Médicos Sin Fronteras en México A.C.

SEEKS

INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALIST MEDICAL DOCTOR

 to work in INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS

 To join our team in International Projects

(Minimum availability of 6 months)

 

*** Please upload your CV and motivation letter in English ***

THIS JOB PROFILE IS IN ENGLISH SINCE THIS IS THE REQUIRED LANGUAGE FOR THE JOB

 

OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION

MSF's activities cover a wide range of activities relating to infectious diseases (HIV, tuberculosis, tropical diseases, antimicrobial resistance). Of all these activities, antibiotic resistance is the most recent. In projects taking care of particularly vulnerable patients with bacterial infections (war wounded, malnourished children, patients with HIV, etc.), MSF is working to provide access to microbiological diagnosis, to rationalize the use of antibiotics and strengthen infection prévention and control (IPC).

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand practices and identify existing problems in collaboration with the teams on site

  • Set up antibiotic stewardship as a priority on projects with microbiology access (burns, trauma, neonatology, malnutrition)

  • Rationalize the use of antibiotics by respecting MSF protocols

  • Train clinical doctors to optimize antibiotic prescriptions and set up training courses adapted to the specific needs of each project

  • Ensure the monitoring of side effects in collaboration as well as the monitoring of the consumption of antibiotics with the pharmacy

  • Set up an antibiotic committee including a multidisciplinary team (pharmacist, doctor, surgeons, microbiologists, IPC, and managers)

  • Set up a documentation system and participate in data collection

  • Audit practices and report ; train national medical teams to carry out this activity

  • In close collaboration with medical teams on site, discuss and define short and long-term priorities and objectives concerning the rational use of antibiotics.

 

PROFILE

Education and formation

  • Medical degree with specialty in infectious diseases
  • Current  registration to the medical council

Experience

  • 3 years experience after diploma (internship included and counts as one year if in hospitals or clinics in vulnerable areas)
  • Experience in implementing an antibiotic stewardship program is an asset
  • Experience in HIV care is an asset
  • Experience in the management of tuberculosis is an asset
  • Experience in the management of tropical diseases is an asset
  • Teaching experience and skills transfer desired
  • Management experience is an asset

Languages

English as primary language (B1 or B2 level minimum)

Knowledge of French will be an asset

Knowledge

•        Essential computer literacy (word, excel, internet)

Competencies

•        People Management

•        Commitment

•        Flexibility

•        Results

•        Teamwork

 

POSITION CONDITIONS

Work Venue:                       Where the needs of the project require it

Profits:                                Monthly remuneration: in the first 12 months, the bonus approximate gross monthly is USD $1,500. From the second year remuneration increases based on experience (previous and acquired) and the level of responsibility in the field. Private insurance coverage that includes medical coverage and hospital, temporary disability and life insurance. The organization also has an arranged medical evacuation if necessary. The expenses of stay in the land are covered: housing, basic services, cleaning and washing. Other expenses such as transportation, visas, transfer to the country of destination and Displacements in the field will also be covered by MSF. Per diem or monthly per diem: mainly to cover meals and small personal expenses.

Start:                                    Depending on the needs of the project

Duration:                              Minimum 6 months

Working day:                       Full time

 

HOW TO APPLY

***Please upload your CV and motivation letter in English***

 

The vacancy remains open all year round due to the needs within the Humanitarian Missions

To learn more about life within Humanitarian Missions, we invite you to enter the following link: https://www.msf.mx/proyectos-internacionales

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