Canadian Nurse Fined $3,000 For Snooping Into Health Data of Two People

A Fox Creek registered nurse has been fined $3,000 after pleading guilty to accessing health information of two people over three years, says Alberta Health Services.

Jasmine Badger, a nurse at the Fox Creek Healthcare Centre, on June 25 pleaded guilty to accessing health information in contravention of the Health Information Act (HIA) and received a $3,000 fine, plus a victim fine surcharge of 30 per cent of the imposed fine, said AHS in a Friday news release.

In 2016, two people requested audit logs of accesses to their health information in Alberta Netcare, the provincial electronic health record.

Upon review of their audit logs, they alleged unauthorized access to their health information at the Fox Creek Healthcare Centre even though they never received health services there, said AHS.

They then reported the matter to the Alberta Health Services’ Access and Privacy Office. In October 2016, the office of the information and privacy commissioner received a report about the breaches from AHS.

In December 2016, the complainants submitted their cases to the office of the privacy commissioner.

The resulting investigation by the commissioner found that Badger accessed the health information of the individuals 138 times between April 1, 2013 to July 18, 2016.

But due to a two-year limitation period under the act, Badger pleaded guilty to accessing the health information of one of the individuals on 35 occasions between Oct. 7, 2015 and July 18, 2016, and eight unauthorized accesses to the health information of the second individual between Nov. 1, 2015 and July 18, 2016.

The health information accessed included medical profiles, demographic information, consultation details, lab results or analysis including blood work, and diagnostic imaging results such as x-rays and MRIs.

The office of the information and privacy commissioner referred its findings to Crown prosecutors at Alberta Justice and the charges were laid in October 2017.

When it comes to Badger’s career, AHS said in a late Friday statement that it has “addressed the breach in accordance with its collective agreement obligations and established labour law principles.”

The employee, adds the statement, will continue to be monitored for any future inappropriate access of patient information and has completed remedial privacy training.

This case is the ninth conviction since the Health Information Act was enacted in 2001. It is the first case in which a victim fine surcharge, which helps fund victim services, has been issued.
source : Edmonton Journal

Image of Nursing in Nollywood: The Nurses Are Begging For Rescue

The nursing profession is serious business. I wonder why professional nurses are not complaining and helping to train nurses for Nollywood in a collaboration. Hollywood actors spend months getting into character. We may not have their budget but we can try

I am excited as any Nigerian, indeed any African about the strides Nollywood has made. In fact, Nigerians should beat their chests hard because we have the best actors and actresses, some of Africa’s leading Thespians. We are so good that many channels have been birthed off our films. While I am not necessarily jumping for joy for some of the names of the channels which play into the Africa voodoo narrative.

I am completely chuffed that the movies at least have multiple homes. Our long journey from when our first movies hit our home entertainment stations on DVD’S to when they began to appear on television has paid off.

Regarded as the world’s third largest movie industry, Nollywood has continued to stand tall while investing in collaborations across the West African sub region and internationally. Most of our leading actors are easily recognizable in any part of the continent and among the African diaspora and that is impressive.

However, as Nollywood continues to grow in leaps and bounds hitting over two decades in existence, we cannot act the ostrich. There are challenges no doubt but there is still so much that needs to be addressed.

Script for one. It is heartwarming to see various bodies including some international organizations like the World Bank take an interest in better screenplay for Nollywood movies. Scriptwriting needs a lot of improvement if the stories must have depth and compete internationally.

Then there is the issue of stock characters. Most Nollywood characters need to break the mound. All we have are the same bad guys, the same grandmothers, the same villains, the same prostitutes. Can we be versatile please and allow a bad guy to be the good guy sometimes? He may even be a better good guy.

There are several others that need intervention in order to make us world class but I would get to them going forward. But for now the one that is about to finally do me in which needs urgent intervention are the nurses. My late mum was a nurse, a very special one at that. I watched Mrs. Amodu dress up, uniform, cap, and stopwatch in place. Always impeccable

A stop watch on her left breast pocket, flat shoes and functional earrings. It was always such a pleasure to watch her at work. I have accompanied her to work many times. I admired all the nurses who worked with her.

They empathized, they were courteous and they spoke soothingly. But for my squeamishness, I may have considered becoming a nurse.

