Medical Teams International
Medical Teams International Calling:
Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.
- To provide quality health care services as a part of a Mobile Health and Nutrition Team (MHNT) for vulnerable Internally displaced people and host community in Afar Region, Ethiopia.
1. Medical / Technical
Provide screening to ensure isolation for COVID19 or other outbreak prone diseases for patients presenting to the clinic
Triage patients and identify those with danger signs who require priority urgent care
Provide basic psychosocial first aid to patients and co-patients in the clinic
Provide quality nursing care to beneficiaries including dressing changes & wound, and cleansing as needed
Provide urgent medications and treatments to patients based on protocol and as prescribed by Medical Doctor or the Medical Officer
Assist the Medical Doctor and Medical Officer with consultations of patients
Assist with the screening and treatment for acute malnutrition
Assist Pharmacist with provision of medications and instructions as necessary
Provide patient education and instruct on prevention methods for illness, proper nutrition, and hygiene
Assist medical staff to compile weekly and monthly reports required by the Ministry of Health as well as WHO
Assist with additional nursing type duties as requested or trained by MHNT Manager
Follow infection, prevention, and control protocols through maintaining good hand hygiene and appropriately using personal protective equipment
Ensure the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.
2. Quality Management
Aiming to achieve the highest quality programming possible within the challenging context of Afar Region , Ethiopia
Ensure all patients are treated based on the Guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the IMCI guidelines
Ensure rational use of drugs such that only those essential for treatment are prescribed. Do not overprescribe.
Provide compassionate and respectful care to all patients who present to the clinic
Support other staff and colleagues to maintain good infection control practices to prevent spread of illnesses within the clinic and among the staff
3. Additional activities
Support other areas of the MHNT as requested or needed to ensure efficiency and quality of care to all
Maintain a clean and safe working environment, disposing of waste and sharps appropriately
Support safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies. Incumbents will remain alert and responsive to any child and adult safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child and adult safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Safeguarding.
This position requires frequent travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.
NOTE: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position. Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or organization. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.
Team: Program Teams
Reports to (position): Health and Nutrition Manager
Work Days & Hours: Monday-Saturday, 40-48 hours/week, occasional weekends and public holidays
Travel: Regular travel to field offices
If Manager of Staff, Positions Supervised:
(directly & indirectly) TBD # of Positions Supervised
EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTFICATION
- Diploma in Nursing
- 1 year of professional experience after qualification
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Self-motivated Desire to serve
- Respectful towards other cultures
- Able to establish relationships easily
- Team player
- Flexible under changing conditions
- Able to cope with basic working conditions
- Culturally aware and able to adjust
- Secure and at ease with professional skills
- Coaching/teaching skills
- Comfortable with report writing
- Planning and organizational skills
- Mentoring skills