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  • Posted: Jun 19, 2024
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    About Us: Alafia Specialist Clinic and Maternity Home is a private clinic founded by the late Dr. Augustine Momo Owolabi in 1983, with a mission to provide quality healthcare and education to rural communities. This organisation comprises of 30- 50 employees and is committed to community welfare and healthcare. We strongly believe in giving back to the co...
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    Medical Officer

    About the Job

    Location: Igarra, Edo State, Nigeria

    About Us:

    Alafia Specialist Clinic and Maternity Home is a private clinic founded by the late Dr. Augustine Momo Owolabi in 1983, with a mission to provide quality healthcare and education to rural communities. This organisation comprises of 30- 50 employees and is committed to community welfare and healthcare. We strongly believe in giving back to the community; hence, we regularly organize free healthcare initiatives for neighbouring communities. Our services encompass healthcare consultations, laboratory diagnostics, pharmaceutical services, comprehensive maternity care and surgeries.

    Role Purpose:

    We are in search of a compassionate and dedicated Medical Officer to join our team at Alafia Specialist Clinic and Maternity Home. The ideal candidate is a qualified medical doctor deeply committed to delivering exceptional healthcare services. As a Medical Officer, you will diagnose and treat various medical conditions, conduct examinations, prescribe medications, perform procedures, and coordinate patient care.

    Collaborating with fellow healthcare professionals, you'll ensure patient-centric care delivery while educating patients and families on preventive healthcare measures. We seek someone with exemplary clinical skills, effective communication, and a profound sense of empathy and professionalism. This role presents an opportunity to positively impact the health and well-being of Igarra and neighbouring communities in Edo State.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Addressing client medical issues through history review, treatment, counselling, and examination management.
    • Upholding confidentiality and impartiality in all interactions.
    • Recording and maintaining sensitive patient/client information such as medical history and examination results.
    • Performing procedures including suturing, appendectomy, herniorrhaphy, lumpectomy, and caesarean section.
    • Providing clear explanations of procedures and prescribed treatments to patients.
    • Meeting government-set treatment targets and staying updated on medical developments.
    • Coordinating primary and secondary care, offering clinical expertise, and providing guidance to the healthcare team.
    • Managing administrative tasks such as reporting, accurate documentation, and risk management.
    • Continuously evaluating and enhancing clinical operations while ensuring adherence to healthcare regulations and ethical standards.
    • Advocating for patients and efficiently managing accident and emergency cases.
    • Effectively managing Obs and Gynae patients, particularly antenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum care.

    Key Skills and Experience:

    • Medical degree qualification.
    • Minimum of 3 years of post NYSC experience.
    • Valid registration and license from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).
    • Proficiency in computer literacy and Microsoft Office tools.
    • Strong communication, collaboration, and problem-solving abilities.
    • Demonstrated compassion, dedication, and attention to detail.
    • Ability to use ultrasound machine especially for antenatal patients.
    • Excellent counselling, teaching, and listening skills.
    • Exceptional decision-making and management capabilities.

    Key Success Measures

    • Patient Satisfaction levels assessed through surveys, feedback forms, or direct interactions to ensure that their healthcare needs are being met effectively.
    • Monitoring the effectiveness of medical treatments and interventions by tracking patient outcomes, such as recovery rates, complication rates, and overall health improvements.
    • Compliance with Medical Standards and protocols in clinical practice to maintain quality and safety in patient care.
    • Evaluating the medical officer's efficiency in managing patient caseloads, conducting examinations, performing procedures, and completing administrative tasks within designated timeframes.
    • Measuring the medical officer's ability to collaborate effectively with other healthcare professionals, communicate efficiently, and contribute positively to multidisciplinary care teams.
    • Ensuring adherence to ethical principles and codes of conduct in medical practice, including confidentiality, integrity, and respect for patient autonomy.
    • Assessing the medical officer's ability to effectively utilize healthcare resources, including medical equipment, medications, and staff, to optimize patient care outcomes while minimizing waste and inefficiency.

    Pay and Benefits

    • A furnished 2-bedroom apartment
    • Very competitive pay
    • A percentage on every major surgery performed upon successful completion of probation.

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