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Emergency Medical Officers

  •  Posted:  Wed. 12 Dec, 2018
  •  Expires:  28, Feb 2020
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The Emergency 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 primary responsibility of the Emergency Medical Officer is to implement medical services in an emergency hospital setting. Services may include emergency department and medical inpatient ward services. He/she will also assist in the management of patients and provide back-up support to the consultant.

Main responsibilities

  • Implement medical services for emergency patients according to internationally accepted standards and/or relevant hospital protocols.
  • Collect and analyze medical service data to adjust project objectives/plan additional specialized responses (infection prevention/control, ACLS, rational drug use, improved nursing care, etc) in collaboration with Medical Coordinator/Director and other relevant staff
  • Must adopt a professional approach with all patients, staff and visitors.
  • To provide emergency medical cover 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 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 four years of experience preferably with a post-graduate degree in Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine
  • A US/UK fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons/Physicians or equivalent American College is an added advantage
  • 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
  • Excellent self-motivation skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Leadership skills
  • 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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