Job Summary

The Principal Medical Officer (PMO) shall be responsible for overseeing all clinical operations of the facility in accordance with CarePoint Hospital policies and Medical services regulations.

  • Minimum Qualification: MBBS
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description/Requirements

  • Supervise and lead the Clinical & Nursing department on clinical works (patient care) including being on call, conducting ward rounds and OPD clinics.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the department to ensure good service delivery and smooth operations in accordance with CarePoint Hospitals policies and best practices in medical services.
  • Plan, implements, and evaluates all curative activities/ services of the facility and ensures high-performance standards.
  • Compiles periodic reports on the performance of the hospital and curative services.
  • Ensures that the hospital has ongoing programs for in-service training for clinical and nursing staff.
  • Ensures that the hospital has up to date infection prevention guidelines and that these infection control and prevention policies are adhered to by working closely with the Infection Control and Prevention Committee
  • Ensures that all deaths in the hospital are audited and measures taken to prevent unnecessary deaths or morbidity.
  • Collaborates with Clinical and Administration staff on day-to-day management of the facility.
  • Monitors and maintains standards of clinical practice.
  • Empowers and enables clinical staff to perform their roles effectively.
  • Devotes the utmost knowledge and best skill to the care of patients i.e. time spent on the care of patients as appropriate at the Hospital, hospital rounds. and dictation of charts and all related patient services
  • Prepares in a timely and complete manner reports of all examinations, procedures, and other services performed in accordance with the standards and policies of the Hospital, and any applicable accrediting, regulating or licensing agencies.
  • Promotes clinical governance and service improvements following the analysis of complaints, adverse events, and other drivers for change.
  • Manage the clinical department budgets.
  • Works as part of the multidisciplinary team
  • Maintains personal contact with patients and patients’ relatives (guardians) and assist staff in dealing with complaints.
  • Diagnosing and treatment of patients.
  • Carry our minor and major surgical procedures.
  • Oversee procurement and supplies of medical supplies and services.
  • Ensure adherence to regulatory requirements.
  • Advising and counseling of patients.
  • Handle referrals of patients
  • Organize regular health education and training to external and internal stakeholders of the facility.
  • Manage the clinical services of the department to ensure that CarePoint Hospitals get value for money.
  • Maintains medical office open for patient visits as agreed by the facility.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience and skill required:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB; BS Degree), 12 months houseman-ship & Residency completed.
  • 5 - 7 years’ experience `as a Senior Medical Officer
  • Post-residency experience under and without supervision as the Senior Medical Officer in a facility.
  • Proven experience as clinical/medical director, head of operations, or other leadership position.
  • Professional experience in health care management.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in screening, diagnostic procedures, and clinical supervision, and program management.
  • Excellent surgical skills; general surgery, obstetrics, and gynecological surgery, etc.
  • Excellent time management with good interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in HIV/TB care.
  • Patient-Oriented with excellent counseling skills.
  • Solid understanding of performance evaluation procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of standards (e.g. ISO, SafeCare) and regulations for the clinical field
  • Proficient in MS Office and computer systems (e.g. patient management software)
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Exceptional organizational and leadership skills
  • Aptitude in resolving issues and conflicts.

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