UN DISPENSARY PHYSICIAN
|Application Deadline :||20-Jun-12|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||
English French |
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year renewable|
|Under the guidance of the Resident Coordinator and overall supervision of the chairperson of the UN Dispensary Committee, the UN Physician is the head of the UN Health Centre of the UN System in Rwanda and supervises a nurse as well as an administrative/receptionist and ambulance driver. The Dispensary Doctor works closely with WHO on health and medical matters and with UNDP on administrative issues.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Performs clinical duties to serve all United Nations staff members and their eligible dependents in Rwanda:
- Performs clinical duties to serve all United Nations staff members and their eligible dependents in Rwanda
- Performs administrative duties
- Performs coordination duties
- Performs other consultative functions as Medical Doctor in Rwanda
Performs administrative duties:
- Conduct pre-employment and periodic medical examinations of all short-term, fixed-term and permanent staff;
- Carry out medical examinations and treatment of all staff and eligible dependents as necessary (during official working hours);
- Provide 24 hours on call services for medical emergencies outside fixed working hours;
- Provide medical treatment and consultation for visiting UN staff;
- Play advisory role in recommending medical evacuations;
- Attend to medical emergencies and arrange for hospital appointments and transportation when needed.
- Ensure the smooth functioning of the UN Dispensary;
- Monitor utilization and consumption of medical supplies and consumables and coordinates timely procurement action by staff concerned;
- Certify requests for sick leave submitted by staff, including of out-posted duty stations;
- Provide evaluations from the clinical point of view, of problematic claims for medical insurance;
- Correspond and provide health-related information to the Directors of Medical Service at Headquarters in New York as well as at Rome, Geneva, Paris, Vienna and Bangkok as and when required.
Performs coordination duties:
- Liaise with UNHQ on maintenance of list of examining physicians;
- Be aware and be updated on the availability of medical services and institutions locally, their facilities and quality of service, or appropriate referral of UN staff and their dependants as and when required;
- Visit hospitalized staff for support and consultation;
- Coordinate between the treating physicians and respective UN Medical Services to ensure proper follow-up and further medical reports.
Performs other consultative functions as Medical Doctor in Rwanda:
- Arrange general briefings and information releases to staff at large on health-related issues;
- On demand, arrange blood contribution drives at the UN Dispensary in Rwanda;
- Participate in the deliberations of nationwide health related issues including on avian influenza.
Impact of results:
Decisions made, generally relate to the medical assessment of cases and on the suggested course of treatment, referral, etc. The services rendered and the decisions taken can have a direct and vital effect on the health of the persons being treated, i.e. errors in clinical assessment and acuity of care could affect the course of medical treatment and may even result in loss of life.
Recommendations are made on: a range of issues which impact in some way on the medical or health well-being of staff members; the course of action to be followed in managing staff members with chronic medical difficulties; on updating and modifying policies in order to meet the changing needs of patient care; recommendations are also made for improving the current design and operating procedures; and for conducting work-place assessment to identify and implement environmental health and safety measures.
The impact of the decisions made can be wide ranging, but generally impact primarily the patient.
- Demonstrates professional integrity by modeling and respecting the UN's values and ethical standards;
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN;
- Displays sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, race, nationality and age;
- Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
- Demonstrates the highest level of confidentiality.
Knowledge Management and Learning
- Possess strong organizational and solid interpersonal skills;
- Be a good communicator and possessing a strong interest in knowledge-sharing.
Development and Operational Effectiveness
- Adequate IT skills;
- Ability to lead and coach staff to conduct peer training;
- Ability to conduct administrative work;
- Ability to prepare briefing material and conduct briefing sessions for large group.
Management and Leadership
- Demonstrates good bedside manners;
- Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
- Strong decision making and negotiation skills;
- Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills;
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
- Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
- Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors;
- Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
Required Skills and Experience
- Degree in Medicine from a recognized international Medical School, GP or pediatrics preferred;
- Valid license to practice.
- 3 - 5 years progressively responsible experience and practice, in general and occupational medicine;
- Demonstrated capacity in management and providing advice in layman's terms on medical issues;
- Ability to prepare briefing material and conduct briefing sessions for large groups.
- Fluency (both oral and written) in French and English is required.
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.