Medical Officer Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Kakuma

International Rescue Committe

Job Description

Requisition ID: req1016

Job Title: Medical Officer-Kakuma

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Kenya-Kakuma

Job Description

Job Purpose/Objective

The medical officer in- charge of the hospital will offer quality health care to all patients in the hospital and work closely, as the team leader with medical officers, clinical officers, nurses, staff in lab, pharmacy and health post to ensure quality health care services are offered to the beneficiaries.

Key Responsibilities

Program management:

The Medical Officer In charge shall report to the Clinical Services Manager.
He/she will assist the Clinical Services Manager in daily hospital administration, maintaining of discipline and providing oversight in the day to day running of the hospital and the health posts.
He/ She will conduct surprise inspections of the Hospital and Health posts, ensuring discipline is maintained in all sections and submit a report to the Clinical Services Manager at least twice a month
He/ She is responsible for ensuring smooth delivery of quality health care to both the refugee and host community populations.
He/ She will be responsible in Liaison with the Nursing Officer In-charge for preparing quarterly budget estimates for the various hospital departments.
He/ She will be responsible for taking action on procurement of various hospital medical and surgical items in liaison with the Senior Pharmacist and the Nursing officer-in charge.
He/ She will ensure proper functioning of special clinics in the hospital on weekly basis i.e. SOPC, GOPC, HRC, MOPC and POPC.
He/ She will coordinate in liaison with the CSM consultancy visits for the clinical services program to the camp
He/ She will coordinate in liaison with the CSM referrals of refugee patients as per UNHCR referral guidelines.
HE/ She will in liaison with the CSM be responsible for examining and certifying payment bills related to outside hospitals.
He/ She will conduct hospital rounds at least thrice a week and ensure proper cleanliness and decorum is maintained in the OPDs/IPDs/Wards and isolation centers.
Ensure the hospital is running effectively in all the wards with adequate coverage by all cadres of health staff.
Attend to all emergencies, both medical and surgical at the hospital.
Manage and supervise all the staff in respective wards.
Ensure survivors with sexual assault cases are promptly attended in GBV support centre.
Ensure the medical- legal forms including P3 forms are well filled by clinicians and proper representation in the courts as may be required.

Human Resource:

He/ She will be responsible for preparing clinical officers and medical officers duty rotas, compensatory days awarding, making alternate postings and duty arrangements to ensuring judicial deployment of clinicians
He/ She will provide direct supervision to the medical officers, Nursing officer-in-charge and clinical officers at the hospital.
Handle disciplinary cases with support of the CSM and the HR.
He/ She will plan and coordinate RnR and leave for medical officers and clinical officers
He/ She in liaison with the CSM and the Nursing officer-in-charge will be responsible for filling up vacant positions through the formal recruitment or promotions process to fulfil the requirements of the departments
He/ She will take lead in chairing the daily morning clinical staff meetings, mortality, morbidity and near-miss review audits; providing guidance, oversight and program updates as required.
Manage the Clinical Services Program in acting capacity when the CSM is not in office.
Coordinate and Participate the Continuous Medical Education (CME) for staff and give updates on care of patients.


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