Medical Officer - Cedarcrest Hospitals
Cedarcrest Hospitals
Lagos
3d ago
source : BetaJob

The Role

  • Reporting primarily to the Clinical Service Manager and secondarily to the Medical Director, the medical officer assist consultants in the day-to-day management of patients under the supervision of the CSM.
  • The Medical Officer will also take an active role in overseeing the medical care of patients and the functions performed by medical staff.
  • They may participate directly in care when services are being initially implemented. They may also help assess and diagnose needs and plans of action for individual and families.
  • Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that patient care and is optimal and is in adherence to the clinical guidelines and Cedarcrest Hospitals’ quality standards.
  • Performing inpatient and outpatient review with initial assessment and management.
  • Providing necessary documentation on health reports and discharge summaries of patients.
  • Liaising with consultants regarding the provision of Inpatient and Outpatient assessment and care, including diagnoses and medication plans.
  • Providing medical cover (routine and emergency), during hours of duty and work in conjunction with the other Medical Officers to ensure the provision of a 24 hour service to the hospital.
  • Relating with patients’ relatives / caregivers on present state of health and further management.
  • Making entries into the patients’ notes as appropriate, following ward rounds or any other patient examinations, communication or procedures.
  • Undertaking within your level of experience and competence, certain medical procedures required by your senior colleagues.
  • Administering intravenous medications / therapy as required.
  • Providing urgent medical attention and urgent treatment to staff in case of accident or sudden illness, in liaison with other clinical staff on duty.
  • Certification of deaths, completion of death certificates and all relevant documentation including, if appropriate, cremation forms and any documents required by the coroner.
  • Undertaking emergency procedures as required (including resuscitation), taking the lead as necessary.
  • Complying with all hospital policies and procedures, in particular those relating to Health and Safety at Work.
  • Undertaking patient consultations and physical examinations
  • Providing general pre- and post-operative care
  • Monitoring and administering medication
  • Assessing and planning treatment requirements
  • Liaising daily with staff including other doctors, non-medical management staff and healthcare professionals
  • Writing reports and maintaining records
  • Any other duty as may be assigned to you.
  • Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S or equivalent
  • Certification - Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria; Certificate of Practicing License.
  • Proficiency with the use of the computer.
  • Candidates must possess NYSC discharge Certificate or Exemption letter.
  • Proficient with Healthcare Management Systems and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent problem-solving and clinical decision-making skills
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Highly motivated team player willing to go the extra mile
  • Special Conditions

  • Employment is contingent on passing a medical screening conducted by the hospital
  • Employee will be subject to various testing including but not limited to drug and medical testing throughout the tenure of their employment
  • Knowledge of workflow processes.
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