Friday, 7 April 2017

Surgery Consultant (General Surgery) at Imo International Health Systems

Imo International Health Systems is a provider of health services with the goal of enhancing the wellbeing of all individuals. We focus on reducing the healthcare risk of the community by providing quality services for the sick and encouraging preventive behaviors.
Imo International Health Systems is a chain of hospitals that is established based on Public Private Partnership between Imo State Government of Nigeria and International Quality Healthcare Consulting LLC, a USA based healthcare organization.

Job Title: Surgery Consultant (General Surgery)

Description

  • The medical doctor examines, diagnoses, and treats patients. Medical doctors will diagnose patient’s conditions using examinations and tests.
  • Based on their findings, they prescribe treatment and medications to attempt to heal any illnesses or injuries.

Responsibilities

  • At all times provide a caring service and to treat those with whom they come into contact in a courteous and respectful manner.
  • Demonstrate their commitment by their regular attendance, punctuality and the efficient completion of all tasks assigned.
  • Carry out their duties and responsibilities in compliance with the Health and Safety Policies and Statutory Regulations
  • Maintain high standards of personal accountability.
  • In order to meet the on-call requirements of the post, the appointee is required to reside within a reasonable distance to their principal place of work.
  • The successful postholder will also participate in the routine and emergency General Surgery workload of the Imo International Health Systems.
  • The Consultant will be responsible for the Surgery patients.
  • Teaching and supervision of trainee surgeons and general practitioners
  • Adhere to the Standard Duties and Responsibilities, Participate in the provision and administration of the department services for patients
  • Hold a leadership role in shaping policy in the Hospital with regard to the management of department services, in line with best practice and international accreditation standards.
  • Be easily accessible to clinical staff in person or by phone during normal working hours to advice on the treatment and management of patients.
  • To participate in development of and undertake all duties and functions pertinent to the Consultant’s area of competence and in line with policies as specified by the Employer.
  • Demonstrate a high level of verbal and non-verbal communication skills in order to effectively communicate with patients/service users, families, colleagues, managers, other health service staff and stakeholders from other organization
  • Prime responsibility is for patient care, best diagnosis and team leadership. The successful applicant will also be involved in clinical governance, education and training.
  • To provide a consultation service and advisory service to other clinical colleagues in other specialties within Imo International Health Systems
  • To participate in the development of the surgical and critical care management protocols and guidelines
  • To develop and maintain collaborative relationships with medical and non-medical colleagues in other specialties and participate in regular meetings
  • To be accountable for the continuous care of patients and, as part of this responsibility, ensuring appropriate standards of care for patients and standards of training for other staff at all times.
  • The post-holder will promote and develop multidisciplinary teamwork within the specialty and will communicate effectively with all agencies and personnel involved in providing services.
  • The post-holder will be responsible for providing procedures relating to the specialty and will develop it in keeping with medical advances.
  • The post-holder will be expected to undertake administrative duties associated with patient care
  • The post-holder, will assist with the development and implementation of systems under clinical and social care governance that ensure the quality of the surgical service offered by IIHS
  • The surgery consultant will participates in clinical audit activities and applies the results to improve the service.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking patient consultations and physical examinations
  • Organizing workloads
  • Providing general pre and post-operative care
  • Monitoring and ensure administering of 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 promoting health education
  • Referring patients to specialists and consultants in hospital departments.
  • Diagnosing any ailments
  • Prescribing medications.

Qualifications

  • Must have MBBS
  • The individual must possess certificates of full registration with the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
  • Must be a fellow and a practicing surgery consultant.
  • The individual must be computer literate
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work long, flexible and on-call hours, often under pressure
  • Good practical skills
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Effective decision-making skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills, compassion and a good bedside manner
  • Drive to continue learning throughout career.

Location: Imo

Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and copy of current licence to: careers@imoihealth.com using position as subject of the email.


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