The Opportunity – EHU Field Hospital Medical Doctor
Post location: Gaza Field Office.
Contract Duration and Level of Effort: 3 months with possible extension
The physician will work closely with the chief clinician and other Field Hospital / Emergency Health Unit health staff (nurses, midwives and MHPSS) and will also identify, train and supervise relevant local and national health staff while deployed and they will be responsible for ensuring the implementation and continuity of prenatal and postnatal care, family planning, obstetric care ( BEmONC and CEmONC), neonatal care and comprehensive abortion, management of survivors of sexual violence, reproductive tract infections according to Save the Children International/World Health Organization/Ministry of Health guidelines and strengthen the implementation of standardized protocols.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Field Hospital Clinical Lead (or designated other)
Staff reporting to this post: TBC (To be confirmed).
Budget Responsibilities: None.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Ensure integrated care for adults and children through emergency, outpatient and inpatient services.
- Provide high quality care to adults & paediatric patients based on history, appropriate physical examination, available laboratory tests, imaging tests, and formulary for treatment of acute and chronic conditions, including the use of appropriate checklists.
- In the inpatient unit, conduct daily rounds with patients, initiate case discussions, monitor and document patient progress with any changes in treatment and prognosis and ensure appropriate handoff.
- Oversee the smooth running of the adults & paediatric service and its patient flow.
- Competent in the management of all adults & paediatric emergencies
- Ensure identification and facilitation of referral pathways, including safe patient transfer, accurate documentation and patient follow up, adhered to Save the Children protocols.
- Ensure that the reportable disease reporting and tracking system/EWARS is used, as required.
- Ensure that clinical governance systems are in place.
- Utilize data collection tools and ensure patient and clinic records are completed in accordance with Save the Children and Ministry of Health requirements.
- Complete standardized internal reports as required.
- Manage and supervise other clinical staff as needed; participate in the hiring process if necessary.
- Identify training needs and capacity gaps in the team, and deliver relevant on-the-job training as needed.
- Supervision and mentoring of clinical staff, including regular case discussions as part of hands-on training.
- Work with pharmacist to ensure a quality medicine management system, ensuring patient safety, adherence to WHO/MOH protocol, storage, management of controlled drugs.
- Ensure the timely, complete, and quality collection of the required reporting requests by the MEAL team, including support with any patient feedback mechanisms, audits, and quality of care checklists.
- Ensures patient data protection and confidentiality of patient data.
- Assist in emergency response to disease outbreaks, as needed.
- Understanding what we mean by risk, and by identifying, reporting, and managing the risks associated with your role; and
- Operating within the policies, procedures and controls set out by Save the Children.
- Actively participate in any internal meetings and any other relevant external meetings as required.
- Adhere to and report any medical incident through the Save the Children DATIX reporting system.
- Carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects Save the Children’s commitment to safeguarding children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.
- Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. A good understanding of the Save the Children’s mandate and child focus.
In order to be successful, you will bring/have:
- Certified/licensed Medical Doctor
- Registered as Medical Doctor, licensed by a recognized institute in his/her country of residence.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Arabic speaker in a clinical setting
- Minimum of three months’ work/volunteering in Field hospital or Low middle Income Countries (LMIC) in a complex humanitarian setting
- Previous experience of managing adults & paediatrics complications often associated with humanitarian emergencies.
- Advanced life support, paediatric life support and neonatal life support trained or their equivalents.
- Strong communication skills, with an excellent level of spoken and written English.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
- Ability to work and maintain a positive team dynamic in an insecure environment.
- Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both inside and outside the organization.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently under difficult conditions.
- Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources.
- Ability to reflect and learn from personal and program performance and act on lessons learned.
- Previous experience of NGO work in humanitarian settings.
- Experience of living or working a conflict environment
- Experience of working in a district hospital or higher level of care in the emergency room, stabilization, etc.
- Experience supervising medical teams.
- Experience in other relevant area: Trained and experience in Psychological First Aid (PFA), general practice, general medicine, or nutrition.
- Strong knowledge of Save the Children systems and ways of working.
We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions. Application will be reviewed and selected on a rolling basis.
Save the Children promotes a diverse and inclusive work environment, women and people with different abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Save the Children works in development and humanitarian contexts with children and partners to help families, communities, and governments identify and use innovations to ensure all children survive, learn and are protected.
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
How to apply
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at https://hcri.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1/job/5975/?utm_medium=jobshare
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