Head Doctor NGO Job Careers – ADRA Uganda

Job Title:       Head
Organisation: Adventist
Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Uganda
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Medical
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 Head Doctor will ensure good quality care
for all patients, ensure good triage and patient flow and ensure that the
treatment, information and confidentiality of the patients are according to the
Patients Rights Policy. The Head Doctor is in charge of medical matters and is
the supervisor of other physicians, liaising between doctors and the management
team. Will directly assist the Medical Coordinator. It’s the Head Doctor’s duty
to ensure patients receive the highest quality treatment possible by evaluating
and training junior physicians, creating and enforcing the evidence-based
clinical guidelines, and seeing that processes in healthcare delivery are up to
standard. The Head Doctor have the primary responsibility of managing the
health organization’s doctors to provide safe, effective medical services to
the public and keeps current medical staff up-to-date on changing health
regulations. The daily duties include offering clinical guidance to physicians,
innovating policy changes, starting quality improvement efforts, evaluating the
quality of services and coordinating community relationships. Will frequently
attend management meetings to speak with health administrators and department
heads about the facility’s performance. The Head Doctor needs to possess good
organizational skills to track goal achievement and keep personnel records.
Communication skills are key to convey information clearly to other clinical
coordinators and the community.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assist and support the Medical Coordinator;
  • Participate and co-lead on morning medical meeting daily;
  • Divide his workday between treat patients in a clinical setting and
    the administrative responsibilities;
  • Ensure that the medical staff are aware of the Hospital’s SOP
    (Standard Operation Procedures), protocols and guidelines and are
  • Ensure that procedures and protocols are followed, in accordance
    with the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health, District Health
    Official, UNHCR, as well as ADRA Uganda HR’s policies;
  • Facilitate the provision of a stable physical, emotional,
    psychological and spiritual environment for the delivery of the best
    possible medical care to a vulnerable group of persons;
  • Monitor clinical performance and find ways to improve it both
    administratively and clinically;
  • Facilitate and supervise the work of locally employed medical
    doctors (with a special attention to the junior doctors), nurses and other
    health supporting staff as well as all health professional volunteers from
    around the world, and promote an atmosphere based on professional
    excellence, deep compassion and respect for different worldviews and
    religious convictions which are principles at the core of the faith-based
    organizations directly engaged in this project – ADRA and Adventist Help;
  • Cooperate with the Operations Committee to initiate procedures,
    regulations and programs to benefit the patients and support the health
  • Be involved in patient care through one-on-one patient care,
    clinical meetings, ward rounds, supervision treatments, amongst other
  • Ensure that the project’s objectives are being met, resources are
    appropriately spent and the overall morale and atmosphere remains positive
    in the midst of indescribable human suffering;
  • Work closely with the Head Nurse to ensure an excellent
    collaboration between the medical and nursing services in providing the
    best possible health care to patients;
  • Oversees the implementation of quality improvement efforts designed
    to improve clinical performance;
  • Give talks and teach classes within the facility or elsewhere;
  • Evaluates developments in medical care and makes recommendations for
    new practices and procedures;
  • Make sure of a good communication system between the OPD and the ER
    (and other Departments when applicable);
  • To carry and respond to a radio/phone when On Duty;
  • Fill the position of OPD doctor when needed;
  • Supervise, train and motivate all health care providers and support
    staff, especially medical students and junior doctors;
  • Maintaining professional knowledge and standards through continuing
    medical education, and personal professional development, keeping up to date
    with the latest medical treatments and medications relevant to general
    practice/primary health care;
  • Plan, implement, or administer health programs or standards in
    hospitals, businesses, or communities for prevention or treatment of
    injury or illness;
  • Ability to work long hours, often under pressure and be on call 24/7
    for any possible emergency;
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the ADRA Uganda Head Doctor job placement
    should hold a Degree in Medicine
  • At least five years of experience
  • 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 (preferred)
  • Swahili and French (preferred)
  • Experience in management, administration and planning skills
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people from different
    educational, linguistic, cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Excellent communication skills and aptness to build effective
    working relationships with staff and management at all levels
  • 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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