Within Uganda, Imvepi , East Africa
Requisition ID: req23653
Job Title: Clinical Officer
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Imvepi, Uganda
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee www.rescue.org is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.
The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese and Kampala.
Scope of work
The Clinical officer shall be responsible for quality clinical services delivery at the PHC facilities and supervise routine care service providers at both static and outreaches.
Under the supervision and guidance of the Medical Officer in charge of the Zone, the MCO is expected to develop the capacity of subordinates by provision of On-the site clinical mentorship, support supervision and organizing for continuous medical education or continuous professional development for the facility staffs. S/he is responsible for ensuring staff duty schedules is developed timely and shared among units.
Roles and Responsibilities
• S/he will be expected to work within the health post and community in the catchment population and collaborate with the health implementing partners in the settlement.
• Supervision of health staff and developing project review meetings and coordinating with the appropriate stakeholders.
• The MCO will monitor quality of clinical services at facility level and during outreaches.
• Keep records of all health services, medicine and medical supplies, infection prevention and control. Responsible for the daily clinical assessment and prescription of treatment for all patients attending the health unit.
• Ensure proper documentation of the history, examination findings, investigations and treatment prescribed.
• Refer to the doctor in charge or to the doctor on call challenging cases and relevant information such as patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
• Conduct minor surgical procedures in the OPD minor theatre i.e. stitching cut wounds, I&D of abscesses, removal of minor foreign bodies etc.
• Actively participate in weekly CME’s held at the health facility or post.
• Do health facility coverage and on-call as required.
• Participate in camp health surveys/campaign.
• Assist in daily morning ward rounds of admitted patients with the medical officer assigned to the ward and contribute to bedside teachings to junior staff.
• Keep complete and accurate inventory of medicines and supplies located at the health unit and monitor and supervise their usage.
• Liaises with other cadres in the unit in the delivery of quality health care to patients.
• Adheres to professional codes of conduct and ethics.
• Provide health talks to patients/clients on day to day basis.
• Carry out other relevant duties as may be required or assigned by your supervisor.
• Must have a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
• At least 2 years of work experience, with field experience in a health project implementation.
• Must be registered and licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council.
• Planning, organizing and coordinating
• Concern for quality and standards.
• Good Communication Skills
• Ethics and integrity.
• Self-control and stress management.
• Time management.
Deadline for receiving applications is January 24th 2022.
The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.
All staff, regardless of role, are required to create a culture of client responsiveness by requesting and using client feedback data to make decisions. In addition, all staff are expected to demonstrate inclusiveness when making programmatic decisions and working with clients, partners and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. You can read more about the IRC’s commitment to client responsiveness here: https://www.rescue.org/resource/client-responsiveness-introduction-and-faq
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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