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22 Jun 2020

Biomedical Engineer #20-133

Job Description

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 areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high 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.

Background

International Medical Corps offers comprehensive primary and secondary health care in emergency program sites including Juba, Malakal, Maban, and Wau in South Sudan. Currently, International Medical Corps supports 2 Hospital and 35 primary health care facilities. The organization is composed of over 750 national staff and 49 expatriates. In addition to comprehensive primary and secondary health care, International Medical Corps also implements multiple complementary programs including mental health, reproductive and sexual health, GBV prevention and response, and health outreach activities. International Medical Corps also supports three midwifery and nursing colleges in South Sudan in Juba, Kajo Keji and Wau. Further, International Medical Corps has a wide-reaching comprehensive health program that covers Juba PoC, Malakal, Maban, Wau and Nyal.

One major area of concern in the current national response is facility management of severe and critical COVID-19 cases. Accordingly, the Ministry of Health has developed a Concept Note requesting for the WHO led International Emergency Medical Team to support South Sudan address some of the challenges.

Job Purpose

The Biomedical engineer will be part of a specialized team to support the Ministry of Health in South Sudan in setting up Intensive Care Units for the management of critical patients requiring respiratory support. As part of the team, he/she, (hereafter referred to as ‘he’) will conduct initial assessment of the designated health facilities, outline needs and resources and carry out necessary on job training for the staff working in these facilities.

Main Responsibilities

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.

• Participating in the definition of the objectives and planning of the biomedical activities in Juba Teaching Hospital and Infectious Disease Unit.

• Monitoring and ensuring the implementation of the biomed activities in the two identified hospitals, ensuring compliance to international standards, protocols and procedures, and reporting to the team leader on the development of the ongoing programs. He/She will put in place a system that would include:

• Monitoring and ensuring the implementation of biomed equipment management procedures in the facilities (installation, disposal/renewal, correct use and maintenance) and ensuring a good follow up of the different maintenance contracts

• Ensuring that the preventive and curative maintenance, fault diagnosis, annual diagnosis and certification are performed for those items of equipment for which specialized training has been received

• Putting a system in place for equipment/support exchange (repair returns, installation and replacement) to help ensure that as few items are out of service in the hospital at any given time.

• Organizing, planning and ensuring an appropriate stock management including inventories of spare parts and back up equipment. Ensuring good following and quality assessment of company in the process of local purchase

• Managing the biomed technicians and elaborating their activities planning

• In collaboration with the Team Leader and the Hospital Director, participating in the planning and implementation of HR associated processes (recruitment, training, briefing/debriefing, evaluation, detection of potential, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required to correctly perform all logistics activities pertaining to his area

• Providing technical support and training to staff on the use, control, preventive maintenance and basic repair of most common equipment. Managing the training of medical staff about hygiene on biomed equipment following the result of a regular assessment of medical services on these question

• Participating in the end of mission report to outline recommendations for the hospitals.

Code of Conduct

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QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering
  • Demonstrable technical skills and understanding

Experience

  • Experience as a biomedical or electronic technician/engineer (minimum 2 years’ experience)
  • Pedagogical skills are an asset
  • Experience of installation and maintenance of ventilators

Competency

  • People Management
  • Commitment to Humanitarian Principles
  • Behavioral Flexibility
  • Result and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation

Knowledge

  • Computer Literacy

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

How to apply

Please apply online at https://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/Careers.aspx?req=20-133&ty…

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