The purpose of the Ob-Gyn Medical Officer position is to assist in delivering life-saving programs in disasters in a holistic and sustainable way, keeping in mind how the emergency response will set the ground work for transitional and development programs.
Medical Teams International maintains a humanitarian response roster in order to facilitate the rapid response of humanitarian professionals and volunteers to emergencies around the world. Medical Teams International’s humanitarian response activities are designed to provide rapid and coordinated humanitarian response to the most vulnerable populations during and after a humanitarian emergency. Collaborating with local government agencies and other humanitarian actors, we evaluate the emergency’s impact and coordinate with our humanitarian response roster of trained and experienced humanitarian response personnel to respond within 48 hours. Through partnerships with local health organizations, we provide emergency medical care, transitional health, and community programming for impacted communities, from humanitarian response to development, saving lives and improving quality of care. MTI’s humanitarian response interventions include health, nutrition, and WASH.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct antenatal consultations, assist in deliveries (including Cesarean section), provide prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) treatment to HIV-positive pregnant women, and care for patients suffering from sexual violence-related injuries.
Perform both emergency and planned ob-gyn surgeries, manage obstetric complications (such as instrumental deliveries), manage post-operative follow-up.
Train and support both surgical and midwifery staff. The ability to learn cross-cultural issues surrounding childbirth will also be important.
Be able to assess the immediate lifesaving ob-gyn interventions needed in addition to the prevention activities that need to be implemented.
Actively participate and represent MTI in country-based health Cluster meetings.
Committed to the values and principles of MTI.
MD or DO and current license.
Current or recent practical experience (i.e. at least 6 months of clinical practice).
Experience in emergency surgeries and with complicated deliveries.
Ability to perform specialist obstetric repair surgery for women with vaginal fistula an advantage.
Training in tropical medicine and/or infectious diseases (especially HIV/AIDS, TB) an advantage.
Ability to work with limited technical resources.
Experience working with midwives.
International experience including experience in emergency response and recovery following emergencies an advantage.
Experience in technical training and support.
Ability to exhibit tact, diplomacy, and resourcefulness in dealing with high level officials from donor agencies, international organizations, and other foreign and domestic government officials and partners.
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