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Clinical Officer

Bidibidi - Yumbe District

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Bidibidi - Yumbe District
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date:

BACKGROUND:                                                                         

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 25 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 has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and local communities. IRC Uganda has its country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kit gum Moroto, Kiryandongo, Arua and Yumbe. The current program portfolio includes health, protection and rule of law, women’s protection and empowerment, and economic recovery and development programming

SCOPE OF WORK:

The medical clinical officer will be responsible for ensuring delivery of high quality and efficient clinical services to clients at IRC facilities, ensuring that high standards are adhered to in assessments, handling of emergencies, treatment and administration of medicines according to the Uganda Ministry of Health guidelines

RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Patients diagnosed, treated, Health education conducted and referred,
  • Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics adhered to
  • Reports prepared and submitted to supervisor
  • Supervise the enrolled nurses and registered nurses
  • Participate in client referral and transfer process as need arises
  •  Participate in awareness creation and sensitization in the communities on communicable and non-communicable diseases e.g. HIV, TB etc.
  •   Participate in community engagements such as integrated outreaches and community dialogues when called upon.
  • Participate in the capacity building of community-based health workers and other members (i.e. CME’S) Participate in the drawing and implementation of work plans for the clinic
  • Promote the vision, mission and the values of IRC as expressed in the policies, regulations & guidelines of the Organization.
  • Ensure health, safety, and security in your area of operation.
  •  Ensure adherence to good practices of infection prevention and control at work.
  •   Support in IPC and case management of COVID patients
  •   Undertake any other duties that may be assigned to you by your supervisors.                       

Communication/Reporting

  •   Provide regular feedback to the medical officers on status of the patients
  •  Assist in preparation of donor reports.
  •  Participate in the development and implementation of program work plans.

Key working relationships:

INTERNAL:

Direct supervisor:   Zonal Medical Officer,

Position directly supervises: Enrolled nurses

Other:   Logistics, finance, admin staff.

EXTERNAL:

 Govt. of Uganda:  District Health Team and other district officials

Consortium Members:

Other: NGOs, INGOs and UN agencies working in the project region

STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT:

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

 Deadline for receiving applications is November 10th,2022

 

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