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Specialist Medical Officer (Paediatric Surgery)

Date Posted
6th November 2017
Reference
VAC-27354
Sector
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Permanent
Location
San Fernando
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) is pleased to invite suitably qualified persons to forward applications to fill the vacanct post of Specialist Medical Officer (Paediatric Surgery) at the SWRHA.

Job Description

Job Summary

The Specialist Medical Officer is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of in and out patients under the Specialist Medical Officer’s charge, continuing clinical responsibility for all patients in his/her charge until their final discharge or transfer.

The Specialist Medical Officer is also responsible for the standards of medical practice and ethics and for the continued supervision and Ward handling of staff, maintenance of acceptable and agreed standards of medical care for patients who come under his/her responsibility and for the proper conduct of medical staff directly under supervision. 

The SMO, Paediatric Surgery will report to the Medical Director, Secondary Services.

 

Key Functions & Duties:

  • Collaborates, writes and responds to requests for consultation from other Specialist Medical Officers in units throughout the Regional System in the diagnosis and management of patients not directly under his/her care in consultation when so requested.
  • Accepts responsibility for the teaching of the highest standards of medical practice to both under-graduates and post-graduate students who may be assigned to the unit or firm from time to time.
  • Assists in research projects which may involve his/her department and/or in collaboration with other departments.
  • Performs regular rounds with the Registrar and Junior Officers to assist patients’ management.
  • Ensures proper communication to all patients under his/her charge as to the nature of their illness and the outlook in treatment of their well being so that they understand the full extent of their recovery or disability as may be the case.
  • Maintains the discipline and code of behaviour of medical staff directly under his/her supervision.
  • Accepts other responsibilities that the Medical Director may request from time to time, e.g. representation on Committees, investigates patient management practices, and initiates new procedures and services.
  • Implements Admission Discharge and Transfer (A.D.T) policies for his/her unit as formulated by Head of Department.
  • Performs related work as may be required.

 

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to utilize new and old medical knowledge for the development of techniques of patient care in institution.
  • Ability to display energy, drive, self-motivation, flexibility in work style and organization, emotional stability and maturity, good communication and interpersonal skills, good work ethic and high moral standards.

 

Required Qualifications, Training and Experience:

  • FRCS (Pediatric Surgery), American board certification in pediatric surgery, DM (pediatric surgery).
  • Minimum of five (5) years post specialization experience.
  • Current specialist registration with the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and inspire team work among medical and nursing staff within the department.

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