While today’s nurses may not carry the baton as well as my mother’s generation, there are still some stellar nurses to emulate. I know things are shabby everywhere in our customer service delivery but our Nollywood nurses certainly have to take the cake. They honestly depress me continuously. Their uniforms are completely off the mark, too big, too small, not smart, not there.

What about the acting? This has to be the shame of Nollywood, ranking no. 1 ahead of cheesy doctors and shabby policemen. I have asked myself many times where on earth the producers harvest the persons presented as nurses in their movies. They look lost, un-coordinated, unable to pronounce the basic nursing terminologies and totally bereft of the standard nurses outlook. They are the most confused in times of a medical crisis running between pillar and post. Also sometimes I think their role is to stand rooted to a spot, blanked out for a while when spoken to and then suddenly act like they were switched on by a button, then they come alive flailing their hands and driving me completely spare. Is it possible to hire better actors as nurses? Is it possible that one of any of the two nurses in a Nollywood movie can be sent to understudy a proper nurse to get their mannerism right and just get a sense of what it takes to be a nurse? Simple sentences befuddle them and directing instructions leave them rattled. What is it really that makes us deserve badly behaved persons and stupid acting fellows for the role of professional nurses? Every little thing counts. The fact that Mike Ezuronye and Kate Hens haw are in the movie does not make up for a bad nurse.

Please take note Nollywood directors and producers. We can see poorly cast nurses, which can make us switch off your movie. I know what a good nurse should be like, my mother was one. And I am not the only one who notices. Everyone else who has ever seen a proper nurse including ten year olds can see. We deserve better. Don’t use your cousin who came visiting and has no acting chops as a nurse and do not use your neighbor’s daughter just as a favor to your neighbor. The nursing profession is serious business, so are doctors and policemen. I wonder why professional nurses are not complaining and helping to train nurses for Nollywood in a collaboration. Hollywood actors spend months getting into character. We may not have their budget but we can try. One more left legged nurse and I cannot take responsibility for my action.
by Eugenia Abu
Business Day

Antigua: Dialysis patient defends protesting nurses

Longtime dialysis patient Fitzroy Samuel has come out in defense of nurses taking industrial action at the dialysis unit of the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC).

Samuel who has been on dialysis for over 10 years said the nurses are being unfairly accused of putting the lives of patients at risk with their action and that they should resume regular operation.

He said he is confident that the nurses are doing all that they can with the “little resources,” and they should be applauded for their efforts.

“The nurses treat us like a brother, sister and cousin. From the time I have been on dialysis and I have seen nurses weep over patients when they died and sometimes the nurses can’t do anymore. We are short of nurses. In other countries like Jamaica, Guyana, and Cuba every patient is assigned to a nurse, but, not here,” he said.

Since June 26, nurses have been on a go slow while they seek resolve to their grievances that include inadequate staff to deal with the high number of patients, who need to receive the three-times-weekly treatment.

The president of the Nurses Association, Karen Josiah earlier said that the nurses from the unit have been complaining to the authorities for some time to no avail.

There are over 90 patients receiving dialysis, and a total of 16 nurses are dialysing 44 patients each day.

Each patient requires minimum dialysis of three days per week, however, due to lack of sufficient staff that figure has been reduced to two days a week.

Last week, the Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Molwyn Joseph, said he had given instructions that the matter be urgently addressed and there should be a resolution in the coming days.

Members of the public complained that the nurses should return to work before their issues are resolved because they are putting their patients’ lives at risk.

But the patient Samuel said he has listened in disappointment at the public’s reaction to the nurses’ plight.

Samuel posited that the nurses are human with feelings and they have earned the authority to stand up for their rights.

The Follies resident said he is now down from three times per week for three hours to twice weekly for four hours.

The clinical purification of blood by dialysis is a substitute for the normal function of the kidneys.

Antigua Observer

Why I Advocate For Women And Children-Toyin Saraki, Global Midwives Ambassador

Toyin Saraki, wife of Nigeria’s senate president wears many caps; on the global stage, she’s a WHO Africa Regional Special Advisor. She is also a global goodwill ambassador to the International Confederation of Midwives and is founder and president of the Wellbeing Africa foundation. HANNAH OJO met the former Kwara State first lady at the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva.

