International Rescue Committee Medical Officer Job in Kakuma, Kenya

Aug 1, 2016

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Medical Officer (Kakuma)
Sector: Health  

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type: Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time
Job Purpose / Objective: Working under the guidance and supervision of the Clinical Services Manager the medical officer will specifically be responsible for:

Key Responsibilities
  • Overall responsible for the daily clinical assessment and prescription of treatment for all patients attending the main camp hospital.
  • Refer acute and chronic cases to the special clinics accordingly.
  • Organize with fellow Doctors weekly work and day off schedule to ensure that weekends are properly covered.
  • Identifying and coordinating referral of patients to secondary and tertiary facilities in liaison with the CSM.
  • Conduct and supervise the daily morning ward rounds in the hospital.
  • Ensure that all assessments and treatment provided are properly documented on patients files
  • Maintain an accurate and updated records keeping system at the hospital keeping in mind that any significant changes seen with regards to cases seen at the facility should be reported to the Clinical Services Manager and other relevant authorities.
  • Admit patients to the wards when necessary.
  • Attend the weekly hospital staff meeting and the weekly Quality of Care Committee.
  • Carry out small surgical procedures at the hospital.
  • Attend to emergencies in ward.
  • Develop clinical protocols and procedures in line with current WHO/MOH and for OJT and theory sessions i.e. during CME’s, round and clinics.
  • Training of staff on job and theory sessions.
  • Monitor and provide on-going in service training of national and refugee clinical staff.
  • Provide health talks to patients/clients on day-to-day basis during their review.
  • Improve patient records in line with the reporting system.
  • Monitor and ensure adherence to the drug management system processes by all hospital staff in collaboration with the pharmacist e.g. rational prescription by M.A’s and clinicians.
  • Carry out other relevant duties as may be required as may be assigned by supervisor
Key Result Areas:
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to the rest of the clinical team at the hospital.
  • Ensure timely and quality health care services to refugees.
  • Overall responsible for the daily clinical assessment and prescription of treatment for all patients attending the main camp hospital.
Required Qualifications:
  • Medical doctor registered with the Kenya Medical and Dentists Practitioners Board
  • More than two years experience in a busy hospital setting.
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • Excellent clinical and surgical skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Computer literate
  • Good team player
  • Ability to work in hardship areas
  • Experience working with a non-profit humanitarian organization
  • Fluency in Turkana language will be an added advantage.
How to Apply

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