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International Rescue Committee

Clinical Officer

Kampala, Uganda

Closing: May 28, 2022

8 days remaining

Published: May 14, 2022 (6 days ago)

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To assist in the delivery of high quality and efficient Medical care and to promote Health care and ensure that a consistent excellent level of service is provided to patients and clients.


Education.

  • Diploma in Clinical
    Medicine & Community Health or equivalent is required

  • Valid practicing license is required


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV and AIDS and communicable diseases

  • Knowledge of professional clinical medicine principles, procedures and techniques

  • Knowledge of medicines, hygiene protocol and IPC measures

Skills.

  • Skilled in applying clinical medicine principles and procedures in the evaluation and treatment of patients

  • Skilled in prescribing correct medication

  • Good computer skills ie word and excel are required

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • A good command of both written and spoken English

Abilities.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information and adhere to professional code of conduct

  • Ability to treat all patients and staff with respect, without prejudice

  • Ability to provide high quality, ethical, compassionate care that places the needs of the patient first

  • Ability to maintain detailed records with high accuracy

  • Ability to be flexible and manage stress



Responsibilities

To assist in the delivery of high quality and efficient Medical care and to promote Health care and ensure that a consistent excellent level of service is provided to patients and clients.


Education.

  • Diploma in Clinical
    Medicine & Community Health or equivalent is required

  • Valid practicing license is required


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV and AIDS and communicable diseases

  • Knowledge of professional clinical medicine principles, procedures and techniques

  • Knowledge of medicines, hygiene protocol and IPC measures

Skills.

  • Skilled in applying clinical medicine principles and procedures in the evaluation and treatment of patients

  • Skilled in prescribing correct medication

  • Good computer skills ie word and excel are required

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • A good command of both written and spoken English

Abilities.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information and adhere to professional code of conduct

  • Ability to treat all patients and staff with respect, without prejudice

  • Ability to provide high quality, ethical, compassionate care that places the needs of the patient first

  • Ability to maintain detailed records with high accuracy

  • Ability to be flexible and manage stress



  To efficiently provide medical care for patients mainly in the outpatients department according to Uganda Essential Drug programme and Government regulations (diagnostic and
Treatment)

   To decide about patients in need for Doctor’s care and referral accordingly well as
abandonment.

    To be responsible for statistics returns and any other administrative tasks

   To train, coach and follow up subordinates.

   Control the rational distribution of medicine and equipment; ensure sterilization and good maintenance of medical equipment, report any malfunctioning to supervisor

   Keep the patient and family informed about the illness and provide appropriate explanations about the treatment to follow; verify understanding to ensure informed consent and adherence to treatment.

   Ensure data traceability by recording all medical activities in the patients’ online database such that patient treatment is continuous

   Attend to emergency cases in the health facility

   Participate in community mobilization and sensitization on curative and preventative health services

   Ensure general hygiene standards and universal precautions are followed at all times and implement and monitor actions to reduce bio-hazard risks and improve infection control

   Ensure ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the quality of care.

   Ensure direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentorship and participate in capacity building opportunities

 Ensure data collected is accurate and submit reports according to schedule

  Other duties as assigned


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