ERT Medical Doctor at Medecins du Monde

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Medecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care. MdM operating in Nigeria, Borno state since October 2016.

ERT Medical Doctor

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Location: Borno

Main Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of Deputy ERT Team Lead , the ERT 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’s 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’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

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

Requirements

  • Qualified and registered national Medical Doctor from a recognized university with a valid practicing license from Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).

Work experience:

  • At least 2 years of progressive work experience with similar role as a Mobile clinic physician.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the INGO systems and structure.
  • Previous work with humanitarian organizations is added plus.

Skills:

  • Language skills: Good command in English and in local Dialects: Hausa and Kanuri
  • Computer skills: Proficient user of MS Office (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Other required skills:

  • Commitment to MDM values and principles
  • Strong motivation to help people in need
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
  • Understanding and capacity of integration into the local environment
  • Ability to analyze and suggest improvements of the activities
  • Well organized and hard working
  • Able to manage stress and pressure
  • Understanding of the context of the area
  • Honest and reliable
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Method of Application

Candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in one single attachment via email to: recruitment.nigeria@medecinsdumonde.net using the “Job Title and Location” as the subject of the mail.

Deadline: 19th September, 2019

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