Clinical Supervisor (COVID-19 Response)
Founded in 1933, International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading agencies working in post-conflict and development contexts, supporting communities in over 40 fragile, failed and developing states. In this capacity, we work to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted, struggling to endure and wishing to advance on a path of development.
IRC has been present in Bangladesh since 2017 and obtained registration with the NGOAB in March 2018. Since IRC obtained registration in March 2018, it has moved quickly to expand its integrated emergency health and protection response through both direct and partner-based programming focused on primary healthcare, women’s protection and empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and child protection. Through 2018, the IRC’s response strategy will primarily target Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, while meeting the significant needs in both refugee and host populations, as already existing vulnerabilities are compounded with cyclical monsoon and cyclone seasons that impose additional threats to the lives and protection of those refugees as well as vulnerable host populations. IRC is growing its programming to cover education and livelihoods/DRR, as well as its geographic foot print in the host community and to other parts of the country.
Purpose of the Role
As the technical lead on Clinical management, the Clinical Lead shall be responsible for ensuring of case management protocol of COVID-19 isolation and treatment center (CITC) and quality assurance of the service delivery. S/he will responsible for clinical staff management, supervision, monitoring and mentoring in this CITC.
Highlights of Key Responsibilities
·Oversee operation of COVID-19 isolation and treatment center (CITC) being directly responsible for supervision of CITC staff and development, coordination and implementation of CITC operational plan.
·Render supportive supervision and guidance to medical staff on clinical management of patients, including diagnosis, investigation, isolation, treatment, care and referral.
·Capacity building of staff on CITC operation, infection prevention and control, case management and referral system through regular on-job trainings, CME and formal trainings.
·Implement infection prevention and control measures at CITC, including triage, patient flow, standard precautions, PPE and waste management in line with the guidance of WHO, IEDCR and IRC.
·Develop protocols and procedures for improved performance of CITC and staff and patient safety. Identify the logistic, infrastructure and operational needs of CITC and communicate senior management team accordingly. Coordinate with medical logistic team to ensure supply availability at CITC in line with the standard disease commodity package of WHO.
·Coordinate with community health work program for implementation of necessary preventive activities including risk communication and community engagement.
·Support and train the network of community health workers and mobile medical teams on home-based care, referral and contact tracing of COVID-19 cases.
·Oversee daily and periodic reports and updates of CITC and support data management team for relevant data collection, analysis and reporting (e.g. EWARS, case report form).
·Assist in epidemiological analysis and evaluation of program and interventions.
·Perform other duties as may be assigned.