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Clinical Officers (Jobs for South Sudanese Only) in Mayom Southern Sudan - Marie Stopes International

Clinical Officers 
(Position for South Sudanese Only) 

Job Framework

Marie Stopes International Sudan/ Southern Sudan (MSI SS) is a results-oriented Social Business, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive healthcare.

MSI S/SS’s goal is to meet the needs of underserved people and dramatically improve access to and use of family planning and other reproductive health services. MSI SS is part of Marie Stopes International’s Global Partnership, which operates in over 40 countries worldwide.

The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI Sudan’s partnership mission of: enabling individuals to have children by choice not chance.

It is a role requirement that the job holder must fully comply with, promote and live MSI Core Values:
  • Mission driven
  • Customer focused
  • Results orientated
  • Pioneering
  • Sustainable
  • People Centred
  • Team work
Job Title: Medical Officer

Location: Mayom

Reporting to: Health Coordinator

Duration of contract: 1 year

Probationary period: 3 months

Responsible to the Clinical Services Manager but reporting in to the Centre Manager, the purpose of this role is to provide safe and appropriate clinical care for clients seeking SRH services, specifically MSI’s core services which are family planning and post abortion care.

This also includes: antenatal care; obstetric care; prevention of mother to child transmission; postnatal care; ultrasound services; STI syndromic management and treatment; HIV VCT; immunization; reproductive health education; general consultation/ general medical including well baby check ups; and referral to territory healthcare as appropriate.

Responsibilities

1. Service Provision

Objective 1: Provide the highest standard of SRH services to clients both in the clinic and through mobile outreach services, upholding MSI’s global goal of One World, One Standard.
  • Utilise the skill, knowledge and judgement accorded by your professional status to provide each client with the range of Reproductive Health choices offered by MSI SS within the organisation’s philosophy of minimal intervention. This involves an obligation to treat all clients, irrespective of who provided previous care, and to implement the specific techniques and procedures developed by MSI.
  • Undertake routine occasional consultation and regular treatment sessions as required, in accordance with MSI guidelines and standards.
  • Provide occasional medical support to other providers to ensure standardisation of clinical practice across the board and that high standards are achieved and maintained. This may include undertaking clinical audits, training and other monitoring and advisory activities.
  • Maintain professional registration, and own personal and professional knowledge and skills. Provide evidence on renewal and as requested of: registration and continuous professional development.
2. Quality Standards

Objective 2: Take necessary steps to ensure that the highest standards of SRH services are achieved, as laid down by Marie Stopes Clinical standards.
  • Clinic quality standards: Practice high standards of infection prevention at all times; ensure clinic protocols are maintained to MSI standards.
  • Client care: In line with MSI standards, provide care to all clients which is: Consistent, Reliable, Courteous, Value for money, Prompt and Excellent, as perceived and judged by the customers; provide ‘vocal local’, a MSI conversation technique used to relax clients during procedures.
  • Service Excellence: Ensure excellence in service delivery and clinical care is maintained and work to enhance your standard to provide the best possible service to clients.
3. Marketing and business development

Objective 3: Help develop the business in order to improve productivity and make the centre self sustaining.
  • Together with the other members of the Centre team, contribute to ensuring that the centre is self-sustaining; help generate additional clients, retain existing clients and ‘cross-sell’ MSI SS services; liaise with Community Outreach programme and the Reproductive Health Promoters; support and take part in promotional events.
4. Operational Management

Objective 4: Routinely maintain accurate records of all activities.
  • Record keeping and reporting: Completion of all documentation relating to the client clearly and legibly, including but not exclusively: all relevant sections of client electronic and paper notes, as directed by the centre manager or supervisor; any samples and request forms / lists; relevant referral documentation where the client is being referred for additional investigation / treatment; and, completion of statements that relate to serious incidents or near misses. Produce monthly reports.
  • Equipment and Supplies: Monitor levels of medical and pharmaceutical supplies. Ensure that supplies are securely stored, controlled and accurately recorded. Maintain MSI assets and clinic building in a sound and secure way.
  • General: any concerns about medical practice or clinic safety should be communicated, in writing, to the relevant centre manager promptly cced to the CSM (incorporating detailed background for suggestions and relevant research references as appropriate). Any suggestions for improvements in clinical services to clients should be communication in the same manner.
5. Other Duties
  • Provide cover for other team members in their absence; any other duties as assigned by the Centre Manager or the CSM.
Person Profile

Qualifications
  • Recognised Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
  • Fully qualified/ Registered with relevant authorities
  • Some training in reproductive health services
Knowledge
  • Extensive knowledge of maternal health, modern family planning practices and procedures and other sexual and reproductive health services.
  • Basic knowledge of drug stock control systems
Experience
  • Clinical competence with at least two years of clinical experience
  • Some post-qualification obstetrics / gynaecology experience
  • Experience of coaching and training other professionals (desirable)
Skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent English, Written and spoken is essential. Good Arabic and/or local Southern Sudanese languages are desirable.
  • Good English, written and spoken is highly desirable
  • Ability to manage a demanding workload, including high turnover client care
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities, with good organisational skills
Personality:
  • Enthusiastic, positive, determined
  • Calm under pressure
  • Flexible
  • Assertive and diplomatic
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Sound judgement
Social Skills:
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Highly developed communication skills
Attitude / Motivation:
  • Commitment to client centred care
  • Agreement with MSI’s philosophy of minimal intervention
  • Motivated by the improvement of clinical standards
  • Willing to travel, on a regular basis, throughout Sudan
  • Must be Pro-choice on reproductive health
  • Pro MSI philosophy of social enterprise and cost recovery
Personality
  • Commands personal credibility as a clinical provider
  • Demonstrates persistence
  • Is sympathetic to women seeking termination
  • Is customer focused
  • Demonstrates personal commitment to continuing professional development
  • Must be pro-choice on reproductive health
How to apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a copy of their CV and concise cover letter detailing how they meet the qualifications and citing using practical examples of how they have performed the tasks and responsibilities stated.

All applications should be sent to recruitment@mariestopes.sd not later than 29th of April 2011.

Since this position is required urgently, the interviews can be called even before the closing date as long as we have received CVs from potential candidates.

Indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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