3 Entry Level Medical Officer NGO Job Placements – Medical Teams International (MTI)

Job
Title:           
 Medical
Officer (3 Entry Level Job Placements)
Organization: Medical
Teams International (MTI)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
About US:
Medical Teams
International is a faith-based not for profit health relief and development
organization with a Calling “Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break
barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world”. MTI-UG has
operations in West Nile and South western Uganda. We provide Comprehensive
Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition.
Job Summary:  The Medical Officer will be responsible for
performing consultations in OPD and IPD units in line with MoH protocol and
clinical guidelines to diagnose, treat and manage patients. Performs surgery
within competency and controls the rational distribution of medicine to improve
patients health conditions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Perform
OPD/IPD ward rounds to assess patient condition, diagnose and prescribe treatment
and/or refer complicated cases in line with clinical guidelines and hygiene
protocols
·        
Determine
when IPD patients should be discharged or transferred, ensuring referrals are
managed efficiently to minimize complications
·        
Control
the rational distribution of medicine and equipment; ensure sterilization and
good maintenance of medical equipment
·        
Keep the
patient and family informed about the illness and provide appropriate
explanations about the treatment to follow; verify understanding to ensure
informed consent and adherence to treatment
·        
Ensure
data traceability by recording all medical activities on patient’s card and in
registration books such that patient treatment is continuous
·        
Assist
with and perform surgical interventions and clinical procedures within
competency
·        
Attend
to emergency cases in the health facility
·        
Participate
in the recruitment of medical staff
·        
Ensure
general hygiene standards and universal precautions are followed at all times
and implement and monitor actions to reduce bio-hazard risks and improve
infection control
·        
Ensure
ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to
optimize the quality of care
·        
Participate
in the collection and analysis of epidemiological         data, checking its validity and informing the Medical
Coordinator about any problem or complication of the patient’s illness,
including medical error
·        
Ensure
that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and
ethics according to professional and MTI Codes of Conduct 
·        
Ensure
direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentorship and participate in
capacity building opportunities
·        
Conduct
performance evaluations and enforce disciplinary process as per MTI policy
·        
Ensure
data collected is accurate and submit reports according to schedule
·        
Other
duties as assigned



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant for the Medical Teams International (MTI) Medical Officer job must
hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery
·        
Registration
with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council
·        
Valid
practising license is required
·        
Two years
of work experience in a hospital practice relating to primary health care,
maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and communicable
diseases is required
·        
Experience
working with international NGOs is an added advantage
·        
Knowledge
of primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV and
AIDS and communicable diseases, surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and
gynaecology
·        
Knowledge
of professional clinical medicine principles, procedures  and techniques
·        
Knowledge
of surgery methods and best practices
·        
Knowledge
of medicines, hygiene management and IPC protocol
·        
Skilled
in applying clinical medicine principles and procedures in the evaluation and
treatment of patients
·        
Skilled
in performing surgery within competency
·        
Skilled
in prescribing correct medication
·        
Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills
·        
A good
command of both written and spoken English
·        
Ability
to maintain confidentiality of patient information and adhere to professional
code of conduct
·        
Ability
to treat all patients and staff with respect, without prejudice
·        
Ability
to provide high quality, ethical, compassionate care that places the needs of
the patient first
·        
Ability
to maintain detailed records with high accuracy
·        
Ability
to be flexible and manage stress
·        
Ability
to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should email their application letters and
Curriculum Vitae including work related references to;
recruitmentug@medicalteams.org.
Only online
applications will be accepted. Your application will be reviewed if you have
fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such
as MS Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped
files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 2MB.
NB:
Please clearly indicate the Position Title and Location you are applying for.
Do not attach your Academic Transcripts. They will be requested if you are
short listed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. MTI is an equal
opportunity employer.
Deadline: 16th August 2019 by 5:00pm
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