UN Dispensary Physician
Title: UN Dispensary Physician I10
Job ID: 17433
Practice Area – Job Family:HIV and Health – HEALTH
Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA) 26/07/2018
Time Left: 12d 21h 4m
Duty Station: Hargeisa, Somalia
Education & Work Experience: K-Doctorate (Professional) – 5 year(s) experience
Vacancy Type: FTA International
Bureau: Arab States
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Health Manager – UN Clinic Physician
UN field personnel are exposed to various health and security hazards that may result in disease; psychological trauma and life-threatening injuries. Dedicated, effective primary health, occupational health and emergency medical services may mitigate negative outcomes of trauma, injuries and health complications providing better chances for saving lives as well as for faster and better recovery.
The Health Manager, UN Health Manager is part of the UN common services of the UN country team in Somalia and administered by UNDP.
The Health Manager will attend to the UN Clinic on a full-time basis and provide medical services to staff members and their dependents. In addition, he/she will facilitate for medical evacuations in consultation with Medical Service Division (MSD) The Health Manager is responsible for the day to day running of the UN Clinic and he/she manages the UN Clinic staff and physical assets (equipment and inventories), ensures consistent delivery of high quality medical services to the UNCT. The Health Manager, UN Physician will also be responsible for medical examinations of staff, a responsibility he/she will share with other designated UN Physicians.
Under the overall management of the UNDP Deputy Country Director, Operations, the administrative supervision of the Head of Area-Office, Hargeisa and the technical supervision of the Head of the UN Medical Services Division (MSD), the Health Manager, UN Clinic Physician, will provide clinical services including medical consultations and emergency care, and supervise the work of the staff nurse. The incumbent will promote proactive occupational health policies and best practices and procedures in the medical services under the supervision of MSD with the objective of optimizing the health and well-being of UN staff in Somalia. This will include outreach to staff and dependents in the areas of preventative health. The UN Clinic doctor is expected to take part in the HIV work in the UN work place as outlined in UN Cares and UN Plus. S/he is part of the emergency response team and will as such work closely with DSS in implementing casevac and mass casualty response. This will be done in collaboration with the external Medical emergency response teams present.
S/he is expected to be located in Hargeisa but moving to other locations in Somalia, based on expressed need by agencies’ Human resource officers and UN Clinic location with the technical support and advice from MSD.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Medical Administrative Duties
Participation and support to UN Cares activities
Knowledge building and sharing
Respond to acute emergencies in line with international protocols such as advanced trauma life support management and advanced cardiac life support. or Pre- Hospital Trauma life support
Be able to do triage, primary stabilization and keep a critically ill patient alive in a casualty stabilization center for up to 48 hours
Undertake day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, pre-placement and periodic medical examinations and immunizations;
Provide health education;
Participate in addressing work environment and occupational health issues
Undertake medical examinations for UNDP and UN Agencies international and local staff and dependents.
Diagnose and recommend treatment to all staff visiting the UN Clinic daily.
Be on call during and outside office hours to observe and treat emergencies in the UN Clinic. Undertake house calls when required
Attend to medical emergencies and arrange for hospital appointments and transportation when needed
Recommend medical evacuation when required and work with partners to ensure operational support.
Medical Administrative Duties:
Liaise with other clinic in Somalia and host-nation medical facilities.
Follow the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations.
Responsible for all paper work and reporting procedures for medical evacuations in line with UN Rules and procedures
Ensure proper follow up on all cases
Application of terms of reference in UNDP Personnel/Administration manuals for rules and regulations regarding UN Clinic operations
Responsible for establishing good relations with reliable hospitals, private medical facilities and blood banks.
Ensure that proper medical records are kept in a strictly confidential manner.
Provide evaluation from the clinical point of view of problematic claims for medical insurance
Manage day-to-day mission medical support operations by ensuring availability of supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment;
Ensure that appropriate training programs are implemented in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid and CPR).
Responsible for regular reporting on UN Clinic activities, medical facilities available locally and other statistical information as may be required.
Responsible for the supervision and distribution of work for the nurse(s) and other staff of the UN Clinic.
As a member of the coordination team of UN Cares Activities:
Planning and organization of training of focal points and peer educators;
Arranging the dissemination of UN policies on HIV/AIDS;
Conducting an education and information campaign;
Organizing Annual awareness events on HIV/AIDS in Somalia.
Emergency Medical Response:
Participate in drills and mass casualty exercise organized by the ASMT/UNDSS at the area level;
Arrange for briefings and information releases to staff at large on health-related issues
Ability to make new and useful ideas work
Ability to persuade others to follow
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
Ability to advocate a point of view and influence others.
Ability to engage and foster strategic partnerships with other parties, Inter-Agency Coordination and forge productive working relationships
Understanding advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines.
Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge
Required Skills and Experience
Doctorate (MD) in medicine, including residency/internship in one of the medical specialties, preferably emergency medicine, licensed to practice within home country or another national jurisdiction;
Valid certification in Advanced Trauma Life support, Advanced cardiac Life support OR Pre- hospital trauma life support is required;
Certification in HIV care OR VCCT is desirable.
At least five 5 years progressive experience and practice in general medicine in developing countries or countries in conflict, of which at least two years in Trauma and Emergency care;
Surgical, ICU, aeromedical or anesthetic experience is an advantage;
Experience in Tropical Medicine,
Previous UN medical system/international medical experience or military medical experience with priority in international tasks is highly desirable.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is expected
Fluency in English is required
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