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Medical Officer

Medical Teams International

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted December 31, 2021.

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# Job Description

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.

Job 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 patients
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 patients 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
• Ensure data collected is accurate and submit reports according to schedule
• Other duties as assigned

Education, Experience, Licenses and Certifications
• Bachelors Degree in Medicine and Surgery is required
• Registration with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council
• Valid practicing license is required
• 2 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
• 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
NOTE: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job. It is not
intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills
required of staff in this position. Duties, responsibilities and skills are
also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department or
organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement
between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams
International as the requirements of the job change.

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**Closing Date** : 5th Jan. 2022

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