International Rescue Committee Volunteer Clinical Officers Jobs in Kenya

International Rescue Committee Volunteer Clinical Officers Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

The clinical officer will be responsible for quality health services provision in the hospital and clinics and closely work with the other staffs in the health facilities/clinics assigned to.

He/she will work closely with the Pharmacist, Lab Technologist, PMTCT Nurse, Reproductive health officer, Community Health Officers, Nutritionists and others in ensuring quality health services to the beneficiaries.

He/she will also provide support in the hospital as needed, doing ward rounds and ensuring coverage both day and night as per the staff coverage plans.

Key Responsibilities

  • Attend to patients at the hospital and clinics, providing quality health care services.
    Handling all administrative roles at the assigned unit as per the IRC policy
  • Keep complete and accurate inventory of medicines and supplies located at the clinic/hospital department and monitor/supervise their usage.
  • Monitor incentive staff performance in the wards/clinic.
  • Attend the monthly clinical services staff meeting and share updates.
  • Conduct on job training to the refugee (incentive) staff in the hospital or clinics.
  • Clinical assessment and prescription of treatment for all patients
  • Refer cases requiring specialized care to the various special clinics
  • Ensure adequate coverage in the assigned units by arranging a rotation schedule with fellow Clinical officers
  • Cover the hospitals during weekends
  • Cover the hospitals at night as per the clinical officer’s call/night duty schedule
  • Conducts ward rounds in the absence of a Medical Officer
  • Properly document treatment on patients files
  • Maintain an accurate and updated records keeping system in the health unit
  • Carry out minor surgical procedures
  • Attend to emergencies in the ward in the absence of a Medical Officer
  • Attend and participate in the daily morning hospital handover meetings
  • Attend and participate in weekly continuous medical education(CME) at the hospital
  • Training of staff on job and theory sessions.
  • Review of SGBV/assault clients, filling PRC and P3 forms and presenting evidence in court as may be applicable.
  • Ensure all patient records are properly documented in the patient files with all aspects of management being captured
  • Compile and submit weekly HIS reports
  • Ensure use of IRHIS tablets for reporting.
    Jointly conduct mortality audits for all deaths occurring in the pediatric ward together with other staff working in the unit and share the reports with the CSM on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain accurate inventory record at the facility
  • Prepare comprehensive handover reports
    to facilitate smooth transition during annual staff rotation and when going on leave.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
  • Ensure quality of care in management of patients at the hospital and clinics.
  • Ensure complete, accurate and timely data capturing and reporting using all available tools.
  • Ensure that universal precautions and infection prevention guidelines are adhered to
    Observation of the IRC Way (Integrity, Service and Accountability).

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from recognized institution.
  • Registered with clinical officers’ council and with a valid practicing license.
  • Experience working in a hospital or busy clinic.
  • Good clinical skills - history taking, physical examination, ordering appropriate laboratory investigations and make appropriate diagnosis.
  • Proven leadership, communication, interpersonal, decision making skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English and Swahili).
  • Ability to work and deliver results with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player.
  • Experience of working in hardship area or previous IRC experience is an added advantage.
  • Please make sure to include copy of Certificate of Good Conduct in your application.
  • Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
  • International allowances are not available for this position.
  • Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.
  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

  • Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes.
  • In the event that you receive any request for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730,
  • Email: or report to the nearest police.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 10th July 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Volunteer Clinical Officers Jobs in Kenya

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