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Medical Officer Special Grade-Pediatrics job at EMERGENCY Life Support for Civilian War Victims (EMERGENCY) | Apply Now

Are you looking for Medical jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Medical Officer Special Grade-Pediatrics job at EMERGENCY Life Support for Civilian War Victims (EMERGENCY)

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

April 30, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

EMERGENCY provides free, high-quality care to people affected by conflict and poverty. We do this in a sustainable way: building healthcare facilities, training local personnel, and conducting search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Job Title

Medical Officer Special Grade-Pediatrics job at EMERGENCY Life Support for Civilian War Victims (EMERGENCY)

Job Description

Overall, the role of a medical officer is multifaceted, encompassing clinical care, public health promotion, research, and administrative duties aimed at improving health outcomes for individuals and communities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Patient Care: Medical officers are often involved in direct patient care, which includes conducting medical examinations, diagnosing illnesses, prescribing treatment plans, and providing ongoing medical care.

  • Emergency Response: They may be required to respond to medical emergencies, providing immediate care and stabilization to patients in critical condition.

  • Health Promotion and Education: Medical officers play a key role in promoting public health by educating patients and communities about preventive measures, healthy lifestyle choices, and disease management.

  • Medical Research: Some medical officers may be involved in medical research, conducting studies to advance medical knowledge, develop new treatments, or improve existing healthcare practices.

  • Administrative Duties: Depending on their role and seniority, medical officers may have administrative responsibilities such as managing healthcare facilities, overseeing staff, and developing policies and procedures.

  • Collaboration with Healthcare Team: They work closely with other healthcare professionals including nurses, pharmacists, specialists, and administrative staff to ensure coordinated and effective patient care.

  • Documentation and Record-Keeping: Medical officers are responsible for maintaining accurate medical records, documenting patient care activities, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.

  • Continuing Education: They must stay current with advancements in medical knowledge and technology through ongoing education, attending conferences, and participating in professional development activities.

  • Ethical Practice: Medical officers must adhere to ethical standards and principles in their practice, including patient confidentiality, informed consent, and maintaining professional boundaries.

  • Quality Improvement: They may be involved in quality improvement initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality and safety of healthcare delivery, such as conducting audits, analyzing data, and implementing best practices.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • MBChB Degree or its equivalent from a recognized University or Institution:

  • Master of Medicine in Pediatrics and Child Health or its equivalent from a recognized University or Institution:

  • Registration certificates and valid practicing licenses; National ID.

  • Reporting and functional relationship: Responds to: Medical Coordinator.

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How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:
If you meet the above requirements and are interested, please submit your application including detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic and professional documentation, required registration with medical councils and names of 3 work-related Referees with their email/ telephone contacts.
Submission can be done personally to EMERGENCY'S office at Plot 120-122 Bishop Dunstan Nsumbuga Road Entebbe or by email to recruitment.uganda@emergency.it indicating the position and reference.

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