Registered Nurse (x1)

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Job Description

Administration Department

Job Purpose

  • To assist in managing and attending to health matters for staff and students at NIPA.

Reports to : Senior Nurse

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify patient care requirements by establishing a personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons able to understand the required care requirements.
  • Obtain a complete medical history and do an initial assessment on the patients according to guidelines.
  • Ongoing assessment of patients, updating the nursing care plan according to patient’s specific needs and execute medical orders within prescribed guidelines.
  • Maintain patient confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Ensure continuous updated patient care is documented.
  • Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations, calling for assistance from health care support personnel.
  • Maintain nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Provide fundamental clinical nursing care.
  • Provide detailed initial assessment of patient and accurate complete clinical history.
  • Measure and record vital signs and regular observations.
  • Maintain continuity among nursing teams (day vs. night shifts) by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Accurate administration of patient medication and adequate record keeping.
  • Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
  • Ensure ideal temperature is maintained in all clinic areas.
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations, calling for assistance from health care support personnel.
  • Assist in the preparation and transportation of patients for diagnostic procedures and referrals
  • Perform any job related tasks as be assigned by the immediate supervisor
  • The job duties are flexible and subject to change dependent upon operational needs.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Full Grade 12 School certificate with five ‘O’ level credits which must include Mathematics, English and Science
  • Minimum Diploma in Registered Nursing
  • Minimum three (3) years Proven work experience
  • Excellent Interpersonal Relationship skills
  • Must have a Valid Practicing Licence
  • Must be Registered with the General Nursing Council of Zambia
  • A specialty in midwifery is an added advantage
  • Psycho-social counselling
  • Adolescent sexual reproductive skills
  • Demonstrate sufficient recent clinical experience in the last 12 months.
  • Good knowledge of nursing principles and techniques and their relation to medical practice, material medical, sanitation and personal hygiene.
  • Basic IT skills
  • Proactivity
  • Honest and reliable: display of high level of integrity since he/she may be in a position to take care of patient’s personal belongings.

Location : Main Campus

Method of Application

Applicants should submit their applications, attaching their Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional qualifications to the address below.

Applications should be addressed to:


National Institute of Public Administration,

P.O Box 31990,

Dushanbe Road,



Application deadline
20 May 09:06