Medical Officer job at Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development Uganda (ACORD-U)


ACORD-U

Medical Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 19 May 2022

Hiring Organization: ACORD-U

Job Details:

ACORD Uganda is a National Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that has worked in Uganda since 1979 initially as an implementing arm of ACORD International. ACORD Uganda aspires to contribute towards Uganda’s Development, Humanitarian response and to promote social justice for vulnerable communities and groups particularly the poor, children, youth, PWDs and women. We work with government, communities, civil society organizations and the private sector to positively impact on the lives of vulnerable groups in Uganda. ACORD has operations in North, Central, Eastern, West Nile and South Western Uganda. We provide Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS care to people of concern and the local communities. ACORD-Uganda is seeking to recruit a highly competent, dynamic, trainable and experienced candidate for immediate placement for period of 5 months in the following position:
Job title: Medical Officer
Job Summary: The Medical Officer is 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 performs surgery with competence in the health facility.
Reports Directly to : Health In-Charge or Health Coordinator:

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
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 patient’s card and in registration books such that patient treatment is continuous
• Attend to emergency cases in the health facility
• Assist with and perform surgical interventions and clinical procedures within competency.
• 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 Code of Conduct
• Ensure direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentorship and participate in capacity building opportunities
• Ensure data collected is accurate and submit reports according to schedule
• Other duties as assigned by ACORD Management


Education, Licenses, & Certifications
• The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery as a minimum requirement
• Registration with Uganda Medical Practitioners Council
• Valid practicing license is required
• At least two 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, Skills & Abilities

• 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
• Knowledge of surgery methods and best practice

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 provide high quality, ethical, compassionate care that places the needs of the patient first
• Ability to be flexible and manage stress
• Ability to support and promote ACORD vision and adhere to the ACORD Code of Conduct

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
This position requires to work at health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions (Refugee setting).
ACORD-U has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. ACORD-U also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo reference and background checks.

Application procedure

Send CV and Application Letter to hr@acorduganda.org to apply.

Date Posted: 2022-05-13

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