Medical Officer

January 17, 2024
Application ends: April 22, 2024
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A medical officer is a licensed physician who is responsible for public health, clinical, and administrative duties in various settings, including hospitals, clinics, and government agencies. Their role involves providing medical advice and supervision to patients, managing medical emergencies, and ensuring that the medical staff adheres to the governing medical standards and regulations.

Medical Officer Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in medicine.
  • A master’s degree in health administration (MHA) or business administration (MBA) would be advantageous.
  • 10+ years’ clinical experience.
  • At least four years’ experience in health administration.
  • Clinical risk management experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of medical research methodology and ethics.
  • Extensive knowledge of medical recordkeeping practices.
  • Advanced ability to ensure the highest standards in patient care and compliance with healthcare regulations.
  • Ability to keep abreast of advancements in the field of specialization.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.

Medical Officer Responsibilities

  • Contributing clinical expertise to patient care and providing guidance to junior physicians.
  • Performing administrative duties and risk management.
  • Ensuring the highest standards in patient care are maintained.
  • Verifying complex diagnoses and facilitating treatment plans.
  • Hiring, supervising, and mentoring healthcare professionals and collaborating with consultants.
  • Managing allocated budgets and identifying areas of improvement in inpatient care.
  • Keeping informed on advancements in the field and contributing to medical research programs.
  • Ensuring compliance with healthcare regulations and safety standards.
  • Reporting to senior management, as well as liaising between administrative and medical staff.
  • Ensuring consistent and accurate medical record keeping practices.

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