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Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France.
It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care.
Location : Damboa, Borno
Line Manager : Pharmacist
Line reports : Pharmacist
Length of contract : 6 months Possibility for extension : YES
Under the supervision of the Pharmacist the Drug Dispenser (within Damboa team) will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics :
Respond to different crisis identified by MdM needs assessment (epidemic and / or sudden mass displacement of population) as part of the emergency team.
Once a situation has been stabilized, the drug dispenser along with Damboa Medical team will be deployed to support the different MdM clinics within Damboa
Under the direction of the Field Coordinator, the drug dispenser is expected to :
Participate in Rapid needs Assessment missionsRespond to the health needs associated with population influx and communicable disease outbreak(s)Provide free of charge healthcare / dispensing of drugs to the affected populations with respect MdM mandates and principlesFollow the various MdM guidelines (PHC, SRH, MHPSS, GBV and Nut) and seek support from superiors when neededWork closely with existing MdM teams and other partners in the areaMake appropriate patient referrals to the specified health facilitiesCollect, computerize and analyze weekly pharmacy dataEnsure the security of MdM properties and to keep his / her supervisor inform about the security situationAttend and report the required meetings
Once an emergency has stabilized :
Under the supervision of the Pharmacist / Medical Supervisor of specified camp, and technically under PharmaCo, the Drug Dispenser will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics : Stock management in link with mobile clinicsDistribution of drugs during the mobile clinicsCollection, computerization and analysis of pharmacy dataReporting and attendance to required meetingsSupporting existing MdM healthcare teams during emergenciesFilling personnel gaps where needed.
Stock management in link with mobile clinics :
Prepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before to leave MdM officeRealize the pharmacy stock management (in / out) at the mobile clinicCalculate daily consumption for each item in order to anticipate any shortageDo a weekly physical inventory of mobile clinic pharmacyPrepare drugs orders to MdM central pharmacy with the assistance of the medical doctors and paramedics staff
Distribution of drugs during the mobile clinics :
Give the drugs according to the medical prescription.Ask the medical doctor or the midwife to complete their prescription in case of incomplete information (dosage, duration )Indicate the name, presentation and dosage of the drugs on the dispensing bag.
Explain to the patient how to take the treatment and make sure that the explanations have been understoodExplain the potential side effects of a drug to the patientFill in the daily consumption form for each itemEnsure patient confidentiality is respected and treat all the patients with respect and dignity.
Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly drugs consumption :
Collect the daily mobile clinic consumptionParticipate to the weekly computerization and analysis of the drugs consumption
Reporting and attendance to different meetings :
Prepare a weekly activities report to submit to the pharmacist and team leaderParticipate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security )Participate to all the trainings organized by MDM.
Give suggestions to improve the functioning of MDM mobile clinicsParticipate to the loading and unloading of the vehicles and to the setting up of the mobile clinicsBe flexible in performing his / her duties to ensure that beneficiaries are getting good quality servicesResponsible for the proper use and maintenance of assigned equipmentPerform other additional duties on request of the team leaderInform immediately the security focal point in case of any security problem in the field
Pharmacist PreferredExperience in similar position for at least 2 yearsGood knowledge in dispensing and medical stock managementCapacities in team managementStrong sense of responsibilities and organization skillsStrong work ethic and rigorLanguages (spoken and written) : English, Kanuri and HausaExcel and wordFlexibilityTeam player
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