Senior Nursing Officer - 2 Year Renewable Contract in Oyo, Nigeria


Health, Wellness and Fitness
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Male or Female
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Job Description

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the position of Senior Nursing Officer at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan.


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

General Nursing duties:

  • Accurate vital signs evaluation.
  • Pulse Respiration and blood pressure; and
  • Wound dressing on routine and emergency basis
  • Health education to all categories of staff
  • Eye lavage, Ear syringing and administration of parenteral medications
  • Setting up of intravenous infusion as the need arises
  • Administer all Immunizations
  • Visual acquity assessment using snellen’s chart
  • Accompanying very ill patients to outside hospitals.
  • Incision & drainage of abscesses
  • Suturing of some lacerated wounds
  • Entry of daily patients’ attendance into the computer
  • Management of very ill patients
  • Updating of yellow cards to those who are travelling outside the country
  • Collection of vaccines
  • Washing, autoclaving and storage of instruments used in nursing care
  • Replenish the clinic emergency box and resuscitation trolley as need arises
  • Management of some clinical cases
  • Costing of drugs
  • Any other duties as may be necessitated by the absence of any other member of the health team


Qualification, Experience and Skills

Minimum educational qualifications required for the job:

Registered Nurse Certificate/Registered Midwife Certificate with any two (2) of the following:

  1. Diploma Public Health Nursing
  2. Tropical Nursing Diploma
  3. B. Sc Nursing/Bachelor of Nursing Science
  4. Accident & Emergency Nursing Diploma
  5. Post Basic Nursing Certificate in Theatre techniques
  6. Post Basic Nursing Certificate in Paediatric Nursing
  7. Nurse Practitioners’ Certificate

Minimum of 5 years relevant working experiences in at least three of the following areas:

  1. Accident and emergency unit
  2. Outpatient department and medical wards
  3. Family Planning Unit/Family Health Unit
  4. Maternal & Child Health Unit

The ideal candidate must:

  • Be able to follow instructions and work independently where necessary.
  • Possess good organizational skills and demonstrate ability to work under pressure.
  • Be able to carry out basic laboratory procedures such as rapid malaria test, urinalysis and blood sugar using a glucometer.


We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

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