UNITED NATIONS EXAMINING PHYSICIANS
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EXPLANATORY NOTES FOR UNITED NATIONS EXAMINING PHYSICIANS The United Nations Medical Service in New York is responsible for appointing United Nations Examining Physicians worldwide, based on the recommendations made by UN Resident Coordinators and WHO Representatives, and for issuing an updated list on an annual basis. The services of United Nations Examining Physicians are used not only by the United Nations, its Funds and Programs (UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS, IFAD and UNICEF), but also by all its Specialized Agencies (UN, WHO, UNEP, UNHCR, ILO, UNESCO, WFP, FAO, UNIDO, UNEP). United Nations Examining Physicians are not given any formal contract. The fees they charge for their services are expected to be customary and reasonable. Fees, which are considered excessive compared with the standard established by the United Nations, will be queried prior to any reimbursement by the United Nations or one of its Specialized Agencies.
Duties and Responsibilities
MAIN FUNCTIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS EXAMINING PHYSICIANS 1. To perform pre-employment medical examinations. In general, when candidates are considered for initial appointments for six months or more with the Organization, they are requested to undergo a full medical examination. Regardless of appointment duration, full medical examinations are also required for candidates recruited for functions in the security service, or as a manual worker or driver or for service in the regional commissions and field duty stations, including peacekeeping, humanitarian and political missions. The results of the physical examination and requested investigations are to be recorded by the United Nations Examining Physician on the Entry Medical Examination Form (MS-2 Form) provided by the candidate. This form includes a questionnaire, to be completed by the applicant. United Nations Examining Physicians are requested to:
i. Ensure that the questionnaire in regard to the medical history of the applicant and his/her family has been completed. Special attention should be paid to replies concerning a psychiatric or chronic condition. Any residual effects of major illnesses, details of treatment, long absences from work should be mentioned and documented, if necessary.
ii. Record findings of the applicant’s physical examination.
iii. Provide the results of the following mandatory investigations:
- Report of a full size chest X-ray
- Electrocardiogram tracing for applicants who are 40 and above, and/or if medically indicated
- Urinalysis and microscopic examinations
- Blood analyses for:
- hemoglobin, hematocrit, leucocyte count, erythrocyte count, platelet count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate
- fasting sugar, total cholesterol, uric acid, and creatinine
iv. Evaluate and comment on any positive history or abnormal finding.
v. Assess the candidate’s physical and psychological suitability for the post proposed. Any reservation in regard to the candidate’s suitability for employment in certain parts of the world or in particular types of function should be clearly stated.
vi. Ensure that the Entry Medical Examination Form (MS-2 Form) is fully completed and that the report of the full chest X-ray, the laboratory tests results and the electrocardiogram tracing, if performed, are attached to the MS-2 Form. The whole documentation is to be airmailed or faxed to the appropriate Medical Service. The list of the Medical Services of the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies, along with their address, fax and phone numbers, is provided in paragraph II below. The results of the full medical examination are used to determine the medical fitness of the applicant. The final decision on the fitness of the candidate rests with the Medical Director or a duly authorized Medical Officer of the appropriate organization and is based on established UN medical standards. 2. To perform periodic medical examinations A periodic medical examination which is done on an MS-6 Form is mandatory every two years, irrespective of age, to determine medical fitness of staff member for reassignment and/or travel. Annual medical examinations are conducted for certain occupational groups such as security officers, manual workers, and drivers.
3. To perform exit medical examinations The purpose of this full examination which is also recorded on MS.6 Form is to establish the health status of the departing staff member. 4. To provide assistance with regard to medical evacuations a) If there is an indication that a staff member or an eligible dependant needs to be medically evacuated, the United Nations Examining Physician is required to make his/her recommendation to the Head of the Fund/Program/Agency the staff member belongs to.b) Medical evacuation shall normally be authorized to the nearest regional medical center, as identified by the United Nations Medical Service. A list of these centers, worldwide, is provided in annex to the present document.
c) The United Nations Examining Physician is also requested to prepare a detailed medical report, including the tentative diagnosis, results of the tests performed and the purpose of the evacuation, to be hand-carried by the patient. A copy of this report shall be kept in the patient’s medical file.
- Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
- Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
- Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
- Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
- Commitment to Continuous Learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.
Required Skills and Experience
- Advanced University Degree in Medicine, from an accredited University and currently licensed to practice within duty national jurisdiction (Brazil);
- Proficiency in Portuguese is required. Knowledge of other UN offical language (English, spanish, and /or French) is highly desirable.
O PNUD está empenhado em garantir a diversidade da força de trabalho em termos de Gênero, raça, nacionalidade, e cultura. Os indivíduos pertencentes a grupos indígenas e pessoas com deficiência são igualmente incentivados a se candidatar. Todas as candidaturas serão tratadas com sigilo.
Para terem candidaturas válidas a este processo, os candidatos deverão submeter o formulário CURRICULUM VITAE AND APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT AS UNITED NATIONS EXAMINING PHYSICIAN - devidamente preenchido datado e assinado através de upload no campo "UPLOAD CV";
Apenas as candidaturas cadastradas no site do PNUD (www.pnud.org.br), no link “Oportunidades” - “APPLY NOW”, tendo o formulário devidamente preenchido e enviado dentro do prazo, serão examinadas.
Não serão emitidos recibos individuais de confirmação da candidatura devido ao volume de candidaturas.
Devido ao grande volume de candidaturas recebidas, apenas os candidatos pré-selecionados serão contatados.
- No contract is given to UN Examining Physicians.
- UN Examining Physicians are appointed for the purpose of performing pre-employment and periodic medical examinations when requested. They can advise heads of agencies on the availability of medical facilities and the need for medical evacuation.
- Appointments are reviewed and revised as required at the annual meeting of the Standing Committee of the Medical Directors of the UN System.