Medical Doctor at Premiere Urgence Internationale

  • Maiduguri, Borno State


  • Permanent

  • Full-time

Maiduguri, Borno State

Date Posted: 2020-12-28

Première Urgence Internationale (PUI), a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization Stabilization Center (SC )Medical Doctor (Only for Nigeria Nationals) in Maiduguri, Borno State

General Objective

  • Under the direct supervision of the Nutrition PM and the functional supervision of Health PM, the Stabilization Centre (SC) Doctors will be responsible for the overall and day to day management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) at PUI Stabilization Centre (SC) in Ngarannam PHCC in Bolori II ward. S/he will be in charge of the overall support and direct supervision of the SC staff including SC Nurses and SC Nurse Assistants.
  • S/he will closely work with Nutrition PM for the planning, organizing, implementing, and monitoring of agreed nutrition activities in line with donor agreements and ensures maximum quality for the treatment of SAM complications following the national and international standards and protocols and with the quality standards of the organization.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Medical Functions:

  • Carry out daily ward rounds in the morning and evening with SC nurses and ensure patients have visited as appropriately. Fill the notes on patient cards after the ward rounds or any other patient examination or procedures
  • Supervise the daily clinical management of SC patients and follow the SC protocols for the medical care of the SAM with the medical complications
  • Monitor and ensure patients are receiving comprehensive health checks, regular checking of vital signs and frequent medicines and feeding administration according to the protocols
  • Undertake emergency procedures as required (including resuscitation), taking the lead as necessary
  • Liaise with SC Nurses regularly (at least every 3-4 hours) to check on patient progress, or more frequently if the need arises and respond to calls from the ward relating to patient care
  • Ensure regular procedure like taking blood samples, providing IV medications, and other necessary procedures are done timely with if required him/her carries as necessary
  • Ensure timely preparation, provision, and monitoring of feeding for the patients admitted in the SC
  • Facilitate and perform decisions on admission and referrals to/from the SCs properly
  • Ensure that SC beneficiaries, caretakers, and members of the community are treated respectfully at all times

Team Management:

  • Ensure that all the SC team is familiar with and respect all the PUI Internal rules and regulations
  • Plan and maintain work plan, schedules, and rotations for the SC team
  • Provide capacity building and training to the Nutrition team in collaboration with the Nutrition PM.
  • Provide regular mentoring and on-the-job training for the staffs in the SC ward including SC Nurses, SC Nurse Assistant, and staffs in the pediatric ward involved in the treatment of SAM with complication patients
  • Plan, organize, and follow up the weekly and monthly implementation chart, after being endorsed by the Nutrition PM.
  • Plan and maintain working schedules/rotations for the SC team

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Ensure proper organization and functioning of the Stabilization Center in compliance with the goals defined in the project proposals
  • Ensure that the SC team are following up on proper implementation protocols and applying them according to international and national recommendations and guidelines through monitoring and technical assistance
  • Monitor day to day activities of the Stabilization Center
  • Ensure the collection, compilation, and analysis of quality data and produce the required reports for the SC activities including weekly and monthly reports.
  • Report the progress and any problem promptly

Logistical and Administrative Support:

  • In coordination with the Nutrition PM, Logistics Department, and Base Pharmacist, ensure appropriate supply plan every week principle, for the stabilization centers
  • Ensure the proper storage of SC medical supplies, medicines, and nutrition commodities
  • Supervise the use of medicines, medical supplies, and nutrition-related commodities and data tools in the SC
  • Provide, monthly, the Nutrition PM with information necessary for the development of cash flow estimates specific to SC activities
  • Support the Nutrition PM for all the necessary planning and preparations for establishing SC in Ngarannam PHC like facility set-up, staff recruitment, and selection process

Internal and External Coordination and Representation:

  • Network and coordinate with the relevant units within the primary health care or other tertiary health facilities for issues that need further support for the patients
  • When required, s/he represents PUI in coordination meetings and technical working groups for the relevant matters and contribute to the good relations with the project partners
  • Build collaborative relations with MoH, WHO, and other stakeholders to ensure a successful SC project
  • Closely coordinate with the Nutrition teams in the OTP and IYCF activities as well as other staff in the Primary health care centers.

The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

Priorities of the Department

  • Support The Opening And Running Of Stabilization Center In Ngarannam Phcc In Bolori Ii Ward.
  • Ensure nutrition activities are conducted in a quality manner complying with the national and international protocols.
  • Set-up and enforce effective referral pathways within the pui nutrition components (cm, OTP, sc, and iycf) and with the other departments (health, fsl, and protection) to assure pui integrated approach.
  • Build the capacity of the nutrition team on thematic areas related to nutrition.

Qualifications

Mandatory requirements:

  • Education degree: Qualified and registered national Medical Doctor from a recognized university with a valid practicing license from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN)
  • Language skills: Good command of English and local Dialects: Hausa mandatory and Kanuri is a plus
  • Computer Skills: Proficient user of MS office (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Work experience:

  • At least 2 years of progressive work experience with a similar role as SC physician.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the MOH systems and structure.
  • Previous work of the CMAM program and with humanitarian organizations is an added plus.

Assets

Interests:

  • Commitment to the NGO values and principles
  • Understanding of the political situation in the area

Transversal Skills:

  • Strong motivation to help people in need
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
  • Understanding and capacity of integration into the local environment
  • Ability to analyze and suggest improvements in the activities
  • Well organized and hard worker
  • Able to manage stress and pressure
  • Understanding the context of the area
  • Honesty and reliable

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should apply online on 5th January 2021.

Note: Female applicants with strong skills and competence are encouraged to apply.

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