Ever wondered how a personal tragedy thaws into a life time commitment? Ask Toyin Saraki.  At age 27, the former Kwara State first lady had a life-changing experience which changed her outlook on philanthropy.

“I never in my life read the footnote of any book because all I had to do was read the book and absorb it and sail through life happily. On December 6, 1991, I gave birth three months prematurely.  I had twins, I lost one and I got married, all within the space of 24 hours. My previously lovely life suddenly collided with the footnotes of life. In that harrowing period, I really did experience what was never intended for me and I was most unprepared but what I experienced was an unavoidable reality for majority of the women in my country,” she said in a Ted talk hosted in the U.K that has been viewed by over 57, 000 people.

As she survived that experience committing to help reduce maternal mortality, Mrs Saraki would later be confronted with two other jarring instances of life lost when she became the first lady of Kwara State. First was the death of Chinwe, the wife of the then Kwara State commissioner for health, who went into labour a month early while on a visit to her mother-in law’s place.

Reliving the experience to an audience, she said: “She was taken to the nearest hospital where they didn’t have her health history. They were trying to get her health history from her and she was groaning with pain, so there was a life-changing delay of about 45 minutes.  In those 45 minutes, her baby became stuck in the traverse line. By the time they realised that she needed a caesarean, they couldn’t get the theatre open because somebody else has had a caesarean three hours earlier and the auxiliary nurses had cleaned the theatre, locked the door and closed for the day.  Chinwe died with her baby in her stomach.”

From 2003 to 2011, when her husband was governor of Kwara State, one of the activities she enjoyed was going to the hospital to welcome babies born in the New Year. It was at one of such visits to a general hospital in Ilorin where she had gone to present gifts to the first baby of the year that she encountered another mother in tears.

“I asked why she was crying and she said her baby needed a blood transfusion. I asked why the baby hadn’t been given a blood transfusion and they said they couldn’t get through the hospital with the blood bank. I dropped the first baby of the year and I carried the baby that needed the blood transfusion and I said, ‘let’s go’. As I was carrying this child, I suddenly felt a wetness. That was when I realised that people pass water when they die.”

The child died in her arms and the first sign was the urination.

Realising that the inadequacies of the Nigerian health system which manifest in lack of reliable information, the absence of an effective referral system and the deplorable attitude of health workers, are the reality for many Nigerian mothers, Saraki founded the Wellbeing Africa Foundation and her advocacy for maternal and child health became full blown, gaining recognition on the global stage.

She was appointed as the global goodwill ambassador to the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), an organisation which works closely with United Nations agencies in caring for mothers and newborns. It was while preparing for her address at the ICM event during the recently held World Health Assembly that The Nation ran into her in Geneva.  A strait-laced society woman who carries a sartorial grace, Saraki confessed to being honoured to be the voice and lens through which the world sees midwives and midwifery.

“Midwifery is an unsung heroine of the medical world. Midwives are with mothers’ right from the point of pregnancy. They educate mums and see them through to safe deliveries.   If a woman has had the experience of a qualified midwife from the beginning to the end of the pregnancy and has attended ante-natal, she is by a huge margin more likely to have a safe delivery,” Saraki, said whilst emphasising that mid wives need to be properly remunerated since they give mother a better chance of safe delivery.

With Nigeria’s grim index as the country with the second highest rate of maternal mortality around the world, Saraki believes inequality in Nigeria is most pronounced in child birth.  Does this mean she supports the argument of acknowledging the roles played by Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA) in providing care for pregnant women during deliveries? She disagrees. “A TBA can never be a substitute for a properly qualified midwife,” she intoned firmly.

“The way government has been training TBAs to be more hygienic is a welcome step, but it is not a substitute for trained and qualified midwives.  I would like to see a situation where TBAs, because they are there in the communities and the women are familiar with them, are paired with qualified midwives. I think that would actually be a wonderful situation,” she submitted.

Asides her role in the international midwifery communication, Saraki also recently became a special advisor to the WHO Africa regional office. Her not-for-profit organisation, the Wellbeing Africa Foundation, also implements programmes tailored towards the three SDGs centred on good health and wellbeing, gender equality, and clean water and sanitation. She also has a role cut out for her as the wife of Nigeria’s senate president and it’s in this capacity that she canvasses for the implementation of the Abuja declaration where heads of state of the African Union countries met and pledged to set a target of allocating at least 15% of their annual budget to the health sector.

