Ended Health Facility Medical Officer
Title: HEALTH FACILITY MEDICAL OFFICER
Duty Station: ASSIGNED HEALTH FACILITY TO BE CONFIRMED, WITH VISITS TO MOKHA
Reports to: HEALTH FACILITY ACTIVITY MANAGER
Contract duration: 6 months
General Information on the Mission
Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale (PU-AMI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or those hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 190 projects a year in the following sectors of intervention: Food Security, Health, Nutrition, Construction and Rehabilitation of infrastructures, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Economic Recovery. PU-AMI is providing assistance to around 5 million people in 20 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.
PU-AMI’s strategy/position in the country
PU-AMI has been present in Yemen since 2007. From 2007 to 2011, PU-AMI supported the primary health system in Hodeidah Governorate. After a one-year stand-by in 2011 due to security reasons, the mission re-started in July 2012 with a nutrition project focusing both on emergency response and a longer term community-based approach in Hodeidah and extended its activity in Raymah Governorate.
Since 2017, PU-AMI continues to concentrate its intervention in 6 districts of Hodeida and 3 districts of Raymah, where a high number of IDPs are stressing the capacity of the health system to cope in an already extreme precarious situation. The core field of intervention for PU-AMI in these Governorates is an integrated approach on nutrition including community-based activities (OTP/SFP and community mobilization as a strong component of the program, within health facilities and outreach activities.
In Hodeidah and Raymah governorates, PU-AMI works to contribute to reduce the impact and severity of nutritional challenges and to improve health status of most vulnerable populations, through supplementary nutrition integrated response based upon health, hygiene and nutrition education and capacity building. In Raymah, PU-AMI is supporting a stabilisation centre for severely malnourished children with medical complications
In Mokha PU-AMI works to contribute to the improvement of the health and nutrition status of most vulnerable populations in the area, through an integrated approach including rehabilitation of health facilities, trainings, capacity building, as well hygiene and health promotion activities.
The HF Medical Officer will assist PU-AMI’s HF and GHO’s Staff in implementing emergency intervention and providing full scope of primary care services, including but not limited to, diagnosis, treatment, coordination of care, preventive care and health maintenance to all patients. Ensure and organise medical activities for patients in accordance to the context, to PU-AMI protocols and to WHO’s hygiene standards, taking into consideration quality and continuity of care and ensure supervision and training of the HF team. In addition, the HF Medical Officer is a member of PU-AMI Heath & Nutrition (H&N) team. In that capacity he/she is expected to be familiar with PU-AMI’s and the GHO/DHO’s principles, polices, goals and objectives and to work collaboratively to achieve them. He/she must be sensible of, and comply with, all Health Facilities policies and procedures, as well as patient right state and MoPHP regulations.
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Ensure and conduct primary health care services at the health facility level;
- Manage the health facility pharmacy, medical supplies and equipment;
- Organize, manage and train the Health Facility health and nutrition team;
- Set up and manage an efficient referral system;
- Medical data collection, monitoring, analysis and reporting.
