Medical Officers (2 Positions)
Medical Teams International Tanzania
Reports to Medical Coordinator Technical: NA
Location Medical Teams – Nduta Refugee Camp
Workdays & Hours Monday-Sunday, 40-45 hours/week as per duty roster. May include weekends, night shifts and public holidays
Supervises Direct: Nurses, Medical Laboratory Technician, Clinical Officer & Clinical Psychiatric. Technical: NA
Medical Teams International Calling:
Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.
Responsible for performing consultations in OPD and IPD units in line with MoH protocol and clinical guidelines to diagnose, treat and manage patients. Performs surgery within competency and controls the rational distribution of medicine to improve patient’s health conditions.
Perform OPD/IPD ward rounds to assess patient condition, diagnose and prescribe treatment and/or refer complicated cases in line with clinical guidelines and hygiene protocols
Determine when IPD patients should be discharged or transferred, ensuring referrals are managed efficiently to minimize complications
Control the rational distribution of medicine and equipment; ensure sterilization and good maintenance of medical equipment
Keep the patient and family informed about the illness and provide appropriate explanations about the treatment to follow; verify understanding to ensure informed consent and adherence to treatment
Ensure data traceability by recording all medical activities on patient’s card and in registration books such that patient treatment is continuous
Assist with and perform surgical interventions and clinical procedures within competency
Attend to emergency cases in the health facility
Participate in the recruitment of medical staff
Ensure general hygiene standards and universal precautions are followed at all times and implement and monitor actions to reduce bio-hazard risks and improve infection control
Ensure ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the quality of care
Participate in the collection and analysis of epidemiological data, checking its validity and informing the Medical Coordinator about any problem or complication of the patient’s illness, including medical error
Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Codes of Conduct
Ensure direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentorship and participate in capacity building opportunities
Conduct performance evaluations and enforce disciplinary process as per MTI policy
Ensure data collected is accurate and submit reports according to schedule
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.
Other duties as assignedEDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS
Doctor of Medicine (MD) required
Must have completed one year internship
Registered with Tanganyika Medical Council
Valid practising license is required
2 years of work experience in a hospital practice relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and communicable diseases is required
Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Knowledge of primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV and AIDS and communicable diseases, surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology
Knowledge of professional clinical medicine principles, procedures and techniques
Knowledge of surgery methods and best practices
Knowledge of medicines, hygiene management and IPC protocol
Skilled in applying clinical medicine principles and procedures in the evaluation and treatment of patients
Skilled in performing surgery within competency
Skilled in prescribing correct medication
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
A good command of both written and spoken English
Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information and adhere to professional code of conduct
Ability to treat all patients and staff with respect, without prejudice
Ability to provide high quality, ethical, compassionate care that places the needs of the patient first
Ability to maintain detailed records with high accuracy
Ability to be flexible and manage stress
Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct
This position requires work at health facilities located in refugee camps which are 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.
MODE OF APPLICATION
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• 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
• Indicate your expected salary, current/previous salary, and notice period at the bottom of your CV.
• Indicate clearly the position applied for in the subject line” Medical Officer”.
• Application Deadline: 29th of June 2022 at 1700HRS.