Medical Teams International Anaesthetic Officer, Hoima - Jobs in Uganda

Medical Teams International Anaesthetic Officer, Hoima - Jobs in Uganda

Job Summary:

Responsible for the medical management and anaesthetic care of patients before, during and after surgery. Provides direct supervision to the Theatre Assistant.

Job Location: Moyo (Parlorinya)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Before surgery, provide patient and attendant with appropriate information on their condition and treatment options so patient can give informed consent; assess patients readiness for surgery through physical examination, reviewing medical history and laboratory results, and obtain patients written authorization for operation

  • During surgery, administer anaesthesia to control patients pain and level of consciousness and provide continual medical assessment of vital life functions

  • After surgery, identify evidence of recovery and determine when patient has been stabilized sufficiently to be moved to the ward or sent home

  • Supervise the Theatre Assistant to ensure the operating room is clean and ready for surgery; Provide continuous learning and development opportunities for the Theatre staff

  • Ensure biomedical equipment is in good working order by using in accordance with user manual and protocols, perform cleaning and minor maintenance and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning

  • Supervise all pharmacy related activities (stock control, station re-stocking, inventories, expired drugs, etc.) and other equipment of anaesthetic ward, follow-up of narcotics and sedatives (register, consumptions, empty phials, etc.), and ensure sufficient supply for to perform medical activities; accountable for the appropriate use of materials and assets

  • Implement hygiene best practices and ensure the integrity of anaesthetic materials including decontamination, sterilisation and storage conditions to ensure the safety of patients and staff

  • Produce reports as required

  • Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct

  • Ensure direct reports
    have clear objectives, receive mentorship and participate in capacity building opportunities

  • Conduct performance evaluations and enforce disciplinary procedures as per MTI policy

  • Other duties as assigned

    Education, Experience, and Certifications

  • Diploma in Anaesthesia from a recognized institution is required

  • Registration with Allied Health Professionals Council is required

  • Possession of a valid Annual Practicing License is required

  • Training as a Clinical Officer is an added advantage

  • Minimum 2 years of experience administering anaesthesia is required

  • Experience working with an international NGO is an added advantage

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • In-depth knowledge of anaesthetic operating principles

  • Knowledge of infection prevention and control (IPC) protocol

  • Highly skilled in administering anaesthesia and monitoring vital life functions

  • Skilled at capacity building and developing a high functioning team

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    Skilled in writing reports

  • Keen interest to mentor others

  • Physically fit to assist in moving patients

  • Committed to high ethical standards

  • Ability to live and work in a remote area

  • Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

    Physical Conditions

  • This position requires work at health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

    For more information and job application details, see; Medical Teams International Anaesthetic Officer, Hoima - Jobs in Uganda

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