Consultant cataract surgeon Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

International Rescue Committee

Job Description

Requisition ID: req2124

Job Title: Consultant Cataract Surgeon – Hagadera

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Consultant

Employment Type: Part-Time

Location: Kenya-Hagadera

Job Description

Term of Reference for Consultant Cataract Surgeon.

1. Introduction

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides health services in Hagadera, at Dadaab Refugee Camp since January 2009. It operates 1 camp hospital and 4 health posts in the community with a total population of 73992 refugee and 7400 host community beneficiaries.

In its programming the IRC has 5 main programs which includes Health, Nutrition, Protection, HIV/AIDS and a Women Empowerment program that are all headed by a manager who in turn report to the Field Coordinator. The Health program operates an eye department with an eye clinic and outreach eye clinics in all the camps. The eye department provides the primary eye care services as well as conduct cataract surgical eye camps periodically for the booked patients.

The IRC plans to have a cataract surgical eye camp to operate on the booked patients with cataracts in the entire Dadaab camp. The IRC will engage the cataract surgeons who review and operate the patients with cataracts that are booked for the specialized cataract operations from the entire Dadaab camp.

2. Objective of the consultancy.

To provide consultation services to booked patients with cataract eye conditions at the IRC Hagadera Hospital.

To conduct cataract surgical operations for all patients reviewed and prepared for operations at IRC hospital main theater.

3. Expected outcome

All the booked patients with cataracts eye conditions will be attended by the specialist and treatment initiated and all cases requiring surgical interventions will be operated.

4.Tasks to be performed

In liaison with the Health Manager, the specialist’s consultant will be required to:

Conduct special clinics and reviews for patients with cataract eye conditions.
Conduct surgical operations for the screened patients with cataracts.
Prepare and submit a report and summaries of patients seen and operated to Health Manager.

5. IRC role

The IRC will ensure the list of the booked patients with cataracts conditions is available for cataract surgeon review at Hagadera hospital.

IRC will provide transport of the cataract surgeon from Nairobi and back after the consultancy.

The IRC will ensure the theatre staffs, drugs and other medical supplies required for operation are available for the surgeon to conduct surgeries.

6. Consultancy Venue

At IRC Hagadera hospital .

7. Duration of consultancy

The consultancy is expected to last for 6 days.