Overview

Deadline: 13 January, 2020

Qualification – BA/BSc/HND
Experience 2 years
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Main Responsibilities

Under the supervision of Medical Supervisor, the Medical Doctor will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics:

  • Provision of free of charge curative health consultations
    Admission, weekly medical follow-up, and discharge of the malnourished children in OTP program
  • Collection, computerization, and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
  • Reporting and attendance to different meetings

Tasks Description

  • Provision of free of charge curative health consultations:
  • Prepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before to leave MdM office
  • Follow the basic medical rules of hygiene when performing curative health consultations
  • Participate actively in triage activities before to start curative health consultations. Perform curative consultations:

Take a proper medical history including:

  • Reason for consultation
  • Duration of the illness or complaints
  • Main symptoms
  • Past medical history and treatment.
  • Perform a correct physical examination:
  • Inspection, auscultation, percussion, palpation
  • Systematic checking of signs of severity
  • Diagnose and treat the diseases according to protocols in use (i.e. clinical guidelines)
  • Write the most important complaints, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment on the patient’s registration form.
  • Explain the treatment to the patient
  • Give individual health education related to the patient’s disease
  • Manage emergency cases according to MdM protocols and regulation
  • Fill in the registration form for each patient, according to the diagnosis of the morbidity surveillance form
  • Check the immunization status for all EPI targeted children and referred the unvaccinated children to the vaccinator
  • Investigate any information regarding unusual health events or diseases outbreak, provided through any source
  • Ensure patient confidentiality is respected and treat all the patients with respect and dignity
  • Admission, weekly medical follow-up, and discharge of the malnourished children in OTP program:
  • Ensure that all the 6-59 months children have been screened (MUAC, H/W and edemas)
  • Admit new cases in OTP program according to the criteria’s of national nutrition protocol and give systematic treatment for SAM cases
  • Ensure weekly follow up of SAM cases and adapt RUTF doses
  • Discharge cases according to the criteria’s of national nutrition protocol
    Refer complicated SAM cases to identified Stabilization Center
    Fill in the specific OTP form
  • Collection, computerization, and analysis of weekly epidemiological data:
  • Perform the daily data collection regarding curative consultations
  • Participate in the weekly computerization and analysis of the medical data
  • Reporting and attendance to different meetings:
  • Prepare weekly activities to report to submit to team leader
  • Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security…)
  • Participate in all the training organized by MDM

Others:

  • Give suggestions to improve the functioning of MDM mobile clinics
  • Participate in the loading and unloading of the vehicles and to the setting up of the mobile clinics
  • Participate in weekly physical inventory of mobile clinic pharmacy
  • Be flexible in performing his/her duties to ensure that beneficiaries are getting good quality services
  • Perform other additional duties on request of the team leader
  • Inform immediately the security focal point in case of any security problem in the field.

Requirements

Qualified and registered national Medical Doctor from a recognized university with a valid practicing license from Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).

Work experience:

  • At least 2 years of progressive work experience with a similar role as a Mobile clinic physician.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the INGO systems and structure.
    Previous work with humanitarian organizations is added plus.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in one single attachment via email to: [email protected] using the “Medical Doctor Maiduguri” as the subject of the mail.

Note: Applications without the correct subject line stated above will not be treated

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment.nigeria@medecinsdumonde.net.

About Medecins du Monde (MdM)

Medecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care. MdM operating in Nigeria, Borno state since October 2016.