Clinical Officer – Anesthesia

Beit CURE Hospital

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Beit CURE Hospital is a children’s charity hospital founded by a Christian Mission Organization, CURE International.  We specialize in the surgical treatment of disabilities in Orthopedics and ENT. Position Details:

Clinical Officer-Anesthesia

Reports to:     Head of Anesthesia

Location:        Lusaka

Purpose of the Role:

  • To provide high quality clinical care to patients of Beit CURE Hospital.
  • Key skill requirements / competencies

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Use intravenous, local, caudal or spinal methods to administer sedation or pain medications during surgical and other medical procedures
  • Supervise patients and monitor their pain medications before, during and after surgery
  • Offset adverse complications or reactions; record amount and type of anesthesia as well as the patients’ conditions throughout procedures
  • Determine risk during medical procedures by taking medical histories, examining patients and ordering diagnostic procedures like x-rays and laboratory tests; discuss with other healthcare professionals about the method and type of anesthetic to make patients numb to pain
  • Provide and sustain airway management and life support during emergency surgery
  • Manage anesthetic services and coordinate with other professionals to formulate procedures and plans; direct the duties of medical technicians, nurses and other healthcare support staff
  • Able to operate Theatre equipment
  • Clerking, diagnosing and treating of patients
  • To provide quality medical care under the supervision and direction of Consultants
  • Contribute to quality patient care by participation in case planning
  • Attend ward rounds and conduct day to day review of patients
  • To ensure comprehensive, accurate and concise medical records are maintained for patients with an appropriate signed and dated legible entry in the patient’s medical record on every attendance upon a patient.
  • Follow the instructions of consultants for their specific regime for each individual patient.
  • Competent in pre- and post-operative management of surgical patients.
  • To provide assistance with surgical procedures as directed by the Consultant to which assigned
  • To be completely familiar with emergency equipment and procedures
  • Maintain good communications with all areas and disciplines within the health service and with local medical facilities to ensure the smooth and effective operation of the hospital
  • Participate in clinical audit and quality programs as appropriate
  • To be “on-call” or participate in shift rosters
  • Should be skilled in general and regional anesthetic techniques
  • Respect patients’ rights and uphold patient confidentiality
  • Undertakes other duties when and as required

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Manage the administrative requirements of the hospital and patient care including ensuring medico-legal correspondence are completed with minimal delay
  • Be aware of and adhere to all Beit CURE Hospital policies and procedures
    Follow medical ethics according to the Health professions Council of Zambia guidelines and regulations

Job Skills & Qualification Requirements:

  • Full Grade 12 Certificate.
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and/or advanced Diploma in clinical anesthesia
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as Clinical Officer Anesthetist.
  • HPCZ Full Registration
  • Skilled at intubation and ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia
  • To participate in clinical meetings that are undertaken by the clinical unit where stationed
  • To participate in continual professional improvement and medical education Programs

Application Instructions:

  • All Applications to be submitted via email to:  zm.recruitment@cureinternational.org
  • Indicate position applied for in the subject matter failure to which may disadvantage you to be shortlisted.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Address:

The Human Resources and Administration Manager

Beit CURE International Hospital

Box 36961

Plot No. 34872a Great North Road, Lusaka

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To apply for this job email your details to zm.recruitment@cureinternational.org.

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