Saturday, June 13, 2015

Medical Officer (3 Posts)

The New-Born Screening for Child Survival – Sickle Cell Disease Project (NBS) has received funding from Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) to establish a New-Born Screening programme (NBS) to identify children with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) at birth. The NBS programme has exciting employment opportunities for highly motivated and result-driven professionals interested in working in the health sector.

The duty station for all these positions is Dar es Salaam.

Medical Officer (3 Posts)

Reporting to the Clinical Coordinator, the Medical Officer is responsible for clinical care to SCD patients and clinical data collection.

Specific Responsibilities
Health Care:
· Supervise all activities pertaining to NBS at the allotted site
· Enable the Nursing Officer in the labour wards to conduct NBS successfully by ensuring that all required consumables are present
· Countercheck with the Nursing Officer in charge that activities are continuing and tackle any hindrances to NBS
· Provide healthcare to SCD patients at outpatient clinic and for inpatient in wards.
· Attend departmental clinical meetings and presentations.
· Presentations of summary of patients admitted in the ward during the week.
· Organizing post clinic team meetings and facilitating them in absence of the CC
· Giving daily or weekly report to the CC and report on progress and barriers faced during our daily activities.
· To attend patients calls from clinical helpline.
· Write and maintain duty rosters of clinical staff for daily rotation and through weekends and public holidays and for special duties at the clinic.
· Also monitors the clinical inventory of furniture and equipment at the site and immediately report on the breakage or loss

Clinical Data collection:
· Participate in clinical surveillance of screened neonates which involves filling in case report forms (CRF) with clinical and laboratory information, specimen collection and storage.
· Maintain program log books, files and review completed patient forms.
· Calling patients who are lost to follow up and performing verbal autopsy from families for patients who have died.
· Schedule and attend regular program meetings to discuss progress and problems with other members and gives ideas on how to improve systems of data collection, participant’s care and follow up.

Teaching and training
· Provide continuing medical education (CME) to program, and hospital staff.
· Provide support for academic and hospital activities e.g. clinical examinations.
· Contribute and assist in developing guidelines, manuscripts, etc
· Educate and counsel patients

· In bringing about public awareness about the sickle cell disease, you will be expected to be engaged in public awareness campaigns.

Key Qualifications
· Degree in Doctor of Medicine.
· Other professional certifications in areas of medicine and public health are an advantage.
· Minimum of One (1) Year Clinical experience
· Experience in a research setting is highly desirable

Full details of the Job descriptions are available on the following websites:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above positions, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of THREE referees to the address below.
Applications which do not attach all the mentioned dossiers, including three referees, will be disqualified.

Your application should have a title of the position you are applying for. Failure to do this will disqualify the application

Applicants will be sent a fill out questionnaire when they submit, please ensure you use a frequently monitored . They need to submit that questionnaire before the deadline for applications. Failure to do this will disqualify the application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All applications should be submitted to the email address no later than1500 hours on 29th June 2015.