Assistant Technical Officer, Primary Health Care
Position Title : Assistant Technical Officer - Primary Health Care
Location : Borno State, Dikwa LGA
Supervisor : Project Coordinator
Basic Function :
The ATO Primary Health Care will provide programmatic, technical and operational assistance to supported facilities. Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the ATO PHC will manage all activities related to supported health facilities in Dikwa.
Essential Job Functions :
Support in project start-up and ongoing project management and administration of activities including beneficiary / community identification, refugees screening site mapping, planning and implementing of all sector activities, working with partners and facilitating monitoring.
Contribute to all field work, including working collaboratively with other FHI 360 staff in Dikwa in the implementation of all planned interventions including identification of existing and establishing referral networks, monitoring and supporting to internally displaced person (IDP), host communities and returnees throughout the intervention period.
Work as part of a multidisciplinary team of international and national staff to provide high quality patient care to an extremely vulnerable population.
Provides accurate diagnosis, treatment and management of patients in a primary health care settingAssess patients and refers them for specialized health care (as required)Participate in the delivery of quality health care to patients in a primary health care settingAdheres to relevant Code of conduct and ethicsParticipate in outreach and community health programs (as required)Provide health education to patientsMaintain adequate and correct records of patient care including consumables & instruments utilized (if any)Work with technical and M&E teams to collect appropriate baseline data on the life of the projectRemain informed on current programs in the field of Clinical Management of integrated medical services and related developments by reviewing current literature and staying alert to any implication of such experience and research to the project implementation especially the Clinical Management of integrated medical services at the facility levelCompiles and submits periodic reportsEnsure adequate infection prevention and control standards are maintained at all times.
Participates in Continuing Professional Development (i.e. training, mentoring)Adherence to the Sphere standard and FHI 360 policyPerforms any other duties as may be assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes :
Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding program deliveryAbility to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English and Hausa.
Well-developed computer skills.Ability to travel 25% time.
Qualifications and Requirements :
MB.BS, MD or its equivalent with minimum of 1 year relevant experience in emergency and constrained settings, INGO experience is most desirable.
Must have a valid practicing license.1-3 years relevant experience in clinical setting.Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.
This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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