Asked how the implementation of the Abuja declaration could impact Nigeria’s health sector, she responded: “The Abuja declaration actually started in 1978 with the Alma-Ata conference which declared universal healthcare should be available to all. A lot of countries have struggled with funding health care but the one message I’m taking to leaders is that health care is a performance indicator of democratic governance and if you do nothing else but to provide quality health care service for your citizens, that is the smartest investment you can make.  Leaders who provide healthcare for their citizens, win elections; it’s as simple as that!”

Conscious of the nexus between universal health coverage and improvement of maternal and childhood care in Nigeria, Saraki, a U.K trained lawyer, has also been at the fore front of the Nigerian private sector primary health care revitalisation support group pushing for the one percent consolidated revenue to fund basic health care provision, opines that strengthening primary health would also strengthen the referral systems and get the right level of care to the right places.

“It is really important to strengthen primary health because that is where you deal with non-communication diseases. That is where we should be spotting cancer in order to deal with it at the first point where it can easily be treated,” she said, decrying the fact that people often go to secondary health facilities to present primary health concerns.

As an advocate of WASH, she’s keen on the theme of hygiene and medical facilities, especially with research revealing sepsis is on the rise, since only 29 percent of health facilities have clean running water.  She made a special case for this at the 71 WHA and impressed the point at a meeting with the DG of WHO, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus.

“I think it is imperative that hygiene in health facilities should be an indicator of the strength or weakness of a national health care system. I look forward to that going into policy around the world. It’s as simple as everybody cleaning their hands with soap several times a day, particularly for health workers. My message is very simple; hand washing saves lives, clean hands saves lives.”

In the area of early childhood development, one of her chief concerns is the low immunisation coverage in Nigeria. The National Immunization Coverage Survey (NICS) indicated that only 33 percent of children aged 12-23 months had three doses of pentavalent vaccine against the global target of 90 percent. During the WHO session on making a business case for vaccination, she made a case for Nigeria to be given a special category. She would later clarify her point to the reporter, saying her call is not for more Nigeria to be put in a special category of aids.

“I’m asking for Nigeria to be put in a special category so that we can develop in-country, a very strong and vital strategy that addresses our needs.  If you look at our 35 percent vaccination coverage, you would assume that is the same in all parts of the country, it’s not! Some places have 75 percent coverage and some places are not reached at all, that is why we need to be in a special category.

“As at the time when I had my experience on which the Ted talk was based, nobody thought about pregnancy and certainly nobody talked about losing children or still birth. You will just take your unfortunate situation, go and cry or pray.”

She also emphasised the role of communication, saying: “communication allowed us to know that the country was in crisis where maternal and new born survival was concerned. I also think that communication can be community-ordered.

“If you look at a country like Rwanda, they actually know in their parliament every time a woman dies in delivery. We need to get to that stage; it would actually be very good for that type of information to go in real time to the federal ministry of health,” she said.

In keeping to her commitment of reducing maternal and infant mortality, her foundation pursues a respecting maternity care initiative which trains midwives, nurses and health workers on how to treat patients with dignity. The initiative was piloted in Kwara and it became the first state to pass the respectful maternity care charter.

“I think not providing health care services is probably the biggest corruption of all. It is a crime to humanity,” she said, beaming a smile as she rises briskly to signify an end to the discussion.

Born into privilege, Toyin is the daughter of industrialist parents who wielded influence in Nigeria’s business circle. Her father, Oloye Adekunle Ojora, hails from the Ojoro and Adele family.

Recalling her childhood at the Ted talk in Euston, she said: “My parents always told me that I was so small when I was born that I made up for my lack of size by developing a loud voice and being very feisty and almost owning the space in which I was in despite being the smallest and the only girl.” There’s no doubting the fact that even on the global stage, she is owning the stage as far as maternal and child care is concerned.

Source: The Nation Newspaper

Britain’s oldest nurse has no plans to retire just yet – despite being 81

Our oldest nurse is still going strong at 81 – and she has every intention of keeping it that way.

Maureen Horton started out as a mental health nurse in 1969 and still cares for people in the community.

She retired in 1997 but only lasted a week before she was begging to return to the job she loves.

Maureen still works 20 hours a week and in a typical shift treats around eight to 10 patients.

