Medical Officer (GP) Job in Nigeria

 DEDA Hospital is a leading Nigerian healthcare provision facility with a history of successful health outcomes for our clients. Started Operations in 2012, DeDa hospital is home to an array of experienced healthcare providers and administrators from across the world with a dedication to delivering optimal healthcare service, especially to women, children and families. For over 6 years, DeDa hospital has provided Abuja, Nigeria and the International world with high quality, compassionate healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Medical Officer (GP)


Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time
Reports to: Medical Director, Other Consultants
Direct Reports: General Practitioners, Head Nurse, and all other Nurses

Job Objective

  • To administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.

Tasks & Responsibilities
General:

  • To provide urgent medical attention and urgent treatment to staff or visitors in case of accident or sudden illness in liaison with the senior nurse on duty.
  • Inpatient Assessment, ward rounds and review (diagnosis, management plan medications)
  • Liaising with consultants in regards Inpatient care
  • Outpatient review and initial assessment
  • Relating with patients relatives /caregivers on present state of health and further management.
  • Providing documentation as regards Health reports and discharge summaries of clients
  • Attending to emergencies as regards clients (inpatient) health care.
  • Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population.
  • Order, perform and interpret tests, and analyse records, reports and examination information to diagnose patients' condition.
  • Monitor the patients' conditions and progress and re-evaluate treatments as necessary.
  • Provides prenatal care to pregnant women, and provides postnatal care to mother and infant.
  • Performs minor surgery and assist in major surgeries. May make house and emergency calls to attend to patients unable to visit the hospital.
  • To certify deaths, complete death certificates.as required
  • To comply with all hospital policies and procedures in particular those relating to Health and Safety at Work.
  • To be familiar with the hospital’s corporate care pathway and follow accordingly.
  • Development of systems, processes and procedures for medical manpower management in consultation with senior management

Consultants:

  • To seek consent for any procedures that they intend to undertake.
  • To communicate any medical problems or concerns to Consultants.
  • To act as reasonably required, on behalf of the Consultant in their absence when requested.
  • To undertake within their level of experience and competence certain medical procedures required by the consultants.
  • Participates in Surgeries, Labour cases, Out patient consultation, Inpatient and NICU follow-up, and consistently use the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) at all levels of patients' care including data entry after attending to emergencies, while keeping records for performance review.
  • Adheres to laid down departmental protocols and work processes for the management of patients and cases.
  • Teachable with the clear ability to accept corrections and make expected changes where necessary.
  • Adopts professional approaches at all times in ensuring patients', their relatives as well as other staff compliance with the hospital's safety guidance as necessary.
  • Utilizes excellent communication skills with patients, their relatives and other members of staff while demonstrating respect, compassion and integrity.
  • Responds promptly when called up to attend to a patient
  • Works independently and with minimal supervision while still maintaining a good team spirit.
  • Contributes meaningfully to the overall work processes, and day to day management of patients of Deda Hospital.

Nursing Staff & Patients:

  • To liaise with nursing staff regularly (at least every 3-4 hours) to check on patient progress, or more frequently if their condition necessitates. To see patients at the request of nurses in charge and carry out examinations of patients.
  • To take blood samples from patients as may be required from time to time and to undertake arterial blood sampling as necessary.
  • To respond to calls from the ward relating to patient care.
  • To discuss medication on discharge with patients and write a discharge summary if requested.
  • To administer intravenous medications / therapy if required
  • And any other adhoc duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • MBBS
  • Registration with relevant bodies.   
  • Required Experience: None.

Required Skills & Competencies:

  • Attention to details: Find enlarged lymph nodes or splenomegaly on examination
  • Effective communication: Explain a disease or procedure to patients in plain, understandable terms.
  • Problem solving Skill: Recognize when a patient needs to be transferred to the ICU.
  • Ability to work in a team: Know when to call in a consultant and when to do the work themselves.   
  • Ability to handle pressure  
  • Computer Literacy  
  • Display patience.

Application Closing Date
10th July, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: recruitment@dedahospital.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.