Medical Doctor Job in Nigeria

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, private, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization. Our organization offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Medical Doctor

Location: Bauchi

Employment Type: Full-time

Scope of Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Provide outpatient and/or inpatient medical care to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, MSF protocols, values and universal hygiene standards to improve the patients/beneficiaries' health conditions.
  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnosis and prevention. Carry out outpatient and inpatient consultations, prescribing the necessary treatment respecting MSF protocols.
  • Keep the patient and/or his/her family informed about the illness and provide appropriate explanations about the treatment to follow, checking they have understood.
  • Follow up the evolution of the hospitalized/IDP patients, through daily visits , consultations and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following MSF protocols, deciding whether they can be discharged or transferred to other departments – in collaboration with other doctors- and informing their family about the patient’s evolution.
  • Check and control the rational distribution of medicines and equipment under his/her responsibility and take care the quality, disinfection and sterilization of the medical material.Assure general compliance with standing hygiene standards.
  • Participate in the collection and analysis of epidemiological data, checking its validity and informing the line manager or project coordinator about any problem or complication of the patients illness, medical error and monitors the proper functioning of the department, equipment or material.
  • Ensure ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the quality of care.
  • Knows and ensures all MSF medical protocols are followed and implemented, checking universal precautions are followed at all times and reducing bio-hazard risks and improving infection control.Ensures professional confidentiality is respected.
  • Manage the team under his/her direct responsibility according to MSF HR policies and procedures, supervising their performance, organizing and scheduling shifts and rotations, directly participating in emergencies and on calls if necessary.

MSF Section / Context-Specific Accountabilities

  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnose and prevention in ITFC/IPD
  • Identification, organization, and follow-up of referrals to ATBUTH or in collaboration with colleagues and supervisors
  • Fill in patient folders and forms of patients correctly
  • Analysis of death files and production of reports with a view to identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the patient's overall care.
  • Organize daily medical visits to all departments: ER, ICU, Pediatrics, ITFC and Isolation.
  • Carry out night shifts according to the roster already established.Please ensure the quality of care given to patients, the disinfection and sterilization of medical equipment, compliance with IPC measures and respect for professional secrecy.
  • Inform the hierarchy of any problem or complication concerning the patient's illness or medical error.
  • Monitor the smooth running of the department, equipments and materials.
  • Informing the hierarchy of any death recorded in the hospital and any cause of mortality, as well as any loss of MSF materials.
  • Finally, contribute to reducing morbidity and mortality of patients in the hospital.

Minimum Requirements

  • Medical Doctor Diploma, Diploma in Tropical Medicine is desirable
  • Minimum of 2 years’ working experience as a Medical Doctor or in clinical work (can be within medical training). Experience in tropical medicine, or post-registration experience in Public Health , obs and gynae, paediatrics, A&E, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS/STDs, TB, general practice, general medicine or minor surgery is desirable.
  • Knowledge of the English and Hausa languages is essential; knowledge of other local languages is desirable.

Application Closing Date
16th February, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Applications must be in English and include:

  • Complete CV and Cover Letter.
  • Updated contact details and ID
  • Contact information of the previous employer/s for reference.