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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Head of Department (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) Vacancy at ST. Helen's Specialist Hospital and Medi-care Limited

St Helen’s specialist hospital and medi-care centre limited is a newly established healthcare facility with the state of the art medical equipment to revolutionize the healthcare delivery service in Nigeria.

We are currently seeking a qualified and experienced professional for the role below:

Job Title: Head of Department (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

Location: Benue
Unit / Dept.: Obstetrics And Gynaecology
Reporting To: Chief Medical Director

Responsible For
All members of the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Dept.
To provide, in consultation with other colleagues, appropriate services & interventions in Obstetrics & Gynaecology to patients of the Hospital & Medi-care Centre. Focusing on the daily oversight of the Department,the Department Head will play an integral role in the Management Team of the Hospital, serving as a mentor and subject matter expert, training medical officers, midwives and other colleagues.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
To manage, lead & coordinate the personnel and efficient operations of the Hospital’s OB/GYN Department.
Perform and/or direct the Hospital’s OB/GYN Staff to perform a variety of patient examinations, medical interventions and/or procedures including interviewing new patients to assess their symptoms, needs, or problems and the conduct of wellness exams e.g. pap smears, pelvic and breast exams.
Record and utilize patients’ medical history for diagnosis; order and analyze necessary tests, screenings, biopsies, scans, etc. to effectively diagnose health problems.
Communicate examination/requested test results to patients’ families’ or primary physician(s) through written reports, emails or verbally, either by phone or in person.
Monitor and treat patients during pregnancy and childbirth, including prenatal advising up to delivery and postnatal care; occasionally in collaboration with a midwife.
Counsel patients on safe sex, Family Planning and preventative medicine practices.
Work in close co-operation with and support other clinical & medical professionals and colleagues across the Organization to provide patients with high quality surgical care and services of the highest standard.
Take assigned GYN & OB calls per Hospital/Department guidelines.
Undertake all work in accordance with contractual requirements and the Hospital’s standard operating procedures and policies.
Maintain detailed and accurate patient records via the Hospital’s Patients’ Records system(s).
Participate in departmental consultant and senior staff meetings; attend other departmental and management meetings as required.
Collaborate with Management in the efficient running of the Hospital’s OB/GYN Department services and the Hospital in general.

Quality and Standards:
Develop and introduce approved standards and guidelines for the Hospital’s OB/GYN services and programs.
Develop and maintain good work practices for the Department and the Hospital in general.
Establish, maintain & actively promote the establishment of quality-related goals and Departmental compliance to Organizational and professional standards of conduct and practice.
Promptly address, resolve and/or escalate where necessary all complaints and concerns about the Department.
Provide medical information from the OB/GYN Department’s experiences for the development of systems to support the Organization’s service delivery quality and standards.

Work actively to reduce unintended harm to patients.
Consistently exercise a general duty of care for the health, safety and wellbeing of work colleagues, visitors and patients and oneself.

People Management & Personal Development:
In conjunction with the HR Department, recruit and engage qualified personnel to fill available job openings in the Department as they arise.
Actively contribute to the training & development of departmental staff and colleagues when required.
Be responsible, with management support, for own personal development by attending accredited

conferences and meetings to update one’s clinical knowledge, coaching and management skills in line with CME requirements. Education, Qualifications & Experience

MBBS/MBBCH from a recognized institution; plus, a minimum of 8 years’ robust post-certification practice in Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
Valid Medical Practice Licence.

Post Graduate Studies:
Must be a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons, NPMCN or it’s foreign equivalent in the relevant specialization(s).

Previous Experience:
Clinical experience and knowledge of running a sub-specialty service would be an added advantage.
Knowledgeable and familiar with risk management & quality control procedures.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to [email protected]


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