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14 Sep 2021

Ophthalmologist at CCBRT

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Job Description

Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) aims to be the leading provider of accessible specialized health services in Africa and serves – as healthcare social enterprise and through development programmes – the community and the most vulnerable. CCBRT is Tanzania’s largest local provider of disability and rehabilitation services in the country. We’re committed to empower people with disabilities and their families, improving their quality of life, and ensuring access to medical and rehabilitative treatment. Committed to preventing lifelong disabilities wherever possible, CCBRT is also engaged in extensive maternal and newborn healthcare (MNHC) activities including obstetric fistula repairs and is opening a Maternity and Newborn Wing in 2021.

In order to strengthen our Ophthalmology services and further expansion of our eye services, we are looking for an experienced Ophthalmologist

The role

As specialist diagnose, treat diseases and injuries of eye, examine patients for symptoms indicative of organic or congenital ocular disorders and determine nature and extent of injury or disorder; perform various tests to determine vision loss; Prescribe and administer medications and perform surgeries if indicated.

Direct remedial activities to aid in regaining vision, or to utilize sight remaining by writing prescriptions for corrective glasses and instructing a patient in eye exercise, develop and implement plans and procedures for ophthalmic services.

Take part with colleagues within the eye department in the management both acute, non- elective and elective patients, this involves both inpatient management and outpatient follow up as appropriate; provide ophthalmic consultation to other medical professionals whenever needed.

Provision of ‘wrap around’ assessment and treatment services for patients referred by junior doctors and working in conjuction with other members of the multidisciplinary team, provide the appropriate treatment in line with clinical criteria; Participate in medical audits, consultant appraisals and in continuing medical education; Assist on planning, implementation and management of the ophthalmology services.

The candidate

  • Masters Degree in Medicine with specialization in Ophthalmology from recognized institution
  • At least 3 years of practical in service experience as ophthalmologist in a hospital
  • Preferably experience in sub- sahara Africa
  • Registered with respective medical council
  • Research experience is an added advantage
  • English mandatory – Swahili preferable
  • Effective communications skills and proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and independent
  • Effective teaching skills
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Method of Application

If you are interested, please submit your curriculum vitae with 2 references and a cover letter telling us why you believe you are the right person for the role, and why you want to work at CCBRT in particular. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage people with disabilities to apply. Please send your application via email to: [email protected]

Please indicate job reference number: 2021-16 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 30th September 2021

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