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Thursday, August 2, 2018

2 Clinical Officers Job at Relief International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Clinical Officers

Jobs at:
Relief International

Deadline of this Job:
Friday Aug 11th 2018 at 5:00 PM

Duty Station:
Health Posts in Isingiro District (Kyaka II), Uganda

ABOUT RI: Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in roughly 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
The clinical officer (CO) is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients at the health post. The CO carries out consultations of outpatient cases, facilitates timely referrals, provides health education, and engages the community. CO is responsible for supervision of health services in the facility and providing on-job training to subordinates. CO prepares and submits reports, and participates in operational research.
Essential Position Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Assess patients, make diagnoses, prescribe treatment, and recommend referral when needed.
  • Coordinate and supervise all day-to-day activities in the health facility
  • Be on-call 24 hours and coordinate referral of emergency cases to higher level facilities.
  • Manage and supervise the performance of the direct reports, including nurses, midwives, lab assistant, registrar, and dispenser.
  • Mentor, coach and build the capacity of direct reports.
  • Ensure availability of sufficient drugs and other medical equipment to enable the health facility to run effectively.
  • Participate in community mobilization and sensitization on curative and preventive health.
  • In collaboration with the nurses, prepare and communicate duty rosters to ensure smooth and uninterrupted provision of health services.
  • Write monthly and quarterly reports and submit to the District Health Office.
  • Carry out operational research in the catchment area to improve quality of health services.
    Participate in Continuing Professional Development activities.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • A Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council.
  • At least 3 years of experience in similar or higher position.
Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong planning and coordination skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage, supervise, and build the capacity of staff
  • Strong command of both written and spoken English
  • Computer literate, with ability to use Microsoft Office
RI Values:
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:
  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

Job application procedure

  1. Your application must include:
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    Letter of Interest (application cover letter)
  3. Photocopies of documents showing your credentials/qualifications for this position, if applicable
  4. Address your application stating the position you are applying for to:
The Human Resource Officer,
Relief International Office, Uganda.
Email: (you must indicate the position in the subject line of email).