Clinical Officer

Clinical Officer Background: The IRC was registered in Uganda in mid-1998 and implements rehabilitation activities in the sectors of Child and Youth Protection and development, Health, Economic recovery and Development and women protection and empowerment as well as contributing to the response to the Southern Sudanese Refugee situation. IRC Uganda has a head office in Kampala, field offices in Kitgum, Lamwo, Karamoja, West Nile and in Kiryandongo. Position; Clinical Officer Position Reports: HEALTH MANAGER Location: South West ( Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu,Kagadi, Kyegegwa, Ntoroko) and Mid West (Hoima, Kikuube)** Duration: 10 Months The IRC Uganda program is currently seeking dynamic, enthusiastic, hardworking, self- motivated knowledgeable qualified individuals to join our team to support the effective delivery of the organization's mission. To fill the position of Clinical Officer for south West. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes Health, Gender-Based Violence, Economic Recovery and Development. 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 , 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. Responsibilities of the Clinical Officer 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. Responsibilities may include 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 QUALIFICATIONS. Must have a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health or its equivalent from a recognized Institution Must be registered and licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council Competences Planning, organizing and coordinating Concern for quality and standards Communication Ethics and integrity Self control and stress management Time management Working experience: 2 years of work experience, with field experience in a health project implementation How to apply: Please send filled IRC application form, cover letter, and CV in one PDF attachment clearly indicating the position - location that you have applied for “Clinical Officer” to: UA-IRCJobs@rescue.org Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Deadline 13th February 2019 Please note that if you do not follow the above instructions your application will be automatically disqualified. All applications will be assessed strictly on individual merit.

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