Career Opportunity with RI, Bangladesh
Medical Officer (COVID – 19 Response)
Duty Station: Ukhiya, Bangladesh
Report To: Medical In – Charge
Expected Start Date: At Earliest
Contract length: Up to December 31, 2018 (With possibility of Extension subject to funding, program needs and performance of incumbent)
About RI: Relief International, headquartered in USA, is a leading international non-government organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact.
Our signature approach which we call the RI Way emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
Relief International has been working in Bangladesh since 2004. The Bangladesh portfolio of Relief International has strong focus on emergency response, economic opportunity and livelihoods rebuilding, trafficking in persons, sustainable tourism, human rights and protection, refugee crisis response and public health. RI maintains a country office in Dhaka with multiple field offices in Cox`s Bazar.
Relief International is currently implementing large scale refugee response program in Cox`s Bazar in Bangladesh in collaboration with multiple partners including UNHCR, WFP, USAID, OFDA, IOM.
The Medical Officer is responsible for implementing management of COVID 19 in the facility. He/she is responsible in his individual capacity, as well as overall in charge. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Medical in charge to provide support to the community.
Specific responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
- Provide Primary Care Services as follows:
- Urgent medical services (including resuscitation, stabilization and assessment and diagnosis, treatment and referral as necessary
- Assess the urgency and severity of presenting problems through history taking, examination and investigation.
- Recommending and, where appropriate, undertaking treatment options and carrying out/referring for appropriate interventions and procedures, including but not limited to prescribing, counselling, psychological interventions, advising and education.
- Referral for diagnostic, therapeutic and support services as required.
- Provide timely clinical and culturally appropriate health services through :
- Ongoing health and development assessment and advice.
- Appropriate evidence based screening, risk assessment and early detection of illness, disease and disability.
- Working with public health providers in the prevention and control of communicable diseases for individuals and families.
- Improve patient health through :
- Health promotion to the practices’ enrolled population, linking to public health programmes at a national, regional and local level and utilizing such programmes to target specific populations.
- Health education, counselling and information provision about how to improve health and prevent disease and interventions or treatments that treat risk factors.
- Clinical Notes: All patient consultations must be accurately recorded in the clinical patient notes within 24 hours of seeing the patient.
- Health & Safety:
- Comply with established health and safety policies with regard to handling of instruments, storage of drugs and disposal of sharps and other potentially dangerous equipment and substances. Comply with current NZ legislation.
- IPC Management
- Provide training on IPC, donning and doffing of PPE items.
- Monitor triage, early recognition and source control
- Supervise instrument processing
- Monitor waste management in the hospital.
Qualifications & Requirements:
- Completed advance degree from an accredited academic institution in Medicine as a Medical Doctor.
- 2 – 5 years of experience for candidates holding a first level university degree
- Experience in health related programs
- Knowledge and experience with working in the field, public health sector and in medical emergencies. Experience with refugee health will be an added advantage.
- Ability to work effectively under pressure in hardship situations and harmoniously within a team of colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.
- Previous experience in development project at an international organization is an advantage.
- Ability to work independently under minimal supervision
OBGYN specialty is preferred: female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:
- Transparency and Accountability
- Agility and Innovation