Senior Medical Officer in a Hospital
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JOB TITLE: SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER
Reports to: The Deputy Medical Director
Purpose: To provide competent patient-centred care that addresses health needs and promotes wellness. Such care is based on latest evidence and guidelines, and meets legal requirements. Contract type: Full time, permanent Staff responsibility: Peer support to other doctors and centre staff
Key tasks / duties: 1. To provide good clinical care. This will be achieved by: · Providing skilled health assessment, diagnosis and treatment services (including contraception) to patients · Ordering diagnostic tests as needed, checking and informing patients of results in a timely manner · Referring patients appropriately to other providers if their needs exceed the range of care you are able to provide · Consulting and collaborating with colleagues to provide optimal care · Documenting all care provided and education/information given to patients within their health record, as per professional and company standards · Providing tele health services when this is in a patient’s best interest or when this improves access to a group of home bound patients.
- To maintain good medical practice This will be achieved by: · Maintaining professional knowledge and standards through continuing medical education, and more formal academic education and personal professional development · Involvement in peer review activities and trainee teaching, joining daily clinical reviews, participating in an annual performance appraisal and setting work and personal goals for the coming year and having a working knowledge of legislation that affects medical practice
- Maintaining trust (professional relationships with patients) This will be achieved by: · Understanding and implementing the quality standards specified by the JCI accreditation program, the Health Information Privacy Code, and the hospital Code of Ethics · Providing services courteously and respectfully, with regard to the cultural beliefs and needs of patients and responding openly to complaints or feedback.
- Your duty to protect all patients. This will be achieved by: · Recognising when you are unwell or overburdened and taking action · Reporting as required by legislation when you believe patients or their families are at significant risk eg by refusing blood products or emergency treatment · Consulting, supporting and if needed reporting, colleagues who you feel are not competent to practise.
- Working collaboratively with colleagues. This will be achieved by: · Working constructively and harmoniously with other members of the hospital team to ensure patients receive optimal care · Leading or delegating appropriately within the team · Collaborating in regard to rosters development and providing cover to ensure patients’ needs are met.
- Maintaining integrity in professional practice This will be achieved by: · Making honest claims for services provided to HMOs, and other health insurance firms
Providing proper documentation. This will be achieved by: · Completing all daily case reviews, dating all EMR entries, providing detailed patient assessments, and filling request forms accurately, filling in billing sheets and insurance claim forms correctly, documenting all interventions and drug refills in case notes, sending referral letters within one week, completing event/incident forms within 24 hours of the incident and following up all discharged patients within 48 hours.
- Undertaking research and quality improvement activities. This will be achieved by: · undertaking personal practice review activities or audits to enhance practice · Participating in centre-based audits · Involvement in practice accreditation activities.
- Using company and group systems This will be achieved by: · Using the patient information system (HIMS) effectively e.g. Access the electronic records, filling out electronic assessment forms and activating re-call systems, issuing supply orders for pharmaceuticals used within the practice, demonstrating a working knowledge of company policy with regard to clinical practice as described in company manuals, using the company intranet and email facilities, reporting “events” or untoward incidents as per professional standards and company policy and practising medicine in a way that reflects the company’s values and mission.
SKILLS and EXPERIENCE
3-4year post NYSC experience- Full Registration as a Physician
Essential skills required- Strong interpersonal communication
Active listening skills
Clinical competence and a commitment to life-long learning
Ultrasound scanning skills for obstetric patients
Strong internal medicine competences
Emergency room and patient resuscitation competences
Working knowledge of basic life support.
Comfortable with computerised patient management systems
A passion for improving and maintaining the health of all patients
Enthusiasm for working in a team environment
An ability to empathise and develop therapeutic relationships with people.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Fewer than 2% of patients in ER and OPD with preventable adverse outcomes
100% incident reporting and near misses reporting
Fewer than 5% of patients on the chronic disease program presenting with preventable complications such as diabetic ketoacidosis
100% compliance with clinical risk assessments and interventions eg DVT prophylaxis
Application deadline: October 18th 2021
CVs and Cover letters to be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org