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Senior Medical Officer - Synapse Services HND / BA / BSc Job

2023-08-09 20:22   Medical / Healthcare   Anambra   135 views
Job Details

Location: Awka, Anambra

Employment Type: Full-time

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Ward Duties:

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.

Other 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.

Administrative Duties:

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

Health Insurance

Pension Scheme.

Application Closing Date

21st August, 2023.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: jobs@synapseservices.org using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Company Description
Synapse Services is a Centre for Psychological Medicine that is committed to providing a full range of mental health and substance misuse services in a caring, patient-centred environment. We are located in the heart of Nigeria - Abuja, with branches in Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Anambra state. We provide first-class psychological and psychiatric care, with a range of therapeutic programs suited to individual needs.