Medical Officer (Hagadera)

Under the supervision of the Medial Officer-in charge, the Medical Officer will offer quality health care to all patients in the hospital and work closely with other staff in all departments providing support and guidance.

Key Responsibilities

Program management:

In coordination with the Health Manager, formulate program goals, objectives and intervention strategies and participate in the budgeting process
Ensure that all health activities are implemented as outlined in the project documents
Review the program activities and priorities on a regular basis updating the Health Manager on gaps and/or provide recommendations on how to improve quality of services.
Human Resource:

Be a team leader in patient management in all hospital departments, giving support and guidance.
Manage the Health Program in acting capacity when the Medical officer in charge/Health manager is not in office
Provide technical and administration work guidelines that are within the IRC policy
Program activities:

Conduct daily ward rounds in the hospital
Ensure quality patient management in line with the set MOH, WHO and UNHCR guidelines and protocols
Attend to all emergencies, both medical and surgical within 15 minutes.
Ensure proper and accurate documentation of patient management in patient files
Conduct all elective and emergency surgical cases in theatre, both surgical and obstetric/gynecological.
Conduct special outpatient clinics in the hospital on the allocated days every week i.e. SOPC, GOPC, HRC, HOPC, DOPC, 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
Ensure timely referrals both Emergency and Elective cases to secondary and tertiary care centers
Attend and participate in weekly Continuous Medical Education (CME) sessions at the hospital.
Attend and participate in the daily morning hospital handover meetings
Ensure adequate night coverage by developing a call list on a weekly basis with other Medical Officers
Lead in mortality audits to improve quality of care for patients.
Participate in the Quality of Care Assessments done on a quarterly basis
Attend and participate actively in the Outbreak Coordination Team meetings to guide outbreak response activities.
Reporting and Coordination:
Attend inter-agency coordination meetings and case conferences as requested by the Health Manager.
Assist in preparing donor reports as requested by the HM.
Monitor closely the morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators to ensure that prompt actions are taken.

Carry out other relevant duties as may be required or assigned by your supervisor
Key Result Areas

Ensure quality of care in the hospital is continually improved
Ensure quality emergency obstetric and neonatal care in maternity ward
Prompt referral of patients
Proper documentation of patient care
Identification and prompt management of outbreaks.

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution (MBChB)
Registered with Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist council.
Minimum 2 yrs of working experience in a busy hospital setting.
BLS/ACLS, ATLS, EMONC certification added advantage.
Required Experience & Competencies:

Good knowledge and skills in clinical medicine and surgery
Ability to write clear, concise reports and well developed communication skills
Good computer skills (Complete MS Office package and any database management and analysis)
Must be a team player, flexible and culturally sensitive
Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
Ability to accept the possibility of insecurity in the project areas and obey security rules and standard operating procedures.
Demonstrable working experience in obstetrics.


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