Hiring Organization: Synapse Resource Center
Location: Synapse Japonica in Port Harcourt
Reports to: Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Be present and contactable within clinic premises at all times during work hours except when on other official duties .
To carry out a physical examination on all patients before admission according to Synapse Policy
To maintain individual contact with patients, carrying out ward rounds and other duties detailed by the Consultant
To update clinical notes on all patients according to best practice for record keeping
To ensure that within a week of admission, patient’s diagnosis in line with ICD is documented on EMR and explained to the patient and Family.
Ensure that leaflets explaining diagnosis, medication and its effects are given to patient, explained and documented. Encourage consultants to explain diagnosis to patient and document it.
To respond promptly to the request of all clinical staff (consultants, other doctors and nurses) to see patients within the clinic and to advice or start any treatment as indicated.
Undertake specific medical procedures on patients within the clinic as requested by medical and nursing staff: cannulation, commencing i.v infusions, administration of i.v drugs, etc.
To type and file discharge summaries on all patients discharged from Synapse Services within 72 hours of discharge
Must ensure every patient discharged from Synapse Services sees a doctor within 7 days post discharge
Run regular follow up clinics and encourage patient attendance
Carry out home visits to review patients
Lead a clinical team to pick up patients from the community for admission
Partake in On call duties
Run a smoking cessation clinic
Contribute to and be a part of Synapse Business Team
Be part of the team that makes contact with Organizations to seek clients for Synapse
Carry out presentations at clinical meetings in various hospitals to inform them of our clinical services
To examine a sick/injured member of clinic staff and offer appropriate advice in respect of treatment
Liaise regularly with Service Manager to discuss service improvement
Carry out regular teaching sessions directed at Nurses, Support Workers and Psychologists.
Be a part of interview panels during staff recruitment
Be a member of Synapse Middle management committee and attend line Management meetings
Be a co-chair for Synapse Educational meetings
Will be asked to be part of other adhoc committees if and when necessary
Take a lead role in developing and writing proposals for Synapse japonica Services
Be a facilitator on some of Synapse Services Training programs
Read understand and adhere to clinic policies and procedures
Will be a clinical and managerial lead
Will be a part of the Business Development team
Health and Safety and Quality Assurance:
Be familiar, understand and adhere to all Health and Safety regulations including evacuation policy and the medical officer’s role in such an event
Be aware of the promotion of effective customer care and public relations in order to promote the good reputation of the clinic
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager is essential
Qualifications and Requirements
Bachelor’s of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Post Graduation qualifications including Masters programs are desirable
Experience in non-clinical settings that demonstrates exposure to other industries is desirable.
Relevant experience in mental health is desirable
Minimum of 6 years’ experience in Clinical care and patient management.
Will be sponsored to internal training programs and if exceptional will be exposed to international training programs
Will be expected to engage in self-directed learning
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications and CVs to: [email protected]
Note: The subject of the email should be the job title- location e.g “Senior Medical Officer – Port Harcourt” failure to abide by this would lead to automatic disqualification.