Ended Paediatrician

The Job

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

MSF Spain is advertising for the following position: PAEDIATRICIAN

Requirements for the position
Education:
 

  • Essential, Peadiatric specialist diploma

Experience:

  • Essential at least 2 year certified work experience as Paediatrician
  • Desirable previous experience with MSF or other NGO’s in developing countries

Languages:

  • Essential Arabic and English

Other:

  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel)

Description

Place of work: AL QANAWIS District,  Hodeida Governorate, Republic of Yemen
Level: 9
Duration: Until the end of 2020, with possibility of extension
Others: Salary: Based on the organization scale

Main objectives

Providing outpatient and/or inpatient paediatric care to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, MSF protocols, values and universal hygiene standards to improve the new-born and child/beneficiaries health conditions.

Main responsibilities and tasks

  • Applying medical knowledge and skills to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of children, ensuring integrated new-born and paediatric care through Emergency, OPD, and IPD services in New-borns and  cases of malnutrition. Prescribing the necessary treatment, respecting MSF protocols.
  • Collaborating closely with the different department of the hospital (e.g. Maternity), Knowing and ensuring all updated MSF medical protocols and universal precautions are followed and implemented, reducing bio-hazard risks and improving infection control.
  • As an expert in paediatrics, proposing strategy (modification on current new-born and paediatric care management) and implementing them after validation of Operation and Paediatric Advisor.
  • Ensuring on-going new-born and paediatric training (formal and bedside) of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the new-born and paediatric quality of care. Reviewing and discussing selected complicated cases or mistakes and giving technical input.
  • Keeping patients and their families informed of the illness and the treatment to follow, checking that they have been understood. Ensuring professional autonomy and confidentiality are respected and a good attitude and proper bedside manner towards the patient and their care takers and the rest of the medical team.
  • Following 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.
  • Monitoring the proper functioning of the department, equipment or material and addresses the list of the missing item for new-born and paediatric activities. Providing inputs  about general
  • organization of the different paediatric wards, including the admission, transfer and discharge criteria + referral procedure from Maternity and post-delivery wards
  • Checking and controlling the rational distribution of medicines and equipment under his/her responsibility and taking care the quality, disinfection and sterilization of the medical material. Assuring general compliance with standing hygiene standards
  • organization of the different paediatric wards, including the admission, transfer and discharge criteria + referral procedure from Maternity and post-delivery wards
  • Checking and controlling the rational distribution of medicines and equipment under his/her responsibility and taking care the quality, disinfection and sterilization of the medical material. Assuring general compliance with standing hygiene standards.
  • Participating in the introduction / improvement of the collection and analysis of epidemiological new-born and paediatric data, checking its validity and informing the line manager or project coordinator about any problems or complications of the patient’s illness and medical errors. Collecting Clinical cases for further trainings and list a series of comments to improve the current MSF protocols
  • Managing 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.
  • Designing and providing training to staff as required.
  • Debriefing with coordination, Headquarter (including Paediatric Advisor) and providing written report on main findings, activities, conclusions and further recommendations
How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to send detailed CV, cover letter in English, copy of valid work permit from the medical council in Sanaa, copy of their ID and previous work certificates to the following email address: msfe.alqanawis.recruitment@gmail.com

Or in the MSF Spain office in Al Qanawis.

Deadline for the submission of applications is before the end of Sunday 16/02/2020.

Please mention the position title “PAEDIATRICIAN” in the subject of the email, otherwise the application won’t be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a technical test and interview.

  • Employer: MSF
  • Category: Health Care
  • Location: Hodiedah (Al-Zuhra)
  • Posted on: 8 February 2020
  • Deadline: 16 February 2020

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