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Kenya Job: MSF Switzerland Medical Doctor

Kenya Job: MSF Switzerland Medical Doctor

Posted: Dec 29, 2016

Employment as Medical Doctor

Job Title: Medical Doctor
Location: Likoni, sub county of Mombasa
Length of contract: 3 months probationary contract with possibility of extension
MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need.
 In partnership & collaboration with the Mombasa County Government / Department of Health, MSFCH implements ‘Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare’ services at the Mrima health facility in Likoni, sub-county of Mombasa.
The objective of the activities is to increase access to quality maternal & neonatal health care services to contribute in improving maternal and newborn outcomes.
Main Tasks include, but not limited to:
  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnosis and prevention. Carry out outpatient and inpatient consultations, prescribing the necessary treatment respecting MSF protocols.
  • Keep the patient and/or his/her family informed about the illness and provide appropriate explanations about the treatment to follow, checking they have understood?
  • Follow up the evolution of the hospitalized/IPD patients, through daily visits, consultations and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following MSF protocols, deciding whether they can be discharged or transferred to other departments – in collaboration with other doctors- and informing their family about the patient’s evolution.
  • Check and control the rational distribution of medicines and equipment under his/her responsibility and take care of the quality, disinfection and sterilization of the medical material. Assure general compliance with standing hygiene standards.
  • Participate in the collection and analysis of epidemiological data, checking its validity and informing the line manager or project coordinator about any problem or complication of the patients’ illness, medical error and monitors the proper functioning of the department, equipment or material.
  • Ensure ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the quality of care.
  • Knows and ensures all MSF medical protocols are followed and implemented, checking universal precautions are followed at all times and reducing bio-hazard risks and improving infection control.
  • Ensure professional confidentiality is respected.
  • Manage the team under his/her direct responsibility according to MSF HR policies and procedures, supervising their performance, organizing and scheduling shifts and rotations, directly participating in emergencies and on calls if necessary.
  • Ensure activities in the reproductive health and new born unit are organized. Support / collaborate with the midwife in charge of department in the management of obstetric emergencies or other obstetric problems.
  • Responsible of the care and treatment of pregnant mothers (including ANC-PNC-FP high risk clinic ) ,Gynae patients and neonates in NBU and maternity ward by ensuring Daily ward rounds & routine reviews in Maternity ward and NBU is done.
  • Perform basic procedures like MVA, assist the nurses during difficult deliveries, perform C/S as soon as it is necessary etc.
  • In coordination with the maternity supervisor, conduct the High risk clinic and ensure a follow up strategy is in place with the outreach team CHW / TBA s visits all High risk mothers and remind them of the danger signs.
  • Ensure on the job Training of Clinical officers  and midwife/nurses working in the department  on management of pregnancy complications, neonatal care and conduct CME at least once in a month in collaboration with hospital director &/Nursing activity manager.
  • Examine and treat all SGBV cases in a confidential manner and be responsible for the P3 forms for the SGBV cases.
  • Actively participate in the projects quality of care activities such as CMEs, case reviews, Mortality audits & rational prescription audits.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.


Education: Medical Doctor Degree

Experience: 2 year experience minimum as a Medical Doctor or in clinical work (can be within medical training),post-registration experience in Public Health , obs and gynae, paediatrics, AE, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS/STDs, TB, general practice, general medicine or minor surgery.
Languages: English and local language essential.
Knowledge: Essential computer literacy (word, excel)
  • People Management
  • Commitment
  • Flexibility
  • Results
  • Teamwork

How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter, copies of certificates/diplomas and current registration documents to http://uhired.me/e/job-preview/70 before 6th January 2017.We apologize that due to the volume of applications we receive; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. (MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)

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