ACORD Uganda Jobs 2022 – Fresher Medical Officer

Acord Uganda Jobs 2022
May 16, 2022

Job Title: Medical Officer – ACORD Uganda Jobs 2022

Organization: Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development-Uganda (ACORD-U)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Health In-Charge or Health Coordinator



Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development-Uganda (ACORD-U) Profile:

ACORD-U (Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development – Uganda) is an indigenous Non Governmental Organization (NGO) working for social justice and development. ACORD has been working in Uganda since 1979 with operations in over 25 districts across Uganda. The ACORD-U works in conjunction with people who have been denied their basic rights, helping to better understand, to challenge, and to change the situation in which they find themselves.



Job Summary:

The Medical Officer is responsible for performing consultations in OPD and IPD units to diagnose, treat and manage patients in line with MoH and UNHCR guidelines. Controls the rational distribution of medicine and performs surgery with competence in the health facility.



Roles and Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Determine when OPD/IPD patients should be discharged or transferred, ensuring referrals are managed efficiently to minimize complications
  • Control the rational distribution of medicine and equipment; ensure sterilization and good maintenance of medical equipment, report any malfunctioning to supervisor
  • 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
  • Ensure data traceability by recording all medical activities on patient’s card and in registration books such that patient treatment is continuous
  • Attend to emergency cases in the health facility
  • Assist with and perform surgical interventions and clinical procedures within competency.
  • Participate in community mobilization and sensitization on curative and preventative health services
  • 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
  • Ensure ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the quality of care
  • Ensure that medical decisions are made with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional Code of Conduct
  • Ensure direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentorship and participate in capacity building opportunities
  • Ensure data collected is accurate and submit reports according to schedule
  • Other duties as assigned by ACORD Management



Minimum Qualifications

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery as a minimum requirement
  • Registration with Uganda Medical Practitioners Council
  • Valid practicing license is required
  • At least two 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
  • Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV and AIDS and communicable diseases
  • Knowledge of professional clinical medicine principles, procedures and techniques
  • Knowledge of medicines, hygiene protocol and IPC measures
  • Knowledge of surgery methods and best practice
  • Skilled in applying clinical medicine principles and procedures in the evaluation and treatment of patients
  • 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 provide high quality, ethical, compassionate care that places the needs of the patient first
  • Ability to be flexible and manage stress
  • Ability to support and promote ACORD vision and adhere to the ACORD Code of Conduct



How To Apply for ACORD Uganda Jobs 2022

All qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV and application letter to to apply.

Deadline: 19th May 2022 by 5:00 PM



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