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20-173: Clinical Specialist - Infectious Disease COVID
Country:South Sudan
Department:Humanitarian Response
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:


International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Background

International Medical Corps offers comprehensive primary and secondary health care in emergency program sites including Juba, Malakal, Maban, and Wau in South Sudan. Currently, International Medical Corps supports 2 Hospital and 35 primary health care facilities. The organization is composed of over 750 national staff and 49 expatriates. In addition to comprehensive primary and secondary health care, International Medical Corps also implements multiple complementary programs including mental health, reproductive and sexual health, GBV prevention and response, and health outreach activities. International Medical Corps also supports three midwifery and nursing colleges in South Sudan in Juba, Kajo Keji and Wau. Further, International Medical Corps has a wide-reaching comprehensive health program that covers Juba PoC, Malakal, Maban, Wau and Nyal.

Job Purpose

The expat Medical Doctor will be part of diverse medical team that supports IMC programs in the country. He will work closely with the COVID-19 focal person in supporting clinical care in Protection of Civilians (PoCs) site and the Infectious Disease Unit. He will work with the clinical staff and provide technical assistance and on job training.

Main Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

  • In collaboration with the Medical Director and the COVID-19 focal person, develop protocols for the management of critically ill patients based on MoH and WHO’s guidelines, and in light of latest clinical evidence.
  • Develop clinical pathways for treatment of critically ill patients and ensure that critically ill patients who have, are at risk of, or are recovering from conditions that may be life threatening are provided with life support, monitoring techniques, resuscitation and end-of-life care.
  • Conduct training need analysis for the IDU and staff working in POC in collaboration with COVID-19 focal person and develop a training plan in accordance with available resources to coordinate the multidisciplinary teams of health professionals in the unit.
  • Provide training of Point of Care Ultrasonography.
  • Participate in medical rounds and provide on job training for close monitoring of the patients’ needs.
  • In collaboration with the COVID-19 focal person, develop and implement quality assurance system in the IDU including morbidity and mortality reviews, grand rounds, case reviews etc and share the findings with the staff.
  • In collaboration with the Biomedical Engineer, ensure good functioning and maintenance of OT equipment (oxygen extractor, ventilation, equipment, etc).
  • Implement and supervise hygiene rules, procedures and protocols in OT/recovery, anesthesia material (decontamination, sterilization, storage conditions, etc.) to ensure the safety and protection of patients and staff.

Code of Conduct

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Qualifications:


Qualification

Medical Doctor with a post graduate specialization in Internal Medicine

Fellowship in Critical Care medicine

Experience

  • At least 3 years of experience as a Physician

    Competency

  • People Management
  • Commitment to Humanitarian Principles
  • Behavioral Flexibility
  • Result and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.