Medical Doctor (Short-term)
Job Title: Medical Doctor - Short term (PROF 2.069)
Department: Projects - IFS - South Sudan, Upper Nile State, Maban
Reports To: Medical Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Date: 31 October 2018
Christian Purpose and Expectations:
All employees will proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through their employment to further Samaritan’s Purse mission.
Maban County Hospital in Upper Nile State has been supported by Samaritan’s Purse (SP) since 2011. It is the only secondary care provider in the region therefore receiving many referrals from the four surrounding refugee camps as well as the host community in Bunj. The workload is intensive and requires a team of dedicated health professionals to meet the ever increasing demand for specialized medical care at the hospital. Therefore, the Medical Doctor at Maban County Hospital will provide medical and surgical care of the patients in the hospital. The Medical Doctor will be supervised by the hospital’s Medical Director.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Maintain a personal, active relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
2. Contribute to the overall delivery of care at the hospital including tropical diseases, pediatric, obstetric / gynecological, medical and surgical care.
3. Responsible for daily ward rounds; as frequent as the patients’ conditions demand but standard is twice per day.
4. Assist with out-patient consultations. Must review all cases for admission and write out pre-admission instructions.
5. Supervision of junior hospital staff to ensure maximum use of their skills and potentials to ensure good quality health services are delivered.
6. Be available for calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
7. Offer hands - on clinical instruction to nurses during ward rounds and in surgery.
8. Must be available to assist the nurses with difficult procedures.
9. May be called upon to offer classroom lectures to the nurses and or midwives as need arises.
10. Prepare medical and epidemiological monthly reports.
11. Attend all managing meetings concerning the hospital.
12. May act as Medical Director in his absence.
13. Follow policies and procedures of Samaritan’s Purse as set forth in the Policy Manual.
14. Attend daily morning devotions and participates in prayer support for the ministry, donors and volunteers.
15. Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
Directly supervises non-supervisory and supervisory employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully a candidate must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ. The candidate must also be able to perform each essential duty as listed above consistently and enthusiastically. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Strong coordination skills; flexibility, adaptability, and patience; facilitation and interpersonal skills
· Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines
· Analytical and problem solving skills
· Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions
· Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences
· Awareness of the importance of respecting gender related issues
· Empathy towards organizational goals
· Ability to motivate and develop the skills of others
· Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
· Ability to perform basic surgical operations such as caesarean section, laparotomy, appendectomy, herniotomy, injuries
· Ability to communicate in Sudanese Arabic is an added advantage
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
MBCHB degree in Medicine from a recognized University; post graduate degree in internal medicine / surgery would be an added advantage; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a minimum working experience of three years to five years post-internship in resource-poor settings. Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
Ability to read and interpret medical documents and reports. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence clearly required. Ability to speak effectively and persuasively before groups and other humanitarian actors required.
· Arabic language skills preferred but not required.
· Excellent skills in spoken and written English required.
Practical, quick reasoning skills required. Must be able to keep communication lines open with all parties in the program. Needs strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to coordinate activities with other agencies while building and maintaining positive working relationships
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· The working conditions associated with this position will include outdoors exposure to harsh and changing weather conditions (for instance, rain, sun, snow, wind, etc.).
· The employee will be required to live and work in an area near an active conflict zone. The employee may be required to, periodically, endure meager meals depending on the availability of shipping means through which to transport fresh foods.
This is a 2 - 4 week contract to fill in for doctors who are on leave (ongoing recruitment).
This is an unaccompanied position.
Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:
PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world
SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom
RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister
DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work
WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible
Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:
Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:
* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)
* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)
* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)
* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)
* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)
* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)
* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church. (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)
* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)
* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)
* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)
* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 8820