Medical Officer job at Medical Teams International


Medical Teams International

Medical Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 05 January 2022

Hiring Organization: Medical Teams International

Job Details:

Medical Officer
Job Summary:

Responsible for performing consultations in OPD and IPD units in line with MoH protocol and clinical guidelines to diagnose, treat and manage patients. Performs surgery within competency and controls the rational distribution of medicine to improve patients health conditions.

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 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
• 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
• Assist with and perform surgical interventions and clinical procedures within competency
• Attend to emergency cases in the health facility
• Participate in the recruitment of medical staff
• 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
• Participate in the collection and analysis of epidemiological data, checking its validity and informing the Medical Coordinator about any problem or complication of the patients illness, including medical error
• Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Codes 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
• Bachelors Degree in Medicine and Surgery is required
• Registration with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council
• Valid practicing license is required
• 2 years of work experience in a hospital practice relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and communicable diseases 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, surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology
• Knowledge of professional clinical medicine principles, procedures and techniques
• Knowledge of surgery methods and best practices
• Knowledge of medicines, hygiene management and IPC protocol
Skills
• Skilled in applying clinical medicine principles and procedures in the evaluation and treatment of patients
• Skilled in performing surgery within competency
• 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
NOTE: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position. Duties, responsibilities and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

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Date Posted: 2021-12-30

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