Health Counsellor İstanbul

Dünya Doktorları Derneği İstanbul
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Dünya Doktorları Derneği
Medecins du Monde Turkey (MDM-T) / Dünya Doktorları Dernegi (DDD) is a Turkish based humanitarian non-governmental organisation that facilitates access to healthcare for populations affected by armed conflict, violence, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty and exclusion.

Our organization collaborates with partners and key stakeholders to implement projects that facilitate access to primary and secondary-level healthcare services to respond to the medical needs of displaced population.
DDD is the 16th member of the Doctors of the World International Network that is committed to meeting the health needs of vulnerable people globally.

Please visit www.dunyadoktorlari.org.tr to learn more.

Mission
Since 2015, DDD implements programs in both Turkey and Syria providing refugee and IDP communities with free access to healthcare services. DDD works with a range of humanitarian professionals and technical experts to provide Primary Healthcare (PHC), Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)services as well as sexual and reproductive health (SRH).

Since the beginning of the Syria and Iraqi crises, Turkey has become host to over 3 million refugees, migrants and asylum seekers which led to an increasing demand for health services. In this context, DDD’s intervention aims to assist local public health systems in providing and improving access to health and health related services to vulnerable populations among refugees and migrants in Turkey, specifically in Hatay, Izmir and Istanbul. In Syria, DDD runs health facilities in Idlib and Afrin provinces to deliver health-related services to IDPs.

Hierarchical & Functional links
Based in İstanbul, the Health Counsellor will be under the line management of the Project Manager, and technical supervision of Medical Coordinator.

Essential Duties
Case management and referral
Reporting
Other related duties

Responsibilities
Case management and referral:

Conduct household visits accompany with the rest of the team in order to provide basic case screening from health perspectives. (In Izmir and Manisa).
Identify/approve the cases that meet DDD vulnerable criteria and feed the assessment/ referral forms prepared by the case workers with the health required inputs to finalize the forms accordingly.
Conduct on regular basis follow up meeting/ calls/ discussions with the case workers to review and approve the case registration.
Lead the coordination with the referral health facilities to ensure successful referrals. Speak directly to the hospital/ medical centres focal points especially for immediate referral and seek the medical coordinator support when needed.
Schedule and supervise case management meetings at least twice a week which are mainly to verify the collected cases. Share the minutes of case management meetings with team and senior management.
From his/her level, revise and approve the urgent and elective referral cases and prioritise them according to the level of the health case severity.
Seek the senior management and medical coordinator approval regarding the urgent and elective referral cases when need.
When required explain the case condition and the intervention required to the patient and her/his family if applicable.
Review case workers caseloads to ensure they are manageable and share challenges with senior management.
Monitor timescales for response, decision-making, placement, follow-up and review.
When required follow up with the referral health facilities focal points to get updates about the case developments and include them in the assessment form.
Disseminate awareness raising messages to the beneficiaries individually and in groups about relevant health issues communicable diseases, noncommunicable diseases, life style and nutrition.

Reporting
Providing regular reporting on her/his activities to the line manager/ medical coordinator and upon request;
The reports to include a summary about the cases served under the identified DDD criteria including the awareness raising activities as well as the challenges faced.
Providing the line manager with a Handover Report at the end of the contract;

Other related duties
Participate in assessments with the Medical Supervisor, where and when necessary;
Ability to travel and relocate if it is requested;
Represent and actively participate in any relevant meetings, as requested by Medical coordinator and the protection officer;
Participate in internal work meetings;
Report any security related issues to the line manager;
Support operational organisation of field trips and DDD activities;
Any other relevant duties requested by the line manager.

Compliance & Ethics
Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout Dünya Doktorları Derneği. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of Dünya Doktorları Derneği and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Dünya Doktorları Derneği and amongst beneficiaries served by Dünya Doktorları Derneği.

NB: considering the purpose and values of the organisation, DDD requests to its employee complete flexibility in term of duties and commitment, as their job description and job title can be adjusted throughout the year according to needs and priorities.

Expected profile
Education/Qualification

Medical doctor degree; preferably eligible to practice medicine in Turkey.

Professional experience
1-2 years of clinical practice as a general practitioner.
Well-known about the health system structure in Turkey.

Skills and qualities required
Only candidates that are Turkish ID holders and legally able to work in Turkey will be considered
Lead and implement the clinical direction for the identified referral cases.
Promote collaboration to both internal and external healthcare team members.
Demonstrated management, organizational and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of managed healthcare systems, medical quality assurance, quality improvement and risk management.
Dedication to patient safety and quality of healthcare
Commitment to organization’s values and vision
Inspirational to the healthcare team
Superb listening skills

Languages
Required: Arabic and English
Desirable: Turkish (huge asset)

Dünya Doktorları Derneği is an equal opportunity employer whereby we ensure all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without the practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

How to apply:
Please apply with your CV including motivation letter in ENGLISH
The deadline for submitting the applications is 25/12/2021

Due to the urgency to fill this post, DDD reserves the right to review the CVs on a rolling basis and selected candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing dates listed.

DDD is not in a position to respond to every applicant individually due to the anticipated high number of applications.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

General Information
DDD retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer a contract with a modified job description or for a different duration, or to offer a contract at a lower grade.

Dünya Doktorları Derneği

Dünya Doktorları Dernegi (DDD) is a Turkish based humanitarian, impartial and independent organization based in Turkey, facilitating access to health care to populations affected by armed conflicts, internal violence, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty or exclusion.
DDD in Turkey, in collaboration with different partners, is running a project aiming at facilitating access and orienting beneficiaries to primary and secondary level of health care services, providing Psycho Social Support for the refugees and migrants in Turkey.
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