Medical jobs at the United Nations, United States
Position: Senior Medical Officer at the United Nations Department of Operational Support
The Senior Medical Officer will report to the Director of the Division of Healthcare Management and Occupational Safety and Health. Moreover, the primary responsibility of the incumbent is to assist in medical emergency- related components of the Division’s work and serves as the focal point for system-wide emergency preparedness and response issues, including casevac policy and support, pre-hospital trauma care standards, training and oversight, and mass casualty incidents preparedness, including training and simulation exercises. Assists duty stations with the design of desktop and full simulation exercises to test. Also, refine emergency response procedures and mass casualty incident response. Contributes to the development and availability of trained medical response teams (UNMERT) for deployment to areas where emergencies have occurred and deploy when necessary to the field with UNMERT Alternatively
In addition, the position holder will do the following duties in particular
- Defines the capabilities required for each point of care in a trauma or medical emergency response.
- Provides technical content to support the Senior Medical Officer Healthcare Workforce and the Senior Medical Officer for HQPS/Clinical Governance in the development of training programs to ensure those capabilities are in a place where and when needed.
- Develops planning tools and templates to enable duty stations to develop risk-based emergency medical preparedness plans. Similarly, oversees the implementation of these plans.
- Formulates strategies that address rapidly changing security environments and related risk controls.
- Participates in duty station health risk assessments, applying the UN Medical Director-approved HRA methodology Medico Administrative Duties.
- Maintains and continuously updates a centralized database with information about duty station-related emergency preparedness levels, gap analysis, and mitigation measures as well as advises the Medical Director on critical gaps and proposes risk controls in consultation with the duty station.
- Acts as a medical focal point and strategic planner for the development of surge/start-up medical capacity in consultation with relevant entities inside and outside the Division.
- Develops and implements a self-assessment tool for duty stations to assess their preparedness levels.
- Advises the Medical Director and the Senior Medical Officer for Public Health on implications of duty station preparedness levels in the Pandemic/Outbreak of infectious disease scenarios.
- Deputizes for the Deputy Director and Medical Director, as applicable, in their responsibilities of medical emergency and crisis management scenarios.
- Oversees Mass Casualty Planning in HQ, OAH, and Economic Commissions locations.
- Furthermore, performs other related duties as required.
In order to be eligible for the post, the candidate must have the following qualifications
- Medical Doctorate or equivalent (MD, MBBS, MB, ChB), or equivalent with current license to practice as a medical practitioner. In addition to that, a postgraduate qualification in Medical Emergency is desirable. Similarly, formal qualification in Management as well would be an advantage.
- In addition to that, at least ten years of progressively responsible clinical experience in one of the areas of medicine as well as a minimum of three years of experience in system-level management of medical emergency response frameworks and emergency preparedness in military or civilian settings is necessary.
- Similarly, three years of experience in health risk management and health support planning.
- Previous experience in the implementation of reform programs in a multi-stakeholder health environment.
- Experience working with and leading multi-disciplinary teams.
- Fluent knowledge of English is necessary. In addition, knowledge of French or knowledge of any other UN official language would be plus.