She does blood pressure checks, ear syringing, wound dressings and catheter care, and supports patients and families with palliative care.

Maureen, from Sheffield, South Yorks, said: “I retired from full-time nursing at 60, had a nice week off and then I thought ‘What will I do now?’.

“So I took up a community bank nursing opportunity and I have been doing it ever since.”

The NHS was launched on July 5, 1948 and Maureen, born in 1937, started her career as a nurse 21 years later.

She has been in the job she loves for nearly 50 years and is currently doing community shifts for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

And there are no plans for a second stab at retirement.

Maureen said: “I just like being out in the community and visiting people and helping them in their recovery.

“I am given a list of patients to visit and I go and get the job done.

“Patients know me but I don’t usually tell them my age. Sometimes my colleagues will ask them ‘Do you know how old she is?’ and they can’t believe it.

“When I see patients the same age as me who are quite frail or poorly, I just try to encourage them. Not everyone is as lucky as I have been with my health.”

Maureen applied to become a state-enrolled nurse after spotting an advert in her local paper.

She trained at Nether Edge Hospital and the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield, qualifying in 1972.

Maureen still has mandatory training and study days to keep her skills and knowledge up to date.

She added: “I don’t like sitting about, I have to get out and do something.

“Sometimes I say to my family, ‘I will probably finish this year’ but they say, ‘We know you won’t be able to sit still’.

“My husband, Edward, encourages me. I think he likes having the house to himself so he can watch the cricket.

“I take it each month at a time as I keep going. At the moment I feel good.”

One of the main changes Maureen has had to get used to during her long career is the introduction of new technology.

When she started out, she made written notes on patients. She had never used a computer until they were ­introduced by community services.

She said: “Doing this job was the first time I had ever used a computer and it was a bit overwhelming at first.

“But my colleagues were really good and showed me what to do if I had difficulties.

“Over time you get to grips with it. Another change is the equipment, which has got better over the years.”

Maureen said one thing that has never changed is the dedication of the NHS community staff.

She said: “It is just as good as it ever has been. They work very hard and are very devoted and very good at what they do.

“I think the NHS means a lot to people, to know it is always there for people who need it. I hope it carries on like that.

“I have known it since I was a child and it has served the country well.”

Credit : ByDaniel Sheridan, UK Mirror

Valley View University Ghana Inducts 112 Nurses Into The profession

The Department of Nursing at the Valley View University (VVU) on Saturday inducted 112 nurses with a pinning ceremony organised for them to be ushered into the profession.

The pinning ceremony, which preceded their graduation on Sunday, afforded the inducted nurses, the opportunity to later on, write their licensure examination with the aim of becoming registered nurses.

Dr Nate Brandstarter, the President of Kittering College of Medical Arts in the United States of America speaking on the topic: “Serving the Interest of Others”, urged the inductees to uphold the core values of the profession.

Dr Brandstarter made his remarks from Luke 10: 30-37, where Jesus Christ narrated the parable of the Good Samaritan, which depicted the love for neighbours as oneself and urged the inductees to work with the parable in all they would do in life.

He said, serving others did not only mean delivering their skills, but serving with a proper motive was the best to achieving success in their chosen field adding that: “the sense of motive is the deepest secret of all… it is a secret you will keep between you and God”.

He believed that God wanted a kind people who would serve but those that wanted to be served saying that, just as Christ Jesus came to serve the world and did not seek the world to serve him, so must it be.

On his part, Professor Daniel K. Bediako, the Vice Chancellor of VVU urged the inductees to go out and become exceptional nurses since the character of the nurses in present times had become a major problem to patients.

He urged them to live up to expectation with the trainings received from the University saying that there was the greatest call on them to represent VVU, parents and Ghana at everywhere they found themselves serving as nurses.

He challenged the 2018 inducted nurses to get a hundred pass in their licensure examination to make parents and the school proud of the efforts and resources invested in them over the years.

In an interview with Ms Dorothy Baffuor Awuah, the Patron for the 2018 Class of said the inducted nurses were prepared to serve as nurses and help in the administration of health in Ghana and the world at large.

She said the Florence Nightingale simulation pinning ceremony was to introduce them to the world that they had been prepared to receive licenses as nurses adding that she was hopeful of seeing all the 112 inducted nurses sail through their licensure examination.

