Job Title: Fresher Diploma Clinical Officer – IRC Uganda Jobs 2021
Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Impevi, Uganda
International Rescue Committee (IRC) Profile
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, protection & rule of law, gender-based violence and women’s protection and empowerment, economic recovery and development.
The Clinical officer shall be responsible for quality clinical services delivery at the PHC facilities and supervise routine care service providers at both static and outreaches. Under the supervision and guidance of the Medical Officer in charge of the Zone, the MCO is expected to develop the capacity of subordinates by provision of On-the site clinical mentorship, support supervision and organizing for continuous medical education or continuous professional development for the facility staffs. S/he is responsible for ensuring staff duty schedules is developed timely and shared among units.
Roles and Responsibilities:
•S/he will be expected to work within the health post and community in the catchment population and collaborate with the health implementing partners in the settlement.
•Supervision of health staff and developing project review meetings and coordinating with the appropriate stakeholders.
•The MCO will monitor quality of clinical services at facility level and during outreaches.
•Keep records of all health services, medicine and medical supplies, infection prevention and control. Responsible for the daily clinical assessment and prescription of treatment for all patients attending the health unit.
•Ensure proper documentation of the history, examination findings, investigations and treatment prescribed.
•Refer to the doctor in charge or to the doctor on call challenging cases and relevant information such as patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
•Conduct minor surgical procedures in the OPD minor theatre i.e. stitching cut wounds, I&D of abscesses, removal of minor foreign bodies etc.
•Actively participate in weekly CME’s held at the health facility or post.
•Do health facility coverage and on-call as required.
•Participate in camp health surveys/campaign.
•Assist in daily morning ward rounds of admitted patients with the medical officer assigned to the ward and contribute to bedside teachings to junior staff.
•Keep complete and accurate inventory of medicines and supplies located at the health unit and monitor and supervise their usage.
•Liaises with other cadres in the unit in the delivery of quality health care to patients.
•Adheres to professional codes of conduct and ethics.
•Provide health talks to patients/clients on day to day basis.
•Carry out other relevant duties as may be required or assigned by your supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications for IRC Uganda Jobs 2021
•Must have a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
•At least 2 years of work experience, with field experience in a health project implementation.
•Must be registered and licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council.
How To Apply for IRC Uganda Jobs 2021
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.
Deadline: Open until filled
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