Assistant Technical Officer, Primary Health Care (Gamboru Ngala) at FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below:Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer, Primary Health CareRequisition: 2018201282Location: Gamboru Ngala, BornoJob Type: Full timeSupervisor:Technical Officer (Health and Nutrition Services)Project DescriptionNortheast Nigeria is currently facing a growing humanitarian crisis with a vast number of Internally Displaced Persons in need of emergency assistance. These IDPs are living among host communities, lacking access to livelihoods and resources, ultimately leading to unprecedented levels of malnutrition and food insecurity. FHI 360 has been working in Nigeria for over 30 years and is now expanding activities in Borno state to respond to the IDP crisis.FHI 360 is expanding its expertise by responding to this humanitarian crisis through integrated WASH, Health and Protection interventionsBasic FunctionThe Assistant Technical Officer (ATO), Primary Health Care (PHC) will triage, examine, diagnose and treat patients in need of primary health care at the FHI 360-funded medical clinic.Based on the diagnosis, the ATO-PHC will prescribe appropriate treatment to patients and suggest follow up as required.Duties and ResponsibilitiesWork 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)Performs any other duties as may be assigned. 

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