5 Medical Clinical Officer Job Placements – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Reports To: Medical Officer
International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian
crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at
the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and
life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At
work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity
and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads
the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998
supporting nationals and refugees and various institutions in the country
notably the government, community based organizations, the civil society and
the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health,
peace building, gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and
children & youth. IRC has a country office in Kampala, a regional office in
Lamwo, Moroto, West Nile and in South western Uganda. Given the conflict
outbreak in South Sudan, IRC extended its services to Palabek refugee
settlement to support refugees being settled in Lamwo district.
Job Summary: Under the supervision
and guidance of the health facility in-charge, the CO is expected to develop
the capacity of subordinates by provision of on-the site clinical mentorship,
support supervision and organizing for continuous medical education or
continuous professional development for the facility staffs. S/he will be
expected to work within the health facility and offer services in the community
in the catchment area; and collaborate with the health implementing partners in
the settlement. .
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Offer daily clinical
assessment and prescription of treatment for all patients attending the health
·       Ensure proper
documentation of the history, examination findings, investigations and
treatment prescribed.
·       Refer to the doctor in
charge or to the doctor on call challenging cases and relevant information such
as patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper
clinical management.
·       Conduct minor surgical
procedures in the OPD minor theatre i.e. stitching cut wounds, I&D of
abscesses, removal of minor foreign bodies etc.
·       Actively participate in
weekly CME’s held at the health facility or health post.
·       Do health facility
coverage and on-call as required.
·       Participate in camp
health surveys/campaigns.
·       Assist in daily morning
ward rounds of admitted patients with the medical officer assigned to the ward
and contribute to bedside teachings to junior staff.
·       Ensure complete and
accurate inventory of medicines and supplies located at the health unit and
monitor and supervise their usage.
·       Liaises with other
cadres in the unit in the delivery of quality health care to patients
·       Adheres to professional
codes of conduct and ethics.
·       Provide health talks to
patients/clients on day-to-day basis.
·       Carry out other relevant
duties as may be required or assigned by your supervisor.
·       Support in any other
duties assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must
have a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health or its equivalent from
a recognized Institution.
·       Must be registered and
licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council.
·       Experience working in a
refugee settlement or any other humanitarian setting.
·       At least two years of
work experience, with field experience in a health project implementation.
·       Planning, organizing and
·       Concern for quality and
·       Communication
·       Ethics and integrity
·       Self-control and stress
·       Time management
How to Apply:
send filled IRC application form, cover letter, and Curriculum Vitae in ONE PDF
attachment clearly indicating the position that you have applied for to: UA
IRCJobs@rescue.org or hands
deliver to Human Resource department in IRC Lamwo Office, Located on Mission
road, Palabek Kal.
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
note that if you do not follow the above instructions your application will be
automatically disqualified.
all applications will be assessed strictly on their individual merits,
qualified Females are especially encouraged to apply. IRC is an equal
opportunity Employer.
Deadline: 27th
January 2020
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