Clinical Officer - Moyo job at Medical Teams International


Medical Teams International

Clinical Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 30 March 2022

Hiring Organization: Medical Teams International

Job Details:

Clinical Officer
Job Location: Moyo - Moyo, Uganda
Job Summary: Responsible for performing consultations in OPD and IPD units to diagnose, treat and manage patients in line with MoH and UNHCR guidelines. Controls the rational distribution of medicine and attends to emergency cases in the health facility.

Job Responsibilities:
• Perform OPD/IPD ward rounds to assess patient condition, diagnose and prescribe treatment and/or refer complicated cases in line with clinical guidelines and hygiene protocols
• Determine when OPD/IPD patients should be discharged or transferred, ensuring referrals are managed efficiently to minimize complications
• 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 on patients card and in registration books 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 that medical decisions are made with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct
• Ensure direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentorship and participate in capacity building opportunities
• Conduct performance evaluations and enforce disciplinary process as per MTI policy
• Ensure data collected is accurate and submit reports according to schedule
• Other duties as assigned


Education, Experience, Licenses and Certifications
• Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Community Health or equivalent is required
• Registration with Allied Health Professionals Council is required
• Valid practicing license is required
• 2 years of clinical medicine experience is required
• Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage

KNOWLEDGE
• 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
• 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
• Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

Physical Conditions
This position requires work at health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

Application procedure

Apply at; https://www.medicalteams.org/career/ 

Date Posted: 2022-03-17

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