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  • Posted: Nov 16, 2020
    Deadline: Nov 30, 2020
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    The day to day demands across the spheres of our existence from family to work, among others can take a toll on what we can bear mentally, and we deserve to seek for and receive help because these daily demands can lead to stressors which can result in a range of problems such as substance abuse and mental illnesses. At The Olive Prime Psychological servi...
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    Senior Medical Officer

    Reports to: Consultant Psychiatrist

    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 Olive Prime Policy
    • 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 Consultants explain 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 TourmalineOlive Prime within 24 hours of discharge
    • Must ensure every patient discharged from Olive Prime 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:

    • Run a smoking cessation clinic
    • Contribute to and be a part of Olive Prime Business Team
    • Be part of the team that makes contact with Organizations to seek clients for Olive Prime
    • 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 Olive prime Middle management committee and attend line Management meetings
    • Be a co-chair for Olive Prime Educational meetings
    • Will be asked to be part of other ad-hoc committees if and when necessary
    • Take a lead role in developing and writing proposals for Olive Prime-Tourmaline Services
    • Be a facilitator on some of Olive Prime Training programs
    • Read, understand and adhere to clinic policies and procedures
    • Will be a clinical and managerial lead
    • Will be a part of the Business Development team

    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 6 years’ post-NYSC experience in Clinical care and patient management.


    • Will be sponsored to internal training programs and if exceptional will be exposed to international training programs
    • Will be expected to engage in self-directed learning

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: using the "Job title" as subject of the email.


    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    • Only individuals who have a high expectation of themselves and are driven to work above and beyond are welcome to apply. Delivery of professional and excellent services must be at your core.

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