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3 weeks ago

Job Summary

To provide health care to patients and continuously evaluate and improve the quality of care provided to meet patient management goals. The overall responsibility will be restoration of a patient’s optimum health by performing health assessments, running diagnostic tests, prescribing medication, creating treatment plans and providing health and wellness advice to patients.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Duties & Responsibilities

The job holder’s duties and responsibilities are outlined as follows:

•    Evaluate patients who have illnesses or injuries, this would involve ordering diagnostic tests and interpreting the results of these tests to determine what illness a patient has or the extent of a specific injury, such as a broken bone or concussion and thereafter discuss test finding with patients.
•    Once a diagnosis has been made, prescribe medication or treatment plans to address the patient’s condition.
•    Determine the course of treatment, such as how much medication should be taken over a prescribed amount of time or how long an injured should be rested or placed in a cast.
•    Make referrals for patients whom cannot be treated at the facility and / or are in need of specialized care.
•    Monitor patients’ progress on a regular basis.
•    Involve patients and care givers in the patient management plan.
•    Educate patients on wellness, prevention and early detection.
•    To inform patients, family members/care givers on where to find materials and resources to use/reference in aid of recovery.
•    Initiate timely referrals to relevant consultants and departments to arrive at the best treatment plan for specialized cases.
•    In the area of women’s health, carry out medical gynecology, family planning and antenatal care within areas of competence.
•    Undertake an annual appraisal covering both clinical and management responsibilities.
•    Clinical Risk Reduction – identifying areas of clinical risk to patients and staff and implementing strategies to reduce these.
•    Work within the ethical framework of the Kenya Medical and Dental Practitioners Council, Code of Professional Ethics.
•    Hold Health clinics on a weekly basis, including participating in regular corporate talks.
•    Clinical Audit – undertaking clinical audit of doctors’ charts and other clinical areas as deemed necessary.
•    Clinical Effectiveness – ensuring the use of evidence – based medicine and guidelines, to create best practice protocols for common medical conditions and nursing procedures and where appropriate initiate new services at the clinics.
•    Continuous Education – medical, nursing, laboratory and pharmacy education and training, including case review, peer learning, clinical meetings including multidisciplinary meetings (laboratory, nurse, pharmacy, doctor, reception staff).
•    Research – ensuring the clinics are involved in research activities.
•    Ensuring that the Pharmacy has the correct clinical skill mix. Involvement in recruiting clinical staff and conducting interviews.
•    Obtaining patient and care giver’s feedback, over-time patient participation and support groups could be set up.
•    Work closely and liaison with the hospital matron to ensure smooth flow of operations
•    Ensuring that there is adequate support to the clinic
•    Work closely with the hospital management so as to ensure quality services to the patients while ensuring preparation and discussion of the monthly reports with the management
•    Annual Appraisal of medical officers and nursing staff.

Qualifications & Key skills
•    Bachelor of medicine or Bachelor of surgery (MBchB)
•    At least 2 years’ experience in a busy outpatient and Inpatient hospital setup
•    Registration with the Medical Board/ valid license
•    Training in BLS (Basic Life Support)
•    Computer literate
•    Good communicator
•    Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work odd hours
•    Good and dedicated team player with good interpersonal and analytical skills
•    Proven leadership and performance management skills
•    Excellent listening skills and problem solving
•    Approachable, empathetic and friendly
•    Enthusiastic and willing to learn
•    Proficiency with specialized tools and technology.

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