2 Entry Level Ophthalmic Clinical Officer Job Opportunities – Mengo Hospital

Organization: Mengo Hospital
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of Eye
About US:
Mengo Hospital was founded in 1897 in Kampala, and is the oldest
hospital in Uganda. It currently serves as an urban community hospital that
provides modern medical care. Mengo Hospital provides comprehensive care
including radiology, obstetrics, dentistry, orthopedics, and surgery.
Additionally, Mengo Hospital provides critical training and education to health
professionals through its various programs in midwifery and nursing, health
sciences, and laboratory technology. Mengo Hospital also has a dedicated
research and development team that works to find new solutions to health issues
in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Ophthalmic
Clinical Officer will provide holistic ophthalmic nursing services to both
inpatient and out patients within the hospital.
Key Duties and
  • Work in liaison with ophthalmologists and
    other health care officers to provide integrated, quality care for
  • Carry out diagnosis, treatment, review and
    management of eye patients
  • Asses and refer complicated patient cases
    to the Ophthalmologists as need may be for further management
  • Conduct minor surgeries such as incisions
    and drainages
  • Provide patients/clients with accurate
    information concerning their eye conditions and managing them accordingly
  • Identify surgical cases and refer them for
    admission or discharge
  • Participate in Continuing Medical
    education (CME) and research activities
  • Prepare and submit periodic reports as
  • Comply with the established code of
    conduct and ethics for Allied Health Workers

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Ophthalmic
    Clinical Officer job opportunity should preferably hold a Diploma in
    Clinical medicine and Higher Diploma in Ophthalmology from a recognized
  • Registered with the Nurses/Clinical
    Officer’s Council
  • A minimum of two years of working
    experience (Post specialization) in a busy eye hospital/ Clinic setup.
  • Willingness to work during odd hours and
    on weekends/holidays
  • Good team player
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their
application letters attached with a CV, copies of academic/training
certificates and testimonials, professional membership certificates indicating
three (3) referees and a reliable e-mail /telephone contact, addressed to:
Medical Director,
Mengo Hospital,
P.O. Box 7161, Kampala. Uganda
E-mail to:
Deadline: 15th September

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