Medical Officer job at International Rescue Committee

Vacancy title:
Medical Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Health Care , Category: Doctors & Other Health Professionals ]

Jobs at:

International Rescue Committee

Deadline of this Job:
27 October 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, October 15, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Job Overview:
Under the supervision of the Health Manager, the medical officer shall be responsible for the day today delivery of clinical services in IRC-Palabek settlement health facilities; inclusive of maternal and child health, nutrition, expanded program on immunization as well as ensuring functionality of both laboratory and pharmaceutical services.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•S/He shall conduct daily ward rounds for the patients in the in-patient wards and attend to all medical and surgical emergencies while on duty.
•S/He shall provide daily comprehensive evaluation and delivery of health services to clients/patients according to ministry of health guidelines and protocols and the WHO public health strategy.
•S/He shall promptly evaluate patients for referral and follow up to ensure that services are accessed at the points of referral.
•S/He shall coordinate clinical audits, patient chart reviews and mortality audits as part of continuous learning and improvement of the delivery of health services.
•S/He shall monitor availability of medicines and medical supplies at the settlement facilities and promptly alerts the Health Manager on short falls and needs for re-stocking.
•S/He shall ensure adequate daily health team coverage of the clinics and rational prescription and use of medicines and supplies.
•S/He coordinate integrated service delivery at the settlement Health facilities that includes, but not limited to maternal child health, non-communicable diseases, nutrition, HIV care and reproductive health services.
•S/He shall ensure consistent and timely collection, utilization and reporting of facility-based health data.
•S/He shall Identify training needs and provide just-in-time training and mentorship for the multi-disciplinary health care teams.
•S/He shall actively participate in education talks that inform the community to adopt health promoting behaviors.
•S/He shall represent the IRC in meetings/workshop to maintain effective and cordial relationships with District Health authorities and other district officials, community leaders and other NGOs.

•Holds a bachelor’s degree in Medicines and Surgery from a reputable medical training school.
•At least two-year experience in humanitarian programing.
•Must be registered with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council (UMDPC) with a valid practicing license
•Previous experience of working in the settlement setting will be an added advantage

Knowledge and Skills
•Understanding of human rights and issues relating to gender equality
•Strong written and verbal communication ability in English
•Ability to gain trust and build relationships with new communities.
•Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
•Experience in regular report writing
•Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently
•Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment
Working Environment:
Field base work environment, computer shall be provided depending on availability for report writing, etc.

Professional Standards:
The IRC and IRC workers 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.
Please note; This is a temporary contract for two months. Applications shall be reviewed on rolling basis and the deadline for submission is October 27th, 2021.

Work Hours: 8 24 Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Health/ Medicine
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 27 October 2021  
Duty Station: Kampala
Posted: 15-10-2021
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 15-10-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 15-10-2061
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