Director Clinical Services – Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Organisation: Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director
About JCRC:
Joint Clinical Research
Centre (JCRC) is a national Ugandan organization that was established in 1991
as a medical institution and HIV AIDS Centre of Excellence specializing in
medical research, health care and training.
Job Summary: The Director Clinical Services will be responsible for the overall
supervision and coordination of activities in the clinical section of JCRC. The
incumbent is also required to ensure that health workers have access to and
trained on updated medical information. He/she will work closely with the
Business Development Manager, other health sectors and senior management to
identify strategies for strengthening clinical services both in quality and as
one of the major sources for income generation for purposes of moving  JCRC forward as a self-sustaining entity.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Steer
    the strategic thinking process for diversification of clinical services
  • Actively
    coordinate all units within the clinical department of JCRC that are
    directly concerned within the care of patients attending the JCRC
  • Ensure
    smooth running of the inpatient and the general outpatient and private
    clinics of JCRC.
  • Provide
    advanced care and consultations for patients.
  • Actively
    participate in the development of Strategic and Departmental work plans.
  • Provide
    leadership in supporting the organizational strategic plan in implementing
    activities in the department.
  • Prepare
    and coordinate submission of reports as required by the organisation and
  • Take
    part in clinical research and supervise assigned research team.
  • Lead
    doctors’ forum meetings and organize continuing medical education for
  • Provide
    and oversee on-site training for health care providers in-house and other
  • Assess
    and determine optimal workforce requirement for the department.
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Master’s degree in clinical human
    medical disciplines such as Internal Medicine, Paediatrics or an
    equivalent. Also, hold a Bachelor Degree in Medicine and General Surgery
  • At
    least eight years of professional experience in a hospital setting among
    which (3) should have been at the same or equivalent level.
  • Past
    research experience with publishing record in peer review medical
  • Possess
    excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a team player
How to Apply:
All candidates should
send their applications and supporting documents including copies of academic
qualifications and curriculum vitae (CV) indicating names plus telephone contacts
of three professional referees should either be posted to: Manager; Human
Resource & Development, Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC), Plot 101,
Lubowa Hill, Entebbe Road, P.O. Box 10005, Kampala, Uganda OR sent via email
Deadline: 13th March, 2015
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