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Medical Officers

  •  Posted:  Wed. 12 Dec, 2018
  •  Expires:  28, Feb 2020
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The Medical Officer is part of a team providing 24-hour medical cover and immediate first line resuscitation to any hospital patient, visitor or staff member as required. The medical officer will also assist in the management of patients and provide back-up support to the consultant.

Main responsibilities

  • Must adopt a professional approach with all patients, staff and visitors.
  • To provide medical cover, routine and emergency, during hours of duty and work in conjunction with the other MO to provide a 24 hour service to the hospital.
  • To clerk in and assess urgent admissions as required when the relevant consultant is not immediately available.
  • To undertake a morning and evening ward round daily and if possible with a member of the nursing staff when available ensuring patients are visited where appropriate. To make an entry in the patient’s notes as appropriate following ward rounds or any other patient examinations, communication or procedures.
  • To communicate any medical problems or concerns to Consultants; and to act, as may be reasonably required, on behalf of the Consultant in their absence when requested.
  • To undertake within their level of experience and competence certain medical procedures required by the Consultants.
  • To take blood samples from patients as may be required from time to time and to undertake arterial blood sampling as necessary.
  • To respond to calls from the ward relating to patient care.
  • To assist in the day to day functions at the hospital and any other reasonable tasks, within their level of experience, requested by the hospital.
  • To comply with all hospital policies and procedures in particular those relating to Health and Safety at Work.


  • MBBS/MBChB or equivalent
  • Must have a minimum of two-years of experience.
  • 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
  • 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

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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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