Medical Doctor

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Health Care
West Guji, Oromia 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description

The Doctor lead medical staff in the care and treatment of patients in the Samaritan’s Purse Mobile Unit the Doctor will be responsible for maintaining a high standard of care as they help treat patients. At times, the Doctor may be called upon to fulfill duties not directly involved with this job description.

Key Responsibilities

MAIN REASON FOR THE POSITION - Provide Primary Health Care to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, SP, WHO and Ethiopian Ministry of Health protocols, values and universal infection control standards to improve the patients/beneficiaries health status.

Job Requirements

Brief Job Description

Apply medical knowledge and skills to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases. Carry out consultations as needed, prescribing necessary treatment respecting SP and government protocols.
Keep the patient and/or his/her family informed about the illness and provide appropriate explanation/education about the treatment to follow, verifying that they have understood the treatment plan.
Follow the evolution of patients during course of treatment, through consultations and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following SP protocols, deciding whether they can be treated or require further care at a different health facility - in collaboration with other SP clinical staff- and informing the patient and their family about the patient's condition.
Support clinical leadership to enforce compliance with standard infection prevention and control guidelines.
Participate in the accurate clinical documentation and collection of epidemiological data, checking its validity and informing the Health Program Manger and M&E Manager, as appropriate, about any problem or complication of the patients’ illness or medical error (s)
Support the Health Program Manager in monitoring the proper functioning of the Mobile Medical Unit, equipment, supplies, or pharmaceuticals.
 Ensure patient confidentiality is respected at all times.
Work with staff to ensure care and communication is culturally sensitive.
Support clinical leadership to provide training and mentoring to other clinical staff in dissemination of new knowledge or protocols.
Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

Education / Experience Needed

Has necessary requirements/certifications to practice medicine Ethiopia
Has experience in hospital or clinic setting
Experience working with IDPs or in a rural setting
 Skills Required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Attention to detail, anticipation and follow up are core values of the job function.
Possesses strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
Must be a self-starter and internally driven to success and hard work.
Possesses strong cross-cultural communication skills, both written and verbal.
Must be a humble team player
Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
Willingness to travel in and out of the field.
Must have analytical and report writing skills.
High level of integrity and stewardship
Committed to the SP values and ethics

Affan Ormo prefered
English and Amhric is an advantage


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands will be dependent upon situation and event.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

o   Travelling

o   Work in a security context that is fluid

This is a non-contractual document that can be varied from time to time as circumstances dictate. This job description is intended to summarize the main duties and responsibilities of the post; this is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks. All SP staff is expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.  

How to Apply

Interested applicants can send   ONLY updated CV (maximum of 5 pages) and application letter (one Page only) no later than April 7,2021 to  [email protected]  . Please write the position title you are applying for in the email subject line, ''Medical Doctor" 
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