International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
International Medical Corps (IMC) began working in the conflict-ridden region of South Sudan in 1994, nearly 20 years before a 2011 national referendum led to the southern-most states of Sudan becoming an independent state. IMC works with the Government of South Sudan to strengthen local health care capacity in 5 of the country s 10 states and deliver health services to nearly half a million South Sudanese. IMC provides basic primary health care, maternal and child health, mental health and psychosocial support, nutrition and gender-based violence interventions across Central Equatoria, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile States together with the interventions in the Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites in Juba, Wau and Malakal. To support South Sudan in strengthening its preparedness and response capacity for COVID-19, IMC and partners are accelerating activities to build COVID 19 outbreak response capacity. IMC, as co-lead in case management and the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) pillar of COVID-19 National Task Force, has contributed to the development of COVID-19 guidelines and training materials for South Sudan. IMC is operating the only Juba IDU to provide isolation and medical care for suspected cases until laboratory testing results are released. IMC South Sudan is rolling out COVID-19 response program aiming to contribute to the prevention, detection and response of the Government of South Sudan to the threat posed by COVID-19, and to help strengthen the capacities of health facilities in the three Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in Juba, Malakal and Wau, and in Juba IDU.
The Clinical Care Manager is a key member of IMC s COVID-19 response and as such will be responsible for the clinical care and management of the inpatient unit for IMC s response to COVID-19. S/he will have a key role in operationalization of the COVID-19 facility by providing technical and managerial support during the implementation of the project.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Medical Activities Management
• Facilitates and participates in the organization of the capacity building activities for COVID-19-unit medical staff and the PHCs
• Ensure and provide adequate preventive, supportive and rehabilitative treatment is provided to COVID-19 patients in strict respect of Infection Prevention and Control measures and using policies, procedures and guidelines according to Ministry of Health, WHO, CDC and IMC
• Support creating curriculum, training materials, ensuring quality of materials from IMC/MOH / WHO, including handouts and serve as main facilitator in medical staff training, along with external or internal consultant/s, when required.
• Provide daily services and train staff in COVID-19 unit (doctors, nurses, paramedics and midwifes) in:
• General care of COVID 19 patient with special dedication to the operative IPC measures in the unit
• General organization of the isolation and ICU unit related to the flow of patient, general services, guarding and cleaning, supporting services, logistics and special procurements and maintenance
• General clinical methods and treatments for COVID-19 patient with detailed dedication to moderate, severe and critical cases.
• Developing expertise in oxygen therapy.
• Provide on job training for close monitoring of the patients needs.
• Coordinate with medical team and advice for any case needing further medical evaluation and management.
• In collaboration with the technical supervisors and team develop protocols and plans for the management of severe and critically ill patients based on MoH and WHO s guidelines, and in light of latest clinical evidence.
• Develop clinical pathways for treatment of severe and critically ill patients and ensure that ill patients who have, are at risk of, or are recovering from conditions that may be life threatening are provided with life support, monitoring techniques, resuscitation and end-of-life care.
• Develop and implement quality assurance system in the health facilities including morbidity and mortality reviews, grand rounds, case reviews and medication use audits.
• Ensures that hygiene and universal precautions in isolation unit are done according to protocols and in cooperation with the project lPC specialist.
• According to the standard provided by International Medical Corps, provide a regular written and verbal update regarding activities conducted including weekly, monthly reports and daily data collection report on morbidity and services rendered.
• Inform his/her supervisor of any needs in the facility for prompt action.
• Work closely with the Technical Coordinator, senior management and field teams to determine the operational needs of the COVID-19 facility within the scope of the grants.
• Ensure proper and up to date patient filing round the clock.
• Ensure clinical or community-based staff involved in community or home-based care is well trained and work closely with the facility-based health care providers.