Anesthetic Officer at The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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  • Company: The International Rescue Committee (IRC)
  • Location: Uganda
  • State: Uganda
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: - Healthcare Jobs in UgandaInternational Rescue Committee Jobs in Uganda
Job Description

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee ( is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies. 

The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese and Kampala.

Scope of work  

The anaesthetic officer will be responsible for administering anaesthesia and managing patients in the theatre and post-operative patients.

Roles and Responsibilities

Technical roles •Planning and budgeting for Anesthetic activities in the hospital. •Preparing patients for anesthesia and administering it. •Providing pre and post-operative care to patient. •Providing resuscitation services in case of emergency and disaster situations. •Maintaining anesthetic operational equipment and ensuring their functionality. •Requisitioning and accounting for anesthetic materials and sundries. •Supervising and appraising staff. •Adhering to professional and service code of conduct and ethics. •Supporting research activities. •Compiling and submitting reports to relevant authorities.

Communication/Reporting •Provide regular feedback to the Medical Officer on activity in the theater including patients’ condition and progress. •Assist in preparation of reports.

Key working relationships INTERNAL Direct supervisor: Health facility incharge. Technical support :  Medical Officer, Health facility incharge. Other : Logistics, Finance, Admin staff. EXTERNAL Govt. of Uganda : District Health Team and other district officials. Other : NGOs, INGOs and UN agencies working in the project region.


•Must have a Diploma in Clinical Medicine, Nursing or Midwifery with a Diploma in Anesthesia from a recognized Institution. •Must be registered with the Allied Health Professionals Council. •At least three years working experience in a busy CeMONC site with a functional theatre. •Experience in planning, organizing and coordinating theatre activities. •Guidance and counselling. •Concern for quality and standards of anaestheological work. •Ethics and integrity. •Self-control and Stress management. •Time management.

Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 24th Jan. 2022