Dentist at American Refugee Committee (ARC), Kigali, Rwanda - CLOSE 20/02/2020 - Medical & Health Jobs in Kigali, Rwanda

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Details of listing: Dentist at American Refugee Committee (ARC), Kigali, Rwanda - CLOSE 20/02/2020

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Kigali, Rwanda

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VACANCY – Dentist


American Refugee Committee works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crisis, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ARC presently works in and with partners in seventeen countries globally. ARC has consistently operated in Rwanda since the year 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over eight hundred personnel who include full time staff, community mobilizers and incentive workers– implementing programs in Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV and Nutrition; also Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Shelter and general Infrastructure, Livelihoods/Economic strengthening, and Sexual and Gender Based Violence Prevention/ Protection. Our work in Rwanda currently covers all the refugee locations and their kind Rwandan-host communities. And we are always looking to expand and, jointly with our partners, offer lasting impact with and for the communities we serve! ARC is looking for a qualified, self-driven and committed individual to join in the position of Dentist, based FULL TIME in Nyabiheke– Gatsibo district.


PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:


Based at the refugee camp site level, the dentist is responsible for providing hands-on care to patients with dental conditions by diagnosing, administering medications, observing and monitoring patients’ conditions, maintaining records and communicating with doctors.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 



  • Interview patients to obtain information that will guide diagnosis with though physical examination of the patient while in consultations;

  • Provide dental treatment to patients, consult with extra attention on services or doses;

  • Refer patients to additional services or treatment if required;

  • Provide follow up with the patients that he/she has consulted to ensure good reception and proper treatment;

  • Report to the head Nurse any quality care issues that may require corrective action;

  • Provide instruction in Oral hygiene and methods of preventing the spread of oral diseases;

  • Provide information, Education and Communication (IEC) on oral hygiene and methods of prevention to People of concerns at the clinic or community level;

  • Fill client file and register book for each patient who comes in for consultation;

  • Maintain medical materials and equipment;

  • Coordinate with other health staff on self-assessment of clinical skills and challenges;

  • Perform record keeping procedures when registering patients according to health center protocols;

  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor or any other ARC Senior Manager.


REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE



  • A1 Diploma in Dental Therapy from a recognized university;

  • Full registration and current practicing license with relevant professional body. (Rwanda Allied Health Professions Council);

  • 2 years working experience serving as a dentist;

  • Experience in capacity building of health staff with good leadership qualities;

  • Analytical and organizational skills/experience with health data;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of health information systems and primary health care concepts including Rwandan MOH protocols and guidelines;

  • Excellent report writing, communication and analytical skills;

  • Computer knowledge is an added advantage;

  • Experience working in protracted refugee situation and/or previous experience in Rwanda.


KEY BEHAVIORS AND ABILITIES



  • Ability to adapt to the situations as required due to changes on the ground;

  • Self-motivated and client-orientated with a strong sense of personal ethic, integrity, and quality;

  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills, and a high level of flexibility and tolerance to ambiguity;

  • Capacity to identify and highlight areas of risk;

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment;

  • Ability and willingness to travel and spend long periods of time in remote field areas.


APPLICATION GUIDELINES:


Please submit 1 page Cover letter, an updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title, and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor - via email to: RWJobs@arcrelief.org with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is February 20th, 2020 at 16:00hrs. Only applications received through the above-stated email address will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.






 

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