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Kyaka, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

February 10, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

In our broken world, so many people are suffering. They are pushed to the margins and forgotten. Men, women and children are persecuted and left without homes. They are hurting, sick and in crisis.

God calls us to love the vulnerable, to dare to love like Jesus. He uses us to provide people in crisis with protection and care.

We work to restore health as the first step to restoring hope. Because every person deserves the chance for a better life.

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Job Title

Orthopaedic Officer job at Medical Teams International Uganda

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for assisting in the management of injuries and diseases of bones, muscles and nerves. Identify, administer and train patients in the proper use of prosthetic and orthotic devices.

Duties and Responsibilities

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assess, diagnose, manipulate and make recommendations for the management of injuries and diseases of bones, muscles and nerves

  • Liaise with health facility staff in pre-operative, operative and post-operative patient care, including assisting during surgery and performing rehabilitation exercises

  • Collaborate with Clinicians to respond to emergency fracture and bone medical conditions

  • Liaise with Clinicians, community based staff and protection colleagues to identify, document and refer persons with medical orthopaedic needs such as mobility devices, wheelchairs, crutches and walking sticks

  • Work with the district hospital orthopaedic and physiotherapy team to ensure referred clients access services

  • Administer appliances to patients and train in the proper use of prosthetic and orthotic devices

  • Conduct home visits to follow up with patients who have received services at the district hospital and/or who are unable to travel to the health facility

  • Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct

  • Ensure data collected is accurate and submit reports according to schedule

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Competencies

Qualifications

EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Diploma in Orthopaedics is required; Bachelors Degree is preferred

  • Registration with Allied Health Professionals Council is required

  • Valid practising license is required


EXPERIENCE

  • 2 years of orthopaedic experience is required

  • Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE

  • Knowledge of orthopaedic principles and best practices

  • Knowledge of hygiene management and IPC protocol


SKILLS

  • Skilled in manipulating bones and muscles

  • Skilled in identifying appropriate appliances to assist patients

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including counselling patients regarding health needs

  • A good command of both written and spoken English


ABILITIES

  • 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 support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

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How to Apply

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