Orthopedic Officer Vacancy at Rugarama Hospital

Vacancy title:
Orthopedic Officer

Jobs at:

Deadline of this Job:
26th November 2018

Duty Station:

Date Posted: 22nd November 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

RUGARAMA HOSPITAL of Diocese of Kigezi – Kabale District invites applications from suitable candidates for the position of Orthopedic Officer. Rugarama Hospital is a faith Based Private not for Profit Hospital that is offering general medical services and specialised services with dental, surgical, Ophthalmic, Orthopedic, Premature baby care, Diagnostic and related health services.

Job Summary: The Orthopedic Officer will provide holistic orthopedic services; assessment, diagnosis and treatment of in patients and out patients who suffer from muscular and/or skeletal injuries.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Interview patients to get information on their medical history
  • Do ordinary and specialized diagnosis of orthopedic cases
  • Carry out required procedures to re-fix broken/fractured bones
  • Prescribe necessary drugs that will help patients in their recovery process
  • Supervision and assignment of duties to nurses and other medical staff within the department
  • Monitor the healing process of patients and advising accordingly where need arises
  • Work in collaboration with the surgeon and other medical professionals to provide additional or specialized medical care
  • Educate relatives of patients on ways by which they can support them through recovery
  • Make arrangement for after-surgery rehabilitation plans that will help patients’ healing process
  • Order for blood tests for patients in a bid to check for any sort of degenerative bone condition
  • Perform diagnosis and examination of fractures or bone deformities in order to determine which mode of treatment will be proper
  • Study patients’ medical history so as to be able to determine patterns in the injury or disorder
  • Attend medical programs and courses to enhance professional abilities.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Orthopedic Officer job opportunity should preferably hold a Diploma in Orthopedics or its equivalent from a recognized Institution
  • Registered with and licensed by the Allied Health Professionals’ Council
  •  A minimum of two years of working experience (Post qualification) in a hospital/ Clinic setup is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of methods and equipment used in orthopedic treatment

Skills and qualities:

  • Must possess excellent communication skills
  • Must have good interpersonal skills to be able to get along with patients with ease
  • Must possess good analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to multitask is very important
  • Must be flexible in carrying out his/her duties
  • Good team player

Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their application letters attached with a CV, copies of academic/training certificates and testimonials, professional membership certificates indicating three (3) referees and a reliable e-mail /telephone contact, addressed to: Administrator Rugarama Hospital, P.O. Box 786, Kabale. Uganda E-mail to:hospitalrugarama@yahoo.com  Tel: 0782468232

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