Fresher Medical Clinical Officer Career Opportunities - Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader-Technical Supervisory Teams

About Us:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University - John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.

About CDC / PEPFAR Project:
With funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR, IDI is implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in 7 districts of mid-western Uganda Districts and 8 West Nile districts under the project: “Accelerating Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Service Delivery through Health System Capacity Building and Technical Assistance of District Health Teams and Health Facilities in Western and West Nile Regions in the Republic of Uganda under PEPFAR.”

Job Summary: The Medical Clinical Officer will offer technical support to health care workers at supported HFs; and assessment, diagnosis & clinical care to all patients

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical assistance and mentorship for health workers in HIV/AIDS care especially in TB/HIV areas
  • Offer continuous clinical mentoring in all areas including reporting for all related MoH reports
  • Support and participate in a Continuous Medical Education (CME) programs for all staff
  • Support coordination of health education talks in HIV/AIDS related fields
  • Take lead an strengthen quality improvement activities in all HIV/AIDS related fields at all facilities 
  • Support referral and linkages for clients receiving care at supported facilities 
  • Support HMIS and program reporting for all supported facilities
  • Perform any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Medicine
  • Additional training in clinical management of HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections Registration with the Allied Health professionals’ Council
  • One year of work experience in a busy clinical HIV/AIDS setting
  • Previous experience in clinical care of infants, children and adolescents would be an advantage
  • Specific experience and training in TB management or care
  • Good interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to interact productively and work in a team environment
  • Highly self-motivated, innovative and capable of meeting deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills required (Both oral & written)        
  • Willingness to travel and provide care services at selected health facilities and outreaches 
  • Willingness to work and live in rural areas is required

How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their application cover letter, CVs (with 2 professional referees) and copies of their academic credentials to: 

The Human Resources Manager,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline:  Friday, 7th October 2016 by 5:00 PM

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