Job Title: UN Dispensary Physician
Job ID: 29851
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Practice Area – Job Family: HIV and Health – Emergency Response
Vacancy Type: TA Local
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 06 months
- The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and its significant spread in Nigeria has brought about this urgent need for Physicians to work with the Dispensary Physician at the Isolation facility which has been operative for some days now.
- These temporary positions are located in the Department of Management and field missions, including those UN Clinics administered by UNDP. At Headquarters, the Medical Officer reports to the Medical Director, Medical Services Division and usually in the field to the UN Health Manager when applicable.
- In the field has a functional reporting relationship to the UN Medical Director, DHMOSH, OHRM, and in those UN Clinics administered by UNDP with the UNDP Resident Representatives. In some duty stations, Medical Officers may also head up small field medical service facilities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Medical Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
- Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, emergencies, stabilization of critical patients, etc,
- Overall supervision, management, coordination clinical operations of the Fever Clinic, Isolation ward, etc, during the outbreak/pandemic.
- Follow up and tracking of the positive cases and direct contacts,
- Undertake day-to-day occupational health duties: pre-placement and periodic medical examinations prepare UN staff for travelling providing immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, travel kits, etc; unless otherwise advice by the UN Health Manager
- Refers staff to outside specialists as necessary;
- Follows-up with outside specialists;
- Provides health education and health promotion programs, with special emphasis to the prophylaxis of the relevant diseases of the outbreak;
- Organizes/Participates in addressing work environment and occupational health issues.
Medico Administrative Duties:
- (Depending of the Duty Station, these tasks normally belong to the UN Health Manger)
- Advises Administration on medical standards for recruitment, sick leave, and medical evacuations/repatriations as per United Nations policies and guidelines;
- Participates in drafting and implementation of business continuity and crises preparedness plans for the duty station/mission;
- Manages/Supports day-to-day operations;
- Deputizes for the UN Health Manager during his/her absence, when applicable;
Supervisory Administration of the Fever Clinic:
- Supervises laboratory technicians’ nurses and medical administrative staff; ensures availability of drugs and medical supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment.
- Ensures appropriate training programs are implemented in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. health education, dedicated training related to the pertaining outbreak) health education, health promotion and prevention, first aid and CPR).
- Organised the shift roster to ensure coverage o the fever clinic 24/7
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
- Staff at large
- Staff within work unit
- Staff counsellors
- Senior management throughout the Organization
- Security personnel
- All specialized agencies
- Military Physicians
- Physicians and representatives of Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Associations and Societies
- Implementation of preventive and medical actions and responses related to disease outbreak crisis. Implementation of sound medical practices, training, prevention and treatment to ensure the physical and mental health of UN staff, and to promotion and maintenance of proper health care, including the prevention of health hazards, for these staff.