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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Consultant Paediatrician at Cedarcrest Hospitals

Cedarcrest Hospitals was founded in Abuja in January 2008 and was formerly known as Cedarcrest Orthopaedic Clinics.
Within a few years, the hospital expanded its scope of practice into a full-fledged private multispecialty hospital. The core vision of the organisation is to provide world-class healthcare services to patients in Nigeria, West Africa, and globally.

With hospitals located in both Abuja and Lagos, our services accommodate over one hundred (100) beds and provide services and facilities such as emergency / trauma center, a helipad, major radiology diagnostic center, a prosthetic manufacturing plant, an oxygen manufacturing plant, modular surgical operating theatres, cardiac catheterization unit and several other facilities that make for a modern multispecialty hospital.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant Paediatrician
Reference Number: CP00001
Location: Abuja

The Role
Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, the Consultant Paeditrician will be responsible for providing medical care for children from birth to early adulthood Examines Paediatric patients and performs or orders diagnostic tests.
Diagnoses and treats the injuries and illnesses of babies, children and adolescents Prescribes medication and orders appropriate treatments.
Advises and collaborates with patients’ families to educate them about various conditions and how to minimize their impact on children’s health Records diagnoses and recommendations in charts and records Works with other healthcare professionals, including Paediatric nurses and nursing assistants to administer care.

Responsibilities
Examines infants and adolescents to evaluate their growth and development
Evaluates patients to diagnose injuries, illnesses, and developmental problems
Orders, performs, and interprets diagnostic tests, such as lab work and X-rays, to gather medical information and reach a diagnosis
Prescribes or administers treatments, such as medications, vaccinations, and other therapies
Gathers and documents patients’ medical histories
Advises patients and their families on proper diet, exercise, and disease prevention and treatment
Discusses procedures and test results with patients and their families or guardians
Tracks patients’ conditions over time and adjusts treatments as needed
Documents diagnoses and medical impressions for record-keeping and billing purposes
Performs rounds at hospitals to monitor patients
Manages nursing staff and delegates tasks appropriately
Refers patients to Paediatric Specialists as needed.

Qualifications
MBBS or equivalent
1 – 5 years Post Fellowship
Valid license to practice and board licensing from MDCN
Fellowship of the National Post-Graduate Medical College of Nigeria or West African College of Physicians (WACP)
Proficiency in patient charting and knowledge in relevant charting computer programs (software) i.e. helium plus.
Compassionate and personable with exemplary beside manners
Sound judgement and expert decision making abilities
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Special Conditions
Employment is contingent on passing a medical screening conducted by the hospital
Employee will be subject to various testing including but not limited to drug and medical testing throughout the tenure of their employment
Knowledge of workflow processes, laboratory supplies and equipment, and billing and laboratory information systems.

Application Closing Date
26th January, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to:
careers@cedarcresthospitals.com
in the subject line please include your name, title of position, and reference number; i.e. Consultant Paediatrician #CP00001 – Applicant Name.

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