Medical Officer - Kiryandongo (2 positions)
Under the guidance of the Health Manager, the Medical Officer shall be responsible for ensuring that effective, efficient and quality clinical services are provided in all IRC supported Health facilities in Kiryandongo refugee settlement. He/ She shall be responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical supplies are available for effective service delivery. The medical Officer shall be responsible for supervising other medical staff below him/her to ensure that there is on-going provision of services that are safe for the beneficiaries both at the community level and health facility. He/ she shall also give oversight and guidance to the health workers on proper management of medical conditions according to the Ministry of Health guidelines.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide comprehensive evaluation and delivery of health services to persons of concern according to ministry of health guidelines and protocols and UNHCR public health strategy.
- Coordinate integrated service delivery at the health facilities including, but not limited to; mental health, NCD’s, Nutrition, HIV care and RH including coordination of consultancy and outreach visits.
- Conduct daily ward rounds for IPD patients and attend to all emergencies both medical and surgical while on duty.
- Ensure adequate health team coverage of the clinics and rationale prescription and use of medicines and medical supplies.
- Monitor availability of supplies and promptly alert the clinical services and health managers.
- Coordinate clinical audits, chart reviews and mortality audits as part of continuous learning and improvement of activities.
- Identify training needs and provide just-in-time training and mentorship for the multi-disciplinary health care teams.
- Promptly evaluate patients for referral and follow up to ensure services are accessed at the point of referral.
- Support the implementation of emergency reproductive health services including basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care.
- Coordinate with district health authorities and other agencies to avoid duplication of services in the settlements and to optimize health outcomes through increased access to life saving interventions.
- Actively participate in mobilizing and educating the refugee community to adopt health promoting behaviors.
- Ensure consistent and timely collection, utilization and reporting of community health and facility based health data.
- Represent the health program and maintain effective and cordial relationship with district health authorities and other district officials, UN agencies, Community leaders and other NGO’s.
- Conduct disease surveillance activities and manage outbreaks.
Key Working Relationships
Position directly supervises: Clinical Officers, Nurses, Midwives, vaccinators and laboratory staff
Internal: Work with colleagues in Protection and Rule of Law, WPE, finance and administration sectors to foster integrated activity implementationExternal: Work with District health teams, NGOs, UN agencies, and other implementing partners in the settlement