Medical Officer at DEDA Hospital

Posted on: Tue 11-06-2024

DEDA Hospital is a leading Nigerian healthcare provision facility with a history of successful health outcomes for our clients. Started Operations in 2012, DeDa hospital is home to an array of experienced healthcare providers and administrators from across the world with a dedication to delivering optimal healthcare service, especially to women, children and families. For over 6 years, DeDa hospital has provided Abuja, Nigeria and the International world with high quality, compassionate healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Medical Officer  

Location: Abuja (FCT)

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • To administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
  • Reports to: Medical Director, Other Consultants
  • Direct Reports: General Practitioners, Head Nurse, and all other Nurses



  • To provide urgent medical attention and urgent treatment to staff or visitors in case of accident or sudden illness in liaison   with the senior nurse on duty. Inpatient Assessment, ward rounds and review (diagnosis, management plan medications)
  • Liaising with consultants in regards Inpatient care
  • Outpatient review and initial assessment
  • Relating with patients relatives /caregivers on present state of health and further management.
  • Providing documentation as regards Health reports and discharge summaries of clients
  • Attending to emergencies as regards clients (inpatient) health care.
  • Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population.  
  • Order, perform and interpret tests, and analyse records, reports and examination information to diagnose patients' condition.
  • Monitor the patients' conditions and progress and re-evaluate treatments as necessary.
  • Provides prenatal care to pregnant women, and provides postnatal care to mother and infant.
  • Performs minor surgery and assist in major surgeries. May make house and emergency calls to attend to patients unable to visit the hospital.
  • To certify deaths, complete death required
  • To comply with all hospital policies and procedures in particular those relating to Health and Safety at Work.
  • To be familiar with the hospital’s corporate care pathway and follow accordingly.
  • Development of systems, processes and procedures for medical manpower management in consultation with senior management


  • To seek consent for any procedures that they intend to undertake.
  • To communicate any medical problems or concerns to Consultants.
  • To act as reasonably required, on behalf of the Consultant in their absence when requested.
  • To undertake within their level of experience and competence certain medical procedures required by the consultants.
  • Participates in Surgeries, Labour cases, Out patient consultation, Inpatient and NICU follow-up, and consistently use the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) at all levels of patients' care including data entry after attending to emergencies, while keeping records for performance review.
  • Adheres to laid down departmental protocols and work processes for the management of patients and cases.
  • Teachable with the clear ability to accept corrections and make expected changes where necessary.
  • Adopts professional approaches at all times in ensuring patients', their relatives as well as other staff compliance with the hospital's safety guidance as necessary.  
  • Utilizes excellent communication skills with patients, their relatives and other members of staff while demonstrating respect, compassion and integrity.  
  • Responds promptly when called up to attend to a patient
  • Works independently and with minimal supervision while still maintaining a good team spirit.  
  • Contributes meaningfully to the overall work processes, and day to day management of patients of Deda Hospital.

Nursing Staff & Patients:

  • To liaise with nursing staff regularly (at least every 3-4 hours) to check on patient progress, or more frequently if their condition necessitates. To see patients at the request of nurses in charge and carry out examinations of patients.
  • To take blood samples from patients as may be required from time to time and to undertake arterial blood sampling as necessary.
  • To respond to calls from the ward relating to patient care.
  • To discuss medication on discharge with patients and write a discharge summary if requested.
  • To administer intravenous medications/therapy if required
  • And Any other Adhoc duties as assigned.


Educational qualification:

  • MBBS
  • Registration with relevant bodies.    

Required Experience:


Required Skills & Competencies

  • Attention to detail: Find enlarged lymph nodes or splenomegaly on examination                    
  • Effective communication: Explain a disease or procedure to patients in plain, understandable terms.        
  • Problem-solving Skill: Recognize when a patient needs to be transferred to the ICU.                            
  • Ability to work in a team: Know when to call in a consultant and when to do the work themselves.            
  • Ability to handle pressure          
  • Computer Literacy                              
  • Display patience

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.