Under the supervision of the Medial Officer-in charge, the Medical Officer will offer quality health care to all patients in the hospital and work closely with other staff in all departments providing support and guidance.
- In coordination with the Health Manager, formulate program goals, objectives and intervention strategies and participate in the budgeting process
- Ensure that all health activities are implemented as outlined in the project documents
- Review the program activities and priorities on a regular basis updating the Health Manager on gaps and/or provide recommendations on how to improve quality of services.
- Be a team leader in patient management in all hospital departments, giving support and guidance.
- Manage the Health Program in acting capacity when the Medical officer in charge/Health manager is not in office
- Provide technical and administration work guidelines that are within the IRC policy
- Conduct daily ward rounds in the hospital
- Ensure quality patient management in line with the set MOH, WHO and UNHCR guidelines and protocols
- Attend to all emergencies, both medical and surgical within 15 minutes.
- Ensure proper and accurate documentation of patient management in patient files
- Conduct all elective and emergency surgical cases in theatre, both surgical and obstetric/gynecological.
- Conduct special outpatient clinics in the hospital on the allocated days every week i.e. SOPC, GOPC, HRC, HOPC, DOPC, and MOPC.
- Attend to all medical legal cases, including filling of P3 forms and attend court sessions as required
- Attend to sexual assault survivors on a timely basis in the GBV Support Centre
- Ensure timely referrals both Emergency and Elective cases to secondary and tertiary care centers
- Attend and participate in weekly Continuous Medical Education (CME) sessions at the hospital.
- Attend and participate in the daily morning hospital handover meetings
- Ensure adequate night coverage by developing a call list on a weekly basis with other Medical Officers
- Lead in mortality audits to improve quality of care for patients.
- Participate in the Quality of Care Assessments done on a quarterly basis
- Attend and participate actively in the Outbreak Coordination Team meetings to guide outbreak response activities.
- Reporting and Coordination:
- Attend inter-agency coordination meetings and case conferences as requested by the Health Manager.
- Assist in preparing donor reports as requested by the HM.
- Monitor closely the morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators to ensure that prompt actions are taken.
- Carry out other relevant duties as may be required or assigned by your supervisor
Key Result Areas
- Ensure quality of care in the hospital is continually improved
- Ensure quality emergency obstetric and neonatal care in maternity ward
- Prompt referral of patients
- Proper documentation of patient care
- Identification and prompt management of outbreaks.
- Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution (MBChB)
- Registered with Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist council.
- Minimum 2 yrs of working experience in a busy hospital setting.
- BLS/ACLS, ATLS, EMONC certification added advantage.
Required Experience & Competencies:
- Good knowledge and skills in clinical medicine and surgery
- Ability to write clear, concise reports and well developed communication skills
- Good computer skills (Complete MS Office package and any database management and analysis)
- Must be a team player, flexible and culturally sensitive
- Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
- Ability to accept the possibility of insecurity in the project areas and obey security rules and standard operating procedures.
- Demonstrable working experience in obstetrics.