Clinical Officer Job in Kenya

Main purpose

Organizing and ensuring medical consultations to the MSF Dagahaley staff (National & Incentive) providing treatment to patients within the scope of his/her medical competencies and referring them when appropriate, according to MSF protocols, procedures, and the universal hygiene standards in order to guarantee quality and efficiency of the service provided.

Accountabilities

Ensuring the implementation and standardization of MSF clinical protocols, tools, and hygiene protocols in order to minimize clinical risks and to guarantee the quality of patient care management. Promoting and maintaining confidentiality regarding all patient cases and records

Implementing proper physical examination, diagnosis, prescription and prevention procedures that fall under the scope of his/her competencies applying medical knowledge, asking appropriate questions to patients and following protocols in force as well as using laboratory services when necessary, in order to ensure correct diagnosis, appropriate medical treatments and to refer patients when appropriate.

Participating in the planning and supervision, in close coordination with other supervisors, the HR processes (sizing, staff shifts, recruitment, training, evaluation, development and communication) of the team in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required, improve people triage capabilities, their motivation and commitment and their active participation in teaching the targeted population on therapeutic and preventive protocols.


Ensuring that all staff using medical devices are qualified and trained. Ensuring cleaning and minor maintenance tasks are performed according to the protocols. Reporting any malfunction to the project biomedical service.

In cases of emergency, carrying out first aid care and treatment according to protocols in order to reduce mortality rates eg. CPR, First AID, BLS etc.

Recording in the individual patient’s card and registration books, all performed medical activities (drugs prescribed, lab results, vaccination status, epidemiological activity, doses, etc.) keeping data traceability in order to ensure patients treatment continuity.

Participating in data collection and reporting when required.

Knowing and implementing Patient Therapeutic Education (PTE), i.e. keeping contact with all patients, providing them information regarding their health state and responding to their questions.

Knowing and promoting the proper application of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit and Sexually Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol

The Clinical officer staff health is responsible for all staff working in Dagahaley project following the staff health policy.

Ensures staff will be seen on a daily basis during working hours (Monday to Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM and Saturday 8:00AM – 12:00PM)

The working hours is subject to change depending on the evolution of the staff health unit. Then it will also require on calls, Public Holidays and Sunday availability.

Ensure proper history taking, physical exam and recording of findings

Ensure giving appropriate sick leaves up till 4 days

Ensure sending medical report, investigation/results and sickleave request (signed, stamped by facility) for above 4 days to (dep) Medical Team leader and Medical coordination for validation.

Identify chronic cases and ensure proper follow up system for staff

Identify emergency cases in collaboration with the MAM/MD and fill medical report to discuss with (dep) Medical Team Leader and Medical coordination if medevac is required accrding to the staff health policy.

In collaboration with (dep) MTL and Medical coordination organize and facilitate referral and subsequent follow up post discharge of staff requiring specialized care in Nairobi.

Focal person to follow up with staff being on sickleave

Focal person to be in touch with medical facilties when additional information is needed to validate the sickleave.

Prepare Sick Leave Excel Data Base for both Long and Short Sickleaves and share every month with the Sick Leave SITREP to (dep) Medical Team Leader

Participate and support Staff Health Medical Camps in Dagahaley as Organized by OCG

Maintain Dagahaley Staff health Clinic ensuring Ideal IPC, Check on drug expiries, replenishing of drugs and Data Keeping and reporting regularly

Ensure CONFIDENTIALITY of all Staff Health related matters/Data/Records etc is strictly adhered to as MSF Staff Health Policy

Any other duties assigned by supervisor

Requirements

Education

Essential: Clinical Officer diploma

Experience

Desirable: Previous clinical supervision experience of at least one year. Desirable: Two years of relevant working experience. Work experience with MSF is beneficial.

Languages

English, Kiswahili. Speaking Somali is beneficial.

Knowledge

Desirable: Computer literacy

Competencies

Results and quality orientation; teamwork and cooperation; behavioural flexibility; commitment to MSF principles; stress management.

How To Apply

If you meet the above requirements, please send your application to MSFDagahaley@gmail.com by July 20, 2024. (Clinical Officer)

Please include the following:

Detailed CV, including contact information (telephone number, e-mail address, physical address)

Short cover letter (max. 1/2 page)

Scan of your national ID

Scan of your academic qualifications

It is important that each attachment is named in the following manner: “CV Last name First name 2024” (for example: “CV last name First name 2024”, “Bachelors degree last name first name 2024”.)