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  • Medical Doctor at Medecins Du Monde

  • Posted on: 13 November, 2017 Deadline: 19 November, 2017
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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.

    Medical Doctor

     

    Line Manager: Medical Doctor Supervisor
    Line reports: N/A
    Length of contract: 6 months
    Possibility for extension: YES
    For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organization committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those working for this independent organization do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.
    MdM currently works in 46 countries across all continents where it focuses on 4 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, combating HIV and reducing the harm and risks associated with drug use, crises and conflicts.
    JOB TASKS

    • Under the supervision of the Medical Doctor Supervisor, the 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 programCollection, 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 officeFollow 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’s of national nutrition protocol and give systematic treatment for SAM casesEnsure weekly follow up of SAM cases and adapt RUTF doses
    • Discharge cases according to the criteria’s 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 activities 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

    PROFIL REQUIRED:

    • Medical Doctor
    • Experience in similar position for at least 2 years
    • Good knowledge in nutrition
    • Capacities in team management
    • Strong sense of responsibilities and organization skills
    • Strong work ethic and rigor
    • Languages (spoken and written): English
    • Flexibility
    • Team player

    Method of Application

    To apply, please submit: a two page curriculum vitae, three work-related references and one page cover letter, in One Document explaining how your skills and experience match the job requirements stated above. If possible, please send all the above in one document – MS Word or PDF. Also, write the job title and your name in the subject line. Send to recruitment.nigeria@medecinsdumonde.net

    Only applications by email will be considered
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
    We are unable to accept phone calls.
    Information:
    Starting date: ASAP
    Place of office: Maiduguri
    We’ll pay attention only to the complete files in English.
    Our process of selection include some written tests and oral interviews.
    Please notice that if you have not heard from MdM within 2 weeks, you should presume you were not short listed for this position. However, MdM thanks you for your interest and encourages you to apply for other openings where your skills and experience match.
    MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.

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