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Alima seeks to recruit a medical referent – Lassa fever – Owo Ondo state, Nigeria

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Date de clôture : dimanche 3 mars 2019

FonctionsEncadrement, Direction
ActivitésSanté
ContratCDD
Durée du contrat2 months, renewable

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The Alima association :

ALIMA’S SPIRIT: ALIMA’s purpose is to save lives and provide care for the most vulnerable populations, without any discrimination based on identity, religion or politics, through actions based on proximity, innovation, and the alliance of organizations and individuals. We act with humanity and impartiality in accordance with universal medical ethics. To gain access to patients, we undertake to act in a neutral and independent manner.

Our CHARTER defines the VALUES and PRINCIPLES of our action :

  1. Putting the Patient First ;
  2. Revolutionizing humanitarian medicine ;
  3. Responsibility and freedom ;
  4. Improve the quality of our actions ;
  5. Placing trust ;
  6. Collective intelligence.

Caring – Innovating – Together :

Since its creation in 2009, ALIMA has treated more than 3 million patients. Today ALIMA works in 10 countries in Western and Central Africa. In 2018 we plan to work in 41 projects including 10 research projects focusing on malnutrition, Ebola and Lassa fever. All of these projects will support national health authorities through more than 320 health facilities (including 28 hospitals and 294 health facilities). Alima intervenes in response to humanitarian crises and patients are at the heart of all our actions. We work in partnership whenever possible to ensure that our patients benefit from the best and most relevant expertise wherever it is, whether within their own country or in the rest of the world.

ALIMA’S TEAM : more than 1800 people are currently working for ALIMA. The field teams, closest to the patients, receive their support from coordination teams generally based in the countries’ capitals. These receive support from the 3 desk teams and the emergency and opening team based at the operational headquarters in Dakar, Senegal. The Paris and New York teams are actively working to raise funds and represent ALIMA. The rest of the ALIMA Galaxy includes individuals and partner teams working on behalf of other organizations such as  medical NGOs BEFEN, ALERT Health, SOS Doctors / KEOOGO, AMCP, research organizations PACCI and INSERM, Bordeaux or Copenhagen Universities, the INGO Solidarités International and many others.

COUNTRIES WHERE WE WORK IN 2018: Mali, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Guinea, South Sudan.

THE WORK WE DO covers: Malnutrition, Maternal Health, Primary Health, Pediatrics, Malaria, Epidemics (Ebola, Cholera, Measles, Dengue, Lassa Fever), Hospitalization, Emergencies, Gender Based Violence, Opening / Closing.

Context :

  • In Nigeria, ALIMA is running four health and nutrition projects in Borno State: Monguno, Baga and Maiduguri, Research and Lassa fever response in Ondo State, OWO ;
  • ALIMA’s teams in Nigeria represent about 40 expatriates and 300 national staff.

Post typology :

Mission location : Nigeria, Ondo State.

Report to (Direct): Project Coordinator

Report to (Functional):  Desk Medical Manager

Staff Reporting to him : the medical team in the Lassa ward (medical doctors and nurses) in a technical way, and in collaboration with the hospital management in a hierarchical way.

The doctor is collaborating with the hospital management

Area: Medical

Mission and main activities :

Scope of responsibilities :

  • The doctor is responsible for the case management of patients in the Lassa ward, in accordance with the context, the protocols in force at ALIMA and the universal hygiene standards while ensuring the respect of the quality and continuity of the patient’s care ;
  • The doctor is responsible for the medical team management and organization of activities in the Lassa ward ;
  • The doctor is responsible for the training of the medical team to infectious diseases management (antimicrobial therapy), intensive care (in the limit of what is feasible in the setting of the Infection Control Centre) and basic principles of acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy.

