8 Medical Officer US Non-profit Job Opportunities – AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)




Organisation: AIDS
Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
Duty Station:
Gombe Hospital, Uganda
About US:
AIDS Healthcare
Foundation (AHF) is an international not for profit NGO, with its Headquarters
based in Los Angeles, California. Aids Health Care Foundation is registered in
Uganda as Aids Health Care Foundation – Uganda Cares (AHF-UC) which is
collaboration between the Uganda Ministry of Health and AIDS Healthcare
Foundation (U.S.A) to provide free HIV/AIDS services; including antiretroviral
therapy in resource constrained settings. AHF- Uganda Cares to date operates in
15 districts including; Masaka, Kampala, Rakai, Mpigi, Lyantonde, Soroti,
Lwengo, Bukomansimbi, Kalungu, Kalangala, Masindi, Amuria, Butambala, Gomba,
Serere, Hoima and Tororo supporting 32 clinic sites country wide.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Sees patients both outpatients and in-patients setting (both new and
    follow-up) as required
  • Reviews history and examines patient to determine general physical
    condition 
  • Requests or performs various tests, analyses, and diagnostic images
    to provide information on patient’s condition.
  • Responsible for the timely updates of patient charts. New patients
    require complete History & Physical examination with generation of a
    problem list and course of action. Follow up patients require generation
    of progress notes and additions, if applicable, to the problem list.
  • Analyze reports and findings of tests and examination, and diagnoses
    condition.
  • Completes and documents treatment plan.
  • Provides the clients with adequate information related to the
    diagnosis, the condition being treated and course of action
  • Advices patients concerning diet, hygiene, and methods tor
    prevention of disease.
  • Reports deaths and outbreaks of contagious diseases to the Medical
    officer in-charge/ medical director and/or relevant governmental
    authorities
  • Completes medical records and referrals for clients in need of
    hospital admission, specialized treatment and transfers to other health
    facilities
  • Undertakes to gather additional information concerning the client
    and family members to foster a family based approach to patient care
  • Participates in training activities, mentorship and supervision of
    other provides, volunteers and interns at the facility
  • In conjunction with other team members participates in clinical team
    and quality of care meetings and interventions
  • Participates as a visiting clinician to support HIV services at
    lower level and outreach settings
  • Participates in health unit CMEs, staff and other relevant meetings
  • Will also perform other duties that will be delegated by his/her
    immediate supervisor


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a Medical Degree (MBChB) or its equivalent
    from a recognized university/institution must be registered with the
    medical and dental practitioner’s council.
  • One year of experience treating HIV positive patients
  • Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets common scientific and
    technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers,
    regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform
    to prescribed style and format.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public
    groups and/or boards of directors
  • Professional computer skills, including MS Word, Excel. Internet and
    Email
  • Ability to read and interpret documents pertaining to packaging,
    supplies, shipment and deliveries.
  • Ability to communicate well with vendors and other relevant
    individuals.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should e-mail their applications (Cover
Letter and CV Only) to: globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org mentioning position
applied for and job location in the subject line. The email should not be
larger than 2 MB – any larger email will not be considered.
Send our hard copy
application including telephone contact details to the:
Human Resource
Manager,
AHF – Uganda Cares,
Plot 548 Kira Road,
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: Monday 14th May 2018 by 5:00pm
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