Surgery Consultant (General Surgery) in Imo, Nigeria

Healthcare / Medical
Medical Practice
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Report to: Chief Medical Director
Specializations: Surgery Consultant.

Job Summary

  • The medical doctor examines, diagnoses, and treats patients. Medical doctors will diagnose patient’s conditions using examinations and tests.
  • Based on their findings, they prescribe treatment and medications to attempt to heal any illnesses or injuries.

Job Description

  • At all times provide a caring service and to treat those with whom they come into contact in a courteous and respectful manner.
  • Demonstrate their commitment by their regular attendance, punctuality and the efficient completion of all tasks assigned.
  • Carry out their duties and responsibilities in compliance with the Health and Safety Policies and Statutory Regulations
  • Ensure the ongoing confidence of the public in-service provision.
  • Maintain high standards of personal accountability.
  • In order to meet the on-call requirements of the post, the appointee is required to reside within a reasonable distance to their principal place of work.
  • The successful postholder will also participate in the routine and emergency General Surgery workload of the Imo International Health Systems.
  • The Consultant will be responsible for the Surgery patients.
  • Teaching and supervision of trainee surgeons and general practitioners
  • Adhere to the Standard Duties and Responsibilities, Participate in the provision and administration of the department services for patients
  • Hold a leadership role in shaping policy in the Hospital with regard to the management of department services, in line with best practice and international accreditation standards.
  • Be easily accessible to clinical staff in person or by phone during normal working hours to advice on the treatment and management of patients.
  • To participate in development of and undertake all duties and functions pertinent to the Consultant’s area of competence and in line with policies as specified by the Employer.
  • Demonstrate a high level of verbal and non-verbal communication skills in order to effectively communicate with patients/service users, families, colleagues, managers, other health service staff and stakeholders from other organization
  • Prime responsibility is for patient care, best diagnosis and team leadership. The successful applicant will also be involved in clinical governance, education and training.
  • To provide a consultation service and advisory service to other clinical colleagues in other specialties within Imo International Health Systems
  • To participate in the development of the surgical and critical care management protocols and guidelines
  • To develop and maintain collaborative relationships with medical and non-medical colleagues in other specialties and participate in regular meetings
  • To be accountable for the continuous care of patients and, as part of this responsibility, ensuring appropriate standards of care for patients and standards of training for other staff at all times.
  • The post-holder will promote and develop multidisciplinary teamwork within the specialty and will communicate effectively with all agencies and personnel involved in providing services.
  • The post-holder will be responsible for providing procedures relating to the specialty and will develop it in keeping with medical advances.
  • The post-holder will be expected to undertake administrative duties associated with patient care
  • The post-holder, will assist with the development and implementation of systems under clinical and social care governance that ensure the quality of the surgical service offered by IIHS
  • The surgery consultant will participates in clinical audit activities and applies the results to improve the service.

Other Responsibilities

  • Undertaking patient consultations and physical examinations
  • Organizing workloads
  • Providing general pre and post-operative care
  • Monitoring and ensure administering of medication
  • Assessing and planning treatment requirements liaising daily with staff including other doctors, non-medical management staff and healthcare professionals
  • Writing reports and maintaining records promoting health education
  • Referring patients to specialists and consultants in hospital departments.
  • Diagnosing any ailments
  • Prescribing medications

Basic Qualification

  • Must have MBBS
  • The individual must possess certificates of full registration with the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
  • Must be a fellow and a practicing surgery consultant.
  • The individual must be computer literate


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work long, flexible and on-call hours, often under pressure
  • Good practical skills
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Effective decision-making skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills, compassion and a good bedside manner
  • Drive to continue learning throughout career.
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