Orthopedics Officer, Rhino Camp

Uganda, Northern Region, Rhino Camp
Last update 2023-12-05
Expires 2024-01-05
ID #1870098195
Orthopedics Officer, Rhino Camp
Uganda, Northern Region, Rhino Camp,
Modified October 4, 2023


Requisition ID: req45821Job Title: Orthopedics OfficerSector: HealthEmployment Category: RegularEmployment Type: Full-TimeOpen to Expatriates: NoLocation: Bidibidi, UgandaWork Arrangement: In-personJob DescriptionBACKGROUND: Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 25 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict-affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees, and local communities. IRC Uganda has its country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kit gum Moroto, Kiryandongo, Arua, and Yumbe. The current program portfolio includes health, protection and rule of law, women’s protection and empowerment, and economic recovery and development programming. SCOPE OF WORK: The Orthopedic officer will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality and efficient Orthopedic services to clients at the settlement and district, ensuring that high standards are adhered to in assessments, handling of emergencies, treatment and administration of medicines according to the Uganda Ministry of Health guidelines RESPONSIBILITIEOrthopedic clients diagnosed, managed, Health education conducted and referred,Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics adhered to.Reports prepared and submitted to the supervisor.Conduct nursing procedures required for the clients with support from the nursing department.Participate in client referral and transfer process as the need arises.Participate in community awareness creation and sensitization on the available orthopedic services.Participate in community engagements such as integrated outreaches and community dialogues when called upon.Participate in the capacity building of community-based health workers and other members ( CME’S) Participate in the drawing and implementation of work plans for the clinicPromote the vision, mission, and values of IRC as expressed in the policies, regulations & guidelines of the Organization.Ensure health, safety, and security in your area of operationEnsure adherence to good practices of infection prevention and control at work.Collaborate with the relevant stakeholders at the place of operation.Undertake any other duties that may be assigned to you by your supervisors. Communication/ReportingProvide regular feedback to the medical officers on status of the orthopedic patientsAssist in preparation of donor reports.Participate in the development and implementation of program work plans.Key working relationships:INTERNAL:Direct supervisor: Zonal Medical Officer, Position directly supervise: Enrolled nurses in orthopedic unit.Other:Logistics, finance, admin staff.EXTERNAL:Govt. of Uganda:District Health Team and other district officialsConsortium Members: Other:NGOs, INGOs and UN agencies working in the project regionIRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request reasonable accommodation.Standards For Professional Conduct:The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation. Deadline for receiving applications is October 17th,2023QualificationsMust have a Diploma in Orthopedics medicine from a recognized Institution. Must be registered with the Allied Health Professionals Council. Must have a valid practicing license. Experience At least two (2) years of prior professional experience in a similar post, preferably with an international Organization, implementing PHC services in a humanitarian setting Experience in planning, organizing, and coordinating health activities. Experience in Information management Skills and Abilities Counselling skills Communication skills Orthopedic skills Interpersonal skills Team building skills

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Orthopedics officer

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