Medical Teams International Dental Officer, Hoima - Jobs in Uganda

Medical Teams International Dental Officer, Hoima -Jobs in Uganda

Job Summary

Responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and management of oral health conditions, including minor surgeries and extractions. Leads community mobilization and sensitization of oral health practices.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assess and diagnose dental needs

  • Perform minor surgeries and tooth extractions

  • Collaborate with community health teams to conduct health education on proper oral hygiene practices

  • Manage dental emergencies

  • Refer complicated cases for further investigation

  • Responsible for quality assurance by auditing own practice and ensuring that equipment remains in good condition; Make requisition for supplies and equipment repair needs in a timely manner

  • Participate in planning and budgeting process for the dental department

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

  • Ensure data collected is accurate and submit reports according to schedule

  • Other duties as assigned

    Education, Licenses, & Certifications

  • Diploma in Public Health Dentistry

  • Registration with Allied Health Professionals Council is required

  • Valid practising license is required


  • 2 years of experience as a dental assistant is required

  • Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Knowledge of management of oral health conditions and minor dental surgery practices


  • Skilled in administering anaesthesia for dental surgery

  • Skilled
    in performing tooth extractions and minor surgeries

  • Skilled in using behaviour change strategies to mobilize community members to take ownership of oral health needs

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • A good command of both written and spoken English


  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information and adhere to professional code of conduct

  • Ability to treat all patients and staff with respect, without prejudice

  • Ability to provide high quality, ethical, compassionate care that places the needs of the patient first

  • Ability to maintain detailed records with high accuracy

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

    Physical Conditions

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

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