Area Hospitalization Medical Officer (NLA)

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Application deadline 1 year ago: Thursday 20 Jan 2022 at 23:59 UTC

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This is a RLG-H07 contract. This kind of contract is known as Relocation Grant. More about RLG-H07 contracts.

Org. Setting and Reporting In Lebanon Field, the incumbent of this post is responsible to the Area Health Officer (AHO) administratively and to the Assistant Chief Field Health Programme - Hospitalization (A/CFHP) (H) on technical matters. In Syria Field, the incumbent of the post is responsible to the Chief, Field Health Programme (CFHP) through the Area Health Officer (AHO).

Responsibilities Conducts daily visits to contracted hospitals to verify patients’ admissions and ensure compliance with admission criteria for self admitted patients or for patients referred by Health Centres’ Medical Officers, in case of secondary and/or tertiary hospitalization care;

Directs the implementation of hospitalization services in his/her Area in coordination with the AHO and other concerned personnel; covers areas of hospitalization activity to ensure that relevant procedural requirements are fulfilled while delivering a quality, cost-effective service to patients; implements approved department policies, processes, and procedures and monitors adherence; assists the AHO in liaising and maintaining contacts with NGOs, community leaders, governmental and municipal organizations and other bodies to enhance cross-functional responses to the health needs;

Monitors the financial hospitalization expenditures against budget so that areas of unsatisfactory performance are identified and rectified promptly and potential performance improvement opportunities are capitalized upon; reviews hospitalization bills and hospitals’ admission documents before they are delivered to the Health Department to ensure clinical relevance of these admissions and their compliance with the agreed upon terms and conditions;

Receives and investigates complaints from UNRWA-referred patients and solves their problems; monitors and measures the performance of contracted hospitals to guarantee the provision of good quality services to Palestine Refugees; this includes, but is not limited to, reviewing patients’ medical records in hospitals, calculating indicators, and monitoring the quality of standards;

Provides quantitative and qualitative reports on the status of hospitalization in order to assist management in decision making;

Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

Competencies Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to interpret medical information/data, to summarize findings and to contribute to reports;

Strong communication skills, including the ability to present technical information to different target audiences in a clear and concise manner;

Management skills, including the ability to deal with administrative issues;

Good decision making, conflict resolution and problem solving skills;

Good Computer skills;

Ability to work under pressure.

Education A university degree in medicine from a recognized university including an internship of at least 12 months’ duration;

A valid license to practice medicine in the country of duty station (where applicable).

Work Experience At least five years of satisfactory professional working experience in the public health field and specifically in hospitalization supervision and monitoring of in- patient services.

Languages Excellent command of written and spoken English and Arabic.

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice Please make sure that your application is filled properly, correctly, and completely; any missing or incomplete information may lead to the rejection of the application by the system.

If the recruitment process generates a large number of applicants who pass the test, the Agency may interview only the top passing applicants to ensure sufficient number of candidates to be listed on a recommended list or an employment roster based on the Agency’s needs. This is intended to ensure efficiency and timeliness of the recruitment process.

Type of contract and duration: Fixed – Term appointment for 3 years including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need. UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups (based on, for example, gender, disabilities). UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for highly committed professionals wishing to make a change. UNRWA’s strategic objectives: The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live. In line with this mission, the Agency works towards five strategic outcomes: (a) Palestine refugee rights under international law are protected and promoted; (b) Palestine refugee health is protect and disease burden is reduced; (c) school – age children complete quality, equitable and inclusive basic education; (d) Palestine refugee capabilities are strengthened for increased livelihood opportunities; and (e) Palestine refugees are able to meet their basic human needs of food, shelter and environmental health. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. Equivalency: Candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant academic qualifications, professional training and progressive work experience may also be considered. N.B: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination. Desirable qualification: Knowledge of UNRWA and health services, in particular; Possession of surgical competencies; Proficiency in standard PC applications of the Agency. Conditions of service: Monthly basic salary USD 1,943.10 Other benefits include monthly Provident Fund contribution (15.2% of basic salary paid by the Agency), compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave, and dependency allowance (if applicable). Candidates need to check the Junk Email as emails from INSPIRA may go to Junk; it is the candidate's responsibility to check his/her email. Additional information: Possession of a valid driving license; The incumbent will be required to work beyond normal duty hours.

General Information: This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. Only candidates residing in Lebanon with authorization to work in that duty station at the time of application are eligible to apply. The Agency will not assume responsibility to support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in the duty station, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded. During and after the completion of the recruitment process, candidate’s request for review of decisions must be submitted within 48 hours from the formal notification by UNRWA. Requests received after that will not be considered. UNRWA is a United Nations agency whose staff are therefore expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. The Agency will disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List. UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment. The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.

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United Nations Considerations Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.

UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.

At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

UNRWA Considerations UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List. UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

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