Senior Medical Officer and Clinical Lead at Synapse Services

Senior Medical Officer and Clinical Lead at Synapse Services

Job Features

Job FieldMedical / Health Care
Job TypeFull-Time
EducationBA/BSc/HND
LocationRivers State
Experience6 years

Location: Synapse Japonica in Port Harcourt
Reports to: Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director

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 Synapse Policy
  • 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 within a week of 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. Encourage consultants to explain 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 72 hours of discharge
  • Must ensure every patient discharged from Synapse Services sees a doctor 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 dDuties:

  • Run a smoking cessation clinic
  • Contribute to and be a part of Synapse Business Team
  • Be part of the team that makes contact with Organizations to seek clients for Synapse
  • 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:

  • Be a part of interview panels during staff recruitment
  • Be a member of Synapse Middle management committee and attend line Management meetings
  • Be a co-chair for Synapse Educational meetings
  • Will be asked to be part of other adhoc committees if and when necessary
  • Take a lead role in developing and writing proposals for Synapse japonica Services
  • Be a facilitator on some of Synapse Services Training programs
  • Read understand and adhere to clinic policies and procedures
  • Will be a clinical and managerial lead
  • Will be a part of the Business Development team

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’s of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Post Graduation qualifications including Masters programs are desirable
  • Experience in non-clinical settings that demonstrates exposure to other industries is desirable.
  • Relevant experience in mental health is desirable
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in Clinical care and patient management.

Development:

  • Will be sponsored to internal training programs and if exceptional will be exposed to international training programs
  • Will be expected to engage in self-directed learning.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications and CVs to: [email protected]

Note: The subject of the email should be the job title- location e.g “Senior Medical Officer – Port Harcourt” failure to abide by this would lead to automatic disqualification.

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