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MEDICAL DOCTOR(PAEDIATRICIAN)- DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS (Widikum - North West)

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Doctors Without Borders is an international non-governmental medical association providing assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions. We observe neutrality and impartiality in the name of universal medical ethics and the right to humanitarian assistance and claim full and unhindered freedom in the exercise of our functions.

 

Related with our activities we are looking for a Medical Doctor (Paediatrician)

 

Working locations: Based in Widikum, North West Region

Type of contract: CDD

Salary: According to the organisation´s Salary Grid.

Main Purpose

Providing outpatient and/or inpatient paediatric care to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, MSF protocols, values and universal hygiene standards to improve the new-born and child/beneficiaries health conditions

Principal Tasks

·         Applying medical knowledge and skills to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of children, ensuring integrated new-born and paediatric care through Emergency, OPD, and IPD services in New-borns and cases of malnutrition. Prescribing the necessary treatment, respecting MSF protocols.

·         Collaborating closely with different departments  (eg- maternity) and the non MSF administration of the hospital

·         Knowing and ensuring all updated MSF medical protocols and universal precautions are followed and implemented, reducing bio-hazard risks and improving infection control.

·         As an expert in paediatrics, proposing strategy (modification on current new-born and paediatric care management) and implementing them after validation.

·         Ensuring on-going new-born and paediatric training (formal and bedside) of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the new-born and paediatric quality of care. Reviewing and discussing selected complicated cases or mistakes and giving technical input.

·         Keeping patients and their families informed of the illness and the treatment to follow, checking that they have been understood. Ensuring professional autonomy and confidentiality are respected and a good attitude and proper bedside manner towards the patient and their care takers and the rest of the medical team.

·         Following up the evolution of the hospitalized/IDP patients through daily visits, consultations and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following MSF protocols, deciding whether they can be discharged or transferred to other departments – in collaboration with other doctors- and informing their family about the patient’s evolution.

·         Monitoring the proper functioning of the department, equipment or material and addresses the list of the missing item for new-born and paediatric activities. Providing inputs about general organization of the different paediatric wards, including the admission, transfer and discharge criteria + referral procedure from Maternity and post-delivery wards

·         Checking and controlling the rational distribution of medicines and equipment under his/her responsibility and taking care the quality, disinfection and sterilization of the medical material. Assuring general compliance with standing hygiene standards.

·         Participating in the introduction / improvement of the collection and analysis of epidemiological new-born and paediatric data, checking its validity and informing the line manager or project coordinator about any problems or complications of the patient’s illness and medical errors. Collecting Clinical cases for further trainings and list a series of comments to improve the current MSF protocols

·         Managing the team under his/her direct responsibility according to MSF HR policies and procedures, supervising their performance, organizing and scheduling shifts and rotations, directly participating in emergencies and on calls if necessary.

·         Designing and providing training to staff as required.

·         Debriefing with coordination and providing written report on main findings, activities, conclusions and recommendations.

 

Required Qualifications

·         Medical Doctor degree in a recognized university

·         Paediatric specialisation

·         English language and local languages are essential. Pidgin English is an asset.

·         2 years experience as paediatrician or minimum 3 years experience  as a Medical Doctor in paediatric hospital.

·         Competences: Results and quality orientation; teamwork and cooperation; Behavioural flexibility; Commitment to DWB principles; Stress Management; and Service Orientated.

 

All applications in ENGLISH (CV, cover letter, diplomas, working certificates, telephone number, etc.) must be sent by email to the following address: msfocb-cameroon-recruitment@brussels.msf.org  mentioning on the subject: Medical Doctor(Paediatrician)  or ref: NW.MD40120 or else be submitted in a sealed envelope at the Bamenda Office: Opposite Sacred Heart College, Mankon; Bamenda II Sub-division, Mezam District) Ref: ref: NW.MD40120 for the attention of Doctors Without Borders.

Deadline for the reception of applications:  Tuesday 18th February 2020

 

NB: writing tests and interviews will be done in our offices after the selection of the applications. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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