Senior Medical Officer - Synapse Services HND / BA / BSc Job2023-08-09 20:22 Medical / Healthcare Anambra 135 views
Location: Awka, Anambra
Employment Type: Full-time
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Be present and contactable within clinic premises at all times during work hours except when on other official duties.
To carry out a physical examination on all patients before admission according to the Synapse Services
To maintain individual contact with patients, carrying out ward rounds and other duties detailed by the Consultant
To update clinical notes on all patients according to best practice for record-keeping
To ensure that on admission, patient’s diagnosis in line with ICD is documented on EMR and explained to the patient and Family.
Ensure that leaflets explaining diagnosis, medication and its effects are given to patient, explained and documented. Follow up that of Consultants, explain the diagnosis to patient and document it.
To respond promptly to the request of all clinical staff (Consultants, other doctors and nurses) to see patients within the clinic and to advice or start any treatment as indicated.
Undertake specific medical procedures on patients within the clinic as requested by medical and nursing staff: cannulation, commencing i.v infusions, administration of i.v drugs, etc.
To type and file discharge summaries on all patients discharged from Synapse Services within 24 hours of discharge
Must ensure every patient discharged from Synapse Services sees a doctor for follow up within 7 days post-discharge
Run regular follow up clinics and encourage patient attendance
Carry out home visits to review patients
Lead a clinical team to pick up patients from the community for admission
Partake in on-call duties.
Contribute to and be a part of Synapse Services Business Team
Be part of the team that makes contact with Organizations to seek clients for Synapse Services
Carry out presentations at clinical meetings in various hospitals to inform them of our clinical services
To examine a sick/injured member of clinic staff and offer appropriate advice in respect of treatment
Liaise regularly with Service Manager to discuss service improvement
Carry out regular teaching sessions directed at Nurses, Support Workers and Psychologists.
Act as the Clinical Lead for Synapse Service Oak
Be a part of interview panels during staff recruitment
Be a member of Synapse Services Senior management committee and attend line Management meetings
Be a co-chair for Educational meetings
Will be asked to be part of other ad-hoc committees if and when necessary
Help with providing resources for the business of the centre
Be a facilitator on some of Synapse Services Training programs
Read, understand and adhere to clinic policies and procedures
Health and Safety and Quality Assurance
Be familiar, understand and adhere to all Health and Safety regulations including evacuation policy and the medical officer’s role in such an event
Be aware of the promotion of effective customer care and public relations in order to promote the good reputation of the clinic
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager is essential.
Qualifications and Requirements
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Minimum of 2 years’ post-NYSC experience in Clinical care and patient management.
Evidence of completion of NYSC /Exemption.
Up-to-date MDCN licence
Experience in non-clinical settings that demonstrates exposure to other industries is desirable.
Strong interest in mental health and Addictions is a pre-requisite for this role
Relevant experience in mental health is an advantage.
Compensation / Benefits
N300,000 - 400,000 gross Monthly
Application Closing Date
21st August, 2023.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.