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Health Officer – Medical Teams International

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Health Officer – Medical Teams International, July 4 2022
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Organization: Medical Teams International
Position: Health Officer
Deadline: 07.08.2022
Employment: Contract
Location: Dirma, Megalea, Afar
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Job Description:

Job Summary

The Health officer is responsible for the provision of quality, lifesaving care in the supported health facility and mobile clinics, through consultations, referral, and follow-up and accurate patient record keeping as per Ministry of Health (MoH) protocols.

Job Description

Medical / Technical

  • Provide consultations with diagnosis and treatment of illnesses based on the guidelines in Ethiopia and focusing initially on IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses)
  • Support the treatment of co-infections in children diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition and referred to an appropriate outpatient treatment program.
  • Provide appropriate referrals to the relevant referral sites in a timely fashion without delays
  • Prescribe medications and instruct patients on correct usage based on guidelines
  • Ensure medical supplies are available and support the projection of needs
  • Provide patient education and instruct on prevention methods for illness, proper nutrition, and hygiene
  • Compile weekly and monthly reports required by the Ministry of Health and provide to the clinic in-charge.
  • Follow EPI routine/campaigns sessions at clinic and catchment
  • Follow infection, prevention, and control protocols through maintaining good hand hygiene and appropriately using personal protective equipment
  • Ensure the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.

Quality Management

  • Ensures quality clinical consultations, treatment, referral and follow up activities possible within the challenging context of Afar Region following the MoH and International (WHO) protocols.
  • Ensure all patients are treated based on the Guidelines of the Ministry of Health guidelines.
  • Ensure rational use of drugs such that only those essential for treatment are prescribed.
  • Provide compassionate and respectful care to all patients who present to the clinic
  • Support other staff and colleagues to maintain good infection control practices to prevent spread of illnesses within the clinic and among the staff
  • Ensures all consultations with patients are in a dignified, confidential and appropriate manner in keeping with the standards and principles set out by MDM.

Additional activities

  • Support other areas of the clinic as requested or needed to ensure efficiency and quality of care to all
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment, disposing of waste and sharps appropriately.
  • Ensure the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.

Medical Teams International Calling: Daring the love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS         

This position requires frequent travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

NOTE:  The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position.  Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

Department: Support Service

Report to (position):  Health Officer

 

Work Days & Hours: Monday-Saturday 48h/week

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Job Requirements:

 EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTFICATION

 

  • BSC Degree in Medicine or Public Health officer

EXPERIENCE

 

  • Minimum of 1 year of professional experience after qualification
  • Working experience as health officer in a health facility/Mobile Clinic in emergency is an added asset.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of development & humanitarian issues and concepts
  • Fluent spoken and written Amharic and English.
  • Knowing the local language is an added asset
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills
  • Proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations
  • Excellent communicator
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Negotiation and representation skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving Computer literate, able to work efficiently in Microsoft office on standard or mobile platforms.

SKILLS:

  • Humanitarian motivation
  • Emotionally and spiritually mature
  • Team player – practical, desire to support the field teams.
  • Willingness to pitch in and get the job done
  • Understanding and sensitivity to cross cultural issues
  • Flexible and adaptable to ever changing environments
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Able to build new relationships and gain people’s trust quickly
  • Integrity in representing Medical Teams Willing to travel to insecure environments

ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to embrace and promote Medical Teams International mission and vision
  • Ability to uphold and exemplify the organization’s core values
  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to donors, volunteers, and the public

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How To Apply:

 All interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their application letter and CV in either PDF or Word only, including three work related referee to: [email protected]

Indicate your expected salary, current/previous salary, and notice period at the bottom of your CV.

Indicate the job title and duty station they are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Indicate clearly the position applied for in the subject line “Health Officer”

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