Field Medical Advisor - Bekaa (Chtoura)
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Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES:
Summary and Background:
The Field Medical Advisor will be in charge of providing clinical and technical mentoring and supervision to the IMC supported primary health care centers (PHCCs) in the area to which s/he is assigned. The Field Medical Advisor will ensure and oversee all Primary Health Care (PHC) components implemented according to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and WHO quality standards in addition to coordinating with the other program staff.
Place in the Organization
The incumbent of this post is responsible to the Area Manager in the assigned Area
Functions and responsibilities
- Follow-up on implementation of a basic package of primary health care components at the PHC facilities; guided by the policy and guidelines of the MoPH. Areas of concern include reproductive health, child health and integrated management of childhood illnesses, nutrition, communicable disease control and management of non-communicable diseases,
- Engage directly with physicians at PHCCs, review clinical guidelines and protocols and discuss patient treatment plans where needed
- Interpret technical and operational guidelines to the PHCC staff and support them in applying these guidelines to specific circumstances within the assigned area
- Approve the requests for diagnostic tests ordered by the PHC facility physicians and monitor diagnostic tests prescription
- Work closely with the field team and Monitoring and Evaluation team to analyze morbidities, service utilization, and care seeking behavior
- Monitor early warning systems for outbreaks and investigate emergence of communicable diseases
- Work closely with the pharmacists and field teams to monitor medication prescription and promote rational use of medications.
- Perform regular visits to supported facilities according to a schedule developed in collaboration with Area Manager and Health Officer(s).
- Monitor the quality of services at health facilities and identify gaps and problems according to MoPH standards
- In collaboration with the facility staff and IMC health staff, identify goals and develop quality improvement plans for the clinic.
- Track the performance of health facilities towards meeting a set of quality improvement indicators.
- Provide feedback on and input into IMC’s quality improvement activities and reporting tools.
Coordination and Representation
- Build strong relations with partner health facilities and physicians by conducting regular visits and offering technical support and mentoring to achieve quality improvement in accordance with IMC quality program.
- Take part in relevant meetings in assigned area including but not limited to health staff meetings, health coordination meetings, and meetings with specific implementing partners.
- Provides advice and support to aid in development of staff at IMC’s partner PHCs, including in-services training
- Adhere to all of IMC’s policies and procedures, including Code of Conduct and Standard Operating Procedures
- Perform other tasks as requested by the Area Manager
Academic and professional
- A medical degree (MD)
- License to practice medicine in Lebanon/Member of the LOP strongly preferred
A minimum of one year of satisfactory working experience as a medical doctor is required. Newly graduated candidates with unique training may also be considered.
Fluency in Arabic required with excellent levels of written and spoken English. Working knowledge of French preferred.
- Strong knowledge of MS Office including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Knowledge of statistical software such as SPSS or STATA preferred
- Knowledge of NGOs and the refugee situation
- Proficiency in standard computer applications and use of internet
- Strong knowledge of the operational aspects of MoPH guidelines on primary health care.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to motivate colleagues and maintain a positive, respectful attitude in a variety of settings.
- Training, coursework or experience in health financing and/or quality improvement highly desirable
- Experience in working closely with community members throughout a program cycle.
- Experience in or understanding of program accountability principles
- Knowledge of, respect and empathy for the communities we are working with
- Commitment to championing community and partner points of view
- Strong understanding of the project cycle and of M&E systems
- Good interpersonal and influencing skills
- Non-discriminatory and readiness to involve men, women, girls and boys from diverse backgrounds, particularly the most marginalized segments of the community
- Very good listening and facilitation skills – capable of managing and facilitating group discussions with program participants, local officials, partners and all levels of staff
- Ability to mobilize people – to develop and maintain relationships with staff and communities to ensure their participation in International Medical Corps ways of working