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Medical Officer

Kenya (Kenya)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Kenya (Kenya)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-10

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Job Purpose/Objective

Under the supervision of the Medical Officer In-charge, the Medical Officer will offer quality health care to all patients in the hospital and work closely with other staff in all departments providing support and guidance

Key Responsibilities

Program management:

  • In coordination with the Medical Officer In-charge, formulate program goals, objectives and intervention strategies and participate in the budgeting process
  • Ensure that all health activities are implemented as outlined in the project documents
  • Review the program activities and priorities on a regular basis updating the Medical Officer In-charge on gaps and/or provide recommendations on how to improve quality of services

Human Resource:

  • Be a team leader in patient management in all hospital departments, giving support and guidance
  • Manage the Clinical Services Program in acting capacity when the Medical Officer In-charge is not in office
  • Provide technical and administration work guidelines that are within the IRC policy

Program activities:

  • Conduct daily ward rounds in the hospital
  • Ensure patient management is in line with the set MOH, WHO and UNHCR guidelines and protocols
  • Attend to all emergencies, both medical and surgical within 15 minutes
  • Ensure proper and accurate documentation of patient management in patient files
  • Conduct all elective and emergency surgical cases in theatre, both surgical and obstetric/gynecological
  • Conduct special outpatient clinics in the hospital on the allocated days every week i.e. SOPC, GOPC, HRC, HOPC, DOPC, and MOPC.
  • Attend to all medical legal cases, including filling of P3 forms and attend court sessions as required
  • Attend to sexual assault survivors on a timely basis in the GBV Support Centre
  • Ensure timely referrals both Emergency and Elective cases to secondary and tertiary care centers
  • Attend and participate in weekly Continuous Medical Education (CME) sessions at the hospital.
  •  Attend and participate in the daily morning hospital handover meetings
  • Ensure adequate night coverage by developing a call list on a weekly basis with other Medical Officers
  • Lead in mortality audits to improve quality of care for patients.
  • Participate in the Quality of Care Assessments done on a quarterly basis

Reporting and Coordination:

  • Attend inter-agency coordination meetings and case conferences as requested by the Medical Officer In-charge
  • Assist in preparing donor reports as requested by the Medical Officer In-charge
  • Monitor closely the morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators to ensure that prompt actions are taken.

Others:

  • Carry out other relevant duties as may be required or assigned by your supervisor

Key Result Areas

  • Ensure quality of care in the hospital
  • Ensure quality emergency obstetric and neonatal care in maternity ward
  • Prompt referral of patients
  • Proper documentation of patient care
  • Identification and prompt management of outbreaks

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