Junior Nephrologist/Resident Doctor

Job Summary

Our Client is looking for a Junior Nephrologist who is a registered medical specialist with experience working in a dialysis unit. He/she would work under the senior nephrologist and be the resident supervisor and manager of all medical matters at the dialysis center. He/She would also perform the role of senior nephrologist in case of emergencies.

  • Minimum Qualification: MBBS
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements

Job Description

  • Conduct daily rounds of the dialysis unit and examine Electronic Medical Reports of patients; ensure that the instructions of the Nephrologist are being adhered to, in all cases.
  • Perform supervisory role to nurses in ensuring that all sterile precautions are met; patient safety protocols are adhered to, in terms of patient conditions, vitals and using medical equipment.
  • Attend to possible complications (bleeding from fistula, hypotension etc.) developed by patients while undergoing the dialysis procedure.
  • Assist Nephrologists in medical procedures such as inserting catheter, fistula/graft insertion etc.
  • Conduct pre- and post-dialysis analysis of vitals, weight and other relevant tests and identify patterns of singularity that might need medical attention.
  • Order necessary monthly tests for dialysis patients; closely monitor and evaluate lab investigation reports to understand possible future complications.
  • Closing the dialysis procedure as per protocol; further to ensuring that all information is updated and monitored.
  • Supervise and ensure implementation of emergency protocol (following instructions on operating emergency trolley, ensuring technicians are trained (in BLS etc.) in the absence of the Nephrologist.
  • Educate and counsel patients on the procedures involved in the course of dialysis treatment; clarifying their concerns and questions about the treatment.
  • Refer the patient to the dietician and /or psychologist in cases of modifications required in dietary plans or need to handle emotional stress.
  • Conduct daily rounds in the dialysis centre and monitor the progress of all patients undergoing dialysis therapy.
  • Ensure updates of records in the EMR for all patients before and after every dialysis procedure.
  • Ensure adherence to health standards and other relevant quality standards in all processes.
  • Act as the on-call doctor for all medical related matters in the absence of the Nephrologist
  • Advise the Dialysis Head nurse/manager on medical matters relating to facility and infrastructure, based on recommendations from the Nephrologist
  • Provide performance-related feedback to management.


Requirements

  • Minimum of M.B.B.S degree (at least 4 years post-qualification)
  • Four (4) years relevant clinical experience with a current license to practice in Nigeria in good standing with state licensing board
  • CPR certification
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS certification is also preferred
  • Should be empathetic and exhibit a high degree of professionalism while carrying out duties.
  • Should possess leadership, supervisory skills and performance management skills
  • Should possess excellent interpersonal and people management skills
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously

  • Update in-patient and outpatient history and diagnosis data in Electronic Medical Reports and/ or specific files for current and future reference.
  • Copes well with ambiguity

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