UN Clinic Physician , Africa

Employer: UNDP
Location: Banjul, Gambia

Job ID:  4474
Closing:  05/07/2016

Contract Duration
1 Year with possibility for extension
For Gambian National Only

UN field personnel are exposed to various health and security hazards that may result in disease; psychological trauma and life threatening injuries. Dedicated, effective primary health, occupational health and emergency medical services may mitigate negative outcomes of trauma, injuries and health complications providing better chances for saving lives as well as for faster and better recovery.

The Health Manager, UN Clinic Physician, is part of the UN common services of the UN country team in (duty station) and administered by UNDP.

The Health Manager, UN Clinic Physician will attend to the UN Clinic on a full time basis and provide medical services to staff members and their dependents. In addition, he/she will facilitate for medical evacuations and cooperate with headquarter offices on all related matters. The Health Manager, UN Clinic Physician is responsible for the day to day running of the UN Clinic and he/she manages the UN Clinic staff and physical assets (equipment and inventories), ensures consistent delivery of high quality medical services to the UNCT. The Health Manager, UN Physician will also be responsible for medical examinations of staff, a responsibility he/she will share with other designated UN Physicians. (The UN Clinics operate, with regard to technical matters only, under the general supervision of the UN Medical Director and with and with UNDP on regards of all administrative matters)

Under the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator or it designated i.e DDR/Operations with regards to all administrative matters and the general supervision of the UN Medical Director with regards to technical matters. The Health Manager, UN Clinic Physician, will provide clinical services including medical consultations and emergency care, and supervise the work of the nurse. The incumbent will promote proactive occupational health policies and best practices and procedures in the medical services in conjunction with Administration. This will include outreach to staff and dependents in the areas of preventative health. The Clinic doctor is expected to take part in the HIV work in the UN work place as outlined in UN Cares and UN Plus. S/he is part of the emergency response team and will as such work closely with DSS in implementing case-vac and mass casualty response.

She/he is expected to be located in Banjul but travel in-country to monitor health conditions of staff in the field for medical assessments might it be required

Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Duties
Attend the United Nations Clinic on a full time basis
Respond to acute emergencies in line with international protocols such as advanced trauma life support management and advanced cardiac life support. or Pre Hospital Trauma life support;
Be able to do triage and primary stabilization
Undertake day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, pre-placement and periodic medical examinations and immunizations;
Provide health education;
Participate in addressing work environment and occupational health issues
Undertake medical examinations for UNDP and UN Agencies international and local staff and dependents;
Diagnose and recommend treatment to all staff visiting the Clinic on a daily basis.
Be on call during and outside office hours to observe and treat emergencies in the UN Clinic. Undertake house calls when required;
Responsible for entry and periodic medical examinations for United Nations staff members who choose to use the UN Clinic for their examinations; Already included above;

Medical Administrative Duties
Liaise with other dispensaries, host-nation medical facilities and medical facilities abroad to coordinate medical evacuations;
Follow the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations;
Recommend medical evacuation when required to RR (the doctor recommend as the medical expert, submit evacuation request to UN medical Director for authorization and facilitate medical evacuations of UN staff and their dependents). Responsible for all paper work and reporting procedures for medical evacuations in line with UN Rules and procedures;
Ensure proper follow up on all cases;
Application of terms of reference in UNDP POPP for rules and regulations regarding UN Clinic operations;
Responsible for establishing good relations with reliable hospitals, private medical facilities and blood banks and local physician, including UNEP if available;
Keep constant contact with the United Nations Designated Examining Physicians to facilitate their availability as and when required;
Ensure that proper medical records are kept in a strictly confidential manner.
Maintain emergency medical supplies and equipment to be used in case of emergency situation;
Replenish first aid kits and other essential medical supplies kept in other duty stations within the country;
Recommend procurement of vaccines, medical supplies and equipment, and ensure that inventory is kept;
Maintain medical records of all United Nations personnel and advise health precautionary steps to new staff members; already include above;
Prepare and send periodic (quarterly) reports of functions, visits, medical evacuations and treatments at the UN Clinic to the United Nations Medical Service; included below;
Advise on health precautionary steps to be undertaken at the duty station, and perform any other duties as considered necessary by the United Nations medical Director and/or the UN Resident Coordinator.

Required Skills and Experience
Supervisory Administration
Supervise, distribute work to the nurse (s) and other staff of the United Nations Clinic; included below;
Manage day-to-day mission medical support operations by ensuring availability of supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment;
Ensure that appropriate training programs are implemented in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid and CPR);
Responsible for regular reporting on Clinic activities, medical facilities available locally and other statistical information as may be required;
Responsible for the supervision and distribution of work for the nurse(s) and other staff of the UN Dispensary.

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