rules and procedures to anti-fraud measures and standard practices
 Maintain a good service-oriented and friendly relationship with IOM clients. 
- Any other duties as may be assigned.

Language Proficiency:  Strong written and oral proficiency in English and Vietnamese

Education/Experience Required: 
Graduate of a Nursing School with a minimum of 5 years of working experience as a nurse
Computer literate, good command of data base applications.

Key competencies: Experience in medical terminology; proficient typing; team work oriented, capacity to work independently, sensitive to gender issues; good communication skills, good organizational skills; Experience in working with international organizations/companies or institutions in a multi-cultural setting will be an advantage;

Salary: Grade 4 Position Grade (UN salary Scale)

To Apply:  All interested candidates should download and complete an IOM Personal History Form from the IOM Viet Nam website at

Completed applications, comprised of IOM Personal History Form, application letter, curriculum vitae and copies of education certificates, may be delivered to the IOM Sub-Office in Ho Chi Minh City at 1B Pham Ngoc Thach, District 1, ATTN: Human Resources Coordinator or submitted electronically to [email protected]  

Deadline to apply:  August 15, 2011. 

No phone calls please.  Only selected candidates will be notified for interview.

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Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2011-08-15