Medical Officer (15) – Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation

BACKGROUND: Baylor
College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda
(Baylor Uganda)
headquartered at Mulago hospital, is a comprehensive HIV care and treatment
organization that supports the treatment and care of HIV infected and affected
Children and Adults. Baylor – Uganda has three operational areas; HIV/ AIDS
prevention, care and treatment services, Health professional training and
clinical research. Baylor-Uganda is engaged in working with the Ministry of
Health in Kabarole, Kyenjojo and Kamwenge Districts in Uganda in strengthening
health systems for improved delivery of HIV/AIDS services. As an extension of
this work, Baylor -Uganda will use the same approach to strengthen Maternal and
Child health services in Western Uganda. We are therefore looking for
experienced, committed and hard working individuals prepared to work for a
fixed one year contract in Health centres III and IV and District hospitals under
the guidance of the District Health Teams.
 
The following positions are available:
.
IV. Medical Officer: (15)
Duty station: Kabarole , Kamwenge & Kyenjojo,
Reports to: District Health Officer
Role definition: Medical officers will work with and in
many cases provide leadership to the teams in Health facilities offering MCH
services.
Key Responsibilities:
• Work with facility team in offering quality mother and child health services
in accordance with MoH policies and procedures.
• Offer Emergency Obstetric services including Caesarean section operations.
• Participate in Quality Assurance/Quality Control.
• Ensure the capacity of Health Workers in supported facilities is built
through appropriate Continuous Professional Development sessions and Mentorship
programme.
• Ensure timely forecasting and requisitions of MCH supplies and commodities
from the NMS.
• Any others responsibilities assigned by management in line within project
scope of work.



Specifications
The successful candidate should have;
• Bachelors degree in Medicine and Surgery from recognized University.
• Completed internship and rotated in obstetrics and Gynecology
• Registration with the Uganda Medical Dental Practitioners Council
• Ability to communicate well with patients and their care-givers
• Willingness to work in remote /rural areas.
• Demonstrated Interest in Maternal and Child Health
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Qualified and interested persons who wish to apply may hand deliver, or post an
application letter with a detailed CV and copies of academic transcripts,,,
naming at least three professional referees with their telephone contact to:
Human Resources
Manager,
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation
• Uganda,
COE, Block 5 Mulago Hospital,
P. O. Box 72052, Clock Tower, Kampala.
OR
Applications can also
be handed in at the DHO offices of Kabarole, Kamwenge and Kyenjojo”.
Persons working in the Government Health System ARE NOT ELIGIBLE to apply.
Note that the shortlisted people will be invited for interviews at the above
mentioned Districts
Closing date for receipt of these applications is Friday, 27/January/2012.
 
NOTE: PLEASE INDICATE THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR AND DUTY STATION.
APPLICANTS WITH
SKILLS AND CAN COMMUNICATE IN LOCAL LANGUAGE OF INDICATED DISTRICTS WILL HAVE
AN ADDED ADVANTAGE

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