Surgical Clinical Officer

Employer: Partners In Health
Location: Sierra Leone  (Kono District)
Closing date: 15 Jul 2017




Reports To: Chief Medical Officer, PIH Sierra Leone

Organizational Profile

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Position Overview

Partners In Health helped to lead the effort to combat the Ebola outbreak andnow is focusing to rebuild the health systems in West Africa. As a Surgical Clinical Officer in Sierra Leone, you will work collaboratively with the local district health authorities at the Koidu Government Hospital (KGH), and our surrounding health centers and community, in order to provide clinical care and to strengthen the health system for surgical care. You will advance PIH’s current health systems strengthening efforts by managing and actively supporting clinical service delivery, education and training, and systems for surgical care at the district hospital. Additionally, you will provide training on infection disease control and will develop clinical learning programs for hospital staff, focusing on safe patient care to meet national and international standards.

Specific Responsibilities
Perform clinical teaching, mentorship and capacity building of surgical staff through participation in activities at KGH (district hospital) and our outpatient clinics.
Provide surgical clinical care for patients throughout their clinical course: from referral to diagnosis, outpatient and inpatient management.
Provide feedback to district PIH clinical leadership on strategies to improve surgical care and clinical outcomes.
Support infection control and sterilization efforts within the operating theatre and surgical wards; and identify interventions for compliance and safety.
Examine, diagnose and care for patients using evidence-based guidelinesand clinical judgment.
Participate in development of surgical systems for KGH affecting all areas of perioperative care, including infrastructure, supplies and equipment, creation of protocols, and other areas, as need arises.
Adhere to the health and safety protocols outlined in the PIH Ebola Response Code of Conduct.

Qualifications
BC/BE in General Surgery
Current or recent clinical practice and a current, valid clinical license.
Successful completion of an accredited residency in general surgery.
Experience in delivering health care in resource-poor settings.
Experience in a clinical teaching and mentorship.
Exemplary interpersonal communication skills required to interacteffectively with senior leadership, partners and clinicians on sensitive political and confidential issues.
Proven commitment to social justice and human rights.
Evidence of providing culturally sensitive and competent quality care in an extremely stressful environment.
Ability to be flexible and effective in the face of unexpected challenges.
Understanding challenges that the national staff face in their daily lives while trying to provide the best possible care for their patients.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to live full-time in Sierra Leone required.
Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


HOW TO APPLY:

Apply on our Career Site here! Please include a cover letter and resume.