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    The MRC Unit, The Gambia is the Medical Research Council’s largest establishment conducting laboratory, field-based and clinical research in a developing country. The Unit aims to improve the health of people in developing countries by contributing to the development, testing and safe adoption of interventions aimed at reducing the burden of morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases.

    Junior Consultant Clinician




    Job Detail

    The Clinical Services Department at Fajara runs a 42-bed ward devoted to the care of acute paediatric and adult medical cases and a busy out patient department seeing over 50, 000 patients a year. The ward and OPD are staffed by well qualified nursing and auxiliary staff and there is a high staff to patient ratio. The service is supported by a GCLP accredited clinical laboratory offering a 24/7 service and an excellent radiology department with digital x-ray, contrast studies, ultrasound and echocardiography. An on-site endoscopy suite enables us to complete upper GI endoscopy and bronchoscopies.
    Malaria, tuberculosis, acute respiratory infections, HIV and non-communicable diseases such as asthma, nutritional disorders, renal diseases, cardiovascular disease and hepatocellular carcinoma are all very common. There are no facilities for managing either surgical or obstetric cases.
    Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the post of Junior Consultant Clinician to be based at MRC Fajara. The post-holder will support the Head of Clinical Services who is responsible for the Unit’s Clinical Services at the main station at Fajara and the upcountry Field Stations, and has overall responsibility for the health care of all MRC personnel (approximately 1000) and their immediate families.  S/he will also work closely with the Head of Clinical Services in the development and training of clinically qualified and clinical support staff as well as in the training of students from the University of The Gambia Medical School.
    Minimum Requirements:

    •     MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
    •     FWACP/ MRCP or equivalent and relevant higher specialist training.
    •     Minimum of three years experience working at a Senior Registrar/Junior Consultant level in paediatric or adult medicine in high-quality teaching institutions.
    •     Excellent written and spoken English.
    •     Proven experience of managing staff.
    •     Excellent record keeping skills.
    •     Excellent communication skills.
    •     The ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary team.
    •     The ability to deal sensitively with the patients.
    •     Computer literate, e.g. Word, Excel, Email.
    •     Interest in clinical research into the diseases of the tropics.
    •     Good understanding of medical audits.
    •     Willingness to work on the on-call rota on a regular basis.
    •     Willingness to work flexi-time.
    •     Being an advanced life support provider would be an advantage.

    The post will be in Grade 2 at a minimum gross salary of 111, 235 Dalasis per month. The net salary (after tax) will be 90, 412 Dalasis per month. This converts to a take home pay of approximately $2000 per month using the prevailing Dalasi/USD exchange rate. For displaced staff the package will include displacement allowances for family, flights, contribution to school fees for children and shipment of personal effects.
    Please note that the salary will be paid in Dalasi and the USD/Dalasi rate is only given as a guide using the prevailing exchange rate.

    The appointment is for 3 years extendable by mutual agreement and is subject to a probationary period of 6 months

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    Research Clinician/clinical Epidemiologist


    Method of Application

    If you are interested and have the skills and abilities for this position please contact the Human Resources Office for an application form and a copy of the job description by emailing  Completed application forms together with photocopies of qualifications should be returned to:
    Human Resources Office
    Vacancy for: Junior Consultant Clinician
    MRC Unit, Fajara
    P.O. Box 273
    Banjul, The Gambia

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