The Evangelical Lutheran
Church in Tanzania–Iringa Diocese (ELCT–IRD) is
seeking qualified applicants to serve as Physician at a newly built health
clinic in Ipalamwa, Kilolo District.
The primary focus of the Ipalamwa Health Clinic (IHC) is child and
Qualification Level: Doctor of Medicine
Experience Level: Clinical, with maternity and pediatric
care experience, including vaginal deliveries and Cesarean section
Experience Length: 5 years
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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. 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 (housing will be
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.
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 are met.
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
competitive and based on education and experience. Housing is provided.
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 staff.