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Gambella, Ethiopia Full Time

Medical Doctor / Vacancy Reference NO : GAM-010-ADM 17

Job Description

MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION

Provide outpatient and/or inpatient medical care to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, MSF protocols, values and universal hygiene standards to improve the patients/beneficiaries health conditions.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

· Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnose and prevention. Carry out outpatient and inpatient consultations, prescribing the necessary treatment respecting MSF protocols.

· Keep the patient and/or his/her family informed about the illness and provide appropriate explanations about the treatment to follow, checking they have understood.

· Follow up the evolution of the hospitalized/IDP patients, through daily visits , consultations and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following MSF protocols, deciding whether they can be discharged or transferred to other departments – in collaboration with other doctors- and informing their family about the patient’s evolution.

· Check and control the rational distribution of medicines and equipment under his/her responsibility and take care the quality, disinfection and sterilization of the medical material. Assure general compliance with standing hygiene standards.

· Participate in the collection and analysis of epidemiological data, checking its validity and informing the line manager or project coordinator about any problem or complication of the patients illness, medical error and monitors the proper functioning of the department, equipment or material.

· Ensure ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the quality of care.

· Knows and ensures all MSF medical protocols are followed and implemented, checking universal precautions are followed at all times and reducing bio-hazard risks and improving infection control.

· Ensures professional confidentiality is respected.

· Manage the team under his/her direct responsibility according to MSF HR policies and procedures, supervising their performance, organizing and scheduling shifts and rotations, directly participating in emergencies and on calls if necessary.

· Provides information for medical reporting

Job Requirements

Requirements

Education

· Medical Doctor, Desirable diploma in Tropical Medicine

· Needs to be registered according to the National requirements

Experience

· 2 year experience minimum as a Medical Doctor or in clinical work

Languages

· Essential mission and local language

Knowledge

· Essential computer literacy (word, excel)


OT Nurses / Vacancy Reference NO: GAM-011-ADM 17

Job Description

MAIN OBJECTIVE OFTHE POSITION

Organize and carry-out all nursing activities related to the operating theatre (OT) running, according to MSF health protocols, universal hygienic standards and in coordination with the surgeon and anaesthetist, in order to ensure a smooth functioning of the surgical activities (pre, during and post-operative care) offered to patients.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

§ Ensure the preparation of the material and equipment (checking the quantity and quality), in the OT and carry-out the reception, transport of the patient from the preparation room to the OT and ensuring his/her installation for surgery.

§ Assist the surgeon and anaesthetist during the operation, anticipating their needs, in order to facilitate their job and helping throughout the whole process.

§ Checks vital parameters of the patient with the nurse anaesthetist

§ Organize the patient’s transport and installation from the operating theatre to the recovery room and carry-out and/or supervise all the post-operative activities (used material collection, OT’s cleaning and disinfection, resetting all equipment and material back), in order to prepare the OT for next surgical intervention or any emergency.

§ Implement and follow-up the hygiene, sterilization, asepsis and disinfection protocols and procedures at all times, in pre, during and post-operative activities, in order to ensure the patient and staff’s safety conditions. i.e. waste containers availability, sharps container, checking no material or needles remain in the surgical towels, placing instruments into soak container, take instruments/linen to sterilization unit, etc.).

§ Supervise and train the nurse-aids and cleaners while in the OT in following all appropriate protocols and procedures, in order to ensure the quality of the healthcare given to patients. and train NS where applicable

§ Control all equipment and material stock to be used in the OT (carrying out inventories, checking its quality and its functioning, storage conditions, doing follow-up of expired drugs, etc.), in order to ensure an efficient and rationale use of material resources while preventing damage and deterioration.

§ Carry-out and supervise administrative procedures and documents (check identity of patient and his/her consent for the operation, fill in patients files, forms, statistics, quantitative surgical data collection, etc.), and report any problematic situations and cases arising, in order to have updated and correct information about the day-to-day activity and ensuring proper transfer of information.

§ Participate in data and reporting

§ Intervene in support of other services whenever needed and work particularly in close collaboration with the accident, emergency department and with obs

Job Requirements

Requirements

Education

Nursing diploma with specialization as a theatre nurse essential.

