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Locum Physician -- Abuja (Part-time)

Abuja, Nigeria

 

Locum Physician

 

Job Title

Locum Physician -- Part-Time

Department


Reports to

EHA Clinics

Chief Medical Officer

Based in

Abuja

Who we are

The EHA Clinics is a subsidiary of eHealth Africa Foundation is committed to offering technologically advanced medical care and integrated hospital management system. The EHA Clinic has continued to expand to meet the demand for more personalized services, comfort and convenience while broadening and deepening the level of expertise and care offered. Furthermore, the Clinic is currently focusing on strategic initiatives with increased patients access through expending clinic equipment, integrative and mobile services. Other services offered include;

  • General Outpatients

  • Family Planning

  • Home Care

 

Purpose of the position 

The clinic Medical Doctor will treat common acute and chronic medical conditions, provide basic pediatric services, vaccination, and basic trauma care. We are currently recruiting a highly trained and motivated General Physician (GP) to provide clinical services to our clientele.

What you’ll do 

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned:

  • He/She will treat patients in an outpatient clinic setting to ensure proper disease diagnosis, injury care, treatment, and recovery, request necessary tests and follow-up visits and refer patients to specialists as necessary.

  • The GP  will document care delivered and follow up care required using an Electronic Medical Record software.

  • Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and task force groups to improve quality and outcomes, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain a specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, new task efforts, and new policy requirements.

  • Some situations will require the GP to coordinate with local and national hospitals to determine local capabilities, coordinate referrals, monitor and arrange final disposition.

  • The GP will have a leadership role in the clinic.

  • He/She will work closely with the clinic’s leadership team and the Abuja clinic Practice and Quality Assurance Manager to provide excellent clinical care in a financially sustainable manner.

  • He/She will work closely with health insurance companies and pharmacy benefits managers for care coordination and insurance reimbursement.

  • He/She will manage and supervise a team of 3-4 nurses to deliver clinical care at patients’ homes.

  • He/She will consult with consultant physicians nationally and internationally using telemedicine.

  • He/She will strictly adhere to treatment guidelines and clinic protocols developed by the Medical Advisor in line with current Best Practices and clinical evidence.

  • He/She will respect patient privacy and confidentiality and treat patients with compassion and professionalism. 

  • Adheres to Policies and Procedures.

  • Adheres to EHA Clinics’ Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field.

 

Who you are

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform this job.

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited medical college with High Distinction (Top 10% of graduating class).

  • Must have current clinical experience in direct patient care and have worked a minimum of 24 months in a 20+ bed hospital in the last 3 years.

  • Hold and maintain a current medical license to practice in Nigeria.

  • Ability to pass a written knowledge test and interview.

  • Certifications such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics, Advanced Trauma Life Support highly desired.

  • Diagnose and treat common acute conditions such as malaria, typhoid, pneumonia, infectious diarrhea, sexually transmitted infections, intestinal parasitosis, etc.

  • Diagnose and treat chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma, peptic ulcers, musculoskeletal pain, etc.

  • Knowledge and skills to provide vaccination.

  • Knowledge and skills to perform minor trauma care including suturing, plaster casting, I&D, debridement, etc.

  • Knowledge and skills to stabilize trauma patients prior to transport to a higher level of care.

  • Proficient in using a computer for patient care, documentation and communication.

  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong leadership skills that include the ability to build effective teams, ability to motivate others, delegate, and make timely/quality decisions.

  • Proficiency in working within specialized software utilized in the organization.

 

 

Work Environment
The EHA Clinic work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The EHA Clinic operation policy does not deprive employees of their fundamental human rights.  

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, sits; walk; stand; bend; The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, and stoop or knee sit and use a computer and reach with their hands and arms.

EHA Clinics Values:
We believe strongly in our mission and our core values and our teams are most successful when they do also.


IMPACT & QUALITY: We work on solving big problems. We believe in the power of technology to make a transformational difference in health systems, and we know that when we do high-quality work, we have the opportunity to change lives in the communities we impact.

INNOVATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING: We maintain a worldview driven by possibilities, not limitations. We build smart systems that will sustain beyond our tenures. We challenge prevailing assumptions, respect the urgency of the environments we operate in and take smart risks to search for the best solution.

PASSION: We care intensely about what we do, and about whom we do it with. We inspire others with our tenacity and commitment to our communities and each other.

HONESTY: We are honest with our communities, our partners, our donors, and ourselves. We communicate with candor, respect, and humility. We are quick to admit our own mistakes, and work to correct them with openness & expediency.

GROWTH & LEARNING: We embrace curiosity. We pursue and promote continuous learning, share our skills and knowledge, and actively work to make ourselves and those around us better.

OWNERSHIP: We work to become part of the fabric of the communities in which we work. We value our seat at the table and invest in the places we call home.