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  • Mobile Clinic Medical Doctor at Medecins Du Monde

  • Posted on: 24 January, 2019 Deadline: 8 February, 2019
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  • Médecins du Monde or Doctors of the World, is an international humanitarian non-profit organization that provides emergency and long-term medical care to vulnerable populations while advocating for equal access to healthcare worldwide.

    Mobile Clinic Medical Doctor

     

    SUPERVISOR: Team Leader

    Duty Station: Maiduguri and Damboa

    DURATION: 5 MONTHS WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENTION

    STATUS: FULL TIME

    START DATE: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Under the supervision of the team leader, the Mobile Clinic Medical Doctor will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics:
    • Provision of free of charge curative health consultations
    • Admission, weekly medical follow-up and discharge of the malnourished children in OTP program
    • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
    • Reporting and attendance to different meetings

    TASKS DESCRIPTION:

    • Provision of free of charge curative health consultations
    • Prepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before to leave MdM office
    • Follow the basic medical rules of hygiene when performing curative health consultations
    • Participate actively in triage activities before to start curative health consultations
    • Perform curative consultations:
    • Take a proper medical history including:
    • Reason for consultation
    • Duration of the illness or complaints
    • Main symptoms
    • Past medical history and treatment.
    • Perform a correct physical examination:
    • Inspection, auscultation, percussion, palpation
    • Systematic checking of signs of severity                              
    • Diagnose and treat the diseases according to protocols in use (i.e. clinical guidelines)
    • Write the most important complaints, signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment on the patient’s registration form.
    • Explain the treatment to the patient
    • Give individual health education related to the patient’s disease
    • Manage emergency cases according to MdM protocols and regulation
    • Fill in the registration form for each patient, according to the diagnosis of the morbidity surveillance form
    • Check the immunization status for all EPI targeted children and referred the unvaccinated children to the vaccinator
    • Investigate any information regarding unusual health events or diseases outbreak, provided through any source
    • Ensure patient confidentiality is respected and treat all the patients with respect and dignity
    • Admission, weekly medical follow-up and discharge of the malnourished children in OTP program
    • Ensure that all the 6-59 months children have been screened (MUAC, H/W and edemas)
    • Admit new cases in OTP program according to the criteria of national nutrition protocol and give systematic treatment for SAM cases
    • Ensure weekly follow up of SAM cases and adapt RUTF doses
    • Discharge cases according to the criteria of national nutrition protocol
    • Refer complicated SAM cases to identified Stabilization Center
    • Fill in the specific OTP form
    • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
    • Perform the daily data collection regarding curative consultations
    • Participate to the weekly computerization and analysis of the medical data
    • Reporting and attendance to different meetings
    • Prepare a weekly activity report to submit to team leader
    • Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security…)
    • Participate to all the trainings organized by MDM

    OTHERS:

    • Give suggestions to improve the functioning of MDM mobile clinics
    • Participate to the loading and unloading of the vehicles and to the setting up of the mobile clinics
    • Participate to weekly physical inventory of mobile clinic pharmacy
    • Be flexible in performing his/her duties to ensure that beneficiaries are getting good quality services
    • Perform other additional duties on request of the team leader
    • Inform immediately the security focal point in case of any security problem in the field

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES

    • Essential Bachelor’s University Degree in Medicine and Surgery from an accredited university.
    • Two years of relevant professional work experience, including in a developing country, in public health and nutrition.
    • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
    • Good command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of Kanuri and Hausa Languages will be an advantage.
    • Strong interpersonal and team building skills and excellence as a team player.
    • Must possess the ability to learn with speed and ease.
    • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, power point presentation etc.)
    • Strong sense of responsibility, methodical and accurate with high organizational skills
    • Honesty and integrity and able to cope with stressful situations.
    • Manages effectively his own time as well as flexible and available to work over time when needed
    • Willing to be deployed to the newly liberated local government areas.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Medecins Du Monde career website on docs.google.com to apply

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