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  • Posted: Nov 4, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 17, 2021
  • Cedarcrest Hospitals / Cedarcrest Orthopaedic Clinics Ltd is a modern specialist medical care centre located in the heart of Abuja, Nigeria’s blossoming capital. It was established in January 2008 with the aim of providing a high standard of local healthcare that is comparable with what obtains in other more developed parts of the world. The centre st...
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    Medical Officer

    Ref: HR-JD-21
    Location: Nigeria
    Custodian: Chief Executive Officer
    Role Reports to: the Head of Medicine.

    Purpose Of The Role

    • The Medical Office will perform their clinical and administrative duties and assist the physicians, and other consultants and nursing team to provide clinical guidance to patients under their care in terms of medical support.
    • You will also assist in planning, managing, and organizing medical activities and administrative functions for their various wards.
    • You will also take an active role in overseeing the medical care of patients and the functions performed by other medical staff. You may also help assess and diagnose needs and plans of action for individual and families.

    Key Performance Areas

    • Assess patient’s condition, maintaining clinical notes, and taking the necessary actions;
    • Prescribe medicines as he sees fit and advise patients based on their conditions to ensure the highest possible standards of patient care needed;
    • Perform urgent medical services like stabilization, assessment and diagnosis, and/or immediate resuscitation when necessary, and perform treatment and referral to a specialist if necessary;
    • Recommends treatment options for appropriate intervention and procedure like minor surgeries when necessary and prescribing medicines,
    • Advises and educates patients through counselling or psychological interventions;
    • Establishes and maintains teamwork and cooperation with other health care providers to ensure patients receive maximum benefit from coordinated care;
    • Examines and reviews patients at the request of consultants, initiate treatment as necessary, and inform consultants of any changes in the condition of patients; and
    • Keeps track of new developments in the field of medicine and corresponding literature, skills, and technology to respond to changes in medical procedures and work environment.
    • Monitoring and administering medication
    • Assessing and planning treatment requirements
    • Writing reports and maintaining records
    • Ensure ongoing continuous medical education is maintained at least at the level required to ensure ongoing accreditation through the maintenance of professional standards of MDCN.
    • Ensuring receipt of hand-over reports on patients from the alternative Medical Officer when commencing duty or handing over clinical notes and instructions before ending ones’ shift
    • Attending to all post-operative patients on day of operation and every day following.
    • Ensure all patient services undertaken are carried out in accordance with appropriate protocolsAny
    • other duties as may reasonably be required.

    Education, Certification And Experience Requirements

    • M.B.B.S or equivalent
    • Candidates must possess NYSC discharge Certificate or Exemption letter. Proficient with
    • 4 - 5 years of prior experience
    • Certification - Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria; Certificate of Practicing License.

    Profile Requirements:

    • Proficiency with the use of the computer.
    • Healthcare Management Systems and Microsoft Office Suite
    • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
    • Leadership ability.
    • Innovative ideas to move the practice forward.
    • Great interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate compassionately
    • Highly motivated team player willing to go the extra mile
    • This job description is not exhaustive and will evolve as the Company’s organizational needs change.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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