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Clinical Officer Ophthalmology (Hagadera) Job Vacancy

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana and Garissa regions as well as in Eastleigh, Nairobi.

The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, protection, peace building, water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and HIV/AIDS and prevention and response to gender based violence.

Applications are invited for the position of:

Clinical Officer, Ophthalmology - Hagadera

Clinical Officer Ophthalmology, will have the overall responsibility for the daily clinical assessment and prescription of treatment for all patients attending the eye health unit

  • Provide consultations at the eye clinic 6 days a week
  • Diagnose, manage and refer cataract cases appropriately
  • Increase community awareness to participation in eye care especially cataract identification and referral
  • Perform cataract surgeries and refer complicated cases appropriately
  • Take part in planning and participating in eye camps
  • Ensure that all assessments and treatment provided are properly documented on patients files
  • Maintain an accurate and updated records keeping system in the health unit keeping in mind that any significant changes seen with regards to cases seen in health unit should be reported to the Doctor in charge and other relevant authorities
  • Admit patients to the wards when necessary and ensure that M.O. in-charge is promptly informed.
  • Maintain equipments in good condition and submit regular inventory report of the same
  • Compile and submit quarterly inventory return/ requisition of all drugs and supplies
  • Higher Diploma in clinical medicine- Ophthalmology
  • At least 3 years relevant working experience.
  • Experience working with a non-profit humanitarian organization.
  • Must be flexible, culturally sensitive and ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
  • Fluency in English, including writing clear and concise reports. Knowledge of and fluency in Somali is added advantage.
All interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter and an updated CV (Do Not attach Certificates) to the following email address: by 23rd November, 2011. 

IRC is an equal opportunity employer

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