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International Rescue Committee   |   Turkana, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Clinical Officer In- Charge of Health Posts

  • Diploma, Associate's degree
  • Medical, health
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The clinical officer in charge of the health posts/clinics will be responsible for the overall coordination of health activities and supervision of the Clinical Officers and the staff in the Health posts and hospital. He /she will closely work and support the Health Manager in ensuring the routine services and management of the clinics are effectively provided at the Health posts/clinics in the program. He/She will work closely with the, Pharmacist, MCH nurses, Lab Technologist, PITC Nurse, Community Health Officers, Nutritionists and others in ensuring quality health services are provided to the beneficiaries. He/she will also provide support in the hospital as needed, doing ward rounds and ensuring coverage both day and night.


Program management:

• Overall in charge of all the general clinical officers in all Health posts and in the hospital.
• Ensure effective supervision of Health post /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 Health 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 clinics and emergency/OPD.
• Refer chronic cases to the various special clinics
• Take part and properly cover weekends, arrange a rotation schedule with fellow clinical officers
• Conducts ward rounds in absence of the Medical Officer
• Properly document medical 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 Health 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 submitted 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 Health Manager 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.
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.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Turkana
Area of work: Medical, health
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Human resource and personnel development; Reporting; Patient care; Programme management; Project implementation; Public health
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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International Rescue Committee

Non-profit, social work

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.

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