Consultant Ophthalmologist at a Fast Growing Hospital

Posted on: Wed 06-12-2023

Our client is a growing hospital system in Warri and Benin that places strong emphasis on the delivery of high-quality patient-centered healthcare.

As a result of expansion and strategic initiatives aimed at delivering care at world-class standards, career opportunities exist for high performing professionals that can contribute and thrive to a rapidly growing organization. The hospital already holds international standards accreditation and is seeking other such accreditations and is looking for leaders who are ready to contribute to the achievement of these goals.

Job Title: Consultant Ophthalmologist

Reporting Lines:

  • Functionally: Branch Lead Clinical Services
  • Administratively: Medical Director

Department: Eye Centre

Special Role Requirements: Medical degree in ophthalmology

Location: Warri

Job Summary:This role is responsible for treating all eye illnesses, diseases, injuries and other eye conditions. He/she will perform vision test, prescribe corrective lenses and attend to all surgical eye issues both in children and adults.

Duties & Responsibilities

Key Result Areas

The key result areas of this role include:

Clinical Care

  • Provide routine care such as vision testing, prescription of glasses and contact lenses.
  • Diagnose and treat all eye diseases in children and adult.
  • Performing advanced surgical procedures such as repair of eye injuries, corneas and removal of cataracts.
  • Treating medical disorders that affect the vision.
  • Using therapeutic procedures and performing biopsies.
  • Renewed glasses if necessary.
  • Educate and counsel patients on contact lens care, visual hygiene, lighting arrangements and safety factors.
  • Communicate with patients regarding surgeries, follow-up care, tests and procedures.
  • Coordinate the delivery of eyewear products to customers according to specified guidelines.
  • Educate patients on how to use the various eye wears especially contact lenses.
  • Advise patients on lens and frame selections.

Administrative Functions

  • Manage the administrative requirements of the hospital and patient care including planning and budgeting activities for the hospital.
  • Supervise and manage staff and nurses in the department.
  • Adhere to the hospital’s policies and procedure with reference to best clinical practice.
  • Promote health education in conjunction with other health professionals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to you by senior leadership

Health and Safety

  • Participate in clinical audit and quality programs as appropriate.
  • Ensure consistent and accurate medical record keeping practices.
  • Ensure proper credentialing of all patients before going to the theatre for surgery.
  • Comply with all the provisions of Nigeria Data Protection Regulation.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum academic qualification of a Fellowship degree from the West African College of Surgeons or National Postgraduate medical college or relevant qualification.
  • 3 - 5 years relevant cognate work experience as an ophthalmologist.
  • Membership of Nigeria Medical Association
  • Member Ophthalmology society of Nigeria both local and national.
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft office package.
  • Outstanding communication (oral and written), interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Possess high degree of accuracy and attention to details.

Method of Application

Interested candidates should send a CV to [email protected] (quoting the title of the role as the subject of the email application).

Further enquiries should be sent to [email protected]