Dentist at American Refugee Committee (ARC)

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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.


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.