Why this opportunity exists⌗
Dear Volunteer Telemedicine Specialist, On behalf of the entire Telemedicine Team, thank you for all your contributions with the MSF International Store & Forward Telemedicine Platform. Since 2016, MSF Canada has been administering MSF International Store & Forward Telemedicine Platform for the MSF movement as a whole. With over 300 expert volunteers worldwide, we have been able to support over 6000 cases to date via the MSF International Store & Forward Telemedicine Platform (https://telemed.msf.org/). In an effort to better serve our field teams and our volunteer experts, we are reaching out to you to update your profile information. Please read the position description included below, and enter your information in the subsequent fields. The main objective of this position is to provide distant clinical support to MSF field medical teams worldwide for managing cases that require specialist clinician’s opinion. This will be done via dedicated Telemedicine solutions. MSF’s telemedicine specialist pool is a vast network of clinical specialists worldwide who support the telemedicine platform on volunteer basis and contribute actively for the social mission of MSF. Our team is consistently looking for specialist medical profiles from all over the world to support our Field Medical Teams using Telemedicine. We are actively looking for the profiles below: - Clinical Pathologists - Pediatricians - Pediatricians with super-specialty training in nephrology, hematology, neurology, rheumatology, cardiology, tropical and infectious disease, obstetricians-gynecologists, internal medicine specialists, gastroenterologists, ophthalmologists - Vascular surgeons - Neurosurgeons - General & Orthopedic surgeons - Endocrinologists - Hepatologists - Pulmonologists - Specialist nurse (midwives, pediatric, and surgery) - Laboratory specialists - Infection control specialists - Nutritionists - Public Health specialist
Medical tasks – Case review and provide expert consultation: • Review the clinical cases allocated by the clinical case coordinators (CCCs) on MSF Telemedicine Store and Forward Platform, and provide expert medical opinion applicable to MSF context in a timely manner. (Expected response time 4 to 8 hours after receiving email/text notification) • Follow-up progress with cases that have been discussed when applicable, coordinate with other clinical specialists if multiple telemedicine referents are involved for the case being discussed and ensure each case reaches a satisfactory conclusion. • Ensure that medical advice delivered is tailored to MSF guidelines and is helpful to medical team in resource compromised settings.
Additional requirements (other than skills)⌗
• This position is performed remotely (your own hospital, clinic, home etc.) and can be done from any computer with a reliable internet connection.
English - fully-fluent About the organization(s)⌗
• MSF Canada is the lead section for rolling out Telemedicine services across MSF projects movement-wide. The Telemedicine team situated in Program Unit, MSF Canada works with all MSF operational centers for implementing Telemedicine solutions in the field projects. • MSF Canada also administers MSF’s international Store & Forward Telemedicine Platform which has a global network of more than 300 specialists and has been providing support to the field for over 5 years. The platform provides services in English, French and Spanish with Arabic network currently under development.
• Department: Program Unit, MSF Canada • Reports to: Telemedicine Services Manager (MSF Ca) for administrative and operational matters; Concerned OC’s medical adviser for clinical matters • Position status: Volunteer • Duration of Contract: Minimum time commitment is for 9 months • Location: Offsite • Working Hours: Normally expected few hours (2 to 3) per week, actually depends on cases from fields. Sometimes there might not be a case for months or there might be 3 to 4 cases in a week. • Please note that it is not an application for a new job, it is simply using the recruitment platform to collect your updated information.
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