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Medical Officer

International Rescue Committee

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2 months ago

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Job Description/Requirements

Requisition ID: req49448

Job Title:  Medical Officer

Sector:  Health

Employment Category:  Fixed Term

Employment Type:  Full-Time

Open to Expatriates:  No

Location:  Kakuma, Kenya

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

The Medical Officer will offer quality health care to all patients in the hospital and work closely, as the team leader with nurses, staff in lab, pharmacy, and health post to ensure all services are offered.

Key Responsibilities

Program management.

Ensure all patients are attended to daily in the hospital. Ensure the hospital is running effectively in all the wards. Attend to all emergencies, both medical and surgical. Manage and supervise all the staff in respective wards. Ensure proper documentation of patient care in patient files. Conduct daily ward rounds in respective wards, ie maternity, medical, pediatrics and isolation wards. Quality control by verifying case management is as per protocol/guidelines. Ensuring that department needs are documented and submitted to the MOIC for budgeting. Providing weekly updates of the ward status, trends and needs including mitigation measures where surges are forecasted. Performance management of the department by setting department level targets, implementing activities to meet targets. Managing and escalating any issues that arise from the departments. Carry out all elective and emergency obstetric/Gynecological cases in theatre. Conduct all elective and emergency surgical cases in theatre. Carry out special clinics in the hospital on weekly basis ie., SOPC, GOPC, HRC, MOPC and POPC. Attend to all medical legal cases, ie Filling of P3 forms and attend court sessions as deem fit. Ensure survivors with sexual assault cases are promptly attended in GBV centre. Ensure all Referrals, both Emergency and Elective, to secondary and tertiary care centres is done promptly.

Human Resource

Be a team leader in the hospital and in the care of patients. Supervision of the nursing in charge of the department. Developing and managing leave plans and duty rotas for the department. Managing disciplinary cases that arise from the departments with support from the NOIC, HR and management. Attend the Clinical staff meetings and give program updates as required. Manage the Clinical Services Program in acting capacity when the Health Manager is not in office. Coordinate and Participate the Continuous Medical Education (CME) for staff and give updates on care of patients.

Program activities.

Conduct daily ward rounds in respective wards. Be the doctor on call on weekly basis, 24hrs 7 days. Carry out all emergency surgical/obstetric cases in theatre. Conduct all special clinics on weekly basis, SOPC, GOPC,HRC,POPC,MOPC. Properly document patient diagnosis, plans of treatment and care on patient files. Attend morning Handover meetings and give feedback on patient care. Carry out all elective surgical and gynecological cases twice a week in theatre. Attend to all medical legal issues, fill P3 forms and attend court sessions. Lead in death audits of the department in a timely manner, action points documented and followed up. Heading the quality improvement team for the department and ensuring action plans are completed. Fill in the referral forms for both emergency and elective referrals.

Reporting and Coordination

Report to Medical Officer In charge.


Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Key Result Areas

Improved quality of care in the wards/hospital Quality emergency obstetric care in maternity. Prompt referral of patients. Proper documentation of patient care. Prompt management of outbreaks.


Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, MBChB. Registered with Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board. Minimum 2 yrs of working experience in a busy hospital. Able to work with minimal supervision. Be flexible, a team player and result oriented. Be ready to work in challenging and multitasking environment. Computer literacy in MS Windows, Word, Excel, Power point, is desired.

Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request reasonable accommodation.

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.


Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes.

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