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Paediatrician

20-08-2014 Job Opportunity Ref. fd-paediatrician

Location: Field

Your task

The doctor works as part of the ICRC hospital teams. The ICRC hospital teams work either in hospitals built, equipped, supplied and managed by the ICRC, or in existing hospitals to which the ICRC provides supplies and equipment, reinforces local personnel and, in some cases, assists with training. The doctor ensures a quality care as well as organization and management of services (paediatrics, internal medicine, outpatient, emergency room and intensive care unit) in close collaboration with her/his local counterparts.

Functions and responsibilities

  • Do initial and follow up assessment of the services
  • Manage and treat patients and ensure adequate follow-up
  • Ensure rational prescription practices in accordance with valid national and international protocols/standards
  • Ensure a good supervision and regular follow-up of the activities
  • Support and train local doctors and medical staff
  • Apply and promote hygiene standards and universal precautions in all health activities
  • Prepare orders for medical supplies and identify new needs, in terms of drugs and medical equipment, in line with encountered pathologies and guidelines
  • Propose protocols and guideline for medical activities if they do not ¬†exist to the technical referent in Geneva
    Contribute to the activity reporting system
  • Ensure a regular overview of the context, disease patterns and make proposals for further development of the services, if necessary.

Selection requirements

  • ideal age: 30 to 60
  • prepare to accept non family postings for the duration of the assignment
  • minimum 6 months assignment
  • medical doctor : university degree in Medicine
  • valid registration in the home country
  • excellent command of English and/or French
  • minimum 3 years post graduate clinical experience
  • good experience in resource limited settings with other medical organizations
  • post graduate tropical medicine a strong asset
  • valid manual driving licence (automatic not accepted)

Your profile

  • ability to work within a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team
  • strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • able to work under pressure in a dangerous environment
  • organization skills, self-disciplined and flexibility

What we offer

  • an opportunity to practice your profession in a setting of humanitarian endeavour
  • the chance to use your knowledge to help the victims of conflicts and other situations of violence
  • multicultural working environment

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