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Paediatric Surgeon

  •  Posted:  Wed. 12 Dec, 2018
  •  Expires:  28, Feb 2020
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The consultant Paediatric Surgeon is responsible to the Chief Medical Officer. The paediatric surgeon examines, and provides adequate surgical care for paediatric patients with general surgical conditions. The paediatric 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.

Main responsibilities

  • Analyze the paediatric 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 child’s operative area.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, assistants, specialists, residents and other medical staff.
  • Examine the child to provide information on medical condition and surgical risk.
  • Follow established surgical techniques during the operation.
  • Operate on paediatric patients to correct congenital 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 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.

Knowledge/skills required

  • Sympathetic bedside manners
  • 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
  • Ability to manage a wide range of Paediatric Surgical conditions, including trauma, both electively and in an acute setting

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A Reputable Group Health Fund is investing in Africa and Asia through a buy & build strategy of healthcare assets. As beneficiaries, the platform will consist of hospitals, clinics and diagnostics centers across the African and Asian Continent.This will be the first truly worldclass international healthcare provider in Nigeria.


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