Reporting to the Medical Officer In Charge, the Medical Officer will provide health care to patients and continuously evaluate and improve the quality of care provided to meet patient treatment goals in the Inpatient and Outpatient departments.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Examining and talking to patients to diagnose their medical conditions;
- Attending to patients in the Inpatient and Outpatient department in conjunction with the consultants.
- Making notes and preparing paperwork, both as a legal record of treatment and for the benefit of other healthcare professionals.
- Initiate timely discussions with relevant consultants/departments to arrive at the best treatment plan for specialized cases.
- Coordinate and discuss planned care with the patient and other team professionals as appropriate.
- Coordinating and managing emergency patients in the inpatient and outpatient and ensuring client referral is effective.
- Attending to direct admissions
- Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with all staff and patients and ensure clients have a good customer experience.
- Participating in trainings, weekly CMEs and Mortality audits
- Ensure that patients are kept fully informed of and understand all procedures and treatments to be undertaken.
- Counseling patients and relatives on diagnosis
- Comply with the hospital quality assurance policy and guidelines and work within the prescribed quality standards for medical care.
- Participate in the review and development of appropriate policies and procedures for patients’ health care to formulate best practice guidelines.
- Participate in the meticulous use of resources to enable patient safety and quality care by working closely with members of the clinical care team to reduce errors and waste, improve skillfulness and resource utilization.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/ QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B)
- Registration by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board
- 2 Years Post Internship Experience
- Must have Valid ACLS/BLS certificates
- Valid Indemnity Cover
KEY JOB REQUIREMENTS
- An expert clinician whose choices are evidence-based; sensitive and dedicated to the patient – not just disease-oriented.
- A clinician with an immense value for a really careful history and physical examination, the wealth of information that can be obtained through patient’s families, physicians, past records, and a search of electronic and paper databases for the best evidence.
- A clinician who is able to perform an efficient, yet thorough, history and physical examination, formulate a logical and organized differential diagnosis, and make appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic decisions.
- A clinician, who is able to organize their thoughts well enough to explain them to the patients, is concerned that his/her patients learn what they need to, in a safe and supportive environment, and that they also develop.
- A clinician who heeds and respects the patient’s autonomy, striving at conveying all relevant information to the patient to enable a truly shared decision-making.
- A clinician who deems the respect for patients as a critical ingredient for successful treatment and; understands that respect empowers the patients and facilitates honest, two-way communication.
- A clinician who is friendly and nonthreatening, objective, fair, and supportive.
- A clinician with a demonstrated constructive management of medical errors.
If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send us your application (cover letter & CV/Resume) quoting the job title on the email subject (MEDICAL OFFICER) testimonials and full contact details of 3 referees, to [email protected]. The application should be received not later than 5.00pm on 21st September, 2023. We shall ONLY accept ONLINE applications. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Due to the high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.