The consultant oral maxillofacial surgeon is responsible to the Chief Medical Officer. He/she examines, and provides adequate surgical care for patients with various maxillofacial conditions. The maxillofacial surgeon 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.
- Analyze patient’s medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to verify the necessity of the surgical procedure and to determine best options.
- Prescribe preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, such as sedatives, diets, antibiotics, and preparation and treatment of the patient's operative area.
- Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, assistants, specialists, residents and other medical staff.
- Examine patient to provide information on medical condition and surgical risk.
- Follow established surgical techniques during the operation.
- Operate on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patients' functions.
- Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioners when necessary.
- Conduct research to develop and test surgical techniques that can improve operating procedures and outcomes.
- Examine instruments, equipment, and operating room to ensure sterility.
- MBBS/MBChB or equivalent
- Fellowship in the Faculty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 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 with the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
- Foreign training and experience is an added advantage.
- Excellent surgical 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 and leadership skills
- Communication skills, compassion and a good bedside manner
- Drive to continue learning throughout career.
- Strong IT/computer skills
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team