Chief Medical Director at Imo International Health Systems Limited

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.Are you seeking a life changing career to meet the Healthcare needs of the great people of Imo State? Imo Health System is coming to town and we are inviting qualified professionals and support staff to become part of the change by applying for the vacant position below:Job Title: Paediatrics ConsultantJob Location: ImoReport to: Chief Medical DirectorJob SummaryThe 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.Job DescriptionMedical care of inpatients including both neonates and older children until full separation of the neonatal and general paediatricThe Consultant will be responsible for the general Paediatric patients and emergency admissions.Out-patient clinics which may include community clinicsTeaching and supervision of trainee paediatricians and general practitionersClinical training and experience in paediatricsNeonatology experience and expertise/experience of child protection as a specialistAbility to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patientsAdhere to the Standard Duties and Responsibilities Participate in the provision and administration of the department services for patientsHold 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.To provide, as appropriate, consultation in the Consultant’s area of designated expertise in respect of patients of other Consultants at their request.To supervise and be responsible for diagnosis, treatment and care provided by non-Consultant Hospital Doctors treating patients under the Consultant’s care.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 organizationPrime responsibility is for patient care, best diagnosis and team leadership. The successful applicant will also be involved in clinical governance, education and training.To take ongoing responsibility for patients under his/her careTo provide a consultation service and advisory service to other clinical colleagues in other specialties within Imo International Health SystemsTo participate in the development of the paediatrics and critical care treatment protocols and guidelinesTo develop and maintain collaborative relationships with medical and non-medical colleagues in other specialties and participate in regular meetingsTo 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 paediatric servicesThe post-holder will be responsible for providing procedures relating to the specialty and will develop it in keeping with medical advancesThe post-holder will continue to develop protocols for the establishment and monitoring of standards of care and reviewing effectiveness of practice in the light of available evidence and recommended guidelines.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 paediatric service offered by IIHSThe paediatric consultant will participates in clinical audit activities and applies the results to improve the service.Strong written and verbal communication skillsAbility to work long, flexible and on-call hours, often under pressureGood practical skillsAbility to solve problemsEffective decision-making skillsLeadership skillsCommunication skills, compassion and a good bedside mannerDrive to continue learning throughout careerOther Responsibilities:Undertaking patient consultations and physical examinationsOrganizing workloadsMonitoring and ensure administering of medicationAssessing and planning treatment requirements liaising daily with staff including other doctors, non-medical management staff and healthcare professionalsWriting reports and maintaining records promoting health educationReferring patients to specialists and consultants in hospital departments.Diagnosing any ailmentsPrescribing medications 

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