Doctors Without Borders(MSF) opened a regional reconstructive surgical program in Amman in 2006*. Very complex maxillo-facial, orthopedic and plastic surgeries are performed for patient victims of violence coming from Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Gaza. Facing a lot of chronic osteomyelitis, often with antibiotic resistant pathogens, MSF set up a stewardship program in Amman hospital in 2013. It is a 148 beds hospital.
*Since 2006, MSF admitted more than 4.500 patients and performed more than 10.000 surgeries.
MSF opened a trauma center in Aden* in 2012, focusing on victims of violence. After an intensification of war in 2015 and a huge increase of activity, the project stabilized in 2016 when MSF was able to open a microbiology lab within the hospital. The first results show a high proportion of antibiotic resistant pathogen in infected patients. A stewardship program began recently. The project manages acute traumatic injuries; it is a 65 beds hospital with 10 beds ICU.
*In 2015/2016, MSF received more than 15.000 patients in ER and performed around 8.000 surgeries.
Hierarchical: Deputy Program Manager based in Dubai
In the Field: Medical Director of Al Mwasa hospital / Aden
Technical: Infectious Disease Referent based in NYC HQ
Principle duties of the position :
– Support and supervise the Stewardship doctors working in Amman and Aden surgical hospitals.
– Suggest changes to optimize choices of antibiotic in individual patients, dose, duration or route, based on MSF protocols and individual microbiology results.
– Collaborate with multidisciplinary team (pharmacy manager, clinical director and IPC nurses) to provide a long term plan and training for management of stewardship program.
– Provide training for medical staff on appropriate samplings SOP, antibiotic use, antibiotic toxicities, interactions, IV to oral relay, and appropriate monitoring for patients receiving antibiotics.
– Develop locally adapted tools for antibiotic use and give feedback about the already available ones.
– Support and actively participate to the hospital infection control committee and stewardship committee.
– Ensure monthly report documenting antibiotic stewardship activities, processes and outcomes.
– Propose and follow research projects.
– Communicate with expertise (MSF infectious diseases specialist) to get advice for complicated cases and update him/her regularly on the situation within the hospitals.
– Participate in regional networking/conferences related to antibiotic resistance.
– Support at distance both projects (Amman and Aden) when not present in the field.
– Medical doctor or clinical pharmacist
– Training as an infectious diseases physician or infectious diseases pharmacist
– Experience with an antibiotic stewardship program in surgery is an asset
– Diplomatic, good communication skills, ability to listen
– Organized, flexible and autonomous
– Time management: reactive, you know how to anticipate and manage your priorities
– Ability to work under pressure
– Mandatory : English spoken and written
Terms of employment
– Based half time in Jordan and half in Yemen, possible travels in Dubai, NYC and Paris.
– Possible detachment for short time in others MSF projects in the region.
– 1 year contract
– Salary according to the MSF salary grid and previous relevant experiences
– Starting date : August 2018
- Job Location
- Amman, Jordan
- Company Industry
- Healthcare, other
- Company Type
- Non-Profit Organization
- Job Role
- Medical, Healthcare, and Nursing
- Employment Type
- Full Time Employee
- Monthly Salary Range
- Number of Vacancies
- Job Ref.