Medical Teams International Orthopaedic Officer, Hoima - Jobs in Uganda

Medical Teams International Orthopaedic Officer, Hoima - Jobs in Uganda

Job Summary

Responsible for assisting in the management of injuries and diseases of bones, muscles and nerves. Identify, administer and train patients in the proper use of prosthetic and orthotic devices.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assess, diagnose, manipulate and make recommendations for the management of injuries and diseases of bones, muscles and nerves

  • Liaise with health facility staff in pre-operative, operative and post-operative patient care, including assisting during surgery and performing rehabilitation exercises

  • Collaborate with Clinicians to respond to emergency fracture and bone medical conditions

  • Liaise with Clinicians, community based staff and protection colleagues to identify, document and refer persons with medical orthopaedic needs such as mobility devices, wheelchairs, crutches and walking sticks

  • Work with the district hospital orthopaedic and physiotherapy team to ensure referred clients access services

  • Administer appliances to patients and train in the proper use of prosthetic and orthotic devices

  • Conduct home visits to follow up with patients who have received services at the district hospital and/or who are unable to travel to the health facility

  • 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 Orthopaedics is required; Bachelors Degree is preferred

  • Registration with Allied Health Professionals Council is required

  • Valid practising license is required


  • 2
    years of orthopaedic experience is required

  • Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Knowledge of orthopaedic principles and best practices

  • Knowledge of hygiene management and IPC protocol


  • Skilled in manipulating bones and muscles

  • Skilled in identifying appropriate appliances to assist patients

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including counselling patients regarding health needs

  • 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 located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

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

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