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Clinical Officer

The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

This is a Full-time position in Kitgum posted January 12, 2022.

Clinical Officer Jobs in The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Kitgum vacancies in Kitgum at The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

# Job Description

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a
world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services
for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is
currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the
immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and
the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.

The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass
displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance
Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of
Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the
influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up
its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting
durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives,
strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda
is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development
–bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in
Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese
and Kampala.

Scope of work

The Clinical officer shall be responsible for quality clinical services
delivery at the PHC facilities and supervise routine care service providers at
both static and outreaches.
Under the supervision and guidance of the Medical Officer in charge of the
Zone, the MCO 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 is responsible for ensuring staff duty schedules is
developed timely and shared among units.

Roles and Responsibilities

•S/he will be expected to work within the health post and community in the
catchment population and collaborate with the health implementing partners in
the settlement.
•Supervision of health staff and developing project review meetings and
coordinating with the appropriate stakeholders.
•The MCO will monitor quality of clinical services at facility level and
during outreaches.
•Keep records of all health services, medicine and medical supplies, infection
prevention and control. Responsible for the daily clinical assessment and
prescription of treatment for all patients attending the health unit.
•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 post.
•Do health facility coverage and on-call as required.
•Participate in camp health surveys/campaign.
•Assist in daily morning ward rounds of admitted patients with the medical
officer assigned to the ward and contribute to bedside teachings to junior
•Keep 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


•Must have a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health or its
equivalent from a recognized Institution.
•At least 2 years of work experience, with field experience in a health
project implementation.
•Must be registered and licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council.
•Planning, organizing and coordinating
•Concern for quality and standards.
•Good Communication Skills
•Ethics and integrity.
•Self-control and stress management.
•Time management.

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**Closing Date** : 24th Jan. 2022

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