Health Professional (Full-time), ADRA Albania
Closing date: 21 June 2015
ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible actions.
Title: Health Professional
Contract type: full-time
Duration of contract: 6 months
Duty Station: Albania
ADRA Albania is looking for a health professional who is interested especially in prevention of heart diseases and who has worked on physiotherapy. The new health professional will work within the health team which has the responsibility for implementing all the activities and projects related to health issues.
Full time means 40 hours per week 9-5h, Fridays 9-2. The new health professional should be flexible and must be available for special programs, expos, seminars and congresses. Social security covered, taxes paid.
Take part in “Love Your Heart” project which is co-financed by EU as general practitioner and develop a model for cardiovascular disease prevention which is culturally relevant for Albania. As this is a regional project, communication frequently with Italian partners (in Italian) is required.
Search for and translate relevant articles and material for information for citizens about CVD prevention. One article per week.
Actively involved in process of enrolling patients in the following programs: weight loss program (10 weeks), blood pressure program (10 weeks), and non-smoking courses (10 weeks), develop programs, provide nutritional advice, and follow patients in program closely with medical supervision. Give on the regular basis Health Education seminars, workshops, trainings etc.
Actively engaged to create and keep contact with other health institutions, organizations, doctors in order to create a network for preventing the development of cardiovascular diseases in Albania, is required.
Enrol elderly patients in rehabilitation program after heart surgery, stroke or heart attack. Patients will stay during the day at ADRA Centre and will get lunch/tea/etc. (like a kindergarten). Follow their recovery, supervise medication, medical development, and be present during the day in case they deteriorate.
Based on the health activities of ADRA Albania, the new general practitioner will go to terrain and slum to do basic check-ups, explain very well about disease and medication, give health education, create good rapport with people, keep weekly report, monthly report, trimester report, end report after one year, in English. Keep clean and good statistics to be published later by ADRA Albania.
The new general practitioner is expected to have an excellent managerial skills with emphasis to situation analysis.
Specifically the incumbent will:
· The implementation of the CVD prevention model in ADRA Health Centre
· Conduct medical visit
· Update patient records in ADRA Albania database
· Conduct trainings, workshop and implement programs
· Report writings
· Performs other duties as assigned
· Education: Medical Background
· Languages: knowledge of Italian and English is desired (these skills must be proved with certificate such as IELTS, Cambridge, TOEFL, etc.)
· Must have competency based computer skills in Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and internet).
· Strict adhere to professional confidentiality
· Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
· Proven ability to relate well with staff at all levels and of diverse cultural background
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV at “Health Professional Application – Your Name” as the subject line in the following e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.