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M├ędico (sitio de Cuarentena de Covid-19) - Guinea Ecuatorial - Physician (COVID-19 Quaratine Site)

The International Division of Medical Care Development, MCDI was founded in 1977 with the belief that MCD’s successful approach to health systems development in the rural United States could be adapted to meet the needs of developing nations. A global non-profit organization, MCDI uses practical, evidence-based and high-impact approaches to strengthen health systems in developing countries. For almost 40 years, MCDI has worked to improve the health of vulnerable populations overseas through integrated, sustainable and locally-driven interventions. MCDI has implemented public health programs in over 40 countries aimed at targeting the world’s most vulnerable populations. MCDI collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholders to improve health and save lives in the following areas: malaria control; maternal, neonatal and child health; water, sanitation and hygiene; tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS; and other communicable diseases.

MCDI is looking for an experienced Physician to deliver care at COVID-19 quarantine sites. This position will work on a team at a specified quarantine facility for individuals who are undergoing a COVID-19 safety period prior to going to a work site, otherwise known as quarantine. The aim of quarantine sites is to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 for workers, as well as to identify those who may have COVID-19 in order to transfer them to isolation facilities for needed care. This position will perform a range of tasks such as developing monitoring plans, monitoring individuals in quarantine, providing and following up on ongoing care, identifying suspected COVID-19 symptoms (mild, moderate and severe), transferring individuals to isolation when needed, and responding to medical emergencies.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

Qualifications include:
• Current medical license, in good standing with licensing board
• Training in general medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, or similar fields
• Specialization or training in respiratory/pulmonary care preferred
• ACLS/BLS training preferred
• Knowledge of current COVID-19 guidelines desirable
• Minimum of two years’ experience (will consider recent graduates)
• Fluency in Spanish
• Proficiency in English preferred

Essential Job Functions:

• Care for individuals throughout their stay in the quarantine facility
• Create & implement effective care plans for incoming quarantined individuals
• Evaluate and monitor changes in health status of individuals
• Identify sudden or subtle changes in medical conditions
• Deliver regular updates to lead physician
• Begin treatment and monitor doses when needed
• If necessary, respond to a medical emergency and alert the appropriate support needed
• Complete all necessary paperwork before transferring individuals out of quarantine facility or into isolation or hospitalization
• Maintain patient records and ensure confidentiality of medical records
• Ensure that infection control guidelines are followed
• Ensure that night and day shifts are adequately covered with all necessary health information relayed at shift changes
• Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 diagnostic and treatment guidelines

Location: Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Duration: about 5 months or until the end of February
Employment type: full time (July 2020- November 2020)
Start date: immediately

To apply, submit:

An updated CV and cover letter (including salary expectations) emailed to: The position will be open until filled.