Emergency Doctor NGO Job Careers – ADRA Uganda

Job Title:       Emergency
Organisation: Adventist
Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Uganda
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Head
Doctor, Medical Coordinator
About US:
The Adventist
Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a humanitarian non-governmental
organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that demonstrates God’s love
and compassion. The organization works with people in poverty and distress to
create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible
action. Currently the organization implements relief and development projects
in West Nile, Acholi, Karamoja and South-Western Uganda. ADRA wishes to recruit
a highly qualified, experienced and energetic Ugandan national, to occupy the
vacant position of Internal Auditor/Controller.
About CEMS:
Emergency Medical Support (CEMS) – Field Emergency and Inpatient Unit +
Comprehensive Primary and Secondary Health Clinic. The CEMS Project is
contributing to run a static emergency medical unit 24/7 in Kyaka II Refugee
Settlement that is serving the refugee community mainly from DRC, as well the
host community.
Job Summary:  The Emergency Doctor treats infections and
injuries in a hospital emergency room or urgent care facility. Their duties
include treating patients with life-threatening illnesses, requesting medical
tests, performing follow-up visits, establishing effective patient care plans,
and referring patients to the appropriate specialists when possible. Should
have superb communication and interpersonal abilities, with excellent judgment
skills. In emergency situation doctors often treat patients who have
life-threatening conditions. Their primary job functions are to resuscitate or
stabilize patients and refer them to the appropriate medical departments. For
this reason, emergency doctors often work as part of a team, with physicians of
other specialities and other members of the emergency room staff. However,
because this is a humanitarian scenario, emergency doctors must evaluate a wide
variety of ailments, sometimes with little to no information. They must
multitask and pay attention to detail, be able to think and act quickly to make
a tentative diagnosis and determine the appropriate course of treatment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assess patients that enter the emergency room immediately and
    oversee emergency patient’s recovery;
  • Admitting patients requiring special care, followed by
    investigations and treatment;
  • Making notes and preparing paperwork, both as a legal record of
    treatment and for the benefit of other healthcare professionals – this
    includes insert necessary data at the patients record software;
  • Work simultaneously with other doctors as part of a team, either in
    the same ‘department’ or within other specialties;
  • Work side by side with an international health professional
  • Request the appropriate medical tests, review all medical
    (laboratory, x-ray) reports concerning patients and based on them, follow
    a treatment plan;
  • Liaising with other medical and non-medical staff in the hospital to
    ensure quality treatment;
  • Ensure that patients are stable before transferring them to the
    proper department for further evaluation;
  • Provide instructions for discharge and any relevant paperwork;
  • Make sure that all medical records are properly kept and maintained;
  • Respond to all forms of acute medical emergencies with immediate
  • Perform and interpret electrocardiogram, basic ultrasounds, X-rays;
  • Excellent communication skills especially active listening skills
    and being proactive in patient care;
  • Must have good time management abilities and the ability to think
    and act critically at all times;
  • Good decision-making ability even under pressure;
  • Able to work as part of a team or even lead a team if need be;
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures,
    rules, and regulations;
  • Work in the Out Patients Department when needed;
  • Supervises medical students and junior doctors;
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending
    educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing
    personal networks, etc;
  • Work in other area of the CEMS differently than ED, when asked.
  • The Emergency Doctor will undertake medical and surgical
    consultations as required, as well as undertaking visits to nearby
    settlements/communities as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the ADRA Uganda Emergency Doctor job
    placement should hold a Degree in Medicine
  • At least three years of experience
  • Experience in Emergency Department and in Primary Health Care
  • Ability to work in a rotating shift of 8 hours
  • Flexibility to work 16 hours shift when needed
  • Availability to work 24 hours shifts;
  • Fluent in English
  • Swahili and French
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people from different
    educational, linguistic, cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Proficiency in handling basic computer programs used in hospital
    management and basic computer skills in Word and Excel.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications online at
the link below
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