The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 3.8 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.
IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis with an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1,250 staff in the region. IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women’s protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.
The Gynecologist will work under the supervision of the Deputy Health Manager and in coordination with the Health Officer to lead the Reproductive Health (RH) Activities in the clinic. She will work closely with the Midwives in Assessing, Diagnosing and Treating patients with available primary and reproductive health clinical capacity. She will provide gynecologic care during prenatal, natal, and postnatal periods and provides family planning counselling. She will monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary. She will ensure proper and clear documentation of clinical findings and treatment plans
She will build the IRC’s midwives technical capacities and she will work to enhance the work and patient flow in the static and mobile clinics.
She will follow the treatment protocols and SOPs in providing care for the Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases and referral.
The gynecologist is expected to undertake the following tasks:
- Receipt the patients in the clinic with kind and respectful manner that respects privacy, and makes a comfortable atmosphere.
- Building a trust relationship with the patient and paying all attention with care of patient suffering. Keeping strict consideration to confidentiality.
- Taking full clinical history of the patient and make sure to register that using IRC Health Information System for the needed parts.
- Identifying high-risk pregnancies to be referred to higher level of secondary/tertiary health care based on mapping of health facilities in the area.
- Conduct full clinical examination for the patient and ensure a proper documentation for it.
- Depending on complete and full clinical history and examination, ordering suitable clinical investigation for the patient if there is need for that.
- Provide and document a clear diagnosis and clinical findings for each case.
- Provide clear explanation to the patient about her health condition, and ensure that the patient is aware of her medical condition.
- Conduct relevant health education for each treated patient with proper explanation and medical advices and ensure that the patient has a clear understanding for her condition.
- Provide the treatment plan to the patient including the clear explanations to patients of available options for treatment plans with their impact on the patient’s daily life and following up on the pregnant women and scheduling a monitoring visitsin order to check the pregnancy safety and delivery plan and the health of the fetus as well.
- The doctor will be responsible for reports to EWARN system for cases that need to be reported, and communicate directly with health officer and health manager to follow up the standard procedures for these cases.
- Every doctor should give weekly and monthly report about workflow in his/her clinic including: Statistics, common diseases, EWARN cases, following up cases with CHW team, challenges, clinic needs, reported to the Health Manager.
- Contribute in building the capacity of the health Staff by conducting training needs assessment, development of technical training plans, development of training materials, conducting pre & Post- tests , provide health trainings, then following up on the results to enhance the quality of medical care in the clinics.
- He/she works as team member and cooperate effectively with another colleagues
- Direct management and supervision of Midwife and nursing Assistant staff including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, and providing regular and timely performance feedback.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to:Deputy Health Manager
Position directly supervises:Midwives in static center and Mobile units.
Indirect Reporting: None
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Deputy Health manager, Health officer, Health Information System Officer, Health staff in the clinics and mobile clinic as well, midwives.
External:Other NGO’s, local stakeholders, Health actors in Syria.