head doctor

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

Job Summary

The Head Doctor will ensure good quality care for all patients, ensure good triage and patient flow and ensure that the treatment, information and confidentiality of the patients are according to the Patients Rights Policy.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

About US:

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a humanitarian non-governmental organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that demonstrates God’s love and compassion. The organization works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action. Currently the organization implements relief and development projects in West Nile, Acholi, Karamoja and South-Western Uganda. ADRA wishes to recruit a highly qualified, experienced and energetic Ugandan national, to occupy the vacant position of Internal Auditor/Controller.

About CEMS:

Comprehensive Emergency Medical Support (CEMS) – Field Emergency and Inpatient Unit + Comprehensive Primary and Secondary Health Clinic. The CEMS Project is contributing to run a static emergency medical unit 24/7 in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement that is serving the refugee community mainly from DRC, as well the host community.

Job Summary:  The Head Doctor will ensure good quality care for all patients, ensure good triage and patient flow and ensure that the treatment, information and confidentiality of the patients are according to the Patients Rights Policy. The Head Doctor is in charge of medical matters and is the supervisor of other physicians, liaising between doctors and the management team. Will directly assist the Medical Coordinator. It’s the Head Doctor’s duty to ensure patients receive the highest quality treatment possible by evaluating and training junior physicians, creating and enforcing the evidence-based clinical guidelines, and seeing that processes in healthcare delivery are up to standard. The Head Doctor have the primary responsibility of managing the health organization’s doctors to provide safe, effective medical services to the public and keeps current medical staff up-to-date on changing health regulations. The daily duties include offering clinical guidance to physicians, innovating policy changes, starting quality improvement efforts, evaluating the quality of services and coordinating community relationships. Will frequently attend management meetings to speak with health administrators and department heads about the facility’s performance. The Head Doctor needs to possess good organizational skills to track goal achievement and keep personnel records. Communication skills are key to convey information clearly to other clinical coordinators and the community.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist and support the Medical Coordinator;
  • Participate and co-lead on morning medical meeting daily;
  • Divide his workday between treat patients in a clinical setting and the administrative responsibilities;
  • Ensure that the medical staff are aware of the Hospital’s SOP (Standard Operation Procedures), protocols and guidelines and are followed;
  • Ensure that procedures and protocols are followed, in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health, District Health Official, UNHCR, as well as ADRA Uganda HR’s policies;
  • Facilitate the provision of a stable physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual environment for the delivery of the best possible medical care to a vulnerable group of persons;
  • Monitor clinical performance and find ways to improve it both administratively and clinically;
  • Facilitate and supervise the work of locally employed medical doctors (with a special attention to the junior doctors), nurses and other health supporting staff as well as all health professional volunteers from around the world, and promote an atmosphere based on professional excellence, deep compassion and respect for different worldviews and religious convictions which are principles at the core of the faith-based organizations directly engaged in this project – ADRA and Adventist Help;
  • Cooperate with the Operations Committee to initiate procedures, regulations and programs to benefit the patients and support the health centre;
  • Be involved in patient care through one-on-one patient care, clinical meetings, ward rounds, supervision treatments, amongst other tasks;
  • Ensure that the project’s objectives are being met, resources are appropriately spent and the overall morale and atmosphere remains positive in the midst of indescribable human suffering;
  • Work closely with the Head Nurse to ensure an excellent collaboration between the medical and nursing services in providing the best possible health care to patients;
  • Oversees the implementation of quality improvement efforts designed to improve clinical performance;
  • Give talks and teach classes within the facility or elsewhere;
  • Evaluates developments in medical care and makes recommendations for new practices and procedures;
  • Make sure of a good communication system between the OPD and the ER (and other Departments when applicable);
  • To carry and respond to a radio/phone when On Duty;
  • Fill the position of OPD doctor when needed;
  • Supervise, train and motivate all health care providers and support staff, especially medical students and junior doctors;
  • Maintaining professional knowledge and standards through continuing medical education, and personal professional development, keeping up to date with the latest medical treatments and medications relevant to general practice/primary health care;
  • Plan, implement, or administer health programs or standards in hospitals, businesses, or communities for prevention or treatment of injury or illness;
  • Ability to work long hours, often under pressure and be on call 24/7 for any possible emergency;
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the ADRA Uganda Head Doctor job placement should hold a Degree in Medicine
  • At least five years of experience
  • Ability to work in a rotating shift of 8 hours
  • Flexibility to work 16 hours shift when needed
  • Availability to work 24 hours shifts
  • Fluent in English (preferred)
  • Swahili and French (preferred)
  • Experience in management, administration and planning skills
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people from different educational, linguistic, cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Excellent communication skills and aptness to build effective working relationships with staff and management at all levels
  • Proficiency in handling basic computer programs used in hospital management and basic computer skills in Word and Excel.


How to Apply

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications online at the link below

Click Here: http://30.adrauganda.org/join-our-team/cems-head-doctor/

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