Stabilization Center Clinical Manager at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world's leading crisis response agencies, providing life-saving assistance and supporting recovery and reconstruction for people affected by war and natural disasters. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women's empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster.We are recruiting to fill the position of:Job Title: Stabilization Center Clinical ManagerLocation: Maiduguri, BornoSector: HealthEmployee Type: RegularEmployee Category: Full TimeScope of WorkThe Stabilization Center Manager's primary responsibility is to ensure that the center is functioning properly, providing care of quality including medical diagnosis and treatment of the patients presenting medical complications.Ensures the respect and correct application of the treatment protocols.Supervision:Under the direct supervision of the ERT Health and Nutrition Coordinator and reports to the overall Health and Nutrition Coordinator.Supervises:All the personnel of the therapeutic feeding center. The supervisor needs to have a good overview and management capacitySpecific ResponsibilitiesStabilization Center functions:Daily calculations of the quantity of food needed for the day based on the number of children present in Phase I and transition or refers the work to somebody who will calculate and he supervises him.Order the food for the SC in collaboration with the hospital dieticianOrder the drugs for the SC in collaboration with the pharmacistManage the daily collection of the number of new admissions and exits and attendance from the registrar.Weekly checks and transmit the statistics to the ERT and nutrition coordinator.Give feed back to the team.Work in collaboration with ERT health and nutrition and the country nutrition coordinator to maximize and ensure quality operations and careCompiles monthly reports and submits to coordinators and hospital/state leadershipTherapeutic feeding functions:Checks the pharmacy: correct drug preparation, storage and stock balance etc..Checks food stock : food consumption and cleaning of the storeFood distribution : works with hospital dietician to ensure meals distributed on time and respect of the quantityFood preparation : works with hospital dietician for corrects recipes and food preparation, cleaning of the kitchen.Maintains and supervises quality of medical care dispensed : drugs distribution, correct application of the medical protocols; clinical follow-up, rehydration, detection in times of the medical complications.Nutritional follow-up : correct measurements and follow-up of the weight and oedema.Individual cards and the attendance register book: correct fillingEnsures and quality checks admission and exit: respect of the criteriaEnsures and role-models respect for the dignity of the patients and their accompanying caretakerResolution of problems occurring between the patients and the personnelEnsure that mothers are well informed about the functioning of the centre; the state and evolution of their child; their tasks (help in cleaning, feeding of the children etc.).Works with emergency health and nutrition manager to support transfers of complicated SAM casesClinical functions:Sets work schedule to include overnights shared with emergency health manager and hospital physiciansClinical examination of all patients with signs of complicated pathologies or presenting complication or refer by the nursesPrescription, management and follow-up of the severe and complicated cases in consultation with hospital physicianAdaptation and change of specific medical treatment and differential diagnosis in partnership with hospital physicianAuthorizes and interprets rapid clinical laboratoryReferral of patients to hospital and between hospitalTraining of hospital, IRC nurses on routing treatment prescriptions (theoretical and on the job training)Works in collaboration with the nurses to ensure medical care of qualityWorks as a member of the team, taking in consideration the non-medical problems encountered by the patients (feeding and psychosocial)Develop relationship with medical counterparts with hospitalPersonnel functions:Points out the presence, the day-off and the absence of the staff, in collaboration with the administrator (if existing)Supervises management the working schedule with hospital managementPlan and organizes the replacements of workers hospital managementRespect the existing working rules and to be attentive to the working condition of the personnel.Distribute and delegates the work within the personnel according to their knowledgeConduct weekly meetings with the personnel and hospital managementOrganizes and delivers training course for the staff when necessary.Inform the coordinator in case of difficulties.RequirementsHigh attention to detailsExperience working in a nutrition stabilization centerExperience interacting and communicating with children under treatment and their caretakerExcellent oral and written communications skillsComputer skills in programs such as: MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and EPI-InfoFluent in spoken and written EnglishAbility to start immediately 

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