Clinical Officer (ECHO)

at International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Location Arua, Uganda
Date Posted May 22, 2020
Category Health Care / Medical
NGO
Job Type Contract
Currency UGX

Description

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 it country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kit gum Moroto, 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 Clinical officer shall be responsible for quality clinical services delivery at the PHC facilities and supervise routine care service providers at both static and outreaches.

Under the supervision and guidance of the Medical  Officer in charge of the Zone, the MCO is expected to develop the capacity of subordinates by provision of On-the site clinical mentorship, support supervision and organizing for continuous medical education or continuous professional development for the facility staffs. S/he is responsible for ensuring staff duty schedules is developed timely and shared among units.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  •   S/he will be expected to work within the health post and community in the catchment population and collaborate with the health implementing partners in the settlement. Responsibilities may include supervision of health staff and developing project review meetings and coordinating with the appropriate stakeholders. The MCO will monitor quality of clinical services at facility level and during outreaches. Keep records of all health services, medicine and medical supplies, infection prevention and control. Responsible for the daily clinical assessment and prescription of treatment for all patients attending the health unit.
  •  Ensure proper documentation of the history, examination findings, investigations and treatment prescribed.
  • Refer to the doctor in charge or to the doctor on call challenging cases and relevant information such as patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
  •  Conduct minor surgical procedures in the OPD minor theatre i.e. stitching cut wounds, I&D of abscesses, removal of minor foreign bodies etc
  •  Actively participate in weekly CME’s held at the health facility or post
  •  Do health facility coverage and on-call as required.
  •  Participate in camp health surveys/campaign.
  •  Assist in daily morning ward rounds of admitted patients with the medical officer assigned to the ward and contribute to bedside teachings to junior staff.
  •  Keep complete and accurate inventory of medicines and supplies located at the health unit and monitor and supervise their usage. .
  •  Liaises with other cadres in the unit in the delivery of quality health care to patients
  •  Adheres to professional codes of conduct and ethics.
  •  Provide health talks to patients/clients on day to day basis.
  •  Carry out other relevant duties as may be required or assigned by your supervisor 

Communication/Reporting

  • Provide regular feedback on day to day running of the facility.
  •   Assist in preparation of donor reports;
  •  Participate in the development and implementation of program work plans.

Key working relationships:

INTERNAL:

Direct supervisor:        Medical officer

Technical support: Health facility in-charge.

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

 

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.

 

 

 

Qualifications

 

Education

  •  Must have a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health or its equivalent from a recognized Institution
  •  Must be registered and licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council

Experience

  •  At least 2 years of work experience, with field experience in a health project implementation

Skills and Abilities

  •  Planning, organizing and coordinating
  •  Concern for quality and standards
  •  Communication
  •  Ethics and integrity
  •  Self-control and stress management
  •  Time management

 

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