Gynecology and OBS doctor (Temporary position) - Misrata
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. The IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC is working in Libya since August 2016, targeting the most vulnerable non-displaced, IDPs, refugees and migrants in hard-to-reach areas. According to assessments, healthcare is considered the priority need in Libya, most urgently in terms of quality health staff, medicines and supplies. There are significant gaps in the response, according to Libya’s Ministry of Health (MoH), the Libyan Red Crescent, UN agencies, and international NGOs. IRC’s team in Libya has the specific goal of reaching those in the hardest hit areas to beneficiaries of all ages and gender, both Libyans and third-country nationals. The health activities will be focused on supporting essential primary health care. The reproductive health activities will specifically target women and girls.
Under the supervision of medical team leader, the Gynecologist is responsible for:
· Assessing, Diagnosing and Treating patients with available primary and reproductive health clinical capacity.
· Provide obstetric and gynecologic care including during prenatal, natal, and postnatal periods, family planning counselling and syndromic management to STDs at detention centers/ internally displaced people’s camps or Primary health care centers and refer more severe cases to other specialized service provider.
· Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical histories, reports, and examination results.
· Provide professional medical care to the highest quality and in accordance with national and international laws, protocols, and standards.
· Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary
· Conduct home visits for medical consultation of beneficiaries if required
· Liaise with pharmacies, laboratories and other providers to ensure quality care as requested by the hierarchy.
· Conduct relevant health education for each treated patient with proper explanation and medical advices
· Ensure proper and clear documentation of clinical findings and treatment plans
· Support the needs of systems and databases as required to ensure proper care of patients
· Perform tasks as needed by the direct supervisor that are relevant to the position
· Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
· Report needs, concerns, achievements in the field to the direct supervisor
· Acknowledges patient’s rights on confidentiality issues, and maintain them at all times
· Demonstrate good communication skills and adequate respect for patients and their families
· Participates in Performance Improvement activities as appropriate
· Provide regular updates to the IRC security and operations team on any potential risks or issues in the communities
· Follow-up patients as appropriate including those referred to higher facilities.
· Any other responsibility assigned by the supervisor.
The Gynecologist will not be line managing any internal staff. S/he might supervise and train volunteers to provide healthcare in supported PHC facilities, if needed.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Medical Team Leader
Working Environment: This position will be based out of the IRC field office in Misrata, Libya.