Clinical Officer – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Health
About US:
The International
Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by
conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It
was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in
Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens
of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced.
Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to
rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from
violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.
Job Summary:  The Clinical officer shall be responsible for
quality clinical services delivery at the PHC facilities and supervise routine
care service providers at both static and outreaches. Under the supervision and
guidance of the Medical Officer in charge , the MCO is expected to develop the
capacity of subordinates by provision of On-the site clinical mentorship,
support supervision and organizing for continuous medical education or
continuous professional development for the facility staffs. S/he is
responsible for ensuring staff duty schedules is developed timely and shared
among units.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • S/he will be expected to work within the health post and community
    in the catchment population and collaborate with the health implementing
    partners in the settlement. Responsibilities may include supervision of
    health staff and developing project review meetings and coordinating with
    the appropriate stakeholders. The MCO will monitor quality of clinical
    services at facility level and during outreaches.
  • Keep records of all health services, medicine and medical supplies,
    infection prevention and control. Responsible for the daily clinical
    assessment and prescription of treatment for all patients attending the
    health unit.
  • Ensure proper documentation of the history, examination findings,
    investigations and treatment prescribed.
  • Refer to the doctor in charge or to the doctor on call challenging
    cases and relevant information such as patient’s status and laboratory
    results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
  • Conduct minor surgical procedures in the OPD minor theatre i.e.
    stitching cut wounds, I&D of abscesses, removal of minor foreign
    bodies etc
  • Actively participate in weekly CME’s held at the health facility or
  • Do health facility coverage and on-call as required.
  • Participate in camp health surveys/campaign.
  • Assist in daily morning ward rounds of admitted patients with the
    medical officer assigned to the ward and contribute to bedside teachings
    to junior staff.
  • Keep complete and accurate inventory of medicines and supplies
    located at the health unit and monitor and supervise their usage.
  • Liaises with other cadres in the unit in the delivery of quality
    health care to patients
  • Adheres to professional codes of conduct and ethics.
  • Provide health talks to patients/clients on day to day basis.
  • Carry out other relevant duties as may be required or assigned by
    your supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Clinical
    Officer job must hold a  Diploma in
    Clinical Medicine and Community Health or its equivalent from a recognized
  • Must be registered and licensed with the Allied Health Professionals
  • Two years of work experience, with field experience in a health
    project implementation
  • Planning, organizing and coordinating
  • Concern for quality and standards
  • Communication
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Self control and stress management
  • Time management
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs, cover letters and
filled application form, download
, clearly indicating “Clinical Officer” as the subject to: (The Human Resource and Administration department,
International Rescue Committee)
Deadline: 13th February 2019
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