 

Responsibilities of the function :

  1. Medical activities :
  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Lassa fever (based on clinical examinations, laboratory results and available tests) ;
  • Perform the daily medical tour of patients in isolation ward ;
  • Propose and ensure the implementation of the appropriate treatment, in accordance with ALIMA’s recommendations and protocols, and consult the ALIMA medical referent for any particular or delicate case ;
  • Provide quality medical follow-up ;
  • Check the smooth running of medical activities in isolation (correct medication administration, adequate follow-up of patients …) ;
  • Apply hygiene standards in all medical activities as stipulated in the protocols ;
  • Keep the patient and family informed of any changes, and communicate the information to the psychosocial service manager ;
  • Work with the nurse supervisor and the team leader and tell them what the needs are in terms of medical equipment and medicines ;
  • Supervise triage (follow-up of notification forms, patient interview, list symptoms, substantial investigation, including contacts), admission, transfer and discharge of patients ;
  • Ensure the correct identification and location of suspected and confirmed patients in the Lassa Treatment Center and other departments of the hospital ;
  • Ensure that any patient who shows signs of seriousness is consulted within less than one hour and take all necessary measures for their proper management ;
  • Supervise the follow-up of admissions of Lassa patients at the administrative level (sheet, register, medical file …) and medical (prescription, administration …) and ensure the oral and written transmission of this information ;
  • Refer patients who do not meet the case definition ;
  • Organize information sessions with the patient and his family on the management of Suspect / Confirmation in collaboration with the health promotion and psycho-social team ;
  • Respect medical confidentiality and data confidentiality ;
  • Respect and participate in the respect of the operating rules of the center (in terms of hygiene, circuit …) ;
  • Participate in the identification of new needs, in terms of drugs and medical facilities, according to the pathologies encountered during practice, is responsible of medical order with the med DESK ;
  • Participate in medical discussions based on knowledge and area of ​​expertise.
  1. Organization :
  • Organize medical activities in collaboration with the nurses and the medical team (roster for nurses and doctor) ;
  • In accordance with the WHO, NCDC (updated in November 2018), national and ALIMA guidelines, and in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care, when the physician is not in service, he may need to define treatment protocols or to adapt treatments that nurses will have to implement.
  1. Monitoring, analyze and report :
  • Participate in the development of the action plan ;
  • Monitor medical activities, analyze them in context by adopting a public health approach, and if necessary make proposals on their possible evolution ;
  • Report immediately to the technical representative any problem arising in the service, particularly the loss / theft / degradation of medical facilities or medicines ;
  • Immediately report any incident of exposure that occurred in the Center to the medical referee and participate in the post-exposure care.
  1. Training :

The doctor is responsible for the organization of training sessions for the medical team with a focus on the following topics :

  • Principles of antimicrobial therapy (including good clinical practices) ;
  • Management of patient with acute infectious diseases including intensive care (in the limit of what is feasible in the setting of the Infection Control Centre) ;
  • Basic principles of acute kidney injury diagnosis and management, including renal replacement therapy ;
  • Management of highly infectious patients requiring renal replacement therapy (for nephrology department team and more particularly for nurses in charge of dialysis sessions.

Expériences / Formation du candidat :

  • Medical Doctor Degree ;
  • Essential minimum 2 years experiences as a medical doctor referent in medical activities Manager ;
  • Desirable working experience with International medical NGO in developing countries ;
  • Working experience in Ebola or Lassa Fever outbreak or other viral hemorrhagic fever ;
  • Working experience in nutritional projects is an asset ;
  • Desirable: Experience in tropical medicine, or post-registration experience in Public Health, obs and gynae, paediatrics, A&E, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS/STDs, TB, general practice, general medicine or minor surgery ;
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel, internet).

Qualité du candidat :

  • Negotiation skills ;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team work.

Langues parlées :

English Speaking, reading and writing, mandatory. French is an asset.

Salaire / Indemnité :

  • Depending on experience :
    • Minimum net salary for non Europeans: 2 000 Euros per month, social contributions and taxes are the direct responsibility of the employee ;
    • Minimum gross salary for Europeans: 2 047 Euros per month, social contributions are deducted from the gross salary by ALIMA and paid to the relevant administrations, taxes are the direct responsibility of the employee ;
    • Perdiem.
  • ALIMA pays for :
    • Travel costs between the expatriate’s country of origin and the mission location ;
    • Accommodation costs ;
    • Medical cover from the first day of the contract to a month after the date of departure from the mission country for the employee ;
    • Evacuation of the employee.

Documents à envoyer :

Please send your CV and your answers to the following questions :

  • Why are you applying for ALIMA in light of ALIMA’s operational approach and CHARTER? here
  • According to you, what are the challenges on this position?
  • In your opinion, what are the 3 main skills of a Medical Referent?
  • On a scale to 1 to 10, what is your level spoken and written in English, French?
  • What is your availability to begin to work?

Follow this link to apply : here

Any application without answer to the questions will not be taken into account.

 

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