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Medical Doctor (National)

International Medical Corps

Medical & Pharmaceutical

Healthcare NGN Confidential
3 weeks ago

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Job Description/Requirements


 The National Medical Doctor is responsible for overall patient care including promotion of the health and safety of patients by conducting a thorough triage, careful history taking, physical examination, essential laboratory/radiology investigations, diagnoses, treatment, and referral as well as education of patients and their care giver.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:


• Provide high quality clinical care to patients based on history, appropriate physical exam, available laboratory, imaging tests, and formulary for treatment of acute and chronic conditions. 
• Based on the area of assignment, conduct daily rounds on patients, initiate case discussions, monitor and document patient progress with any changes in management and prognosis and ensure adequate handover in case physicians' responsibilities are assigned to an inpatient facility. 
• Advise if further testing and/or advanced care is required and initiate the referral process.
• Initiate regular case discussions as part of hands-on training.
• Identify gaps in staff training and provide didactic and/or hands-on training as needed. 
• Advocate to supervisors for other necessary training of the staff working in the team as well as providing necessary training.
• Utilize given data collection tools and provide training to other staff as needed.
• Collect and analyze medical service data to quality of care for the patients and services.
• Ensure standard precautions of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures are always implemented and adhered to as per MoH and international standards. 
• When applicable, participate in a 24-hour health service delivery system at the clinic/facility/hospital as per shift schedules.
• Adhere to international protocols and standards related to patient assessment, diagnostic and medical prescription of drugs. 
• Manage and supervise other clinical staff as directed by supervisor; participate in hiring process if needed.
• Provide health education to patients and community members concerning their diagnoses, healthy diets, physical activity, hygiene promotion, and disease prevention (such as need for vaccination, smoking cessation, etc.)
• Adhere to administrative directives with regards to work schedules, record keeping, patient communications, re-stocking of essential drugs, consumables, and other medical supplies. 
• Always maintain patient privacy and confidentiality.
• Immediately report any violation of IMC Code of Conduct, including patient safeguarding.
• Conduct outreach health services in case assigned by the supervisor.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Job Requirements


• Typically, a medical degree (primary care physician) with a valid license to practice and be board certified or equivalent (board eligible).
• Typically, 2+ years of relevant clinical work, post graduate medical experience after graduating from medical college, work in low-resource settings preferred.
• Experience in programs relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, communicable and non-communicable diseases as well as emergency/outbreak response preferable. 
• Previous NGO experience preferable 
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic, high-pressure environment. 
• Excellent communications skills, both oral and written. 
• Excellent self-motivation skills. 
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and excellent decision-making skills. 
• Extremely flexible and can cope with stressful situations. 
• Able to work effectively with various personalities and cultures. 

Additional Technical or Language Requirements

Code of Conduct

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report. If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.


It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran. Share this job as a link in your status update to LinkedIn.

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