Specific objectives and linked activities
1. Ensure and conduct primary health care services at the health facility level:
- Work in close cooperation with HF staff in all HF PHC services to ensure the quality of the activities;
- Ensure and conduct the medical consultations with full history taking and clinical examination;
- Provide a diagnosis and prescribe treatment accordingly according to PU-AMI protocols and universal precautions;
- Provide the caregivers, clients with information related to visit schedule, dates of the subsequent visits, doses required, the potential side effects of the drug, and prevention;
- Apply the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) protocol for CU5 consultations;
- Manage and report any suspected communicable disease case according to PU-AMI protocols and national Disease Surveillance guidelines;
- Execute any action requested by the Health and Nut PM as part of the outbreak response plan;
- Record clearly the health status and medical prescription (anyone should be able to read it);
2. Manage the health facility pharmacy, medical supplies and equipment:
- Make regular monthly drugs consumption report, order and inform about needs before shortage of drugs;
- Participate in the preparation of the necessary equipment for the daily consultations;
- Contribute and monitor the HF pharmacy: availability of the relevant drugs and medical supplies;
- Contribute and monitor the quality of the disinfection and sterilization process of the material and medical equipment;
- Is in charge of new needs identification, in terms of drugs and medical equipment;
- Collaborate with HF nurse in indicating the HF needs in medical equipment and drugs;
- Participate in the monitoring of the waste management according to PU-AMI waste management procedures
3. Organize, manage and train the HF health and nutrition staff:
- Responsible of planning the activities of the all HF team members to cover the patients’ health needs;
- Supervise and motivate HF health team and more particularly staff carrying out medical activities;
- Follow and collaborate with all the staff in following the implemented activities correctly and scientifically;
- Organize and work in collaboration with HF nurse and other HF GHO staff;
- Participate to the organization of the HF services in collaboration with HF nurse and other HF staff;
- Check the good course of medical activities within the HF (IMCI, vaccination, CMAM, Lab, pharmacy, FP, ANC and PNC);
- Build the technical capacity of HF GHO staff following national and PU-AMI medical protocols;
- Train a multidisciplinary HF team and particularly staff carrying out medical activities (formal and informal training);
- Provide training for the staff under his/her supervision as advised by PU-AMI;
- Assist in the management and training of CHVs attached to the health facility level;
- Strengthen link between CHVs and health facility;
4. Set up and management of an efficient referral system:
- Organize the internal referral process of the patient (triage, IMCI, vaccination, CMAM, FP, ANC, PNC, pharmacy);
- Manage the emergency and electives referral cases according to PU-AMI referral protocol;
- Decide the transfer of the patients to the hospital of reference, in collaboration with the Health and Nut PM and GHO/DHO;
- Refer complicated SAM/malnourished children to SC/TFC after medical evaluations of the child;
- Refer complicated deliveries as well as complicated pregnancies (if there is no HF OBS/GYN specialist) to tertiary HF;
- Ensure a medical follow-up of quality and if necessary (and possible) refer to other more specialized HF;
5. Medical data collection, monitoring, analysis and reporting;
- Collect reports from all staff members, review them, and document them;
- Compile and send the validated reports in due time to the Health and Nut PM;
- Ensure quality information and presentation in all reports;
- Participate in the development of the plan of action;
- Submit weekly and monthly health and nutrition reports of the HF services;
- Monitor the medical activities, analyze them in the context, with a public health approach;
- Make propositions of possible evolution if necessary;
- Report immediately to HF AM any problem arising in the service, especially the loss/robbery/damage of medical equipment or supplies;
- Be aware of the security rules and social and political situation in the field at any time and provide feedback to Health Facility Activity Manager (HF AM).
In general, the HF Medical Officer has to be flexible in performing his/her duties to ensure that beneficiaries are getting good quality services and perform other additional duties on request of the HF AM.
- Direct management: Health Facility Nurse; Health Facility Midwife
- Directly reports to: Health Facility Activity Manager
- Indirectly reports to: Medical Advisor and Coordinator; Health & Nutrition Program Manager
Required knowledge and skills
EDUCATION / TRAINING
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Both Arabic and English
MS Office Programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc…) and email
Required Personal Characteristics
- Able to provide training and supervision to others;
- Proven management ability and inter-personal skills
- Team spirit;
- Capacity to organize the work and supervise the team;
- Strong commitment to support/develop capacity of PU-AMI/GHO staff;
- Ability to work on own initiative and collaboratively as part of a diverse team and manage a varied workload;
- Willing to work in challenging environment and extra-hours if and when required;
- Cross-cultural awareness, flexibility and self-control;
- Analytic thinking, information seeking and Handling;
- Capacity to work under stressful situations;
- Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organization
- Problem solving and leadership skills;
- Initiative and proactivity;
- Availability to work in rural areas;
- Good human relations and communication skills
- Motivation to help people in need
- Conflict resolution and diplomacy experience
- Good communication and diplomacy skills to manage relationship in potentially tense situations
All employees are expected to abide by the humanitarian principles, the Code of Conduct, PU-AMI Charter and PU-AMI above mentioned values.
If you believe that you have the qualifications and skills to excel in this position, please send a one page cover letter and a CV in English as well as relevant diploma and other certificates by email to email@example.com no later than 30/06/2020.
The subject of the email should be heading « MOKHA - Health Facility Medical Officer ».
Only applications respecting these criteria will be considered. Do not apply unless you meet minimum application requirements or you will not be considered.
We reserve the right to close the recruitment before the date indicated. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted