Physician Assistant at Medicas Hospital

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Medicas Hospital

The Medicas Hospital is looking to hire a physician assistant with strong communication skills who can function well under pressure.

Job Description

  • Grade: Physician Assistant (Medical)
  • Responsible To: Medical Director
  • Accountable To: Medical Director

Job Purpose

To provide comprehensive primary health services under supervision in support of the total effort of the health care delivery system with a view to achieve equity in coverage and quality care.

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Job Summary

  • Work as a member of Medical Team to provide health care and to monitor and evaluate patient care.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines and health care staff to ensure optimum care for clients/patients.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical

  • Assess and prioritize patients presenting at Health Centre/polyclinic or hospital, according to their medical needs
  • Undertake confidential patient consultations consisting of:
  • History taking,
  • Assessment and
  • Diagnosis
  • Initiate and implement care plan for patients
  • Accurately and legibly record patients’ care and management packages
  • Assist in providing interventions
Emergency surgical invasive procedures
  • Administration of emergency therapies etc
  • Assist in the performance of minor surgical procedures:
  • Incision of boils,
  • Suturing of wounds.
  • Dressing of wounds, when necessary.
  • Participate in:
  • Ward rounds
  • Clinical meetings
  • Morbidity/mortality meetings
  • General staff meetings etc
  • Offer primary care to patients with mental health problems and refer as appropriate.
  • Perform relieving duties at Health Centers and relevant health facilities when necessary.

Community Work

  • Participate in the outreach community health activities within the catchment’s area
  • Facilitate community involvement in health programmes
  • Contribute to maternal and child welfare, family planning programmes and health education talks within the community.
  • Assist in the collection and reporting on data – socio/epidemiological morbidity and mortality.

Communication and Working Relationships

  • Maintain effective communication with colleagues and other professional groups and clients.
  • Participate in dissemination of information on health programmes to staff and clients in the facility
  • Participate in multi-professional meetings and conferences as required.
  • Promote and safeguard the interest and well being of the patients and visitors at all times.
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Personal and People Development

  • Develop and maintain continuing personal and professional development to meet the changing demands in the area of primary health services
  • Monitor own performance against agreed objectives and standards.
  • Keep log of own performance and in-service training log for purposes of appraisal.
Research Responsibilities
  • Undertake surveys.

Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Take care of own safety and that of other colleagues and clients as appropriate.
  • Work in compliance with all Medicas Hospital health and safety requirements and attend relevant training to update knowledge in line with Medicas Hospital Health and Safety policy.

Quality Assurance

  • Comply with all Medicas Hospital Quality Assurance Policy guidelines and work within the prescribed quality standards for the clinical services.
  • Act as a role model in quality improvement, offering advice and support to others.
  • Keep up-to-date with quality developments relevant to area of work and related services

Required Skills or Experience

Prospective candidates must possess the following qualities;

  • Be willing to work flexible hours
  • Work excellently under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills
  • A valid license from the Medical and Dental Council

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How To Apply for Physician Assistant Position at Medicas Hospital

Interested applicants should send their cover letters and CVs via email: info@medicasgh.com

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.

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