LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world.
A commitment to the human rights of every individual, regardless of their status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are particularly known for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian work, and for our field presence in hard-to-reach areas. Our work is people-centered and community- based. Above all, we work with the most vulnerable, and in order to claim and uphold their rights, we engage proactively with local government and community structures.
LWF Uganda works closely with United Nations agencies (UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM, UNFPA, WFP), PRM, EU/ECHO, BfTW, etc. LWF Related and faith-based agencies and their back donors.
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The LWF Uganda Program is looking for qualified and experienced persons to fill the following position:
Job Title: Anesthetic Officer (2)
Place of Assignment: Nakivaale/Oruchinga (Isingiro)
Reports To: Health Facility In-charge in liaison with Project Officer
Starting date: ASAP
Duration of Contract: 9 months contract (with possibility for extension)
The closing date for applications: 11 June 2021
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Use intravenous, local, caudal or spinal methods to administer sedation or pain medications during surgical and other medical procedures
Supervise patients and monitor their pain medications before, during and after surgery; offset adverse complications or reactions; record amount and type of anesthesia as well as the patients’ conditions throughout procedures
Determine risk during medical procedures by taking medical histories, examining patients and ordering diagnostic procedures like laboratory tests; discuss with other healthcare professionals about the method and type of anesthetic to make patients numb to pain
Provide and sustain airway management and life support during emergency surgery
Provide pre- and post-surgery care and, monitor patients in the theatre and determine when they are stable enough to move to another room or go home
Manage anesthesiologic services and coordinate with other professionals to formulate procedures and plans; direct the duties of medical technicians, nurses and other healthcare support staff
Providing resuscitation services in case of emergency and disaster situations
Educate patients and families on post-procedure care and possible complications; instruct on different ways to prevent disease and improve health
Maintain anesthetic operational equipment and ensure their functionality prior, during and after the operation.
Requisitioning and accounting for anaesthetic materials and sundries;
Adhering to professional and service code of conduct and ethics;
Compile and submit periodic reports to relevant authorities
Carries out any other duties as assigned by the Health Facility In-charge and/or Project Officer
Minimum Qualifications and Personal Specification:
The applicant must hold a Diploma in Anaesthesia from a recognized medical training institution.
He/she must be fully registered with the Uganda Allied Health Professionals’ Council
Minimum of two years of experience in Anesthesia practice gained in a busy health facility.
Skilled at epidurals, spinals and ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia
Should be self-driven, have initiative and be willing to stand for long hours and able to multi task.
Ability to gain trust and build relationships with new communities.
Experience in regular report writing
Understanding of human rights and issues relating to gender equality
Good communication skills.
LWF/WS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. LWF/WS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.