IRC Clinical Officer in Charge Jobs in Kenya

IRC Clinical Officer in Charge Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

  • The Clinical Officer In Charge of the Health Posts/Clinics will be responsible for the overall coordination of health activities and supervision of the Clinical Officers and the staff in the Health posts and hospital. He /she will closely work and support the Health Manager in ensuring the routine services and management of the clinics are effectively provided at the health posts/clinics in the program.

  • He/She will work closely with the Pharmacist, MCH nurses, Lab Technologist, PITC Nurse, Community Health Officers, Nutritionists and others in ensuring quality health services are provided to the beneficiaries. He/she will also provide support in the hospital as needed, doing ward rounds and ensuring coverage both day and night.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Program Management

  • Overall, in charge of all the general clinical officers in all Health posts and in the hospital.

  • Ensure effective supervision of Health post /clinic staff (National and refugee staff)

  • Ensure complete and accurate inventory of drugs and medical supplies located at the clinics and monitor/supervise their usage.

  • Work with the clinic in -charges to provide supplies needs and make trimester orders.

  • Conduct Monthly IPC assessment of Health Posts

  • Responsible for ensuring routine HIS health facility data is accurate, consistent and timely submitted to the HIS department.

  • Conduct support supervision visits on a monthly basis in each clinic and share the report with action points/recommendations with the Health Manager, FC and TCs.

    Human Resource

  • Set Performance Objectives for personnel reporting to him/ her and monitor their performance, i.e. the clinical officers as well as conduct Performance evaluation periodically.

  • Attend the monthly clinical services staff meeting and share updates

  • Plan and manage staff leave and R&R plans ensuring adequate coverage

  • Review the JDs for the incentive staffs working in the clinics.

  • Hold monthly meetings with the clinic staffs and share the minutes with the Health Manager and Field Coordinator.

    Program Activities

  • Clinical assessment and prescription of treatment for all patients in the clinic that He/She will be assigned to.

  • Refer chronic cases to the various special clinics

  • Properly cover weekends, arrange a rotation schedule with fellow clinical officers

  • Conducts ward rounds in absence of the Medical Officer

  • Properly document medical 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 ward in the absence of Medical Officer

  • Attend
    and participate in the daily morning hospital handover meetings.

  • Actively participate and regularly present in weekly continues medical education (CME) at the hospital.

  • Handle disciplinary issues for the clinical staff with support from Health Manager and HR

  • Training of staff on job and theory sessions.

    Reporting and Coordination

  • Ensure all patient records are properly documented in the patient files with all aspects of management being captured

  • Ensure the weekly HIS reports are compiled and submitted on time.

  • Conduct mortality audits for all deaths occurring in the pediatric and stabilization wards together with other staff working in the units and share the reports with the Health Manager on a monthly basis.

  • Take lead in quality improvement at the health facilities and be part of (Quality Improvement Committee (QIC)

  • Ensure accurate inventory records are maintained at the facilities.

    Key Result Areas

  • Ensure smooth running of the health post, providing supervision, support and guidance to all staff working at the Clinic.

  • Ensure quality of care is maintained in management of patients

  • Ensure that universal precautions and infection prevention guidelines are adhered to in the health facilities.


  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery

  • Registered with clinical officer’s council

  • Minimum 3 years working experience working in refugee health/ hardship setting.

  • Strong leadership skills and integrity.

  • Experience in management of health staff in health facilities.

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • Good clinical skills - history taking, physical examination, ordering appropriate laboratory investigations and make appropriate diagnosis.

  • Proven leadership integrity, communication, interpersonal, decision making skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English and Swahili).

  • Experience in management of health staff in health facilities.

  • Computer literacy in the use of MS Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is desired.

  • Ability to work and deliver results with minimum supervision.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player.

  • Experience of working in hardship area.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC Clinical Officer in Charge Jobs in Kenya

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