International Medical Corps
Job Title: Critical Care Physician
Project Location: Galkacyo South, Somalia
Duty Location: Galkacyo South Hospital with support to other IMC projects in Somalia
Hierarchical Supervisor: Field Site Manager, Galkacyo South
Functional / Technical Support: Medical coordinator
Dead line for application: 30th June 2020
About International Medical Corps: International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.
By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
Over the past 29 years, International Medical Corps (IMC) has made significant contributions to saving lives, alleviating human suffering and reducing the economic and social impact of disasters in Somalia through targeted assistance for Health, Nutrition, Protection and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) with support from several donors.
IMC currently operates in 4 regions of Somalia (Banadir, Middle Shabelle, Bay & Mudug South) operating both secondary and primary health care services including Hospitals, Health Centers, Primary Health Units, Mobile Health & Nutrition Teams and community aspects, a total of 32 Health care facilities.
IMC Somalia mission is in the process of supporting current Somalia MOH national response in the facility management of severe and critical COVID-19 cases in line with ministry and WHO guidelines and services of a Critical Care Physician is quite significant for this tasks.
Job Purpose: While reporting to the Medical Coordinator, he/she will be responsible for setting up of Intensive Care Units for the management of critical patients requiring respiratory support. As part of a team, he/she will conduct initial assessment of the designated health facilities, outline needs and resources, set up facility and services, carry out case management and necessary on job training for the staff working in these facilities.
Roles and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable support.
The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
- Carry out a need assessment in the health facilities to determine the needs for equipment, medications and resources required for setting up an Intensive Care Facility. Develop Standard list of medications, medical equipment and consumables in accordance with Somalia MOH & WHO’s commodity list for COVID-19 and within the scope of critical care capacity of the health facilities.
- Provide daily clinical services for patients admitted to the unit and any other patient requiring service in the facility.
- In collaboration with the Technical Supervisor and the Hospital Director, develop/adopt protocols for the management of critically ill patients based on MoH and WHO’s guidelines, and in light of latest clinical evidence.
- Develop clinical pathways for treatment of critically ill patients and ensure that critically ill patients who have, are at risk of, or are recovering from conditions that may be life threatening are provided with life support, monitoring techniques, resuscitation and end-of-life care.
- In collaboration with the Hospital Director and the Technical supervisor, develop and implement admission and discharge criteria for the ICU.
- Conduct training need analysis for the health facilities and develop a training plan in accordance with available resources to coordinate the multidisciplinary teams of health professionals in the unit. Provide on job training for close monitoring of the patients’ needs including; intubation, ventilation and Basic and Advance Life support to the staff working in the health facilities.
- In collaboration with the ICU team, organize the tasks of personnel in the ICU.
- In collaboration with the Hospital Director, develop and implement quality assurance system in health facilities including morbidity and mortality reviews, grand rounds, case reviews and medication use audits.
- Ensure that patients who present with ICU indicators; blood pressure support for cardiovascular instability, sepsis, cardiac arrhythmias, ventilator support due to respiratory compromise and multiple organ dysfunction receive advanced care.
- In collaboration with the Biomedical Engineer, ensure good functioning and maintenance of OT equipment (oxygen extractor, ventilation, equipment, etc.).
- Implement and supervise hygiene rules, IPC measures, procedures and protocols in OT/recovery, anesthesia material (decontamination, sterilization, storage conditions, etc.) to ensure the safety and protection of patients and staff.
- Ensure availability and proper use of PPE in the unit.
- Supervise the medical staff to ensure that work is done properly and efficiently round the clock in the unit.
- Support in compiling analyzing and submitting reports.
- Refer complaints and feedback to the Medical Coordinator to respond and address them.
- Maintain an efficient office filing management system related to monitoring, evaluation and reporting on ICU activities.
- Ensure complete and proper filing of patients rewords at all times.
- Any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:
- Medical Doctor with Post Graduate specialization in Internal Medicine or Pulmonology or Critical Care medicine or other relevant field.
- Registered by a Medical Association Board or equivalent body of respective country.
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Critical Care Physician.
- Excellent organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent people management skills including team work and cooperation.
- Must exhibit a commitment to the Humanitarian Principles as well as the respects of medical ethics.
- Must be Results and Quality Oriented.
- Fluency in both English and Somali language will be an added advantage.
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Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values
Equal Opportunities: International Medical Corps is a ‘first-responder’ both to natural and man-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations. The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security.
Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with high degree of resilience, extremely decisive quality and ability to move fast.
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
How to Apply:
IMC Somalia is inviting qualified candidates who meet the above requirements to send cover letter and CV to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindly indicate the job title in the email subject line clearly marked as “Critical Care Physician”.
Deadline for applications is 30th June 2020.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
Due to the urgency of this position, shortlisting will be done on an ongoing basis.
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