Jobs in Uganda - Medical Officer Job at Marie Stopes

Medical Officer Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 15 April 2021

Hiring Organization: Marie Stopes

JOB DETAILS:
Location: Marie stopes Hospital
Reporting to : Hospital Manager

The Role
• Reporting to the Hospital Manager, the purpose of this role is to delivery high quality reproductive health, medical, surgical, peadiatric and family planning and counselling services. To be actively involved in patient care, available and accessible for consultation and liaison with other hospital units. To provide evidence based health care with an aim of obtaining the best possible outcomes whilst promoting and maintaining client focus. He /She should competently manage clients/ patients (both out-patient and in-patients) who seek care at Marie Stopes Hospital (MSH) with the most common obstetrical, gynaecological, medical, surgical and paediatric conditions. He/She should promptly consult the specialist in cases of emergency or challenging conditions. To refer patients appropriately and timely. .

Key Responsibilities
• Ensure standards and compliance with set hospital protocols and standards
• Providing the basic obstetrical, gynacological and paediatric services to clients/patients at the Marie Stopes Hospital
• Providing general medical and surgical care of clients/patients at the Marie Stopes Hospital.
• Offering ongoing health and development assessment and advice to clients/patients.
• Admitting, reviewing, discharging and regularly following up patients in relation to the Marie Stopes hospital policies and guidelines.
• Giving correct prescription of suitable medication and other treatment for the diagnosed conditions.
• Assessing the urgency and severity of presenting problems through history taking, examination and investigation.
• Consulting the relevant specialist in a timely and appropriate manner concerning challenging patients and/or medical /surgical/obstetrical and pediatric situations.
• Assisting and working with the specialists in the care and management of patients with special/challenging conditions
• Recommending or undertaking relevant treatment options, including patient referral to appropriate health facilities
• Carrying out health education, counseling and information provision about how to improve health and prevent disease
• Ensure complete and proper documentation and record keeping of client clinical notes and charts
• Effectively communicate issues concerning patient/client care putting into consideration the maintenance of privacy and confidentiality at all levels
• Performs any other related duties as may be assigned by Supervisor(s)


Knowledge and Experience
• Ability to discuss issues of sexuality and reproductive health with male and female clients of all ages.
• Experience and knowledge of FP service delivery at hospital level
• Experience and knowledge of common Obstetric and gynecological, medical, surgical and paediatrics conditions and their management
at hospital level
• Strong knowledge of evidence-based standards of safe practices in the relevant field of Medicine, surgery, obstetrics and paediatrics
• Ability to analyse and solve complex problems using an evidence-based approach and offer expert clinical opinion on a range of problems
in the relevant field of Medicine, surgery, obstetrics and paediatrics.
• Attention for detail
• Ability to rationally prescribe and administer suitable medication and other treatment for the diagnosed conditions
• Proven skills in effective problem solving and conflict resolution
• Ability to handle multiple tasks, establish priorities and work independently
• Computer literate (ability to effectively enter and maintain client records through an electronic database)
• Experience working as part of a highly functioning team.
• Excellent record keeping and time management.
• Computer literate (ability to effectively enter and maintain client records through an electronic database)
• Adherence to professional ethical code of conduct and integrity
• Demonstrable experience in managing health care data and report writing in a busy environment.
• Good data analytical skills including database administration, web-based and mobile-based application programming.
• Ability to work in deadline driven/results orientated atmospheres.
• Excellent oral and writing abilities.
• Knowledge and experience in the Ugandan referral system
• Ability to ensure patient safety, privacy and confidentiality
• Ability to work and communicate effectively with people from different background
• Demonstrable experience in emergency preparedness, response and care
• Good team player.
• Good planner
• Good public relations and customer care
• Understanding of medical and government legislation, policies and medico-legal compliance.
• Experience in resuscitating patients with life-threatening emergencies and subsequent management of critically ill or injured patients
• Excellent clinical skills including procedural skills


Qualifications and Training (essential/ desirable)
• Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or its equivalent from a recognized University or Institution
• Must be registered with the Medical and Dental Practitioners Council with a valid practicing licence
• Fluent English; both Oral and Written.
• Working experience of 3 years and above as a medical officer in a recognized hospital
Personal Attributes
Successful performance at MSI is not simply defined in terms of ‘what’ people achieve, but equally is about ‘how’ people go about their jobs and the impact that they have on others. We encourage and expect all team members will demonstrate the following behaviours:
• Initiative
Thinking ahead and taking action to make the most of opportunities by finding the optimum solution
• Innovative
Thinking creatively and outside of the box so that ideas generated create a positive outcome
• Effective Communication
Communicating through active listening and good questioning techniques, using appropriate body language, ensuring information is clear and concise.
• Responsive
Being responsive to changing priorities and demands
• Working Efficiently
Planning, prioritising and organising work to ensure work is accurate and deadlines are met
• Sharing Information
Sharing information and knowledge whilst maintaining confidentiality
• Focus on Learning
Taking responsibility for keeping knowledge and skills updated and for seeking opportunities to develop further
• Commitment
Awareness and understanding of goals, vision and values and how your role impacts on this and going the extra mile to meet role requirements
• Driven
Drive and determination to deliver results
• Accountable
Taking responsibility for appropriate decisions that you make, and the actions and behaviour you demonstrate
• Embracing Change
Openness to embracing change within the organisation and being able to adjust plans/activities accordingly
• Motivated
Motivation towards achieving quality results to maximise potential
• Team Player
Working as part of a team by being supportive, flexible and showing respect for each other


Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Application procedure

To apply for the positions, Please submit your application and CV to jobs@mariestopes.or.ug
The deadline for applications is, 15th April 2021.

Date Posted: 2021-04-09

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