Medical Officer Non-profit Jobs – CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda

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Job: Medical Officer

Organization: CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Senior Medical Officer /Medical Director

About US:

CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda, a Private-Not-For-Profit (PNFP) Christian hospital specialized in pediatric neurosurgery and integrated spiritual ministry.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide Primary Care Services

  • Develop proficiency in Medical and surgical management of patients with the most common neurosurgical diagnoses 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 out patients’ 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

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  • 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.

Communication

  • 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.

Continuing Medical Education

  • 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.

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.

Spiritual Ministry

  • Participates in the hospital’s Spiritual Ministry programs.

Other duties

  • Performs any other related duties as may be assigned by Supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • 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
  • Computer literacy an added advantage

How to Apply:

All applicants should submit their documents as a single combined PDF file to include: cover letter, CV/ Resume, salary history, and references to the Human Resource Manager by email to ug.hr@cure.org or delivery to CURE Children’s Hospital, Plot 97-105 Bugwere Road, Mbale.

Further information may be obtained by calling: 0454435273.

NB: Those who have already applied for these positions do not need to reapply. While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. All forms of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

Deadline: 21st December 2020 

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