As part of the ceremony, the inducted nurses were pinned by various designated registered nurses across the country.


Tech Transformation Could Be ‘Pipe Dream’ If Nurses Are Ignored

Transforming the NHS with technology could be a ‘pipe-dream’ if the views of nurses are not heard, the e-health lead at the Royal College of Nurses (RCN) has warned.

The RCN has today (9 July) published results of a consultation with nurses and midwives on what is needed for nursing to play its full part in the digital transformation of healthcare.

The consultation is part of the RCN’s ‘Every nurse an e-nurse’ campaign, which is calling for every UK nurse to be an e-nurse by 2020.

Held between 25 January 2018 and 23 February 2018, the consultation had almost 900 online contributors, with an additional 100 attending five focus groups held across the UK.

One of the common themes to emerge from the consultation was the issue of IT programmes and systems designed without input from nursing professionals.

One contributor said: “[Decision-makers] often do not know the extent of our work and have never walked in our shoes, yet they make decisions on our behalf and bring in systems for us to use. They have no idea about workflows and how information is used.”

Another called for e-nursing leaders to not just be seen as “an IT project”.

Ross Scrivener, e-health lead at the RCN, said: “In the past few weeks leading up to the 70th anniversary of the NHS, we’ve heard a succession of healthcare leaders arguing that the best way to transform healthcare in the UK is to utilise the full benefits of digital technology.  But our consultation shows that that aim will remain a pipe-dream unless managers, technology providers and IT staff take more account of the views of nurses, the biggest staff group in the health service.”

“The single most important theme to emerge from the consultation is that involving nurses in the design and implementation of programmes and systems to improve patient care is not an optional add-on – it is absolutely vital if those systems are going to provide the benefits they’re supposed to.”

Another common theme was out of date and inadequate IT systems.

A contributor said: I hate to think how much nursing time is wasted each day waiting for computers to switch on, load emails, bring up blood results, that is if you can find one that is free.”

Other barriers included lack of health informatics training in nursing degree courses and lack of staff.

Scrivener added: “Nurses see very clearly the potential of technology to transform their patients’ lives and want to play their full part – but that won’t happen until their views are listened to”.

Source: Digital Health

Delta State July 2018 MCPDP Schedule

This is to notify you all that the July Edition of MCPDP in Delta state Holds as sheduled below


Monday 16th to Friday 20th July, 2018

BAMACO HALL, by AGGS, Ughelli.


ACC NUMBER: 1012658..
BANK: Zenith bank Plc

NOTE: Bring the payment teller & original expired license for accreditation.

Mrs. M. Atikpo

Ghana Nursing Council Makes U-Turn, Will Continue Training of Nursing Assistants

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has made a u-turn in its intended decision to stop the running of the Nurse Assistant Clinical (NAC) and Nurse Assistant Preventive (NAP) programmes in all of its training institutions effective 2019/2020 academic year.

Signed by the Registrar of the NMC, Mr Felix Nyante, the letter said the council as a follow up has noted the unintended consequences of the contents of the earlier letter.

The council issued the letter barely 24 hours after Graphic Online’s publication on the discontinuation of the two programmes.

The letter was captioned “Re: Suspension ofthe Nurse Assistant Clinical (NAC) and Nurse Assistant Preventive (NAP) programmes” and was dated July 5, 2018 and copied to all deans, heads and principals, nursing and midwifery training institutions (NMTIs).

It said “Accordingly, the letter is hereby withdrawn until further notice”, it said.

On Wednesday, July 3, 2018, Graphic Online published a story in which the NMC had issued a policy directive, advising the various training institutions to “plan towards the folding up of these programmes if your institution is currently running such programme(s).”

Earlier statement

The NMC’s earlier directive dated June 28, 2018 and issued in consultation with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) was according to the council aimed at strengthening the degree and diploma awarding programmes in Nursing and Midwifery to improve the standard of nursing and midwifery practice.

The earlier directive explained that the decision was arrived at following the outcome of a desk review meeting held by the MoH, NMC, GHS, the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), teaching hospitals and other stakeholders.

It said statistics showed that there were adequate numbers of NAC/NAP practitioners in the health sector and that the position was affirmed during a forum by the MoH in Koforidua, this year, to review the country’s human resource needs for the various cadre of nurses and midwives in the country.


