Medical Officer

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Company:International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Category:Healthcare & Pharmaceutical
Job Type:Permanent

Job details

Key Responsibilities:

Program management

  • The Medical Officer In charge shall report to the Clinical Services Manager. 
  • He/she will assist the Clinical Services Manager in daily hospital administration, maintaining of discipline and providing oversight in the day to day running of the hospital and the health posts.
  • He/ She will conduct surprise inspections of the Hospital and Health posts, ensuring discipline is maintained in all sections and submit a report to the Clinical Services Manager at least twice a month
  • He/ She is responsible for ensuring smooth delivery of quality health care to both the refugee and host community populations.
  • He/ She will be responsible in Liaison with the Nursing Officer In-charge for preparing quarterly budget estimates for the various hospital departments.
  • He/ She will be responsible for taking action on procurement of various hospital medical and surgical items in liaison with the Senior Pharmacist and the Nursing officer-in charge.        
  • He/ She will ensure proper functioning of special clinics in the hospital on weekly basis i.e. SOPC, GOPC, HRC, MOPC and POPC.
  • He/ She will coordinate in liaison with the CSM consultancy visits for the clinical services program to the camp
  • He/ She will coordinate in liaison with the CSM referrals of refugee patients as per UNHCR referral guidelines.
  • HE/ She will in liaison with the CSM be responsible for examining and certifying payment bills related to outside hospitals.
  • He/ She will conduct hospital rounds at least thrice a week and ensure proper cleanliness and decorum is maintained in the OPDs/IPDs/Wards and isolation centers.        
  • Ensure the hospital is running effectively in all the wards with adequate coverage by all cadres of health staff.
  • Attend to all emergencies, both medical and surgical at the hospital.
  • Manage and supervise all the staff in respective wards.
  • Ensure survivors with sexual assault cases are promptly attended in GBV support centre.
  • Ensure the medical- legal forms including P3 forms are well filled by clinicians and proper representation in the courts as may be required.

Human Resource:

  • He/ She will be responsible for preparing clinical officers and medical officers duty rotas, compensatory days awarding, making alternate postings and duty arrangements  to ensuring judicial deployment of clinicians
  • He/ She will provide direct supervision to the medical officers, Nursing officer-in-charge and clinical officers at the hospital.  
  • Handle disciplinary cases with support of the CSM and the HR.  
  • He/ She will plan and coordinate RnR and leave for medical officers and clinical officers
  • He/ She in liaison with the CSM and the Nursing officer-in-charge will be responsible for filling up vacant positions through the formal recruitment or promotions process to fulfil the requirements of the departments 
  • He/ She will take lead in chairing the daily morning clinical staff meetings, mortality, morbidity and near-miss review audits; providing guidance, oversight and program updates as required.
  • Manage the Clinical Services Program in acting capacity when the CSM is not in office.
  • Coordinate and Participate the Continuous Medical Education (CME) for staff and give updates  on care of patients.
  • Chair the Quality Improvement Committee meetings and together with the CSM ensure the action points are followed and acted upon.

Program activities:

  • Conduct daily ward rounds in respective wards.
  • Be the doctor on call at the hospital on weekly basis, 24hrs 7 days as per the scheduled call list.
  • Carry out all emergency surgical/obstetric cases in theatre.
  • Properly document patient diagnosis, plans of treatment and care on patient files.
  • Attend and chair morning handover meetings and give feedback on patient care.
  • Carry out all elective surgical and gynecological cases twice a week in theatre.
  • Attend to all medical legal issues, fill P3 forms and attend court sessions.             
  • Fill the referral forms for both emergency and elective referrals.

Reporting and Coordination:

Report to clinical Services Manager or his/her designate.


Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Key Result Areas:

  • Improved quality of care in the wards/hospital
  • Proper coverage and delivery of health services at the hospital departments.
  • Quality emergency obstetric care in maternity.
  • Prompt referral of patients.
  • Proper documentation of patient care.
  • Prompt management of outbreaks






  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, (MBChB).
  • Registered with Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
  • Minimum 3 yrs of working experience in a busy hospital.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience in health staff management in a hospital set up.   

Required Experience & Competencies:

  • Be flexible, a team player and result oriented.
  • Be ready to work in challenging and multitasking environment.
  • Computer literacy in MS Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, is desired.




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