Clinical Officer Job at Medical Teams International

Job Overview

Clinical Officer

Kigoma

Medical Teams International

Medical Teams International is a humanitarian aid agency providing life-saving care for refugees, disaster survivors, mothers and children.

Job Description

Department Programs
Reports to Medical Officer Technical: NA
Location Medical Teams – Nyarugusu Refugee Camp
Work Days & Hours Monday-Sunday, 40-45 hours/week as per duty roster. May include weekends, night shifts and public holidays
Supervises Direct: Incentives Technical: NA

Medical Teams International Calling:

Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.

JOB SUMMARY

Organizing and ensuring medical consultations to the target population providing treatment to patients within the scope of medical competencies and referring them when appropriate and Controls the rational distribution of medicine and attends to emergency cases in the health facility

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Ensuring the implementation and standardization of Medical Teams clinical policies, tools, and hygiene protocols in order to minimize clinical risks and to guarantee the quality of patient care management. Promoting and maintaining confidentiality regarding all patient cases and records.
Implementing diagnosis, prescription and prevention procedures that fall under the scope of his/her competencies applying medical knowledge, asking appropriate questions to patients and following protocols in force as well as using laboratory services, when necessary, in order to ensure a correct implementation of the medical treatments and to refer patients when appropriate.
Participating in the planning and supervision, in close coordination with other supervisors, the HR processes (sizing, staff shifts, recruitment, training, evaluation, development and communication) of the team in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required, improve people triage capabilities, their motivation and commitment and their active participation in teaching the targeted population on therapeutic and preventive protocols.
Ensuring that all staff using medical devices are qualified and trained. Ensuring cleaning and minor maintenance tasks are performed according to the protocols. Reporting any malfunction to the project biomedical service. List item
In cases of emergency, carrying out first aid care and treatment according to protocols in order to reduce mortality rates
Recording in the individual patient’s card and registration books, all performed medical activities (drugs prescribed, lab results, vaccination status, epidemiological activity, doses, etc.) keeping data traceability in order to ensure patients treatment continuity.
Participating in data collection and reporting when required
Knowing and implementing Patient Therapeutic Education (PTE), i.e. keeping contact with all patients, providing them information regarding their health state and responding to their questions.
Knowing and promoting the proper application of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit and Sexually Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol.
Keep the patient and family informed about the illness and provide appropriate explanations about the treatment to follow; verify understanding to ensure informed consent and adherence to treatment
Participate in community mobilization and sensitization on curative and preventative health services
Ensure general hygiene standards and universal precautions are followed at all times and implement and monitor actions to reduce bio-hazard risks and improve infection control
Ensure ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the quality of care
Ensure that medical decisions are made with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct
Ensure direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentorship and participate in capacity building opportunities
Conduct performance evaluations and enforce disciplinary process as per MTI policy
Ensure the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.
Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS

Diploma in Clinical Medicine
Registration with Tanganyika Medical Council is required
Valid practising license is required

EXPERIENCE

2 years of clinical medicine experience is required
Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Knowledge of primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV and AIDS and communicable diseases
Knowledge of professional clinical medicine principles, procedures and techniques
Knowledge of medicines, hygiene protocol and IPC measures

SKILLS

Skilled in applying clinical medicine principles and procedures in the evaluation and treatment of patients
Skilled in prescribing correct medication
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
A good command of both written and spoken English

ABILITIES

Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information and adhere to professional code of conduct
Ability to treat all patients and staff with respect, without prejudice
Ability to provide high quality, ethical, compassionate care that places the needs of the patient first
Ability to maintain detailed records with high accuracy
Ability to be flexible and manage stress
Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS

This position requires work at health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position. Duties, responsibilities and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

Application Procedure:

All interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their application letter and CV in either PDF or Word only, including three work related referee to: [email protected]
Indicate your expected salary, current/previous salary, and notice period at the bottom of your CV.
Indicate clearly the position applied for in the subject line” Clinical Officer
Application Deadline: 1st of September 2022 at 1700HRS.

Warning:

Beware that Medical Teams does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing application, or any other fee). Medical Teams does not request any information related to bank accounts. If asked of any payment, please contact [email protected]

 

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