MSF Switzerland Clinical Officer Anesthetist Job in Likoni, Mombasa, Kenya

Jun 11, 2017

MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need. 

In partnership & collaboration with the Mombasa County Government / Department of Health, MSFCH implements ‘Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare’ services at the Mrima health facility in Likoni, sub-county of Mombasa. 

The objective of the activities is to increase access to quality maternal & neonatal health care services to contribute in improving maternal and newborn outcomes.

 
Job Title: Clinical Officer Anesthetist
 
Location: Likoni sub county of Mombasa    
 
Length of contract: 12 months fixed term contract with possibility of extension based on performance (includes 3 month probationary period)

Main Purpose: Organize and ensure medical consultations for patients and/or a target population providing treatment to patients within the scope of his/her medical competencies and referring patients with conditions falling beyond his competencies, in order to guarantee quality and efficiency of the service provided. 

This will be done in accordance to the context, validated protocols, procedures and the universal hygiene standards.

Main Tasks include, but not limited to:
  • Ensure the implementation and standardization of validated clinical policies, tools, and hygiene protocols in order to minimize clinical risks and to granting quality of patient case management.
  • Promote and maintain confidentiality regarding all patient cases and records
  • Implement diagnose, prescription and prevention procedures that fall under the scope of his/her competencies applying medical knowledge, asking appropriate questions to patients and following protocols in force as well as using laboratory services when necessary, in order to ensure a correct implementation of the medical treatments and to refer patients when appropriate.
  • Participate in the planning and supervising, in close coordination with other supervisors, the HR processes (sizing, staff shifts, recruitment, training, evaluation, development and communication) of the team in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required, improve people triage capabilities, their motivation and commitment and their active participation in teaching the targeted population on therapeutic and preventive protocols.
  • Perform consultations to patients due to undergo surgery, evaluating the risks of operating in collaboration with the surgeon/Medical officer, checking that patients authorize their operations in writing, providing them with appropriate information on their illness and treatments, and deciding on what type of anaesthetics to be used, in order to collaborate in setting everything up before surgery.
  • Administer and maintain anaesthetics following the rules of hygiene and asepsis
  • Be reference person for pain management within the health facility and when applicable train other medical staff
  • Evaluate the risk of operating in collaboration with the Surgeon Doctor.
  • Carry-out all anaesthetics related activities during surgery, according to the procedures set before-hand by the doctor anaesthetist (if any); to collaborate in patient’s adequate anaesthetized state and safety during the process.
  • Prepare beforehand the drugs, material, and equipment required.
  • Monitor patients throughout the whole intervention.
  • Provide post-operative care, including immediate post-operative surveillance in the recovery room (ensuring patient’s recovery of consciousness and setting analgesic protocol)
  • Do round consultations with the Surgeon/ Medical officer once or twice a day, discussing therapeutic orientations with the department manager, renewing prescriptions and ensuring they are followed and systematically evaluating patients’ pain to adapt prescriptions and/or therapies for their relief.
  • Implement and follow at all times hygiene rules, procedures and protocols, as well as look after the integrity of anaesthesia material (decontamination, sterilization, storage conditions, etc.) and other equipment, in order to ensure the safety and protection of patients and other staff.
  • Know accidental blood exposure policy and procedure and implements them when necessary.
  • Collaborate with other departments within the project (responding to accident emergency department requests, intervening in support of other services when needed,
  • In collaboration with the Surgeon/ medical officer Doctor, carry out quantitative surgical-anaesthesia data collection, draw up and send out reports for the monthly follow up of peri-surgical mortality and for the quality of anaesthesia/pain management and informs immediately the direct supervisor in the event of medical error.
Requirements

Education
  • Diploma in clinical medicine and surgery or clinical medicine and community health from a recognised institution;
  • Higher diploma in Anaesthesia from a recognised institution.
  • Certificate of registration from the clinical officers’ council;
  • Certificate in computer  application skills from a recognized institution
Experience: Desirable previous Anaesthesia experience of at least one year,

Languages: English Essential, local language, Kiswahili, desirable.

Knowledge: Desirable computer literacy

Competencies: Result, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, stress management.

If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter, copies of certificates/diplomas and current registration documents on or before 13th June 2017;

at the compound near Bomu Hospital off Likoni- Ukunda Road, Likoni only on working days between 8am and 5pm 

OR through the website http://www.uhired.me/job/112 after your registration on the website

We apologize that due to the volume of applications we receive; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
 
(MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)




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