Roving Clinician

Medecins Du Monde

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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

JOB TASKS
Under the supervision of the Emergency Team Lead, the Roving Clinician (within the emergency team) will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics:

1) respond to different crises identified by MdM needs assessment (epidemic and/or sudden mass displacement of population) as part of the emergency team.

2) Once an emergency situation has been stabilised, the roving clinician along with the emergency team will be deployed to support the different MdM clinics in Maiduguri, Jere and Damboa LGAs.
Under the direction of the Emergency Team Leader, the clinician is expected to:

  • Participate in Rapid Needs Assessment
  • Respond to the health needs associated with population influx and communicable disease outbreak(s)
  • Provide free of charge healthcare to the affected populations with respect to MdM mandates and principles
  • Develop and comply with infection prevention control practices and the isolation needs required
  • Follow the various MdM healthcare guidelines (PHC, SRH, MHPSS, GBV and Nutrition) and seek support from superiors when needed
  • Work closely with existing MdM teams and other partners in the area
  • Make appropriate patient referrals to the specified health facilities
  • Collect, computerise and analyse weekly epidemiological data
  • Ensure the security of MdM properties and to keep his/her supervisor informed about the security situation
  • Attend and report the required meetings

Once an emergency has stablised:

  • Under the supervision of the Emergency Team Lead or Medical Supervisor of specified camp, the roving clinician 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
  • Appropriate referral of mental health patients to MdM services
  • Compassionate and sensitive treatment of GBV survivors in accordance with MdM policy
  • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
  • Reporting and attendance to required meetings
  • Supporting existing MdM healthcare teams during emergencies
  • Filling personnel gaps where needed

THE EMERGENCY TEAM MEDICAL DOCTOR MUST BE WILLING TO TRAVEL AND RELOCATE AT SHORT NOTICE within 72 hrs
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 leaving the MdM office
  • Follow the basic medical rules of hygiene and waste management when performing curative health consultations
  • Participate actively in triage activities before starting curative health consultations

The clinician will:

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 and conditions 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 need

In addition, the roving clinician will:

  • 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
  • Ensure that all the 6-59 months children have been screened (MUAC, H/W and edemas)
  • Admit new cases into the OTP according to the criteria 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 of national nutrition protocol
  • Refer complicated SAM cases to identified Stabilization Center
  • Fill in the specific OTP form
  • Collection, computerisation and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
  • Perform the daily data collection regarding the emergency response and when supporting MdM clinics the curative consultations
  • Participate in the weekly computerisation and analysis of the medical data
  • Reporting and attendance to different meetings
  • Prepare the weekly activities report to submit to the emergency team leader
  • Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security etc.)
  • Participate in all the trainings organised by MDM

OTHERS:

  • Give suggestions to improve the functioning of the emergency medical team and MDM clinics
  • Participate in 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

PROFIL REQUIRED:

  • Community Health Officer (CHO)
  • 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 and Hausa
  • Flexibility
  • Team player

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Summary

Company

Medecins Du Monde

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Borno

Specialization

Healthcare / Pharmaceutical

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years