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  • Posted: Apr 3, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 16, 2024
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    Aga Khan University Hospitals in Karachi, Pakistan and Nairobi, Kenya are private, not-for-profit institutions providing high quality health care. The Main Hospitals serve as the principal sites for clinical training for the University's Medical Colleges and Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Pakistan and East Africa. Our Vision of Aga Khan University Ho...
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    Medical Officers, AKUH(ON) - Paediatrics and ChildHealth

    Job Purpose

    The Senior House Officer, Paediatrics A&E will provide quality primary paediatric care to all patients and continuously evaluate and improve the quality of primary paediatric care to meet patient treatment goals.

    Key responsibilities

    Clinical Service:

    • Participate in ward/casualty work – clerkship, patient education, writing of discharge summaries, while maintaining discussion of patients with instructors and consultants.
    • Participate in general and specialist clinics.
    • Participate in quality improvement activities – medical audits, process indicators, management guidelines development and application
    • Participate in morbidity/mortality review preparation.
    • Initiate timely discussions with relevant consultants/departments to arrive at the best treatment plan for specialized cases.
    • Participate in establishing various planning parameters for addressing referral cases received at AKUH, N.
    • Engage nursing and ward staff in ensuring that the most appropriate care and treatment are given to patients.

    Attend to emergency cases:

    • Assist in the examination and observation of emergency cases by performing such duties as taking case histories, conducting physical examinations, and ordering diagnostic laboratory and radiology studies.
    • Attend to critical patients in a timely manner.
    • When necessary, carry out privileged and potentially life-saving emergency surgical and medical procedures.

    Counselling & Patient Education

    • Educate patients on wellness, prevention and early detection.
    • Provide materials, resources and referrals to patients, family members/care givers.
    • Educate patients on informed consent, choice of attending physician and right to seek second opinion.

    Administration & Professional Development

    • Participate in departmental committees and internal business meetings.
    • Attending & present at CMEs
    • Develop and implement personal learning objectives.
    • Participate in teaching of interns, elective students and nurses.
    • Role model junior colleagues
    • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills with colleagues and clients.
    • Readiness to take extra duties.
    • Participate in all team efforts as departmental needs arise.

     Qualifications, Experience and Skills required:

    • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.ChB)
    • Registration by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board
    • A valid Basic Life Support, Pediatric advanced Life Support Course Certificate
    • Successful internship completion plus one year post internship experience
    • Good communication skills and a good team player
    • Ability and desire to continuously develop professionally.
    • Demonstrates respect for diversity and is cultural-sensitive and applies ethical principles appropriately.
    • Seeks and accepts advice and adheres to strict deadlines.
    • Clinician traits of patience, compassion, responsibility, honesty, respect for others, self-awareness, logical thinking and intellectual curiosity
    • Good Counseling and patient education skills
    • Ability to manage work related stress
    • Microsoft Office Application computer skills 
    • Able to work with minimal supervision while being punctual and accountable.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Aga Khan University Hospital on to apply

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