Medical Field Advisor - Tripoli

Location: Tripoli with regular field visit
Deadline for applications: Sunday, June 11, 2017

Summary and Background:

The Field Medical Adviser 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 Adviser 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



Technical
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.



Quality
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.

Other
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


Minimum Qualifications
Academic and professional
i. A medical degree (MD)
ii. License to practice medicine in Lebanon/Member of the LOP strongly preferred

Experience
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.

Language

Fluency in Arabic required with excellent levels of written and spoken English. Working knowledge of French preferred.


Computer skills
i. Strong knowledge of MS Office including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
ii. Knowledge of statistical software such as SPSS or STATA preferred

Desirable Qualifications
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



The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
Experience required:
More than 10 years Education degree: PHD Field of education: i. A medical degree (MD) ii. License to practice medicine in Lebanon/Member of the LOP strongly preferred

LANGUAGES
Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent French:
Period: Until August 31st, 2017 (renewable based on donor's funding)
Salary: Competitive Salary (According to IMC Salary Scale)
Submission guidelines: Upon Submission, please include "Medical Field Advisor- Tripoli" in the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

How To Apply:
Send application to:   xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.com
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