Ondo State University of Medical Sciences 2018 Vacancies for Non Clinical Staff

Pursuant to the establishment of the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital (UNIMEDTH), the Teaching Hospital is embarking on recruitment exercise of personnel clinical and non-clinical.  Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified and ??experienced candidates for the underlisted positions:





Applicants must possess at least SSCE Certificate





Applicants must possess WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, and relevant qualifications in short hand and typing e.g. OND/HND Secretarial Studies, Civil Service Training School Certificate.


Applicants must possess a good degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, Econometricsfrom a recognized University. He must be Computer literate, having mastering of various computer packages.  Applicants will fill the following positions according to year of experiences; Assistant Chief Principal Planning Officer, (ACPPO) Assistant Statistical Officer (A SO) Statistical/Data Collection Officers


Applicants must possess a good degree in Computer Science, Electrical Electronics, Computer Engineering from a recognized University/Polytechnics (Bsc or HND)with nothing less than 3-5 years cognate experience. Applicants must possess not less than Second Class Lower Division or Low Credit.


Applicants must possess a good honours degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Accountancy/Accounting, purchase and supplies, Economics and other relevant qualifications in stores and supplies.  He or she must be computer literate and conversant with stores softwares. Applicants must be duelyregistered with their professional bodies.


Applicants must possess a good Bachelor Degree or HND in Economics, Business Administration, Accounting/Accountancy, Marketing, Purchase and supplies.  He must be computer literate and conversant with public procurement Laws, Acts 2009.  He or she must have at least 3-5 years cognate experience. A member of professional bodies will be an advantage.


Applicants must have Trade Test Certificate in Driving and Mechanics with at least 3-5 years working experience.


Applicants must possess a good University Honours Degree (Minimum of SecondClass Lower Division) in Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or Architecture or Building Technology, or Quantity Surveying from a recognized Institution. Applicant must have at least 3-5 years cognate experience on the job.

Such applicant must be computer literate and must demonstrate efficiency in the deployment of Information and Technology in project and cost planning, control, management and administration. Applicant must also be conversant with the Procurement Act, 2009.

In addition, applicant must be duelyregisterd with the relevant professional regulating bodies like COREN, QSRBN, ARCON or CORBON. Possession of higher degree in relevant field will be an added advantage.


Applicants must possess 5 credit passes in the WAEC/GCE/NECO and also possess professional qualifications/certificates in Welding, Plumbing, Tailoring, Carpentry, Electrical, Architect, Building, Craftman (Manson, Biomedical, plans).


Applicants must possess a good honours degree (minimum of second class lower division) in Accounting from a recognized Institution plus full Professional qualification froma recognized Accounting bodies such as ACMA, ACA, ACCA, ICAN, CPA and ANAN.He/She must be Computer Literate and conversant with Accounting softwares packages.He/She mustnot have less than 5years cognate experience.


Applicants must possess 5 credit passes in WAEC/NECO?NABTEB and relevant qualifications, BSC, HND Accountancy/Accounting.  He or she must be computer literate and conversant with Accounting software packages.  He/She must have at least 3-5 years cognate experience in Auditing jobs.He/She must be a member of professional bodies such as ACMA, ACA, ACCA, ICAN, CPA and ANAN.


Applicants must possess good honours in Law (LLB, BL).  He must have been in practice for not less than 5 years, with cognate experience in Cooperate/Business Law.


Applicants must possess a good University Degree in Arts, Journalism, Social Sciences, English Language, Mass Communication. He/She must be duely registered with relevant professional body. He/She must be computer literate.



Candidates for both clinical and non-clinical are requested to:

  1. Apply online through Teaching Hospital website
  2. Applicants are expected to submit their applications with his/her curriculum Vitae, photocopies of credentials with 2 passports sized digital photographs, within two (2) weeks of advertisement.
  • Applicants are requested to inform their referees to send confidential reports on them directly to the Acting Director of Administration.
  1. Notes:
  • This online application, when completed and submitted would assign a unique identification number to the applicant. The number should be written on the hard copy application to be forwarded to the Teaching Hospital

(b)            Salary and wages will be in line with what is obtainable in other Teaching Hospitals.

(c)       Any qualified applicants from the public service of Ondo State on pensionable appointment will have his/her appointment regularized accordingly.