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Medical Officer South Sudan Job: Merlin (UK) Careers

Merlin (UK) an International Non-Governmental Organization specializing in the provision of health care worldwide has a vacancy of a Medical Officer within the South Sudan Programme
Overall Objective of the position
  • The Medical Officer will work alongside other medical staff of Nimule Hospital to provide clinical care and support to patients admitted to the hospital.
  • S/he is expected to be capable of providing emergency surgical and obstetric care with minimal supervision.
  • The Medical Officer will also provide technical support to other medical staff ensuring that they are able to effectively provide curative, preventive and promotive health care services within Merlin’s target areas.
  • S/he will be a member of the Hospital Management Team and part of the project senior management team.
Responsibilities

  • Examine, diagnose and treat patients according to the guidelines and available protocols
  • Conduct surgical and obstetric operations with particular emphasis on emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
  • Supervise health personnel under his/ her management.
  • Together with nurse in charge of ward responsible for submitting requests for medicines and medical supplies to hospital medical store.
  • Together with nurse in charge of hospital ward responsible for ensuring appropriate patient care
  • Actively participate and make contributions during the department or ward staff meetings.
  • Participate in the preparation of monthly medical activity reports in the hospital for inclusion in the monthly situation report.
  • Participate in identification of hospital staff training needs and provides training of staff and other selected people as may be required
  • Participate in the training of medical staff to ensure maximum use of their skills. On-job training of other staff in clinical skills shall be undertaken.
  • Anticipate changing needs and emergencies
  • Together with other project personnel responsible for encouraging community participation in health activities to ensure the long term ownership and effectiveness of the programme.
Personal/Professional Requirements
Essential
  • Qualified Medical Doctor with surgical and obstetric experience in working in a rural environment
  • Excellent management and personnel skills to enable the motivation, encouragement and participation of other health team members
  • Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment and  to work well with national health personnel in Southern Sudan.
  • Ability to assess evolving health needs quickly and calmly work under pressure as required
  • Excellent communication skills, with good spoken and written English and experience in report writing.
Advantageous
  • Previous experience within a humanitarian aid organisation.
  • Previous experience working within the region of Southern Sudan
  • Excellent computer skills to allow reporting and representation.
  • Ability to remain calm and to be diplomatic, both with the local health authorities and with the community as well as fellow staff
  • Good organisational skills, report writing and supervision of other staff
Closing date for receipt of application will be 31st May 2010.
Applications should be sent to hr.officer@merlin-southsudan.org
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short-listed on a regular basis and we may offer these posts before the closing date.
The Merlin South Sudan Programme is an equal opportunities employer and will not discriminate on the basis of tribe, gender, race, creed, religion, pregnancy and colour.

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