Experience

· Desirable 2 years’ experience. Having worked in MSF or other NGO’s and in developing countries is desirable

Languages

· Essential mission and local language

Knowledge

· Essential computer literacy (word, excel)


Nurses / Vacancy Reference NO : GAM-012-ADM 17

Job Description

MAIN OBJECTIVE OFTHE POSITION

Provide nursing care, treatment and follow-up of patients, according to doctors’ prescriptions, protocols applied in service and universal hygiene standards/precautions, in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the targeted population.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

§ Know, promote, implement and follow at all times the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control, security rules and other protocols and procedures in the medical premises and ensure high standards of hygiene of his/her working environment .

§ Organize and carry out care and treatments according to medical prescriptions, as well as assist them during consultations/ daily rounds and other medical procedures.

§ Ensure patients are properly received and installed in the health service. Ensures that patients with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movements and comfort.

§ Respect medical secret and confidentiality

§ Carry-out admission, surveillance and follow-up of patients meaning assessment of their health state evolution, and identification of emergency situation or any deterioration,

§ Participate in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary

§ Supervise and train nurse-aids, nutritional assistants, cleaners and other related staff under his/her supervision in their work with special focus in following all appropriate protocols and procedures and ensuring team work

§ Participate in the department-related pharmacy and medical equipment control and maintenance (carrying out inventories, carrying out stock takes of medicines and material at every team changeover, ensuring no material is taken out of nursing area/wards without prior authorisation, checking its quality and its functioning, storage conditions, doing follow-up of expired drugs, etc.).

§ Carry-out and supervise administrative procedures and documents (fill in patients files, forms, consumptions, statistics, etc.), ensure an appropriate written/oral handover, and report any problematic situations and cases that may arise. fill in all necessary registers and health files, participate in data collection and keep doctors/supervisors informed.

§ For ER and OPD nurse, ensure triage of patients in waiting areas, wards or during emergencies, detecting the priority acute/emergency cases, carrying out first aid care when necessary and referring them to the doctor.

§ If applicable, identify Sexually Gender Based Violence victims and refer them to the medical team, so they can receive the necessary treatment.

§ Knows and is aware of the importance and appropriate use of the Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit

§ Sends material to be sterilized and recuperates it from sterilization.

Job Requirements

Requirements

Education

  • Essential recognized nurse degree/diploma and Need to be a registered nurse in Ethiopia

Experience

  • Desirable 2 years of previous experience and previous experience in other NGO’s.

Languages

  • Essential mission and local language

Knowledge

  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel)


Emergency Surgeon/Health Officer /Reference No. GAM-013-ADM 17/


Job Description

MAIN OBJECTIVE OFTHE POSITION

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, MSF protocols, procedures and the universal hygiene standards. Perform emergency surgery according to the education level.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

  • Ensure the implementation and standardization of MSF 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.
  • Undertake pre-operative consultations, evaluating the surgical risks with the anesthetist and/or other medical staff involved, and obtaining the patient’s signed consent to operate.
  • Carry out emergency surgical intervention following MSF protocols and policies including swab counts, ensuring appropriate use of surgical equipment and proper OT registry entry/documentation of all OT intervention.
  • Carry out post-operative clinical care collaborating with the anesthetist, the Operating Theatre Nurse and ward staff or other Unit Managers to ensure compliance with MSF protocols and rational use of medicines
  • 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.
  • Carry out first aid care and treatment according to protocols in case of an emergency in order to reduce mortality rates
  • Record in individual patient’s card and registration books all medical activities (drugs prescribed, lab results, vaccination status, epidemiological activity, doses, etc) performed keeping data traceability in order to ensure patients treatment continuity.
  • Participate in data collecting and reporting when required
  • Know and implement Patient Therapeutic Education (PTE), i.e. keeping contact with all patients, providing them information regarding their health state and responding to their questions.
  • Know and promote the proper application of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit and Sexually Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol.

Job Requirements

Requirements

Education

  • Essential. health officer plus emergency surgeon training

Experience

  • Desirable previous clinical supervision experience of at least one year

Languages

  • Essential mission and local language

Kno0wledge

  • Desirable computer literacy

Competences

  • Emergency Surgeon

How to Apply

All applicants should send a CV, cover letter, educational records, work certificates and copy of id. Card either by email to msfe-addis@barcelona.msf.org (please indicate VACANCY reference number) or give in person to MSF Spain Addis Ababa and project Offices.

Closing date: 15 January 2017.

We strongly encourage qualified women to apply.

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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