Jobs – Medical Officer at Marie Stopes Thursday, September 04, 2014

Job Title:  Medical Officer (Doctor)

Marie Stopes International exists to bring quality family planning and reproductive healthcare to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. We’ve been delivering family planning, safe abortion, and maternal health services for over 35 years.

Millions of women worldwide turn to us for help each year, whether in limiting the size of their families, or avoiding dangerous complications in pregnancy or unsafe abortion.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Client Care;
  2. Budgetary Control; In partnership with the Centre/base Manager, Operations Team
  3. Technical Excellence;
  4. Promotional & External Relations Activities;
  5. Team Development;
  • Provide comprehensive client counselling on reproductive health and other health matters
  • Take necessary steps to ensure that all centre/base clients are treated with sensitivity, respect, and consideration.
  • If complaints are raised, be able to effectively manage and resolve them
  • Promptly refer complaints that persist or of serious magnitude to the Quality Assurance manager for management
  • Ensure the client confidentiality is maintained
  • Carefully monitor medical stock supplies required and utilised at the centre for maximum efficiency
  • Take steps to ensure that medical supplies are adequate, but not excessive
  • Takes responsibility to ensure that costs are contained within the approved annual budget
  • Based on client history, examination, lab test reports and findings and above all client needs, prescribe appropriate drugs
  • Perform appropriate procedures (including Intravenous Therapy, Tubal Ligation, Vasectomy, Norplant, IUD insertion, Pap smear, MVA procedure and VCT)
  • Ensure responsible follow up and treatment of complications
  • Follow the Ugandan Clinical Guidelines for appropriate management of most conditions and illnesses
  • Ensure that the highest standards of reproductive health and general clinical services (including HIV/AIDS services) are achieved, as laid down in the Marie Stopes Partnership Manual
  • Work closely with the Quality Assurance manager, ensure that the centre/ Outreach complies with MSI policies and protocols for vocal local, infection prevention and emergency preparedness (including resuscitation)
  • Community Outreach: Conduct outreach activities including VSC, CHW network development, and other duties as directed by the Project Coordinator
  • Promotion: Fully participate in planned promotional activities including radio programs and MSI-U condom social marketing activities
  • External relations: Represent MSU in meetings held with the DDHS, as well as representing MSU on district training and workshops
  • Maintain good working relationship with district authorities in conjunction with the Project Coordinator
  • Offer feedback to the Team leader or Support Office (when required) on outcomes of such meetings
  • Ensure that team members are updated on new drugs and technological and SRH developments
  • Work hand in hand with the Quality Assurance manager for technical support and clinical updates
  • Actively participate in district training where appropriate and inform support office of additional skills gained or required by team members
  • Develop and implement work plan activities in consultation and collaboration with the Quality Assurance manager and the Project Coordinator
  • Assist the Quality Assurance manager in ensuring that all team members contribute creatively,
  • meaningfully and actively to the development and implementation of the work plans
  • Assist with the development of effective client referral network to the centres through training and feedback on performance of MSU CHWs

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant should hold an MBcHB. from a recognized University
  • One-year post M.D supervised internship or the first year of residency training in an accredited institution.
  • A permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in Uganda
  • Past experience in Clinical Practice

How to Apply for the job:

If interested in working with Marie Stopes Uganda, Please send a CV and Cover letter by email to jobs@mariestopes.or.ug  or post to the Senior Manager, People and Development. Plot 1020, Kisugu- Muyenga, P.O Box 10431, Kampala-Uganda, quoting the position title. Marie Stopes Uganda is an equal opportunities employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Mane Stopes Uganda is thankful to all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet alt requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.

Deadline: Friday, 5th September, 2014

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