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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – Daily Worker/Locum Emergency Medical Technician.

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Duty Station: Mathare Project, Nairobi

Date of issue: 28th June 2022

Deadline for application: 12th July 2022

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian action-driven organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. 26 associations, 23 sections, and 16 branch offices make-up the international movement and work in partnership around 6 operational entities.

MSF is looking to fill the position of a Daily Worker/Locum Emergency Medical Technician. The successful candidate reports to the Base Logistics Supervisor.

Objective of the Position:

Provide pre-hospital care, according protocols applied in service and universal hygiene standards/precautions, in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the targeted population.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: –

Patient centered care

  • As a health care professional inform and educate your patient and provide medical assistance with fairness and equity
  • All procedures and treatments recommended must be with the intention to do the most good for the patient.

Ensure the quality of triage

  • To identify the most severe cases requiring priority attention (Trauma Room).

Ambulance and ER

  • Perform patient assessments, including physical examination of patients
  • Provide First Aid, Basic Life Support including but not limited to airway management, circulatory and shock management, clinical assessment, orthopedic care, and patient extrication and safety.

Mass Casualty incidents

  • Ensure team and patients safety during Mass casualty incidents.
  • Ensure availability of both medical and logistics materials during MCI’s
  • Ensure triaging and management of the patients according to triage category.
  • Ensure proper documentation and handover.

Emergency Medical Dispatch activities:

  • Identifies and localizes the victim
  • Evaluates the degree of emergency and gives counsel while awaiting the ambulance
  • Dispatches the ambulance and receives the complementary information from the ambulance team
  • Prepare the patient’s admission Ensuring accurate and complete documentation
  • Complete, comprehensive documentation of patient condition, all interventions and advice provided in the patient forms and/or medical legal documents as per protocols.
  • Ensure proper documentation of the activities: fill in registers, informatic files.

Requirements

Education

  • Essential: recognized EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) degree/diploma

Experience

  • Desirable: 2 years of previous experience and previous experience in other NGO’s.

Languages

  • English and Swahili

Competencies

  • Results oriented, team player, flexibility, commitment, service oriented

Applicants MUST be Kenyan nationals and have the necessary statutory documents (ID, NSSF, NHIF and a PIN certificate).

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a motivation letter and an updated Curriculum Vitae as a single file mentioning on the subject email line, “Daily Worker/Locum Emergency Medical Technician”, to: Email: msff-kenya-recruitment@paris.msf.org


Applications must be received by the deadline. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/ recruitment fee.

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