Anadach Consulting Limited - Our client is a multispecialty, tertiary care private hospital in Nigeria. They offer care across a range of specialty medical and surgical services and they deliver high quality, and accessible healthcare to communities in Lagos and Nigeria at large. The focus of our client is to deliver medical excellence and global standards of quality service, providing exceptional patient care through outstanding medical outcomes and high-quality nursing care.
They are recruiting suitable candidates who are ready to contribute to the achievement of the company's goal to fill the position below:
Job Title: Paediatric / Neonatal Intensivist
Location: Lekki, Lagos
Reports to: Chief Medical Officer
Department / Division: Paediatrics / Neonatology
The Neonatal Intensivist is a member of the senior medical team and coordinates specialized care for patients with neonatal critical illnesses.
He/she provides leadership and guidance in establishing the highest standards of care and ensuring optimal delivery of quality care in line with international best practices.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for the clinical care of critically ill neonates admitted to ICU according to generally accepted standards.
Ultrasound guided interventional procedures.
Basic and Advanced Neonatal and Paediatric Life Support certification and abilities.
Advanced Mechanical ventilation and High-frequency oscillatory ventilation management.
Competencies in the operation and management of CRRT and Peritoneal dialysis in Paediatric patients.
Hands on experience in management of various Neonatal and Paediatric Critical Care Patients, including Neurological Intensive Care, Cardiovascular Intensive care (post-operative cardiovascular patients, ECMO and ventricular assist devices), Heart Failure, Trauma Intensive Care, Surgical Intensive Care, Respiratory Therapy, ICU Nutrition, Infectious disease, Post Cardio - Thoracic surgery care, Pulmonary Hypertension ICU Management, and Right Heart Catheterization.
Possess general medical knowledge and an understanding of how treatments affect different developmental growth stages
Should be updated on the latest breakthroughs in the field of Neonatology and Paediatrics.
Maintain detailed reports on each child and also report on their progress
Coordinate with any other specialist the patient might be seeing
Give medicines that are compatible with other medicines the patient is taking
Advice patients on any alternative treatment they might be seeking
Help the patient to fully recover from their illness and have the patient follow up even after they are okay as post-recovery treatment is considered important
To communicate and cooperate with other medical staff and colleagues who wish to discuss other pertinent medical problems regarding neonates in other areas of the hospital.
To be in charge specifically of ventilatory, circulatory fluid and nutritional therapy concerning the neonates and Paediatrics in the ICU.
Keeping abreast of the latest medical information through continuous medical education, formal education and personal professional development.
Managing junior staff in the performance of their clinical duties
Facilitate and make clinical & non-clinical presentations at hospital clinical meetings as assigned
Observing and staying up-to-date with the laws and statutory codes of medical practice
Participate in design and formulation of unit policies, SOPs and clinical pathways
Performing other applicable tasks and duties as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer.
Membership of hospital committee as assigned
Abiding by the hospital rules, protocols and standard practices.
Requisite Education, Experience, And Formal Training
Basic Medical Training
Residency training and Specialty Fellowship in Paediatrics & Neonatology of either the West African College of Physicians (WACP) and/or the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN);
Equivalent fellowship from recognized and accredited institutions in a country where you can obtain license to practice in Nigeria
Relevant certifications in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Post Fellowship Specialty knowledge and experience for up to 3 years
Registration with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria with valid practice license
Required Knowledge / Skills:
Extra skills and experience in managing PICU cases
Sympathetic bedside manners
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work long, flexible and on-call hours, often under pressure
Ability to solve problems
Effective decision-making and leadership skills
Communication skills, compassion and a good bedside manner
Drive to continue learning throughout career.
Strong IT / computer skills
Good practical skills
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
A ‘cool head’ in emergency situations
Respect for patients’ rights; Respect for colleagues and teamwork
Professional and ethical.
Application Closing Date
14th November, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send a Cover Letter and CV to: [email protected] quoting "Paediatric / Neonatal Intensivist" as the subject of the email.
Candidates will be assessed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.