Medical Officer – Kyaka – Southwest job posts at Medical Teams International- Uganda Kampala, (Uganda)

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Medical Teams International- Uganda

Medical Teams International- Uganda



DEADLINE: Friday, April 21, 2023 at 12:00:00 AM








Job Summary: 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:

1. 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

2. Determine when IPD patients should be discharged or transferred, ensuring referrals are managed efficiently to minimize complications

3. Control the rational distribution of medicine and equipment; ensure sterilization and good maintenance of medical equipment

4. 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

5. Ensure data traceability by recording all medical activities on patients card and in registration books such that patient treatment is continuous

6. Assist with and perform surgical interventions and clinical procedures within competency

7. Attend to emergency cases in the health facility

8. Participate in the recruitment of medical staff

9. 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

10. Ensure ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the quality of care

11. 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

12. Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Codes of Conduct

13. Ensure direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentorship and participate in capacity building opportunities

14. Conduct performance evaluations and enforce disciplinary process as per MTI policy

15. Ensure data collected is accurate and submit reports according to schedule

16. Other duties as assigned


Education, Experience, Licenses and Certifications

1. Bachelors Degree in Medicine and Surgery is required

2. Registration with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council

3. Valid practicing license is required

4. 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

5. Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage


1. Knowledge of primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV and AIDS and communicable diseases, surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology

2. Knowledge of professional clinical medicine principles, procedures and techniques

3. Knowledge of surgery methods and best practices

4. 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

Physical Conditions

This position requires work at health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

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.



Key Competencies & qualifications

• A bachelor’s degree in Business Computing, Information Technology and any other related course

• Possession of certifications like CISA, CISM or CRISC and membership to ISACA is relevant

• At least 3 years of internal or external IT auditing experience

• 1-2 years in a supervisory role

• Membership of IIA Uganda, ACCA or ICPAU is an added advantage.

• Experience in auditing IT systems is a MUST.

• T24 familiarity is an added advantage.

• Possession of strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills





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