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Physician in Charge

Job Description and Requirements

Job Description

Job Title:    Physician in Charge

Report to:     Hospital Manager

Location:      Irbid

BACKGROUND

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Scope of Work:

He/ She (hereafter referred to as ‘He’) is Defining, coordinating and monitoring the medical activity in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit according to the protocols, standards and procedures in order to ensure the delivery of quality medical care.

Accountabilities:

  • Ultimately responsible for overall organization of the neonatal ICU in International Medical Corps program. He acts as an advisor on neonatal care in the program by leading the decision making process pertaining to patient care.
  •  As an expert in Neonatology, proposing strategy (modification on current newborn care management) and implementing them after validation of Hospital manager and Medical Coordinator.  
  • Ensuring on-going neonatal care training (formal and bedside) of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the newborn quality of care.
  • Leading the neonatal team in organization of the unit, supervision of quality of care and mitigation of risks by improving processes in service provision to the admitted patients.
  • Keeping patients and their families informed of the illness and the treatment to follow, checking that they have been understood. Ensuring professional autonomy and confidentiality are respected and a good attitude and proper bedside manner towards the patient and their care takers and the rest of the medical team.
  • Following up the evolution of the hospitalized patients through visits, consultations and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following neonatal protocols.
  • Monitoring the proper functioning of the department, equipment or material and addressing the list of the missing item for neonatal care.
  • Checking and controlling the rational distribution of medicines and equipment in the unit. Assuring general compliance with standing hygiene standards.
  • Managing the team under his/her direct responsibility according to IMC’s HR policies and procedures, supervising their performance, organizing and scheduling shifts and rotations, directly participating in emergencies and on calls if necessary.
  • Collaborates with the maternity staff.
  • Any other task as necessary and related to the neonatal care in the project.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Valid Medical Diploma with license to practice from the MoH.
  • Post graduate specialization in Neonatology. Post graduate training in Pediatrics with 2 years of work experience in Neonatal ICU will be considered.
  • Valid board registration
  • Experience in INGO will be desirable.

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.

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.”

This job description is subject to periodic review and adjustment in order to achieve International Medical Corps goals in Jordan, and any changes to JD will be discussed and agreed between signed below.

Applications to be sent to jordanjobs@internationalmedicalcorps.org, by mentioning the job title and location in the subject line

Deadline for receiving applications is 4th of May 2019