May 19, 2017

Jordan: A STEWARDSHIP DOCTOR IN MICROBIOLOGY FOR AMMAN (JORDAN) AND ADEN (YEMEN) SURGICAL PROJECTS

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 08 Jun 2017

Médecins Sans Frontières, an international medical and humanitarian association founded in 1971, provides medical assistance to communities faced with crises endangering their survival. These crises typically take the form of armed conflict but also include epidemics, natural catastrophes and even exclusion from healthcare. The French section of MSF is present in some thirty countries worldwide.

For a creation of position MSF is currently looking for a :

A STEWARDSHIP DOCTOR IN MICROBIOLOGY FOR AMMAN (JORDAN) AND ADEN (YEMEN) SURGICAL PROJECTS

You are responsible of leading the stewardship program in Amman reconstructive surgical program and in Aden trauma center.

Background

MSF opened a regional reconstructive surgical program in Amman in 2006*. Very complex maxillo-facial, orthopedic and plastic surgeries are performed for patient victims of violence coming from Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Gaza. Facing a lot of chronic osteomyelitis, often with antibiotic resistant pathogens, MSF set up a stewardship program in Amman hospital in 2013. It is a 148 beds hospital.

*Since 2006, MSF admitted more than 4.500 patients and performed more than 10.000 surgeries.

MSF opened a trauma center in Aden* in 2012, focusing on victims of violence. After an intensification of war in 2015 and a huge increase of activity, the project stabilized in 2016 when MSF was able to open a microbiology lab within the hospital. The first results show a high proportion of antibiotic resistant pathogen in infected patients. A stewardship program began recently. The project manages acute traumatic injuries; it is a 65 beds hospital with 10 beds ICU.

*In 2015/2016, MSF received more than 15.000 patients in ER and performed around 8.000 surgeries.

Reporting to:

Hierarchical: Deputy Program Manager based in Dubai

In the Field: Medical Director of Al Mwasa hospital / Aden

Technical: Infectious Disease Referent based in NYC HQ

Principle duties of the position :

  • Support and supervise the Stewardship doctors working in Amman and Aden surgical hospitals.

  • Suggest changes to optimize choices of antibiotic in individual patients, dose, duration or route, based on MSF protocols and individual microbiology results.

  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team (pharmacy manager, clinical director and IPC nurses) to provide a long term plan and training for management of stewardship program.

  • Provide training for medical staff on appropriate samplings SOP, antibiotic use, antibiotic toxicities, interactions, IV to oral relay, and appropriate monitoring for patients receiving antibiotics.

  • Develop locally adapted tools for antibiotic use and give feedback about the already available ones.

  • Support and actively participate to the hospital infection control committee and stewardship committee.

  • Ensure monthly report documenting antibiotic stewardship activities, processes and outcomes.

  • Propose and follow research projects.

  • Communicate with expertise (MSF infectious diseases specialist) to get advice for complicated cases and update him/her regularly on the situation within the hospitals.

  • Participate in regional networking/conferences related to antibiotic resistance.

  • Support at distance both projects (Amman and Aden) when not present in the field.

Profile :

  • Medical doctor or clinical pharmacist

  • Training as an infectious diseases physician or infectious diseases pharmacist

  • Experience with an antibiotic stewardship program in surgery is an asset

  • Diplomatic, good communication skills, ability to listen

  • Organized, flexible and autonomous

  • Time management: reactive, you know how to anticipate and manage your priorities

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Mandatory : English spoken and written

Terms of employment

  • Based half time in Jordan and half in Yemen, possible travels in Dubai, NYC and Paris.

  • Possible detachment for short time in others MSF projects in the region.

  • 1 year contract

  • Salary according to the MSF salary grid and previous relevant experiences

  • Starting date : July 2017


How to apply:

Kindly send your application (letter of interest and CV) to:

http://ift.tt/1OCWu5e

until june 8, 2017

Only selected candidates will be contacted