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  • Posted: Jul 23, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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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    General Surgeon

    Ref: HR-JD-04

    Purpose of the Role

    • The General surgeon is responsible for examining patients, diagnosing, and recommending the best course of action. Supervise other medical professionals to ensure everything is carried out effectively.

    Key Performance Areas

    • Examine patients and make diagnoses to determine the need for surgery.
    • Review patient medical history and plan the best procedure for treatment.
    • Evaluate and advise patients on the risk involved with having surgery.
    • Perform surgical procedures to prevent or correct injury, disease, deformities, and patient function while adhering to regulatory and ethical protocols.
    • Follow established surgical techniques during surgery.
    • Prescribe preoperative and postoperative treatment and procedures.
    • Ensure sterility in the operating room, and all equipment and instruments.
    • Direct and coordinate activities of hospital staff for proper patient care.
    • Oversee all treatment prior to and post-surgery, and identify associated risks.
    • Maintain the highest regard for patient dignity and observe the precepts of the American Hospital Associations Bill of Rights for patients.
    • Plan and execute disease/illness prevention and health promotion programs.
    • Coordinate follow-up meetings with patients and monitor health conditions after surgery or treatment.
    • Conduct research to develop and test surgical techniques in order to improve procedures and surgery.
    • Ensure adequate departmental resource planning including manpower, assets and inventory.
    • Ensure adequate utilization of departmental resources including manpower, assets and inventory.
    • Ensure adequate clinical and administrative record keeping
    • Develop and implement policies, protocols and procedures for the efficient running of the department.
    • Ensure strict adherence to departmental policies, protocols and procedures. It will also be expected that these will be audited periodically with timely reports forwarded to the MD.
    • Provide professional / clinical leadership for all staff within the department with support from the relevant extra departmental support units.
    • Provide administrative leadership for all staff within the department with support from the relevant extra departmental support units.
    • Establish, monitor and improve the standards of care by identifying performance benchmarks and presenting the results to the Head of Surgery (HOS) for consideration and approval
    • Assist in developing and implementing policies and procedures pertaining to services rendered.
    • Support the utilization review and quality assurance programs. Work to streamline the departmental activities with the clinical governance guidelines of the hospital to ensure quality assurance.
    • Implement and comply with all extant professional and governmental regulations affecting the work in the department to maintain all licensure.
    • Assist each consultant staff to develop a roadmap for the enhancement of their clinical services and in overall professional development.
    • Take responsibility for all adverse clinical incidents related to the services within the department and provide a template for audit, mitigation and prevention.
    • Actively lead research and professional development and involve all staff members and be able to deliver the results of research periodically.
    • Will work with other departmental heads to work out multi departmental processes and relationship matrices.
    • Perform any other duties as may reasonably be required.


    • Chief Executive Officer


    • This role reports to the Head of Surgery.

    Education, Certification and Experience Requirements

    • MBBS or equivalent
    • Fellowship of West African College of Surgeons or National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, General Surgery
    • Certification – Full registration with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and current annual Practicing License.
    • Candidates must possess NYSC discharge Certificate or Exemption letter for all Nigerian nationals.
    • One to five years of experience in general surgery
    • Administrative training will be an advantage.
    • Proficient with Healthcare Management Systems and Microsoft Office Suite
    • Excellent organizational and leadership skills.

    Profile Requirements:

    • Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
    • Up-to-date with latest office gadgets and applications.
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize daily workload.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
    • Must be action oriented
    • Discretion and confidentiality.

    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 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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