The primary focus of the Ipalamwa Health Clinic (IHC) is child and maternal health.
Qualification Level: Doctor of Medicine
Experience Level: Clinical, with maternity and pediatric care experience, including vaginal deliveries and Cesarean section
Experience Length: 5 years
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the administrative direction of the ELCT–IRD Medical Secretary, the physician will be responsible for IHC’s compliance with all clinical medical policies, directives, rules, regulations and clinical performance standards of the district and national government. The overall responsibility is to provide professional medical services to clinic patients as well as manage the clinic’s medical staff anticipated to include one nurse practitioner, 2 nurses with four-year degrees, 2 nurses with two-year degrees, a laboratory technician and a pharmacy technician. This is a challenging and rewarding position requiring competency in medical practice, personnel management, and day-to-day healthcare operations. The successful applicant will need to relocate to Ipalamwa in a new, very comfortable three bedroom home.
The IHC is part of the Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Demonstration Program which is being conducted in partnership between the ELCT–IRD and Global Volunteers, a US-based international human and economic development NGO. All funding for this program is provided by Global Volunteers - all medical staff are employed by ELCT–IRD but funded by Global Volunteers and all nonmedical staff are employed by Global Volunteers.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Doctor of Medicine, currently licensed in
- At least five years of experience as a
clinician in a primary care setting (community clinic preferred).
- English language
- The successful candidate must be able to work independently;
be extremely well organized and thorough, with a meticulous attention to
details. He/she must also:
- Be an excellent
manager of people and a team leader;
- Demonstrate strong
skills in communication, decision-making and leadership;
- Identify and resolve
problems in a timely manner;
- Be able to manage
multiple complex projects simultaneously;
- Follow IRD policies
and procedures and all rules and laws of the country;
administrative tasks correctly and on time;
- Support the
organization's goals and values;
- Be technologically
literate and capable of applying information systems to day-to-day operations
and fully using word processing, spreadsheet and database computer
a firm understanding of, and commitment to the RCP Demonstration Program.
The following list reflects the general duties considered necessary to fulfill the principal functions of the job and shall not be considered a detailed description of all the duties required that may be inherent in the position.
comprehensive direct medical care to patients.
procedures for referral of patients for specialty and inpatient care.
clinicians in their patient and staff interactions.
comprehensive in-service training for clinicians and other medical staff as
with clinicians regarding management of individual patients, and interpretation
of policy and protocol.
the function of IHC's laboratory and pharmacy services.
on acquisition of equipment and medical supplies.
accurate electronic medical records at the time of patient’s visits.
overall leadership of the medical clinic, developing and implementing key
strategies and systems while managing all practitioners and medical staff to
proactively meet the immediate and long-term goals of the IHC and RCP.
achievement of goals, and develops the leadership skills of medical staff and
future providers to support this achievement.
in community health planning with other health care providers.
clinicians in accordance with, and in a manner compliant with clinic policies
and procedures and applicable public laws.
guidance, supervision, and role modeling for all clinicians to ensure consistent
application of policies.
recruitment, selection, supervision, and training of clinical staff, working
collaboratively with Global Volunteers’ Operations Manager and Clinic Administrative
staffing schedule for clinicians, ensuring that obligations for on-call coverage
clinician performance evaluations, and submits all documents to the Medical
Secretary in a timely manner.
with Clinic Administrative Manager on disaster preparedness and surge capacity
short-term volunteer healthcare professionals in support of the IHC and RCP
short-term volunteer healthcare students in clinic activities appropriate to
their level of education and certification.
This is a full-time, permanent position. Salary is very competitive and is based on education and experience. Housing is provided - a newly constructed three-bedroom home with full bathroom, shower, kitchen, living area, and veranda. Shared private use of a Global Volunteers vehicle is also included.
HOW TO APPLY:
Your résumé and cover letter must explain why you want this position. In order for your application to be considered, your cover letter must include your annual compensation requirements. Both male and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Global Volunteers is a US-based human and economic development NGO in consultative status with the United Nations. Founded in 1984, Global Volunteers engages short-term volunteers to serve developing communities throughout the world. At the invitation of the ELCT-IRD, Global Volunteers has been serving rural villages in the Iringa Region for more than 30 years.
In 2017, at the specific request of ELCT–IRD, and in cooperation with the Minister of Health and the Iringa Regional Commissioner, Global Volunteers initiated its Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Demonstration Program in Ipalamwa, Kilolo District to help eliminate stunting in rural communities. The RCP program is a child-focused, comprehensive, holistic development effort beginning with pregnancy and continuing through the 18th birthday. The objective is to improve the well-being of children and their families by eradicating hunger, improving health, and enhancing cognition. Learn more about the RCP Program at: https://globalvolunteers.org/tanzania/rcp-program/ .
One of the physical components of this effort is a physical complex which includes a health clinic, guesthouse, dining hall/conference area/kitchen, housing for a physician and his/her family, housing for the Operations Manager and his/her family, and housing for 10 support staff. The construction of the 5 buildings is well underway and is anticipated to be completed by April, 2018 with the clinic fully operational by August 1, 2018.