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Medical Officer Job in Dadaab, Kenya

Medical Officer

Sector:     Health          
Location:     Hagadera, Kenya          
Employee Type:     Regular          
Employee Category:     Full Time

Working under the guidance and supervision of the Clinical Services Manager, the Medical Doctor is directly responsible for the provision of curative services to the beneficiaries in Dadaab Refugee Camps. 

He or she will specifically be responsible for:

Key Responsibilities

Optimal quality of patient care
  • In collaboration with ward nurses, ensure that patients in designated wards receive optimal care through appropriate investigations, management and follow up;
  • Perform emergency and elective surgeries in the hospital theatre
  • Run special clinics as per agreed duty rosters with other medical officers
  • Develop or update relevant clinical protocols for use by nurses and refugee staff in the wards and clinics
  • Ensure implementation of universal precautions and infection prevention techniques in the wards and clinics.
  • Assist in conducting the quality of care assessments
Staff capacity building
  • Assist in the training and mentoring of refugee clinical staff
  • Participate in continuous medical education (CME) sessions to build capacity of all staff and improve quality of healthcare services in the camp
Key Result Areas
  • Improvement in overall patient quality of care
  • Universal precautions and infection prevention techniques are enforced
Required Qualifications:
  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution
  • Licensed with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists board
  • Previous experience working in a refugee camp is an added advantage.
  • At least 2 years work experience in a busy set up
  • Ability to work well under minimum supervision
  • Good clinical and surgical skills.
  • Ready to work in hardship areas with basic services available.
  • Team player, hard worker.
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  

International allowances are not available for this position. 

Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

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IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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