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12 July 2016

DHSS Medical Officer NGO Job Vacancies - The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)

Job Title:    DHSS Medical Officer  
Organisation: The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)
Duty Station: Tororo, Uganda
VA No.: TASO-2016-HR/5
REF: TS/HR/PM 16
Reports to: DHSS Focal Person/Medical Coordinator

About US:
The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda) is an organisation contributing to a process of preventing HIV infection, restoring hope and improving the quality of Life of persons, families and communities affected by HIV infection and disease.

Job Summary: The DHSS Medical Officer will provide medical care and health education to Public Health Facilities (PHFs)

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will develop work plans for better guidance during the budgeting process
  • Offer technical guidance during the budgeting process
  • Inform PHF about donor allowables and none allowables
  • Ensure availability of medical supplies
  • Actively participate in requisitioning for medical supplies from stores
  • Keenly monitor utilization of medical supplies
  • Provide information to PHF Clients, aimed at reducing their vulnerability to AIDS and other HIV related diseases and infections through health education. Provide support to TASO Clients and Staff on the same
  • Counsel and educate patients and families regarding diagnosis and management plans
  • Define the need for appropriate follow-up based on age, diagnosis, and psychosocial issues
  • Develop written patient instructions appropriate to the clinical situation and caregiver/patient comprehension
  • Provide medical care to PHF Clients and support TASO Clients/Staff as well
  • Utilize potential outcome measures for evaluating the effectiveness of the management plan (e.g. test of cure for STDs)
  • Manage transfers and referral od clients to other PHFs whenever necessary
  • Participate in HIV/AIDS awareness and sensitizations at PHFs and in the communities
  • Participate in trainings of PHF health workers
  • Evaluate nursing care given to the clients
  • Evaluate necessary areas of improvement highlighted in the work of the nurses and clinicians
  • Provide support to Nurses and Clinicians in case conferencing difficult cases
  • Participate in appraisals for the Nurses and Clinicians                                                                
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant for the Medical Officer (DHSS) vacancy must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine (MBChB)
  • At least three years of medical service
  • Special Knowledge of HIV/ AIDS Management
  • Training and capacity Development
  • Special Knowledge of District Systems Strengthening
  • Ability to communicate medical facts to non-medical personnel
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Integrity
  • Emotional control
  • Confidentiality
  • Good team player
  • Ability to work under mental and physical stress
  • Innovativeness

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are invited to send an application letter, resume, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and three referees.
All interested Candidates MUST attach a fully filled Application Form, download here, or pick it from any TASO Centre and register in the applications book.

Note: Please firmly staple your papers together only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please forward your applications to:                     
The Director, Human Resource & Administration,
P.O. Box 10443,                                                      
Kampala. Uganda
         
OR Hand deliver your application to TASO HQ level II, located at Old Mulago Hospital

OR Apply Online -> Click Here

Deadline: 22nd July, 2016.


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