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  • Posted: May 11, 2022
    Deadline: May 18, 2022
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  • Synapse Services is the largest provider of Mental Healthcare Service in West Africa. We provide patient centred care in a calm and serene environment with a robust mixture of Local and Internationally trained professionals.
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    Senior Medical Officer

    Reports to: Clinical Director

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    Ward Duties

    • Be present and contactable within clinic premises at all times during work hours except when on other official duties.
    • To carry out a physical examination on all patients before admission according to the Synapse Services
    • To maintain individual contact with patients, carrying out ward rounds and other duties detailed by the Consultant
    • To update clinical notes on all patients according to best practice for record-keeping
    • To ensure that on admission, patient’s diagnosis in line with ICD is documented on EMR and explained to the patient and Family.
    • Ensure that leaflets explaining diagnosis, medication and its effects are given to patient, explained and documented. Follow up that of Consultants, explain the diagnosis to patient and document it.
    • To respond promptly to the request of all clinical staff (Consultants, other doctors and nurses) to see patients within the clinic and to advice or start any treatment as indicated.
    • Undertake specific medical procedures on patients within the clinic as requested by medical and nursing staff: cannulation, commencing i.v infusions, administration of i.v drugs, etc.
    • To type and file discharge summaries on all patients discharged from Synapse Services  within 24 hours of discharge
    • Must ensure every patient discharged from Synapse Services  sees a doctor for follow up within 7 days post-discharge
    • Run regular follow up clinics and encourage patient attendance
    • Carry out home visits to review patients
    • Lead a clinical team to pick up patients from the community for admission
    • Partake in on-call duties

    Other Duties

    • Contribute to and be a part of Synapse Services Business Team
    • Be part of the team that makes contact with Organizations to seek clients for Synapse Services
    • Carry out presentations at clinical meetings in various hospitals to inform them of our clinical services
    • To examine a sick/injured member of clinic staff and offer appropriate advice in respect of treatment
    • Liaise regularly with Service Manager to discuss service improvement
    • Carry out regular teaching sessions directed at Nurses, Support Workers and Psychologists.

    Administrative Duties

    • Be a part of interview panels during staff recruitment
    • Be a member of Synapse Services Middle management committee and attend line Management meetings
    • Be a co-chair for Educational meetings
    • Will be asked to be part of other ad-hoc committees if and when necessary
    • Help with providing resources for the business of the centre
    • Be a facilitator on some of Synapse Services Training programs
    • Read, understand and adhere to clinic policies and procedures
    • Health and Safety and Quality Assurance
    • Be familiar, understand and adhere to all Health and Safety regulations including evacuation policy and the medical officer’s role in such an event
    • Be aware of the promotion of effective customer care and public relations in order to promote the good reputation of the clinic
    • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager is essential

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
    • Evidence of completion of NYSC /Exemption.
    • Up-to-date MDCN licence
    • Post-Graduation qualifications including Masters programs are desirable
    • Experience in non-clinical settings that demonstrates exposure to other industries is desirable.
    • Strong interest in mental health and Addictions is a pre-requisite for this role
    • Relevant experience in mental health is an advantage
    • Minimum of 5 years’ post-NYSC experience in Clinical care and patient management.

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