Medical Team Leader

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TITLE : Medical Team Leader, Ebola Treatment Centre
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Health
LOCATION: Freetown
GRADE: TBC
CONTRACT LENGTH:
TBC
CHILD SAFEGUARDING :
Level 3: the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a
week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in
country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the
police checking/vetting process staff.
ROLE PURPOSE:
The Medical Team Leader is responsible for the clinical management of the centre and the clinical staff
working in the unit (approx. 20 international and 50 national including doctors, nurses and para-medical
staff). Responsible for setting and ensuring the parameters of clinical care and infection control are adhered
to.
The Medical Team Leader will work very closely with the water, sanitation and hygiene management team
to ensure that all hygiene, cleaning and waste management protocols are adhered to.
He/She together with the medical coordinator is responsible for the integration of the clinical staff with
support services, outreach and ambulance service.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Health Advisor
All clinical staff directly reporting to this post: Doctors in Charge, Head Nurses, Laboratory
Manager, Pharmacy Manager
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
 Ensure clinical care protocols are in place
 Clinical supervision of all doctors and nurses.
 Set clear protocols and standards of clinical care, and recommend changes to these subject to staff
patient ratio and status of patients.
 Support staff conducting triage to take clinical decisions as needed.
 Ensure unit is correctly staffed, manage roster for Doctors and Nurses.
 Implement an effective clinical supervision systems for doctors and nurses.
 Monitor the physical and mental well being of centre staff.
 Work closely with the Laboratory Manager to ensure that samples are collected and transmitted
correctly, and results are received, actioned and documented.
 Work closely with Pharmacy Manager to ensure that medical stocks are properly accounted for
and orders for resupply appropriate and timely.
 Review patient and centre performance data with clinical staff to take clinical decisions.
 Lead daily briefs and weekly review meetings with the medical and non medical staff, forward key
issues to Health Adviser and ensure clinical team are informed of key programme issues and
activities and wider context.
 Ensures clinical staff are recruited, trained orientated correctly and practising appropriately.
 Ensures an effective clinical supervision systems for doctors and nurses.
 Technical management of clinical staff and monitors their physical and mental well being.. Works
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with the nurse in charge to ensure the centre is correctly staffed, manages roster for Doctors.
Together with the Medical Coordinator decide on Medical Evacuation.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:
 Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role
modelling Save the Children values
 Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the
freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve
performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Ambition:
 Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their
own personal development and encourages others to do the same
 Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
 Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
 Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external
partners and supporters
 Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
 Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
 Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
 Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
 Honest, encourages openness and transparency
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Essential
 Qualified doctor at least UK registrar level or international equivalents, and currently practicing.
 Specialisation and at least 5 years of post graduate clinical experience in infectious diseases or
infection control.
 Registered with own country general medical council.
 Previous experience in infectious disease control.
 Previous experience working within health facilities in low income countries.
 Previous experience of clinical team management
 Strong communication skills.
 Experience of working in a multidisciplinary, multi cultural team.
 Ability to motivate and support team in stressful situations.
 Strong reporting skills.
 Excellent fluency in English including clinical terminology.
Desirable
 Previous experience of working on haemorrhagic fever management.
 Previous experience and knowledge of West Africa. #
Date of issue: September 2014 Author: Lizzy Berryman
DATE: 04.09.14
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DATE: 04.09.14
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