The consultant anaesthesiologist is responsible to the Chief Medical Officer. The anaesthesiologist examines, and provides adequate analgesia and anaesthesia for patients during surgeries. The anaesthesiologist is a member of the senior medical team and he/she provides leadership and guidance in establishing the highest standards of care and ensuring optimal delivery of quality care in line with international best practices.
- Monitor patient before, during, and after anaesthesia; pre-empt and counteract adverse reactions or complications.
- Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
- Record type and amount of anaesthesia and patient condition throughout procedure.
- Provide and maintain life support and airway management and help prepare patients for emergency surgery whilst implementing advanced life support techniques.
- Prepare patients physically for medical procedures.
- Administer anaesthetic agents or sedatives to control pain during medical/surgical procedures using various and appropriate anaesthetic approaches.
- Examine patient, obtain medical history, and use diagnostic tests to determine risk during surgical, obstetrical, and other medical procedures.
- Position patient on operating table to maximize patient comfort and surgical accessibility.
- Coordinate administration of anaesthesia with surgeons during operation.
- Decide when patients have recovered or stabilized enough to be sent to another room or ward or to be sent home following outpatient surgery.
- Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
- Confer with other medical professionals to determine type and method of anaesthetic or sedation to render patient insensible to pain.
- Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
- Train medical providers.
- Provide medical care and consultation in many settings, prescribing medication and treatment and referring patients for surgery.
- Manage anaesthesiology services, coordinating them with other medical activities and formulating plans and procedures.
- Schedule and maintain use of surgical suite, including operating, wash-up, waiting rooms, and anaesthetic and sterilizing equipment.
- MBBS/MBChB or equivalent
- Fellowship in the Faculty of Anaesthesia of either the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) and/or the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN);
Equivalent fellowship in a country where you can obtain license to practice in Nigeria
- Must be a minimum of two-years post-fellowship.
- Full registration and current practicing licence with the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
- Foreign training and experience is an added advantage.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work long, flexible and on-call hours, often under pressure
- Good practical skills
- Skills in regional anaesthesia, intensive / critical care, neonatal anaesthesia, and pain management are added advantages
- Ability to solve problems
- Effective decision-making skills
- Leadership skills
- Communication skills, compassion and a good bedside manner
- Drive to continue learning throughout career.
- Strong IT/computer skills