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Clinical Officer in- Charge

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
  • Registered with clinical officers council
  • Minimum 4 years working experience working in refugee health set up.
  • Strong leadership skills and integrity.
  • Experience in management of health staff in health facilities.


Program management:
  • Overall in charge of all the general clinical officers in all clinics and in the hospital.
  • Ensure effective supervision of Clinic staff (National and refugee staff)
  • Ensure complete and accurate inventory of drugs and medical supplies located at the clinics and monitor/supervise their usage.
  • Work with the clinic in -charges to provide supplies needs and make trimester orders.
  • Responsible for ensuring routine HIS health facility data is accurate, consistent and timely submitted to the HIS department.
  • Conduct support supervision visits on a monthly basis in each clinic and share the report with action points/recommendations with the Clinical Services Manager, FC and TCs.
Human Resource:
  • Set Performance Objectives for personnel reporting to him/ her and monitor their performance, ie the clinical officers as well as conduct Performance evaluation periodically.
  • Attend the monthly clinical services staff meeting and share updates
  • Plan and manage staff leave and R&R plans ensuring adequate coverage
  • Review the JDs for the incentive staffs working in the clinics.Hold monthly meetings with the clinic staffs and share the minutes with the Health Manager and Field Coordinator.
Program activities:
  • Clinical assessment and prescription of treatment for all patients in the clinic that He/She will be assigned to.
  • Refer chronic cases to the various special clinics
  • Properly cover weekends, arrange a rotation schedule with fellow clinical officers
  • Conducts ward rounds in absence of the Medical Officer
  • Properly documented treatment on patients’ files
  • Maintain an accurate and updated records keeping system in the health unit
  • Carry out minor surgical procedures
  • Attend to emergencies in ward in the absence of Medical Officer
  • Attend and participate in the daily morning hospital handover meetings.
  • Actively participate and regularly present in weekly continues medical education (CME) at the hospital.
  • Handle disciplinary issues for the clinical staff with support from Clinical Services Manager and HR.
  • Training of staff on job and theory sessions
Reporting and Coordination:
  • Ensure all patient records are properly documented in the patient files with all aspects of management being captured
  • Ensure the weekly HIS reports are compiled and submit on time.
  • Conduct mortality audits for all deaths occurring in the pediatric and stabilization wards together with other staff working in the units and share the reports with the CSM on a monthly basis.
  • Take lead in quality improvement at the health facilities and be part of (Quality Improvement Committee (QIC)
  • Ensure accurate inventory records are maintained at the facilities.
Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Key Result Areas
  • Ensure smooth running of the health post, providing supervision, support and guidance to all staff working at the Clinic.
  • Ensure quality of care is maintained in management of patients
  • Ensure that universal precautions and infection prevention guidelines are adhered to in the health facilities.

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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