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Consultant Physician - Infectious Disease & Epidemiology
Job SummaryApplications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the post of Consultant Physician - Infectious Disease & Epidemiology at the King Edward Memorial Hospital (Acute Care Facility).
BHB ensures the highest in quality health care through service excellence, education and leadership. We seek qualified, highly motivated, and experienced professionals to work in a supportive but demanding environment.
The Locum will be responsible for providing clinical services in the Department of Infectious Diseases with clinical responsibilities including inpatient and outpatient care. He or she will be responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and coordination of care for patients with infectious diseases including general infectious disease problems, HIV, infections in the setting of immune compromise, infectious hepatitis, and patients receiving long-term IV antibiotics.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Provide consultations for patients on the inpatient and outpatient services.
- Prescribe and monitor courses of antimicrobial therapy, including HIV care and long-term antibiotics
- Provide recommendations to telephone calls from Emergency Department and Hospital admitting teams
- Clinical evaluation of infectious disease clients to assess side effects and treatment response throughout course of therapy
- Be available to the clinical team as needed or provide telephone advice and/or on-site client review if problems arise-e.g. drug reactions or other unexpected clinical events
- Ensure that the policies and procedures for Infectious Disease Services are implemented
- Provide recommendations by telephone regarding reserved antibiotics pertaining to the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Qualifications &/ Registration required:
- Board Certified in Infectious Diseases with a preference of 3 years post certification experience, 2 of which in a hospital setting.
- Must be comfortable managing general ID, HIV, infections in the setting of immune compromise and hepatitis cases in the inpatient and outpatient settings