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Medical Doctor at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – Holland

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, private, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization. Our organization offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. We have been working in Nigeria since February 1996. A Memorandum of Understanding between Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Federal Government of Nigeria facilitates this. We are at present co-operating with the Federal Ministry of Health, State and Local Government departments of health on various health projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Medical Doctor

Location: MSF OCA, Anka, Zamfara
Employment Type: Full-time

Main Objective and Responsibility of the position

  • Provide outpatient and/or inpatient medical care to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, MSF protocols, values and universal hygiene standards to improve the patients/beneficiaries health conditions.

Generic Accountabilities

  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnose and prevention. Carry out outpatient and inpatient consultations, prescribing the necessary treatment respecting MSF protocols.
  • Keep the patient and/or his/her family informed about the illness and provide appropriate explanations about the treatment to follow, checking they have understood.
  • Follow up the evolution of the hospitalized/IDP patients, through daily visits , consultations and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following MSF protocols, deciding whether they can be discharged or transferred to other departments – in collaboration with other doctors- and informing their family about the patient’s evolution.
  • Check and control the rational distribution of medicines and equipment under his/her responsibility and take care the quality, disinfection and sterilization of the medical material. Assure general compliance with standing hygiene standards.
  • Participate in the collection and analysis of epidemiological data, checking its validity and informing the line manager or project coordinator about any problem or complication of the patients illness, medical error and monitors the proper functioning of the department, equipment or material.
  • Ensure ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the quality of care.
  • Knows and ensures all MSF medical protocols are followed and implemented, checking universal precautions are followed at all times and reducing bio-hazard risks and improving infection control. Ensures professional confidentiality is respected.
  • Manage the team under his/her direct responsibility according to MSF HR policies and procedures, supervising their performance, organizing and scheduling shifts and rotations, directly participating in emergencies and on calls if necessary

MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities

  • The Medical Doctor under MTL leadership is overall responsible for medical care provided to all patients accessing the pediatric ward of Anka General Hospital from the screening tent to the ward through triage and Emergency room and OPD locations(IDP Camp and ATFC).
  • He is leading patient care in close collaboration with Nurses, Clinical Assistants, Hygiene agents, lab technicians to ensure patient safety.

General:

  • Carry out outpatient and inpatient consultations, prescribing the necessary treatment respecting MSF protocols.
  • Informs patient and/or his/her family about the illness, treatment provided, the evolution and provide appropriate explanations about the treatment to follow, checking if they understood.
  • Follow up the evolution of the hospitalized patients, through daily visits and decide to discharge or transfer to other departments/facilities – in collaboration with other doctors.
  • Ensure ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the quality of care.
  • Knows and ensures all MSF medical protocols are followed and implemented, checking universal precautions are followed at all times and reducing bio-hazard risks and improving infection control.
  • Ensures professional confidentiality is respected.
  • Ensure absolute confidentiality of medical data and patients’ information.
  • Responsible for patient safety and apply patient centered care
  • Correct use of MSF properties.
  • Carry out duty in the assigned ward by the line manager
  • Present at the duty station in due time.

Patient care Management:

  • Knows, understands and complies with admission and discharged criteria available in the ER and strict adherence to it.
  • Strict adherence of admission process; this includes the correct use of the admission file, respecting all steps of patient examination and initial Management.
  • Writes clearly complains and take meaningful history of the current sickness, Physical examination, Lab investigation, initial diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Apply actively ETAT principle to identify and treat urgently patients at higher risk and ask for support whenever needed.
  • Carry out daily ward round in the assigned ward, update diagnosis according to new findings and adapt the treatment plan. Deep and detailed patient examination after thorough review of documentation from the previous colleague.
  • Discharge patients who meet the discharge criteria.
  • Proactively Identify patients who need referral to another referral hospital, prepare the referral sheet, inform the caretaker then your line manager to organize the movement.

Drug Management:

  • Correct use of the prescription for all oral drugs at discharge including bed net for all new admission
  • Participate in the Monthly consumption Analysis
  • Rational use of Antibiotics.

Data Collection and Reporting:

  • Fills the epi front page for all exits
  • Fills the inpatient Mortality sheet immediately after patient death.
  • Actively prepare and participate in the Mortality review case.
  • Writes Medical Incident Report whenever it occurs and report to the line manager

Medical Leadership:

  • The Medical Doctor is leading the overall patient care, he should therefore be a very good communicator and a team player, guided by Medical Ethic, MSF principle and Value, respectful and respecting all (Para)Medical colleagues. Lead by example, with respect, integrity, humanity, accountability and empowerment.
  • Efficient and professional communication with Nurses, Clinical Assistants, Nutrition Assistant and Hygiene Agent…
  • Efficient and respectful communication with patients and their caretakers
  • Fully responsible of the patient care and outcome.

Requirements (Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge)
To apply for this role applicants MUST meet the following criteria:

Education:

  • Medical Doctor Diploma; Desirable diploma in Tropical Medicine

Experience:

  • 2 years experience minimum as a Medical Doctor or in clinical work (can be within medical training
  • Desirable in tropical medicine, or post-registration experience in Public Health, OBs and gynae, paediatrics, A, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS/STDs, TB, general practice, general medicine or minor surgery.

Languages:

  • Mission language and local language essential

Knowledge:

  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel)

Competencies:

  • People Management, Commitment, Flexibility, Result oriented and Teamwork.

Application Closing Date
31st May, 2022 (11:59pm).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Usage of Google Chrome Browser is recommended.
  • Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
  • Lastly, only one online application form should be submitted as multiple submissions will not be considered.
  • MSF is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity within the organization
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