The Intensivist/Critical Care Specialist is responsible to the Chief Medical Officer. He/she will be involved with directing and supervising critical medical care for patients with critical life-threatening injuries. He/she is a member of the senior medical team and coordinates specialized care for patients while providing leadership and guidance in establishing the highest standards of care and ensuring optimal delivery of quality care in line with international best practices.
- Responsible for the clinical care of critically ill patients admitted to ICU according to generally accepted standards.
- To communicate and cooperate with other medical staff and colleagues who have patients in ICU or wish to discuss other pertinent medical problems regarding patients in other areas of the hospital.
- To be in charge specifically of ventilatory, circulatory fluid and nutritional therapy concerning the patients in ICU.
- To participate in the evaluation of the patients who are possible candidates for ICU either as transfers from outside or within our hospital.
- Participates in the administrative organisation of the ICU under the direction of the Consultant in Charge of ICU, and takes part in the development of its rules and regulations, the standards of care and maintenance of its equipment (in conjunction with the engineering department).
- Carries out reviews and investigations on drugs, equipment, physiological and pharmacological matters relevant to intensive care, provides and/or takes part in advisory service to the hospital.
- Participates in the on-call duties as required by the department/division.
- Teaches staff assigned for training purposes, and participates with the director of department/head of division and the Consultant in Charge of ICU in planning a programme of career development for trainees.
- Participates in the forward planning, and further development of the department/division and the ICU.
- MBBS/MBChB or equivalent
- Fellowship with 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
- A US/UK fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons or equivalent American College is an added advantage
- Must be a minimum of two-years post-fellowship.
- Full registration with the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
- Foreign training and experience is an added advantage.
- Extra skills in Pain Management and Adult Intensive Care
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work long, flexible and on-call hours, often under pressure
- Good practical skills
- 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