Marie Stopes Regional Medical Officer / Clinical Officer Job in Kenya

Marie Stopes Kenya is an NGO registered in Kenya.  We are affiliated
to Marie Stopes International.  Together we deliver safe post abortion
care, quality sexual and reproductive health care and family planning to
millions of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable women.
We want to make sure that women have a choice when it comes to having children and that death by unsafe abortion is reduced.
Job Title: Regional Medical Officer or Clinical Officer

Reporting to: Senior Coordinator Outreach 
Probationary Period: 3 months

 

This post reports to the Senior Coordinator Outreach within the Programmes Operations Department. Outreach is one of the 4 channels through which MSK implements its projects; others are Social Franchise, Clinics and Social marketing. 
In particular the role is required to ensure that all technical aspects relating to the provision of quality and excellent health care to our clients is achieved in line with MSK core values of customer focused, results oriented and sustainability. 
S/he will be pivotal in supporting 3 – 4 MSK outreach teams in provision of Mariestopes ligation procedures especially BTL and vasectomy.

Marie Stopes Outreach teams are a vital part of MSK’s work in Kenya. They enable us to reach communities that would otherwise be un-served by our services. 

These professionally competent and committed teams offer free, efficient and high quality sexual reproductive health counselling and related services that are inclusive of all needs. 
As required, they provide referral & linkage to other MSK services. Liaising closely with local stakeholder partners (governmental and non-governmental) the teams build capacity of MoH personnel and work to ensure sustainability beyond the period of their project funding.

Strategic Purpose of the Programme Operations Unit: to ensure excellent delivery all MSK outreach Programme activities and the development and funding of new work.
  

The primary responsibility of this role is to further our Goal: THE PREVENTION OF UNWANTED BIRTHS and its mission of ensuring the individual’s right to: CHILDREN BY CHOICE NOT CHANCE

The post holder commits to and is held accountable to Marie Stopes International global core values: mission driven, customer focused, results orientated, pioneering, sustainable andpeople centered

Key Responsibilities   

  1. To provide clinical services and ensure that MSK outreaches meet the requisite QTA standards
  2. Responsible for reporting on all major and minor complications arising in the day to day operations of the outreach.
  3. Coordinating and administering relevant and timely continuous medical updates to other staff to meet MSK’s operations needs.
  4. Accurate information is available relating to service delivery and client feedback at the outreach
Key Measures
  • Internal  and external QTA
  • Reports on Major and Minor complications
  • Client feedback assessments
  • 360 degree feedback
Key Responsibilities and Measures
 
To provide clinical services and ensure that MSK Outreaches meet the requisite QTA standards
 
Activities include
  • Overall quality inputs into service delivery including carrying out MSL surgical procedures as laid down in the protocols.
  • Ensure there is proper and effective use of medical equipment and supplies and for notifying the team leaders of needs for repair, maintenance or replacements etc.
  • Continuous monitoring of the other team members involved in service delivery
  • Conducting regular internal quality audit checks at the outreach   
Measures
  • Daily service statistics reported via the teams data
  • Equipment inventory
  • Internal Quality Audit checks
  • Performance Plus-Staff appraisals conducted in time
Responsible for reporting on all major and minor complications arising in the day to day operations of the centres
 
Activities include
  • Timely recognition of potential medical complications and dealing with or refer them as appropriate.
  • Timely and appropriately reporting on all major and minor complications to the MAT
  • Establishing clear and concise referral protocols and directories that are routinely updated.
  • Providing timely feedback to the team on any gaps identified in the comprehensive treatment cycle.   
Measures
  • Completed Major and Minor Incidence Forms
  • Updated Referral Directories
Coordinating and administering relevant and timely continuous medical updates to other staff to meet MSK’s operations needs.
 
Activities include
  • Develop clear framework for regular clinical updates for all health care staff at the outreach especially with regard to mini laparotomies.
  • Preparing and participating fully in Continuous Medical Education (C.M.E.)
  • Liaise  with the QAM department in supporting regular quality updates at the outreach
  • Routinely seek personal professional development in clinical skills and updates to deliver high quality services   
Measures
  • Regular CME log sheets
  • Clinical skills assessment forms
Accurate information is available relating to service delivery and client feedback at the outreaches
 
Activities include
  • Conduct regular counselling to all clients in need of MSL procedures
  • Maintain high quality service delivery data and ensure prompt reporting is achieved in line with MOH and MSK reporting framework
  • Respond to data collection needs appropriately
  • Proactively seek clients feedback in line with MSK customer focussed approach    
Measures
  • Updated Service Registers
  • Accurate consenting of clients
  • Client Feedback logs

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
 
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from a recognized university- Medical Officer
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and surgery.
  • Clinical officers with specialties in RH services will be added advantage
  • Must have completed 1 year of post internship
  • Must be registered with the Medical Practitioners and dentists board/ clinical Officers council and possess a valid Private practice License
  • Experience in conducting mini laparotomies such as tubal ligation and vasectomy is an added advantage

Skills:

  • Proven clinical skills and competencies
  • I.T skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Leadership skills

Attitude / Motivation:

Successful performance at MSK is not simply defined in terms of ‘what’ people achieve, but equally is about ‘how’ people go about their jobs and the impact that they have on others. 

There are 13 key behaviours that MSK encourages in all employees and they are defined below:

Initiative

  • Thinking ahead and taking action to make the most of opportunities by finding the optimum solution

Innovative

  • Thinking creatively and outside of the box so that ideas generated create a positive outcome

Effective Communication

  • Communicating through active listening and good questioning techniques, using appropriate body language, ensuring information is clear and concise.

Responsive

  • Being responsive to changing priorities and demands

Working Efficiently

  • Planning, prioritising and organising work to ensure work is accurate and deadlines are met

Sharing Information

  • Sharing information and knowledge whilst maintaining confidentiality

Focus on Learning

  • Taking responsibility for keeping knowledge and skills updated and for seeking opportunities to develop further

Commitment

  • Awareness and understanding of goals, vision and values and how your role impacts on this and going the extra mile to meet role requirements

Driven

  • Drive and determination to deliver results

Accountable

  • Taking responsibility for appropriate decisions that you make, and the actions and behaviour you demonstrate

Embracing Change

  • Openness to embracing change within the organisation and being able to adjust plans/activities accordingly

Motivated

  • Motivation towards achieving quality results to maximise potential

Team Player

  • Working as part of a team by being supportive, flexible and showing respect for each other

How to Apply

Applications quoting the position title with detailed CV, with contact details of 3 referees including their email address (1 of which should be your immediate supervisor, 1 former supervisor and 1 any other but not a relative) should be submitted to info@sheerlogic.co.ke  on or before 2nd May 2016.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
NB: Please clearly indicate in the subject line as “Regional Doctor/ Clinical Officer.”


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