Consultant Paediatrician Vacancy at Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited

Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited was founded in Abuja in January, 2008. The hospital started as a mono specialty centre and was formerly known as Cedarcrest Orthopaedic Clinics Ltd. Within a few years the hospital expanded its scope of services and has become a leading private multispecialty hospital. The core vision of the organisation is to provide world class specialist healthcare services to patients in Nigeria and the West African sub region.
 
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.
 
Skills:
Mid professional administrative skills
Good Team Player
Good Interpersonal Skills
Computer knowledge is mandatory
Leadership Skills
Ability to work under pressure
 
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
Employees will be required to take responsibility for their assigned patients and see them to term
 
Compensation & Benefits
Monthly Gross Salary of N800,000.00
Medical Coverage (CHIS)
National Housing Fund (NHF).
National Social Insurance Trustfund (NSITF).
 
Application Closing Date
22nd October, 2019.
 
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 – Employee Name.
 
Note
Applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered
Candidates should include names of three (3) referees, minimum of two must be under whom the applicants trained or worked with.

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