Senior Medical Officer at Nile University of Nigeria

Posted on: Fri 23-02-2024

Nile University is a private multidisciplinary university based in Abuja, and a proud member of Honoris United Universities since 2020. Nile Universitycurrently has over 40 undergraduate programmes and more than 50 postgraduate programmes spread across eight best-in-class faculties,in the College of Health Sciences, Law, Science, Computing Studies, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Management Sciences, and Arts & Social Sciences.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Senior Medical Officer

Location: Abuja (FCT)

Employment Type: Full-time


Job Description

We are currently looking to engage a highly competent and result-oriented Senior Medical Officer with strong personal & professional integrity to join our dynamic workforce.



The Senior Medical Officer will be responsible for promoting the health and safety of their patients by providing proactive treatment and diagnoses, overseeing clinical trials, and maintain high standards of inpatient and outpatient care.

The Senior Medical Officer is expected to:

  • Provide high-quality primary medical care to students, faculty, and staff, including diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute and chronic health conditions.
  • Supervise and mentor medical staff, including physicians, nurses, and administrative personnel, to ensure efficient and effective delivery of healthcare services.
  • Develop and implement health promotion programs, initiatives, and educational campaigns to foster a culture of wellness and preventive care within the university community.
  • Coordinate and participate in emergency response efforts, including triage, first aid, and coordination with external emergency services, to ensure timely and effective care during crisis situations.
  • Provide support and guidance to students facing health-related challenges, including mental health issues, substance abuse, and sexual health concerns, by offering counselling, referrals, and appropriate interventions.
  • Engage with students, faculty, staff, and external partners to promote health awareness, address health disparities, and foster a sense of inclusivity and belonging within the university community.
  • Oversee the maintenance of accurate and confidential medical records, ensure compliance with data protection regulations, and utilize health information systems for tracking trends and outcomes.
  • Prescribe medications in compliance with state and federal statutes and federal statutes and inform patients of all possible risks, complications, and interference with other medications they may be taking.


Qualifications & Experience

  • The candidate must have a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine
  • A Master's Degree in health administration (MHA) would be advantageous.
  • Minimum of 6 years' post NYSC clinical experience.
  • A high degree of physical stamina and dexterity.
  • Clinical risk management experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of medical research methodology and ethics.
  • Extensive knowledge of medical recordkeeping practices.


Application Closing Date

31st March, 2024.


How to Apply

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

Your application must include the following:

  • Your current curriculum vitae (CV) in a PDF, saved with your full name.
  • A Cover Letter explaining how you meet the advertised criteria (also in a PDF).

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.