Clinical Officer – ADA

Africa Development
Assistance (Part of Africa Development Alternatives), ADA, seeks to recruit a
PROGRAMME DIRECTOR and CLINICAL OFFICER for its partner agency, the
Namugongo Fund for Special Children at Namugongo, Wakiso District on the
outskirts of Kampala. Namugongo Fund for Special Children provides orphans and
vulnerable children (OVCs) with access to education, healthcare, and other
social services. Located less than 30 minutes’ drive from Kampala, at Namugongo
in Wakiso District, NFSC is a rural community-based, Non-Governmental
Organization reaching over 1,500 children each day through multi-site breakfast
centers, psychosocial support, school scholarships, after school programming,
medical support, and child sponsorships. Twenty-five percent of children cared
for by NFSC are infected with HIV, while all experience the effects of AIDS
through poverty, homelessness, school dropout, social isolation,
discrimination, and/or loss.
The CLINICAL
OFFICER
position has responsibility for clinical-patient assessments,
provision of medical care and treatment to clients and their
care takers, and
contribution to continuous professional development in line with the Ministry
of Health guidelines.
Reporting to the
Programme Director, the Clinical Officer carries out the following functions:
  • Provides clinical assessments and
    evaluation of health or illnesses of clients and give proper
    individualized care and treatment in line with MOH SOPs
  • Provides appropriate advice,
    health education and counseling to patients and their care-givers in line
    with MOH SOPs
  • Monitors adverse drug reactions,
    disease progression and provides appropriate management including referral
    of complicated cases to higher levels of management in line with MOH SOPs
  • Prepares and presents at case
    conferences, mortality audit and organizational medical education sessions
    as per clinicians’ schedule to promote continuous professional development
    in line with MOH SOPs
  • Registers the microbiology
    laboratory results, trace patients with critical laboratory results and
    makes monthly reports on these results
  • Carries out didactic Training and
    Mentorship for health care professionals in the clinic, in pediatric and
    adult HIV/AIDS care and treatment, to increase their confidence in
    accordance with the MOH SOPs
  • Performs ongoing operational
    research; writes out relevant abstracts for presentation to local and
    international conferences, as well as for publishing such findings in line
    with the NFSC research standards operating procedures.
Required Skills and
Experience
• Diploma in clinical
medicine or equivalent from a recognized institution
• Registered with the Uganda Medical and Allied Professionals’ Council
• At least two years of experience in clinic or hospital-based services
• Research, report writing and networking skills.
• Experience in HIV/AIDS and ART is an added advantage
• Written and spoken English, the national language of Uganda. Knowledge of
Luganda, while not a requirement, will be an asset given the location of NFSC.
• Computer literacy Terms of offer
NFSC will offer a
competitive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the
position.
How to apply:
Application procedure
Interested candidates
may apply by 30th January 2012 to: Africa Development Assistance,
Ref: Post No. SEP/Ug/0100 14 Nakasero Road – Jocasa House, 3rd Floor, OR P.O.
Box 72633, Kampala. Email: information@adalternatives.org

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