Stabilization Center Clinical Manager at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state.  In early 2014, IRC opened a field office in Mubi town of Adamawa state in NE Nigeria followed by offices in Yola (Adamawa state) in November 2014 and Maiduguri (Borno state) in October 2015.  IRC has ECHO, OFDA, and Gates funds to respond to health, nutrition, GBV, and WASH activities.  In late 2014 and early 2015, IRC received additional funds from SV, SIDA, USAID, and UNICEF to carry out education, child protection, general protection, emergency food distributions, shelter support, and NFI distributions to newly displaced IDPs.   In late 2015 into early 2016, IRC received Swiss and UNHCR funds for additional emergency response humanitarian-focused programming in NE Nigeria. In Borno state, there is a humanitarian crisis with malnutrition and food insecurity levels at unprecedented heights since the start of the Boko Haram led crisis.  SCOPE OF WORK:The 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.SUPERVISIONUnder the direct supervision of the ERT Health and Nutrition Coordinator and reports to the overall Health and Nutrition Coordinator.SUPERVISESAll the personnel of the therapeutic feeding center.
 The supervisor needs to have a good overview and management capacitySPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:Stabilization Center functionsDaily 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 dietician 
Order the drugs for the SC in collaboration with the pharmacist 
Manage 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 functionsChecks 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 quantity 
Food 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 filling 
Ensures and quality checks admission and exit: respect of the criteria 
Ensures and role-models respect for the dignity of the patients and their accompanying caretakerResolution of problems occurring between the patients and the personnel 
Ensure 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 functionsSets 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
Works in collaboration with the nurses to ensure medical care of quality 
Works 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 functionsPoints 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. 

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