The consultant gastroenterologist is responsible to the Chief Medical Officer. The gastroenterologist examines, and provides adequate care for patients with a wide variety of digestive disorders.
- Provide treatment to patients suffering from digestive and other gastroenterological challenges.
- Should be updated on the latest procedures and studies in the field of gastroenterology
- Maintain detailed reports on each patient and also a report on their progress
- Coordinate with any other specialist the patient might be seeing
- Give medicines that are compatible with other medicines the patient is taking
- Advice patients on any alternative treatment they might be seeking
- Help the patient to fully recover from their illness and have the patient follow up even after they are okay as post recovery treatment is considered important
- MBBS/MBChB or equivalent
- Fellowship in the Faculty of Internal Medicine of either the West African College of Physicians (WACP) 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 Physicians 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 experience is an added advantage.
- Advanced Endoscopy skills
- 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