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Medical Officer job at Kapelebyong District Local Government

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Job Description

These duties and requirements ensure that a Medical Officer can provide high-quality patient care, manage healthcare teams effectively, and contribute to the overall functioning and improvement of medical services.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Patient Care and Clinical Duties:

  • Diagnose and treat patients in outpatient and inpatient settings.

  • Perform physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic tests, and develop treatment plans.

  • Administer medications, therapies, and other treatments.

  • Provide emergency care as needed.

  • Perform minor surgical procedures if qualified.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and manage medical staff, including nurses, technicians, and other healthcare professionals.

  • Ensure compliance with medical protocols, policies, and regulations.

  • Oversee the maintenance of accurate medical records and patient confidentiality.

  • Coordinate with other departments and healthcare providers to ensure integrated patient care.

  • Participate in budget planning and resource allocation for the medical department.

Public Health and Community Outreach:

  • Engage in public health initiatives and community health education.

  • Monitor and control the spread of infectious diseases.

  • Implement vaccination and preventive care programs.

Training and Education:

  • Train and mentor junior medical staff and interns.

  • Conduct continuing education sessions and workshops for healthcare staff.

  • Stay updated with the latest medical research and advancements.

Research and Development:

  • Participate in clinical research studies.

  • Develop and implement new medical protocols and procedures.

  • Contribute to scientific publications and medical conferences.

Ethical and Legal Responsibilities:

  • Uphold ethical standards in patient care and medical practice.

  • Ensure informed consent is obtained from patients for treatments and procedures.

  • Maintain compliance with legal requirements in medical practice.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Educational Qualifications:

  • Medical degree (MBBS, MD, DO, or equivalent) from an accredited institution.

  • Valid medical license to practice in the relevant jurisdiction.

  • Postgraduate specialization in a relevant medical field (optional but preferred for specific roles).


  • Clinical experience through internships and residency programs.

  • Experience in a relevant medical specialty may be required for certain positions.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong diagnostic and clinical skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team and manage medical staff.

  • Proficiency in medical record-keeping and familiarity with healthcare IT systems.

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.

Certifications and Training:

  • Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

  • Ongoing professional development and continuing medical education (CME) credits.

Personal Attributes:

  • Compassionate and empathetic nature.

  • High ethical standards and professionalism.

  • Ability to handle stressful situations and make decisions under pressure.

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.

Legal and Regulatory Compliance:

  • Knowledge of healthcare laws and regulations.

  • Familiarity with standards set by medical boards and accreditation bodies.

How to Apply

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