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Kampala, Uganda



June 20, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Officially opened in Mbale, Uganda on January 19, 2001, CURE Uganda is one of Africa’s leading pediatric hospitals for brain surgery and the treatment of neurological conditions. It provides minimally-invasive endoscopic neurosurgical procedures and attracts surgeons from around the world to its prestigious CURE Neuro Fellowship Program. The teaching hospital consists of three operating rooms, an 18-bed Intensive Care Unit, and 68 Ward beds. Hospital staff complete approximately 1,900 surgical procedures annually for children with conditions including hydrocephalus, spina bifida, brain tumors, and other neural tube defects. In addition to world-class clinical service, CURE Uganda ministers to the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their communities.

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Job Title

Medical Officer job at CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda

Job Description

CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda, a Private-Not-For-Profit (PNFP) Christian Hospital specialized in Pediatric Neurosurgery and Integrated Spiritual Ministry, is seeking an experienced Individual for the Full-time position of a Medical Officer.

Position Title : Medical Officer
Reports to : Medical Director/ Clinical Services Supervisor
Supervises : None
Duty Station : CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda
Department : Medical
Location : Mbale, Uganda
Duration : Fixed Term – Renewable

Position Overview
To provide clinical care of patients in outpatient, ward, ICU OR and outreach clinics ensuring efficient, effective and safe medical care services at CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide Primary Care Services

  • Develop proficiency in Medical management and pre-operative, post operative care for surgical patients as well as assisting surgeons in theatre during operation for common neurosurgical conditions of patients seen at the hospital.

  • Assess the urgency and severity of presenting problems through history taking examination and investigation.

  • Examines, investigates and treats employees and their qualified dependents at the outpatients’ clinic.

  • Recommending and where appropriate, undertaking relevant treatment options, including patient referral to outside specialists.

  • Participates in the clinical activities of the ward which include ward rounds coverage at night and weekends as scheduled.

  • Carries out prospective employee medical examinations.

  • Travels to remote clinic sites to perform assessments and follow-up on patients as scheduled.

Improve Patient Health

  • Ongoing health and development assessment and advice to patients.

  • Health education, counselling and information provision about how to improve health and prevent disease and interventions or treatments that treat risk factors.

• Provides counseling to patients and their families.

Accuracy of information

• All information you enter into the system is accurate, appropriate and in accordance with agreed protocols.

• Clinical notes for all patient consultations must be accurately recorded in the clinical patient notes within 24 hours of seeing the patient.

• Accurate and timely operation reporting.


• Professional liaison with other health professionals is maintained.

• All staff are informed, as appropriate, about anything that they should be aware of regarding a patient, or regarding the internal workings of the practice.

• Staff and team meetings are attended as requested.

• All staff problems or issues are referred to the Clinical services manager or senior medical officer in the first instance.

• Communicates effectively with all other facility staff and disciplines to ensure successful patient care.

Professional development function

• Ongoing CME is maintained at least at the level required to maintain ongoing accreditation through the maintenance of professional standards of the UMDPC.

• Participate in practice accreditation or other quality improvement systems.

• Participation in clinical audit as required by UMDPC or other clinical or administrative indication.

• Participates in CME activities as may be organized in and outside the hospital.

• Prepares well organized health education talks for mothers and staff members.

• Identification of short-term training that can help you perform your role better.

• Participate in the scheduled training and sensitization arrangements by the hospital for all co-workers.

• Ensure that the professional training tracker card is updated as per the above-mentioned training attended.

• A minimum of 3 professional development sessions – self initiated done in the fiscal year.

Privacy Act

• Total confidentiality and privacy of patients is maintained.

Health & Safety

• Comply with established health and safety policies with regard to handling of instruments, storage of drugs and disposal of sharps and other potentially dangerous equipment and substances.

• All staff are expected to work in such a way that does not cause injury to themselves, other staff members or customers.

• Following & complying with H&S policies, processes & applying them to their own work activities, including using/wearing Personal Protective Equipment as required.

• Participating in activities directed at preventing harm & promoting well-being in the workplace Identifying, reporting & self-managing hazards where appropriate.

• Early and accurate reporting of incidents at work and raising issues of concern when identified.

• Reports any malfunction of equipment to the appropriate person (s) as soon as possible.

Occupational Health and Safety

• Ensures that the right PPE is used during each and every medical and surgical procedure.

• Ensures proper waste segregation and disposal to prevent injuries to self and others.

• Disinfects and wash all used instruments 15 mins after decontamination to prevent infection transmission.

Spiritual Ministry Participation

• Participates in the hospital’s Spiritual Ministry programs.

• Attend chapel and departmental bible studies with staff (depending on weekly schedule)

Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the co-worker for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Co-worker must perform other tasks, duties, and projects as assigned, as a member of the Human Resources team.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery or its equivalent from a recognized institution

  • Must have completed internship.

  • Must be registered with the Medical and Dental Practitioners Council

  • Ability to handle or process confidential documents or material in an appropriate manner.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, establish priorities, and work independently.

  • Must be Computer literate.

Knowledge, Skills Competences & Abilities

  • Skilled in taking patient history, physical examination and management especially of common conditions.

  • Willingness and ability to adopt new knowledge and research procedures.

  • Flexible attitude to duties and to hours of work with ability to remain calm under pressure.

Essential Skills

  • Maintains open communication with members of various levels of management.

  • Good teamwork and interpersonal skills.

  • Good oral and written communication and presentation skills

  • High level planning and organizational skills including efficient and effective time management and the ability to prioritize tasks.

Essential Experience And Knowledge

  • At least one-year experience in or demonstrated ability and desire to learn and embrace new ideas.

Essential Personal Attributes And Aptitudes

  • Positive attitude

  • Adherence to Christian ethos

  • Innovative and independent thinker

  • Exhibit high qualities of honesty and integrity when handling hospital resources.

  • Considers education a valuable part of the job for her/him and staff members.

  • Ability to establish priorities and proceed with objectives without supervision.

  • Highly organized and meticulous

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