Cedarcrest Hospitals / Cedarcrest Orthopaedic Clinics Ltd is a modern specialist medical care centre located in the heart of Abuja, Nigeria’s blossoming capital. It was established in January 2008 with the aim of providing a high standard of local healthcare that is comparable with what obtains in other more developed parts of the world.
The centre started off as a highly specialized orthopaedic facility, registered as Cedarcrest Orthopaedic Clinics Ltd. Before long, it became obvious that other specialties had to be incorporated partly due to the success of the centre and partly due to the lack of local specialist services in those specialties that relate directly with orthopaedic and trauma surgery.
Its core specialty areas have now been expanded to include neuro/spine surgery, plastic/reconstructive surgery and dermatology. Thus was Cedarcrest Hospitals born in early 2009. The hospital also renders non-core specialist services covering internal medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, radiology, rheumatology, ear nose and throat surgery, dietetics, physiotherapy and general practice.
These key specialists are supported by highly trained and courteous doctors, nurses, imaging scientists, laboratory scientists, administrative and ancillary staff who strive to make patients’ experience at Cedarcrest is as pleasant as possible. We work in liaison with centres in the United Kingdom and the United States and frequently have visiting surgeons from these foreign hospitals, as well as sending patients to these centres where specific facilities for their care are not optimal here.
We are also supported by a wide range of related specialties and specialist services. With adequate facilities and highly skilled manpower, Cedarcrest Hospitals has over several years, provided specialized treatment to a large number of patients from the federal capital and the rest of Nigeria. This has made it possible for patients to get timely highly specialized surgical treatment without the need to travel abroad.Purpose of the Job
The internal medicine specialist physician is responsible for providing comprehensive medical care to adult patients, focusing on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of illnesses and health conditions at Cedarcrest Hospitals. Have in-depth knowledge and expertise in managing complex medical cases and coordinating care for patients with multiple health issues.
Medical Consultations, Emergency calls: Conduct thorough medical evaluations and assessments of clinic and admitted patients, taking into account their medical history, symptoms, and relevant diagnostic tests. Use this information to make accurate diagnoses and develop appropriate treatment plans.
Preventive Care: Emphasize preventive measures to promote overall health and well-being among patients. This includes recommending vaccinations, health screenings, lifestyle modifications, and health education to manage risk factors
Disease Management: Develop and implement treatment plans for various medical conditions, including chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, respiratory disorders, and more. Monitor the progress of patients and make adjustments to treatment plans as needed.
Coordination of Care: Collaborate with other healthcare professionals, such as specialists, nurses, and allied health staff, to provide coordinated and multidisciplinary care to patients with complex medical needs. Prescribing Medications: Prescribe medications as appropriate for managing acute and chronic conditions, ensuring patient safety and monitoring for potential side effects or drug interactions
Diagnostic Tests and Procedures: Order and interpret various diagnostic tests, such as blood tests, imaging studies, and biopsies, to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning
Patient Education: Educate patients about their medical conditions, treatment options, and lifestyle changes necessary for maintaining good health. Encourage patients to actively participate in their healthcare decisions.
Record Keeping: Maintain accurate and up-to-date electronic medical records for all patients, including documentation of diagnoses, treatments, and follow-up plans.
Medical Research and Continuing Education: Stay current with medical advancements and best practices by engaging in continuous medical education and research. This enables you to provide the most up-to-date and evidence-based care to your patients. Teaching staff, colleagues and giving presentations as neeeded Audits and Reports- as may be required
Ethics and Professionalism: Adhere to the highest ethical standards and maintain a professional demeanor in all interactions with patients, colleagues, and staff in Cedarcrest Hospitals Ltd. Collaborate with other physicians, physician assistants, and nurses to form a high-performing medical team
Perform any relevant additional tasks.
This role reports to the Head of Medicine
Education, Certification and Experience Requirements
Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS) registered with MDCN with a valid practicing license.
Must have a Post Graduate Residency qualification in any internal medicine specialty
Proven experience as a Specialist Internal Medicine Consultant Physician
Strong understanding of examination methodologies and diagnostics.
Excellent knowledge of infectious diseases, their symptoms, and epidemiology.
In-depth knowledge of legal medical guidelines and medical best practices.
Excellent communicator who can empathize with patients.
Excellent quantitative skills.
Respect for patient’s confidentiality.
Compassionate and approachable.
Valid and active medical license
Exceptional attention to detail.
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