NGO Careers – Clinical Officer at Marie Stopes International (MSI)

Job Title:     Clinical Officer
Organisation: Marie Stopes
International (MSI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Center Manager
Ref: 007/08/2015
About US:
Marie Stopes
International (MSI) is a global non-profit organisation providing personalised
contraception and safe post-abortion care services to women and girls. Our
local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in
communities across 37 countries. The services we provide give a woman the power
to choose when she has children so that she is free pursue her plans and dreams
for herself and her family.
Job Summary: The Clinical
Officer’s major responsibility is to maintain the high clinical standards
expected by MSI and actively work to promote the smooth running of the centre
and contribute to improved financial performance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Client Care:
Send comprehensive client counselling on
reproductive health and other health matters.
Take necessary steps to ensure that all centre
clients are treated with sensitivity, respect, and consideration.
If complaints are raised, be able to effectively
manage and resolve them. 
Promptly refer complaints that persist or of serious
magnitude to the centre manager for management. 
Ensure that client confidentiality is maintained.
Budgetary Control
: work closely with the centre manager,
Routinely monitor medical stock supplies required and
utilised at the centre for maximum efficiency.
Take steps to ensure that medical supplies are
adequate, but not excessive. 
Take responsibility to ensure that costs are
contained within the approved annual budget. 
Strive for income from services to meet or exceed
set targets.
Technical Excellence:
Based on client history, responsible for the examination,
sending laboratory test reports and findings and above all client needs,
prescribe appropriate drugs.
Carry out appropriate procedures that including
Intravenous Therapy, Tubal Ligation, Vasectomy, Norplant, IUD insertion, Pap
smear, MVA procedure and VCT.
Ensure responsible follow up and treatment of
Follow the Ugandan Clinical Guidelines for
appropriate management of most conditions and illnesses. 
Refer complicated conditions to a hospital for
further management.
Ensure that the highest standards of reproductive
health and general clinical services (including HIV/AIDS services) are
achieved, as laid down in the Marie Stopes Partnership Manual. 
Work closely with the centre manager to ensure that
the centre complies with MSI policies and protocols for vocal local, infection
prevention and emergency preparedness (including resuscitation). 
Record Keeping and Reporting:
In collaboration with the Centre Manager;
Ensure that all company/corporate clients claim
forms are duly completed and signed by you immediately after treatment of each
individual client.
Ensure that all claim forms are checked for errors
and correctness before submissions to SO.
Make sure that SO reporting and record keeping
guidelines for all clients are adhered to.
Promotional and External Relations Activities
: work in
liaison with Centre Manager,
Carry out outreach activities including VSC, CHW
network development.
Actively participate in planned promotional
activities including radio programs and MSI-U condom social marketing
Represent MSU in all meetings held with the DDHS, as
well as representing MSU on district build and maintain working relationships
with district authorities in conjunction with the Centre Manager and provide
Feedback to the Centre Manager on outcomes of such meetings.
Team Development:
Ensure that team members are updated on new drugs
and technological and SRH developments. 
Work closely with the Centre Manager for technical
support, clinical updates and daily running of the centre.
Actively participate in district training where
appropriate and inform the Centre Manager of additional skills gained or
required by team members.
Develop and implement work plan activities in
consultation and collaboration with the Centre Manager. 
Assist the Centre Manager in ensuring that all team
members contribute creatively, meaningfully and actively to the development and
implementation of the work plans.
Render support in the development of effective
client referral network to the centres through training and feedback on
performance of MSU CHWs.
Professional and Ethical Conduct:
Observe the relevant code of conduct for Clinical Officers
in Uganda in regard to professional and ethical conduct.
Provide Clinical care that is to the highest
standard and safety. Competent management of medical emergencies and
appropriate referral is paramount. 
Work closely with the Centre Manager monitor team
performance and immediately address breaches of professional and ethical
Dress smartly and wear either the MSU uniform or
white coat while on duty.
Perform any other work related duties as may be
assigned by the supervisor. 
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a Diploma in
Clinical Medicine and Community Health
A minimum of two years’ experience in a clinical
Possess a valid medical practising licence
Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in MS
Office Packages
The Clinical
Officer is required to demonstrate MSI Uganda’s core values of:
Accountability of all staff to each other and our
clients and stakeholders
Equality of opportunity and access
Value for money in the management of our resources
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their electronic
applications including a cover letter, updated CV and academic documents via
E-mail to:
Deadline: 21st August, 2015

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