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Clinical Officers

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

The clinical officer will be responsible for quality health services provision in the hospital and clinics and closely work with the other staffs in the health facilities/clinics assigned to. He/she will work closely with the Pharmacist, Lab Technologist, PMTCT Nurse, Reproductive health officer, Community Health Officers, Nutritionists and others in ensuring quality health services to the beneficiaries. He/she will also provide support in the hospital as needed, doing ward rounds and ensuring coverage both day and night as per the staff coverage plans.


Program management:

  • Attend to patients at the hospital and clinics, providing quality health care services.
  • Handling all administrative roles at the assigned unit as per the IRC policy
  • Keep complete and accurate inventory of medicines and supplies located at the clinic/hospital department and monitor/supervise their usage.
Human Resource:
  • Monitor incentive staff performance in the wards/clinic.
  • Attend the monthly clinical services staff meeting and share updates.
  • Conduct on job training
Program activities: 
  • Clinical assessment and prescription of treatment for all patients
  • Refer cases requiring specialized care to the various special clinics
  • Ensure adequate coverage in the assigned units by arranging a rotation schedule with fellow Clinical officers
  • Cover the hospitals during weekends
  • Cover the hospitals at night as per the clinical officer’s call/night duty schedule
  • Conducts ward rounds in the absence of a Medical Officer
  • Properly document 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 the ward in the absence of a Medical Officer
  • Attend and participate in the daily morning hospital handover meetings
  • Attend and participate in weekly continuous medical education(CME) at the hospital
  • Training of staff on job and theory sessions.
  • Review of SGBV/assault clients, filling PRC and P3 forms and presenting evidence in court as may be applicable.
Reporting and Coordination:
  • Ensure all patient records are properly documented in the patient files with all aspects of management being captured
  • Compile and submit weekly HIS reports
  • Ensure use of IRHIS tablets for reporting.
  • Jointly conduct mortality audits for all deaths occurring in the pediatric ward together with other staff working in the unit and share the reports with the CSM on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain accurate inventory record at the facility
  • Prepare comprehensive handover reports to facilitate smooth transition during annual staff rotation and when going on leave.
Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 12 months
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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