Avenue

Resident Paediatrician - Avenue Hospital Thika

Job Summary

To provide overall clinical leadership and governance as well as clinical care in the department of clinical medicine.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

LOCATION: Avenue Hospital Thika
DEPARTMENT: MEDICAL SERVICES
REPORTS TO: HOSPITAL MANAGER

Main Purpose of the Job
To provide overall clinical leadership and governance as well as clinical care in the department of clinical medicine. He or she will be expected to be an active member of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team in the hospital and to contribute to the continuing professional development programs.

Key Responsibilities
•    Attend to walk in and referred pediatrics patients both out and in patient.
•    Receive and resuscitate newborns in Theatre and Maternity.
•    To offer pediatrics consultancy to all the doctors in Avenue Group.
•    Run the pediatrics outpatient clinics.
•    Provision of superior diagnostic, preventative and interventional medical care.
•    Accurate and clear documentation of patient history, physical examination, investigations and management.
•    Provide clarity of investigations to be carried out and interpretation of the results and ensure update to the patients, next of kin and conduct family conferences on need basis.
•    Facilitate patient admissions, necessary consents and discharges.
•    Counsel clients on treatment and compliance to treatment (patient and family) while ensuring their participation in decision making in their management.
•    Carry out procedures (pediatrics) while ensuring high quality of care/services and safety of patients.
•    Participate in morbidity and mortality meetings as required.
•    Participation in incident reporting, root cause analysis and the Avenue Quality Improvement Plan
•    Participation in resuscitation of patients.
•    Conduct timely ward rounds and patient reviews.
•    Facilitate Continuous Medical Education and mentorship to colleagues to build capacity to provide care.
•    Acquiring new skills on best practices and assist in their implementation.
•    Maintain a positive work attitude and foster team work.
•    Maintain patient privacy and confidentiality at all times.
•    Ensure patient satisfaction through quality of care, communication, feedback and escalation through the standardized tool for patient satisfaction measurement and demonstrate follow-up and improvement.

Person Specification

•    Be a holder of a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
•    Master’s Degree in Paediatrics and Child Health
•    A valid KMPDB license
•    Updated BLS, ACLS/ATLS certificate
•    Experience as a Paediatrician will be an added advantage.
•    Proficient in computer and Health Information Systems
•    Confident, organized and with excellent communication skills
•    Critical thinking, Analytical and problem-solving skills
•    Excellent interpersonal and a team player

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role above, please email, or deliver your application, detailed CV with copies of relevant certificates to reach us by 30th November 2021. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Avenue Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and gender equality.

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