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Oncologist

© Frederic NOY

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Diploma

  • Diploma: has a doctorate in medicine

Experience and skills

  • Significant experience in the oncology department (more than two years in an oncology department or service dealing mainly with cancer patients)
  • Good clinical skills
  • Strong interest in coaching, training and skills transfer
  • The ability to work in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams in contexts that are often complex and isolated, requiring strict respect for the local culture and security rules in force

Availability

  • 3 to 6 months

Languages

  • The minimum level of English required is B1 on the CECREL grid.
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Several MSF missions specifically need oncologists. The management of cancer patients is a new activity for MSF. Two projects started in 2018: prevention and treatment of cervical cancer in Malawi and prevention and treatment of cervical and breast cancer in Mali. Oncologists are activity managers responsible for planning, organizing and evaluating the oncology activities. They supervise and provide support to oncologists, nurses, and psychologists in the project. They ensure good collaboration with other medical services, and report on the activity of their service.

Activities

Oncologists with MSF provide specific medical or palliative care to cancer patients. They contribute to the quality of care in the hospital according to the MSF protocols and guidelines.

They provide insight on our oncology projects.

Clinical:

  • Ensures daily consultations and rounds in the wards.

  • Ensure good coordination of care in the ward and in outpatient department.

  •  Ensures that doctors administer prescriptions according to MSF protocols and guidelines.

  • Ensures that patient’s files are complete, and that medical recommendations are clearly communicated to nurses.

  • Ensures the quality and safety of care.

Data collection:

  • Ensures the collection of medical data.

  • Participates in the drafting and analysis of morbidity-mortality reports with the referring physician and / or the hospital director or the project coordinator.

Collaboration with other services:

  • Participates in medical meetings.

  • Works in close collaboration with all departments involved in the care of patients:   imaging, anatomo-pathology, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy.

  • Ensures the good coordination of care in hospital, outpatient department and at home.

Coaching/training:

  • Provides supervision and ensures the ongoing training of the team based on MSF guidelines  and protocols.

They ensure the respect of medical confidentiality in all areas of their activity.

They exercise vigilance and inform their manager in case of medical error.