IRC Hagadera Medical Officer In Charge of Hospital Job in Kenya

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Medical Officer In Charge of Hospital – Hagadera
Sector: Health

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type: Regular

Employee Category: Full Time
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 mental health to ensure all services are offered to the required standards.

Key Responsibilities

Program management:

  • The Medical Officer In charge of hospital shall report to the Health Program Manager.
  • He/she will assist the Health Manager in administration, maintaining of discipline and providing oversight in the day to day running of the hospital.
  • He/ She will conduct supervisory visits/ inspections of the Hospital departments, ensuring discipline is maintained in all sections and submit a report to the Health  Manager at least twice a month.
  • He/ She is responsible for ensuring smooth delivery of quality health care services to both the refugee and host community populations at the hospital.
  • He/ She will be responsible in liaison with the Matron for preparing quarterly budget estimates for the various hospital departments in regards to medical procurements.
  • He/ She will be responsible for taking action on procurement of various hospital medical and surgical items in liaison with the  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 HM consultancy  specialist visits for the  services program to the camp
  • He/ She will coordinate in liaison with the HM referrals of refugee patients as per UNHCR referral guidelines
  • He/ She will conduct  daily hospital rounds 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/departments by ensuring proper coverage.
  • Attend to all emergencies, both medical and surgical while on duty.
  • Manage and supervise all the staff in respective wards in liaison with departmental heads and nursing officer in charge.
  • Ensure survivors with sexual assault cases are promptly attended in GBV support centre.
Human Resource:
  • He/ She will be responsible for controlling 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 and Clinical officers
  • He/ She will sanction RnR and leave for Medical Officers and Clinical Officers
  • He/ She in Liaison with the HM and the Matron 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 coordinating the daily morning clinical staff meetings, mortality, morbidity and near-miss review audits; providing guidance, oversight and program updates as required.
  • Manage the Health  Program in acting capacity when the HM is not in office.
  • Coordinate and Participate the Continuous Medical Education (CME) for staff and give updates on care of patients.
Program activities:
  • Conduct daily ward rounds in respective wards.
  • Be the doctor on call on weekly basis, 24hrs 7 days.
  • Carry out all emergency surgical/obstetric cases in theatre.
  • Properly document patient diagnosis, plans of treatment and care on patient files.
  • Attend morning Handover meetings and give feedback on patient care.
  • Carry out all elective surgical and gynecological cases twice a week in theatre.
  • Attend to all medical legal issues, fill P3 forms and attend court sessions. 
  • Fill the referral forms for both emergency and elective referrals.
Reporting and Coordination:
  • Report to Health  Manager or his/her designate.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Key Result Areas
  • Improved quality of care in the wards/hospital
  • Quality emergency obstetric care in maternity.
  • Prompt referral of patients.
  • Proper documentation of patient care.
  • Prompt management of outbreaks
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, MBChB.
  • Registered with Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in a busy hospital.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • Be flexible, a team player and result oriented.
  • Be ready to work in challenging and multitasking environment.
  • Computer literacy in MS Windows, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, is desired.
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
International allowances are not available for this position. 
Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

How to Apply

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