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Medical Officers - Dadaab

Kenya Redcross
Daadab, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from a recognized college/University
  • At least two (2) years’ experience of working in a busy hospital
  • Valid practising licence with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities
  • Review program activities and priorities on a regular basis updating the Medical Officer – In Charge on gaps and/or provide recommendations on how to improve quality of services
  • Attend to urgent medical services including resuscitation, stabilization and assessment and diagnosis, treatment and referral as necessary
  • Assess the urgency and severity of presenting problems through history taking, examination and investigation.
  • Recommending and, where appropriate, undertaking treatment options and carrying out/referring for appropriate interventions and procedures, including but not limited to prescribing, minor surgery and other general practice procedures, counseling, psychological interventions, advising and education.
  • Provide timely clinical and culturally appropriate health services through appropriate evidence based screening, risk assessment and early detection of illness, disease and disability.
  • Working with public health providers in the prevention and control of communicable diseases for individuals and families.
  • Provide ongoing care and support for people with chronic and terminal conditions to reduce deterioration, increase independence and reduce suffering linking, where relevant, with appropriate service providers.
  • Comply with established health and safety policies with regard to handling of instruments, storage of drugs and disposal of sharps and other potentially dangerous equipment and substances.
  • Liaise with nursing staff regularly to check on patient progress, or more frequently if their condition necessitates.
  • To see patients at the request of nurses in charge and carry out examinations of patients.
  • Supervise the daily clinical management of all patients in conjunction with the nurse team leaders and attend all post-operative patients on day of operation and every day following.
  • Conduct daily ward rounds in the hospital, and regular reviews of in-patients where necessary.
  • Ensure patient management is in line with the set MOH, WHO and NACADA guidelines and protocols.
  • Conduct special outpatient clinics in the hospital on the allocated days every week i.e. SOPC, GOPC, HRC, POPC, and MOPC.
  • Attend to all medical legal cases, including filling of P3 forms and attend court sessions as required.
  • Attend to sexual assault survivors on a timely basis in the GBV Support Centre.
  • Monitor closely the morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators in the HMIS to ensure that prompt actions are taken.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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