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United Nations Office at Nairobi

Associate Medical Officer, NOB

Kakuma, Kenya

Closing: Feb 23, 2022

25 days remaining

Published: Jan 26, 2022 (3 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Post-graduate education

Work experience:

2 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time, Fixed term

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in medicine (MBChB / MMed / MPH) or in a related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.Must be Registered with Kenya Medical and Dental Practitioners Board. A post-graduate diploma in infectious diseases is desirable. Proficient computer skills, particularly in MS Office software and use of databases, are required.

Work Experience

A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in the medical field or related area is required.At least two (2) years of work experience in Accident and Emergency Unit, or Intensive Care Unit or Aeronautical medicine is desirable.Experience in managing infectious disease is desirable.Experience in occupational health and safety at the work place setting is desirable.Experience in Counseling and/or stress management is desirable.


Responsibilities
Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in medicine (MBChB / MMed / MPH) or in a related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.Must be Registered with Kenya Medical and Dental Practitioners Board. A post-graduate diploma in infectious diseases is desirable. Proficient computer skills, particularly in MS Office software and use of databases, are required.

Work Experience

A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in the medical field or related area is required.At least two (2) years of work experience in Accident and Emergency Unit, or Intensive Care Unit or Aeronautical medicine is desirable.Experience in managing infectious disease is desirable.Experience in occupational health and safety at the work place setting is desirable.Experience in Counseling and/or stress management is desirable.


1. CLINICAL DUTIES:

(a) Performing day-to-day clinical duties including attending to walk-in clinic clients at the UN clinic in Kakuma.

(b) Running the JMS fever clinic established for the purpose of adequate clinical management of clients calling in or presenting in person during the COVID-19 disease outbreak (c) Coordinating with relevant ministry of health teams in contact tracking and surveillance for COVID-19 cases

(d) Coordinating Medical evacuations and emergencies,

(e) Pre-placement and periodic medical examinations,

(f) Immunizations, travel advice;

(g) Referring staff to and following up with outside specialists as necessary;

(h) Providing health education and medical counseling to clients;

(i) Organizing /Participating in addressing work environment and occupational health issues;

(j) Emergency response on 24/7 basis, as and when required; being on call during and outside office hours to observe and treat emergencies in the clinic.

(k) Undertaking house emergency calls and hospital rounds when required.

2. MEDICO-ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES:

(a) Liaising with other dispensaries and host - nation medical facilities;

(b) Following the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations;

(c) Recommending medical evacuation when required;

(d) Responsible for all paper work and reporting procedures for medical evacuations in line with UN rules and procedures;

(e) Ensure proper follow up on all cases;

(f) Applying terms of reference in administration manuals for rules and regulations regarding UN clinic operations;

(g) Responsible for the supervision and distribution of work for the nurses and other staff assigned to the fever clinic;

(h) Responsible for establishing good relations with reliable hospitals, private medical facilities and blood banks.

3. SUPERVISORY ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES:

(a) Ensuring that appropriate training programs relating to COVID-19 are implemented in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. health awareness, COVID-19 prevention, isolation and quarantine, hospital transfer).

(b) Undertaking medical clearance according to UN guidelines and procedures

(c) Undertaking 'outpatient' treatment and immunization requirements

(d) Responsible for regular reporting on clinic activities, medical facilities available locally and other statistical information as may be required.

(e) Perform other related duties as required.


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